Every Samsung phone, even the oldest ones, allow users to store contacts. This makes sense because one of the basic functions of every phone is to allow users to make (and receive) phone calls. The same goes for sending text messages. This means that the stored contacts on your Samsung device are very important and it might be a good idea to back them up on another device just in case. That other device that can keep them safe is usually your PC. So, it’s no wonder why so many users are interested in finding an answer to this question – How to transfer contacts from Samsung to PC?
We have created this guide in order to help people find an answer to this question. As a matter of fact, we have compiled a list of four methods that can help you with that.
Using 3rd party software to transfer contacts from Samsung to PC
According to many satisfied users, this is one of the most convenient ways to finish this task. We know that you will have to download a software solution, but in most cases it’s worth it. Software developers have realized that many people need help in situations like this and they have designed solutions tailored to users’ needs.
What’s interesting is that our Samsung phones are saving contacts in a special .VCF files. What makes these programs special is their ability to decode these files and allow you to transfer them on your personal computer. Basically, you will import and export these contacts. It’s worth mentioning that most of them are capable of transferring other types of files like short text messages, photos, videos, audio files, and more. Even non-tech-savvy persons can use these user-friendly software solutions to finish this task. Most of them work similarly and we will use our guide to explain what you can expect.
- The first step is to install the software. You have to install it on your PC and open it. As we said before, the best software solutions have a user-friendly interface with intuitive design. So, you shouldn’t have any problems while using them.
- Next, connect the Samsung phone with the help of a USB cable to your PC. Remember to turn on USB debugging if asked.
- If everything goes well, you should be able to browse through your device with the help of the application.
- After a few clicks, you should find a list of contacts. The good thing is that most of these apps will let you select the contacts you want to transfer. So, there’s no need to transfer them all if you don’t want to. After checking these contacts, click the Export/Transfer button.
- The app should let you select a transfer destination (folder) on your personal computer.
- Finally, it will take a few seconds for the process to be finished.
Remember that the process we have described is not for a specific type of software solution. Before opting for any of these solutions, you should check the reviews and find one that has good reviews. The only downside is that some of these software options are pricey.
Using Gmail to transfer contacts from Samsung to PC
Every Samsung user has a Gmail account. But, what most of you don’t know is that you can use Gmail for transferring contacts from your Samsung smartphone (or tablet) to PC. In cases like this, users must synchronize the contacts found on their mobile device with their Gmail account. After that, they can download these contacts on their PCs at any time. We are sure that you can figure out how to do this, but just in case, we will provide a step-by-step guide.
- The first you should do is to visit Settings, select Accounts, and choose Google. Next, you should provide the username and password of your Gmail account linked to your Samsung device.
- Don’t forget to allow Contacts sync switch and select the three vertical dots symbol next to it. After that, choose Sync Now and wait for the synchronization process to finish.
- The next step is to use the same username and password of your Gmail account on your personal computer. Once you are logged in, visit the Contacts section.
- After that, select the contacts that you want to transfer (you can also select all of them at once). Select the More button and choose Export once the drop-down menu appears.
- At this point, you should select one of the options from Which contacts do you want to export? Menu and select the desired export format.
- Select the Export button and voila! You will get a CSV file directly on your PC.
As you can see, this is a very simple method that shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to finish. It’s a method that doesn’t have any downsides in case you know the password of your Gmail account.
Using a simple USB cable to transfer contacts from Samsung to PC
Sometimes, even a simple USB cable can do the job when you want to transfer some (or all) of your contacts from your Samsung smartphone to PC. For starters, users must export these contacts in the form of a vCard on the Samsung phone. When the.VCF file is saved in the phone’s internal memory, it’s easy to copy it on the PC with the help of a USB cable. You can find more information about the process below.
- Take your Samsung smartphone repairs and look for the Contacts application. Select the menu button.
- After that, choose Import/Export and select Export to SD card/storage. Hit the Export button.
- Next, you’ll get a chance to choose the source of contacts. It’s obvious that you should select a Phone and confirm that (OK).
- In this way, your .VCF file will be stored on the internal memory of your Samsung device. Take the USB cable and connect your Samsung device to the computer. Just copy the file and that’s it.
The only thing you need to finish this task is to use a USB cable. The good news is that every Samsung charger can be transformed into a USB cable that you can connect to your personal computer. It should not take more than 10 minutes to finish this job.
Using Samsung Kies to transfer contacts from Samsung to PC
As we said before, it is possible to complete this activity with the help of Gmail or a few other email services. However, some users don’t want to keep their contacts on their email service. If you are one of them, you should know that there’s a specially designed software made by Samsung that can help. We are talking about Samsung Kies. Thanks to Kies, every user can import contacts and other information from their smartphone to their PC. You can use the same software solution to transfer data from Samsung to another Samsung device. The following is a short guide that describes the process.
- The first step is to install Samsung Kies on the PC. After that, you should use a USB cable to establish a connection between your phone and your computer. Launch Kies and find your Samsung phone. It should be visible in the Connected devices section.
- Choose the Export/Import tab and select the Export to PC button.
- If you are interested in transferring only your Contacts, you will have to select the Contacts tab.
- Once you do this, the contacts from your Samsung phone will be transferred to your personal computer. You can use the same procedure to restore the contacts on any device.
Final thoughts on transferring contacts from Samsung to PC
So, it is possible to transfer contacts from Samsung to PC and you can do this in many ways. The four methods we have described in this article are the most popular ones. The first one that involves 3rd party software can help you transfer not just contacts but also other files from your Samsung smartphone. However, you should be ready to pay for some of these software solutions. Additionally, you should ensure that the software is safe because some options can transfer malware to your PC and Samsung device.
Next, we have the Gmail method which works with other email services too. It’s a fast and free method that will save your contacts on your email account too. This might look bad to some users because these email services might try to connect these contacts to their offer (sync emails etc.). Then we have the USB cable method which is definitely among the best ones if you want to avoid the hassles we’ve mentioned before. Another solution is the Kies software created by Samsung which is also a simple method to finish this task.
We hope that this in-depth how-to article will help you take care of your Samsung contacts!