If you use your smartphone for business, or just for personal use, then it's important that you back up your contact your contact details. This is very vital because that smartphone may get lost, or stolen or even break. So, what will you do when you lose or break your smartphone?
Does it mean that you'll lose all the contact details that you've managed to keep on your smartphone? Losing all your contact details shouldn't be an option. This is because, you can easily backup your contacts with proper use of modern apps that can save you the pain of having to start organizing your contacts again.
Here at Wondershare Software, we walk you through easy ways that can help you back up contacts for either an Android smartphone or an iPhone. We begin by walking you through 5 processes that can help you back up contact on an Android smartphone, then followed by 2 steps that you can use to back up contacts on an iPhone smartphone.
There's no point dipping on this one. Let's dive in and find out how you can back up your contacts on either an Android smartphone or an iPhone.
Wondershare MobileGo is an astounding app that can not only help you to import or export contacts, but it can also help you to add and edit the contacts on your Android smartphone. Besides, you can also merge the duplicate contacts and delete those contacts that you don't use on your smartphone. Here's how you can use the Wondershare MobileGo app to back up your contacts on an Android smartphone:
To Export contacts to other accounts, follow the steps below:
The Android OS has been developed in a way that you can automatically sync your contacts with Gmail if you have a Gmail account—if you're connected to the internet. Here's how you can back up your contacts to Gmail:
The above procedures will make sure that any contact added to your smartphone automatically syncs with Gmail, so long as you have an internet connection on your smartphone.
Here are quick, simple steps that you can follow to backup contacts from Android smartphone using a USB Cable:
There are quite a number of apps that you can use to back up your contacts on your Android smartphone. These apps that can be easily downloaded from Google Play and installed on your smartphone. Here are the top 5 Android apps that can help you back up your contacts on your phone easily:
This app has been developed by Genie9 Ltd. You can download this app here. This app can help you to back up your contacts, call logs, messages, photos, videos, music and documents in G cloud.
Here's how you can backup contacts with this app:
"The app needs to improve by fixing the time it takes to load the pictures. The process takes a longer period"---By Ruperto Macapagal
"Woa! This got me happy ……. I backed up with my Samsung Mega Dous and restored into Samsung Galaxy A8, all my messages, call logs etc. But don't know if I can also backup my games. Thanks."---By Faith Frank
"Very cool app! I have mine set every 2 days to auto back up at 3am only plugged in on Wi-Fi. Liked and tweeted it and got an extra gig of space"---By DParks17
The Contacts Backup and Restore has been developed by the NQ Mobile Security whose URL can be found here. This app has the capability of helping you backup contacts using the CSV file format. To use this app follow the following steps:4>
"There are some issues with signing in on my HP tab. Ceases to work when I have signed in. It hangs and stops immediately. Works OK on my Samsung Galaxy tab".---By Usha Kamboj
"Whenever I try to log in, it instantly fails. I got the app on my phone so that I could backup my contacts and now I have Samsung S6, it just crashes every time I try to log in. Hopefully, you fix this since it seems like a common issue with Samsung S6."---By Asheleigh Marie
"Since the new update is not allowing me to sign and the app shuts down and crashes immediately. Developers, please do something about this issue"---By Himanshu Patel
The MCBackup has been developed by OBSS Mobile which has its URL here. Among the features of this app are:
Here's how you can use the app:
"Needs further development. Benefits: exported 1292 contacts (from LinkedIn, Gmail and Skype)."---By Greg Wyatt
"Just upgraded my phone and moved from Kitkat to Lollipop. Discovered that the new Android contacts is limited to backing up."---By Andrew Millman
"Very useful and reliable app for backing up and restoring contacts with no problems."---By Mohammed Magdy
It has been developed by InTouchID by Volare Tech. Its URL can be found here. To use this app follow the following steps:
"Change mobile phone as often as you like and the contacts are saved with this app."---By Widyasari
"Worked perfectly when I changed phone. Essential app."---By Ali D
"Sync my bb 10 to Android"---By Wendy William
This app—developed by AL can be downloaded from this URL. Among the highlights of this app include:
To use this app, all you have to do is open the App. Tap on Export to CSV and wait for your contacts to be exported. Open your SD Card and look for the CSV file once the process of exporting has been finished. You can upload this file to your email.
For you to restore the contacts back in your smartphone, you'll simply tap on Settings icon on your Android smartphone home screen. Look for Back up and reset tab from the menu that appears. Tap on the Back up My Data. Tap on Backup Account. Look for Import CSV and tap on it. Select the CSV file that you wish to backup contacts from and wait for the process of restoration to complete.
This review will walk you through 2 methods that you can use to backup contacts from your iPhone. The first method involves backing up your iPhone contacts to iCloud while the second method involves backing up iPhone contacts to a computer. Let's discuss these 2 methods.
For you to use this option on your iPhone, you must ensure that your contacts are synced and backed up automatically to iCloud. How do you ensure this? Good question. The iCloud on your iPhone is usually "Turned On" in default mode. However, in case you tampered with this setting, here's how you can "Turn On" the iCloud on your iPhone:
Unlike other smartphone OS's that allow users to store their contacts on their phonebook or SIM cards, iOS users don't have this option. So, one option that has been provided to you is for you to back up your contacts to a computer. For you to complete this process, you need to install the ITunes app on your computer.
Here's is how you can use this app to back up contacts to a computer: