How to save contacts Android

Published on Feb 22, 2018

In spite of the many functions that over the years, smartphones have to be implemented, the most important ones will always remain as phone calls and messaging. For this, an address book up to date and complete is essential, but who has changed the smartphone recently (or often) know what can be the difficulty in the event that you do not follow the correct procedures that allow you to synchronize the time in a few simple steps. We see, then, what they are.

Google is responsible for the success of the Android operating system and, for this, provides users with a suite of applications that integrates well with its own ecosystem, and Contacts is one of these.

Contacts application is a very simple phone book that is often not integrated natively in the smartphone, but is to be downloaded from the Play Store, but this is not a problem. In fact, Google allows you to synchronize contacts directly from the settings, without the need to download another application.

By going in the Settings, and then under Account (or Account Management, depends on the device), just tap on the Google to open a list of data you want to sync with your account, including your contacts.
Not always are all these synchronizations are active, for this reason it is always better to make a control so as to avoid unpleasant problems. Activating the contacts, the synchronization will be immediate and will be done automatically once every two days.

Link | Google Contacts

The file .VCF are used for the sharing of the address book as it is a file that is compatible not only with Android but also with other operating systems and with e-mail clients are used the most. In contrast to the synchronization via the internet, for the files .VCF simply export them, move them from one device to another, launch them and wait for them do their work.

To do this, simply use the default application for contacts, go into the settings, then click Import/Export contacts (or an item similar), and then tapping on the item “Export“, followed by “Archive” or “file".VCF”. Of course, the voices of the settings can change from device to device, but, by and large, are the same or very similar.
Some smartphones allow you to save the file in the directory that most prefer, while others save in a default directory.

To import the address book in a new smartphone you need to find the file, copy it and transfer it to the new device via the Cloud, via bluetooth, using applications specific, or trading it via a PC.
After you have transferred the file, as well as for the export, the import should be done from the settings of the address book plugging on the “Import file” and selecting the file .VCF

Now ill-treated and used only out of necessity, the SIM card has its own memory in which you can save the contacts. Certain, will not have a large memory (128kb, about 500 numbers) and maybe not be able to contain all of the information of those who always keeps updated the contacts, but in case of emergency, the dear old SIM Card there comes to our aid.
Also in this case, the procedure is very simple and takes place always, from the address Book settings but, in other cases, there is a need to use third-party applications, among which stands out on all Copy to SIM Card.

Copy to SIM Card is a very simple application that will display the numbers saved on the SIM and the ones saved on the device, allowing the latter to be saved on the phone card. You just need to select the contact you want to move, tap on the three dots in the upper right and choose “Copy selected to SIM” to easily make the switch. Also, you can move all contacts from SIM card to phone plugging on “Copy all phone contacts to SIM” and vice versa.

Link | Copy to SIM Card


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