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How do I Transfer Contacts from Samsung to PC (4 Methods)

Rob Parsons Updated on Mar 25, 2023 10:45 AM

If you're a Samsung user who has hundreds of contacts stored on your phone, there may come a time when you're thinking about a way to export them from Samsung phone to PC for a backup. Whether you would like to back up them as a file you can reload on your old or new Samsung Galaxy phone if needed, or you simply don't want to lose the phone numbers if your device is ever lost or damaged.

Whatever your reason, transferring Samsung contacts to PC is a critical important task that deserves much caretaking. However, you'll not be able to create a backup of Samsung contacts on PC without using a backup tool.

Read our guide to learn how to transfer contacts from Samsung phone to PC with several methods, and thus keep your phone contacts safe.

Back up contacts to PC with Samsung Kies

Samsung is one of some manufactures who has PC tools for backing up phone data, and it does so in a flexible way. Beyond making a full backup of Samsung Galaxy to PC, it also features in backing up individual files, say, your contacts, to PC.

Download and install Samsung Kies over your PC, then you can transfer contacts from Samsung device to PC just by connecting your device with the help of USB.

  • Plug your Samsung Galaxy into PC. Open Kies on your computer.
  • Find Check for updates in Help, install the latest version of Kies if needed.
  • Click your device in the left column.
  • Select Back up/Restore menu. Then select Backup
  • Tick contacts, you can start a backup by clicking Backup in the right corner of the window.

It's worth pointing out that Kies do not support all Samsung phone so you may probably come across connectivity issues. You'll need to make sure your Samsung device is compatible with this app, and maybe opt to a third-party tool to back up contacts of Samsung Galaxy to PC.

Also see: How to retrieve long time deleted data files from Android

Back up Samsung contacts to PC with a 3rd party app

Supporting all series of Samsung devices, Android Data Backup & Restore is great for users that are constantly stuck in a connection error when using Samsung Kies to back up contacts from Samsung to PC - and the comprehensive feature set means device switching will no longer be a problem. /p>

The app offers a variety of features yet is remarkably simple to use. More importantly, you can choose to back up Samsung contacts on PC because it quickly scans and then categorizes your data. The app even gives you a encryption option. All those features make this app a no-brainer choice for Samsung users.

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Let's detail every step to see how to transfer the Samsung contacts to PC by using this app:

  • Connect your Samsung Galaxy to computer with a USB cord and launch the app.
  • On the main interface, choose Android Data Backup & Restore.

  • Choose Device Data Backup.

  • Enable USB debugging on your Samsung device.

(Check out How to enable USB Debugging mode on Android for a more detailed walkthrough.)

  • Click on Select All, then tick Contacts. (Tick Encrypted Backup if desired.)
  • Hit Start button to begin a backup process.

  • You can change the backup to a preferred folder by clicking three dots.
  • Click OK to proceed.

  • Once the backup process is over, you'll be notified with a window.

Use USB to copy contacts from Galaxy to PC

If you prefer to move contacts from Samsung Galaxy to PC for a backup the old-fashioned way, it's still doable with USB only. You'd expect contacts transfer between phone and computer to be easy this way - and you'd be right. Simply export your contacts as a vcf file, connect Samsung phone to computer and then drag and drop the vcf file.

  • On your Samsung smartphone, open Contacts.
  • Tap on the hamburger icon in the left corner of the screen.
  • Choose Manage contacts > Import or export contacts > Export.
  • Tick Internal storage, then tap Export at the bottom.
  • When exported, tap OK. Your contacts will be stored as a vcf file on your phone.
  • Plug Samsung Galaxy into PC.
  • On computer, locate your device and open it.
  • Find the vcf file, then copy and paste it to your PC.

Transfer Samsung contacts to PC with Gmail

Gmail isn't just about syncing data to cloud, it also has the function to help user back up contacts of Samsung Galaxy on PC. If you have a Google account, you can sync your contacts to Gmail. Then on computer, export data from Google account to computer. Here's how to do it:

  • Navigate to Settings > Account and Backup > Backup and Restore
  • Under Google account section, turn on Back up my data.
  • Log into your Gmail account, choose the contacts you want to download to computer.
  • Click More > Export to save contacts to PC in vCard file.

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