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How to Backup Android Contacts to Gmail Account

How to Backup Android Contacts to Gmail Account

Part 1. Back up Android Contacts to Gmail
Sync Contacts to Gmail on Android
You can directly save contacts to
Gmail on your Android phone.
1) Press the menu button > "Settings" > "Accounts and sync" > "Add account" > "Google" > "Next" > "Sign in".
2) Enter your Gmail login information. If you don't already have a Gmail account, tap the "Create" button instead and fill in the form provided.
3) Tap the "Sign in" > "Sync Contacts" > "Finish". You can then transfer your contacts to Gmail.
4) If you lose and mistakenly delete contacts later, you can then restore lost contacts on Gmail by Restore Contacts feature. 
5) If you don't want to add Gmail account on your phone, you can back up Android contacts to Google Gmail on your computer.

Back up Android Contacts to Gmail on PC
Before importing contacts to Gmail on your computer, you need to transfer the contacts from the Android to PC.
To export contacts from Android to PC: on your Android phone, enter "Contacts" > menu button > "Import/Export" > "Export to USIM Card/ storage" > "OK".
Step 1. Log into Gmail
Sign in to Gmail with your account and the password. After that, click on the triangle icon and expand the list. Choose "Contacts > More > Import". Then choose "GO TO OLD CONTACTS > Import Contacts". Contacts will be imported as VCF format.
Choose Contacts to Import from Gmail
Step 2. Select and Import Contacts to Gmail
Select contacts in VCF/VCard format in your computer. Then click "Open". When the pop up as below occurs, select "Import".
Select and Open Contacts
Check the Gmail, you can see all the imported contacts displayed in the list.
Tip: to retrieve Google backup contacts, you can export the contacts from Gmail to PC, then import the contacts to your Android phone.

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