How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Samsung

Adam Cash updated on 2022-06-13 09:57:22

Your contacts are considered to be the most important data on your smartphone, since it's related to the people you highly value in your life, including your wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, friends, relatives, business partners, customers and more. If your smartphone is misplaced, lost or stolen you can't reach these people unless you can remember all their numbers (seems impossible). To ensure that your contacts are safe and that you will never lose them unconsciously or accidentally, you better transfer them to another phone, where you can restore them with ease. So let's begin to learn how to transfer contacts from Android to Samsung easily and completely.

Part 1: How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Samsung Easily and Completely

MobileTrans for Mac (or MobileTrans for Windows) is the best software for transferring contacts from other Android phones to Samsung. The easy to use phone-to-phone transfer tool is also designed to transfer call logs, messages, app, calendar, videos, photos, music and more from smartphone to smartphone with just a click.

Key Features of MobileTrans:

  • iOS users can transfer their iTunes and iCloud backup to Android and other devices.

backup Android

  • You can backup your phone data to your Mac and then restore them later on.
  • It supports data transfer between 3500+ phones including iPhone, Android, Nokia and Blackberry phones.
  • The cross-platform transfer of data with MobileTrans is risk-free and without data quality loss.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Samsung Easily and Completely

Step 1 Download and Install the Software

Launch your browser and go to the official website. Download the phone transfer program file and then install it on your Mac by clicking and dragging its icon to "Applications". Double click MobileTrans icon in order to launch it. All the primary functions of the transfer tool will be displayed on the main interface as shown below.

launch the program

Step 2 Connect the Two Smartphone's to Mac

Connect your Android and Samsung phone to your Mac using their original USB cables. While connecting the devices, you must authorize the Android and Samsung phones to Mac. Just allow USB debugging by checking on the "Always allow from this computer" option and then clicking the "OK" button.

connect phone to Mac

Step 3 Access the Transfer Window

Select the "Phone to Phone transfer" tab in order to open the transfer window. The software will scan your devices and then display them on the interface with the source device data (Android phone data).

choose phone transfer mode

Step 4 Transfer Contacts from Android to Samsung

Check all the files you would like to transfer from Android to Samsung (In this case, select Contacts). Click the "Start Copy" button to start transferring your contacts from Android to Samsung. Do not disconnect any phone from Mac before the transfer process is complete. The time taken to transfer contacts depends on the size of your contacts as well as the condition of your Android and Samsung smartphones. However, MobileTrans moves your contacts at an incredible speed.

transfer contacts from Android to Samsung

Part 2: How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Samsung Using SD Card

Moving contacts between Android phones is quite easy. Apart from using the third party software, you can also transfer your contacts using many other methods, including the use of Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, Gmail, SIM card, SMS and most importantly SD Card. In this section, we outline the simplest way on how to move all your contacts from any Android phone to Samsung with your SD Card.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Samsung Using SD Card

Step 1 Transfer Contacts from Android Phone to SD Card

1. Make sure that your SIM Card and SD Card are inserted in your Android phone then tap the "Contacts" app from your home screen.

tap Contacts app

2. Tap on the "Menu" button located on the bottom left of your screen and then select the "Import/Export" option.

select Import/Export

3. Tap on the "Export to USB storage".

Export to USB storage

4. A pop-up window will then appear asking you to confirm contacts export to file/storage/extSdCard/Contacts.vcf. Tap the "OK" button to confirm export. All your contacts will be successfully transferred to your SD Card within a few seconds.

transfer contacts from Android phone to SD card

Step 2 Move Contacts from SD Card to Your Samsung Smartphone

1. Now that all your contacts are on the SD Card, remove the SD Card from your Android phone and insert it in your Samsung smartphone. Remember to unmount the SD Card first before removing it. Go to Settings> General> Storage> Unmount SD Card and tap the "OK" button to finish the unmounting.

Open the SD card cover and gently press on the SD card to release its lock then carefully pull the SD card out. Turn to your Samsung phone and locate, then open the SD card cover. Insert it into the slot until it is perfectly locked into place and then close the SD card cover.

insert SD card in Samsung

2. If you removed the battery, power on your Samsung phone and then tap the "Contacts" app.

tap Contacts app

3. Tap the "Menu" button and then select the "Import/Export" option.

select Import/Export

4. Tap the "Import from USB storage" option.

tap Import from USB storage

5. Tap on "Phone" to start transferring your contacts from SD Card to your Samsung smartphone. All your Android phone contacts will be backed up to your Samsung phone. If your Android phone is lost, misplaced or stolen, you can use MobileTrans or SD card to restore your contacts to your new device.

transfer contacts from Android to Samsung

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