Android smartphones are preferred by many people due to the amazing features and affordable rates. However, it is recommended that you keep your data secured by creating a backup on a regular basis.
Contacts are the most important data in anyone’s phone. In case, you lose your Android device or it is formatted accidentally, a backup of contacts will be a boon.
If you do not know how you can backup your contacts on Android to Gmail and SD card, here are two easy methods that will detail you the same. It is quite simple to follow these instructions.
This is the simplest way to backup your Android contacts. Follow the steps given here.
Step 1: Open the Contacts app on your device and click on the Settings option. You will get a list of menu options. In that tap on the import/export menu.
Step 2: It will open another menu and you need to select the option ‘Export to SD card’.
This will backup your Android contacts to the SD card that is mounted on your phone. You can access the file from the SD card menu. This file can be saved in your laptop or PC for future reference.\
Method 2: Backup Android Contacts to Gmail
These steps will detail how you can backup your Android contacts on your Gmail account.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu of your Android device and click on the Accounts or Accounts & Sync menu
Step 2: Go to the Gmail account and check the Sync Contacts option. This will take a couple of minutes to sync.
Then, you need to open the Gmail account on the PC and select the contacts that you like to backup. Click on the more button and choose the export option. You are free to save the contacts on your PC by selecting the contact radio button and choosing the vcard format.