Support Free Phone Contacts Backup Apps

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by famasutika, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. famasutika

    famasutika Active Member
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    Does anyone come across any trusted free phone contacts backup apps in the Android Market? I found an apps called "backup for root users" in Android Market, but from the user review, it looks like it's very buggy.

    Does anyone has any other better phone contacts backup apps to recommend?

    thanks.
     

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  2. Carl C

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    Your contacts should automatically be backed up online at

    http://www.google.com/contacts

    Simply sign in using the same Google account as on your phone and you should see all your contacts their :)

    Carl C
     
  3. MoreYummy

    MoreYummy Well-Known Member
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    I just came up with a new issue.

    If I change to another phone, how do I transfer the contact to it.
    If both phones are using android, that's easy, what IF the new phone is NOT android.....

    Anyone have idea how to do it?
     
  4. Carl C

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    It can depend on the Model of your phone

    1) You can save your contacts to the Sim card then Put it in your Android handset and Import the contacts from the Sim

    2) You can export your contacts from your phone {if possible} as a CSV file or vCard file then Import it via http://www.google.com/contacts

    3) You can painstakingly enter each contact 1-by-1 :eek:

    Carl C :D
     
  5. MoreYummy

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    How about taking contact from android to another non-android phone?

    If I must use the copy-1-by-1 method, im going to kill the phone... :D

    Or we are simply stuck with android, since they dont want you to export contact into sim. It has the function to import from sim...

    Something fishy by google
     
  6. Carl C

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    Theirs an app for that :p

    You can Download an app called "Contact2Sim" and that will allow you to export your contacts from the Phone to the Sim card {which you can then put into your Non-Android handset} :)
     
  7. buddha

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    alternatively you can export contacts from google.com/contacts in a few different formats. (csv vcard)
     
  8. MoreYummy

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    ok. thanks.

    But the import into android is already there, an export need an app..

    You get the idea. :D
     
  9. famasutika

    famasutika Active Member
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    Carl,

    May I know how am I going to export my contacts from my Android as CSV or vCard file format before I import it via http://www.google.com/contacts??

    The default HTC Sync sucks! I lost all my contacts in both phone & Outlook contacts when performed a sync! This drive me crazy!
     
  10. Carl C

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    To export it from your Android Simply log into http://www.google.com/contacts via your computer

    Now on the top right of the page you should see: "Import | Export | Print" -> Simply select Export -> select "Everyone" -> Now select CSV file or vCard -> The file will now download

    Carl
     
  11. kamirza

    kamirza New Member
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    I am so angry with Google for letting us down. I got the hero and for a while very happy with it. THEN I needed to backup my contacts and calendar . Sync as we all know is pathetic. LOst all my calendar in puts sync with windows contacts was done and then even outlook. Then let phone sync with Google. THIS resulted in duplication of many contacts and lost some. SO I deleted them in phone and sync done with pc. There were losses, so syncd with outlook and lost all. THE most important feature in the phone is android's weakest link. If they don't come us with some thing nice soon and also get rid of cursed sim, Google and phone partition of contacts, I will switch over windows mobile.
     
  12. MoreYummy

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    It is true that the sync feature is not as perfect as it seems, there are many not sure how to make it work without proper instruction.
    they should have option to choose what to do exactly, rather just synch.
     
  13. HamidDVD

    HamidDVD New Member
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    hi, i need an app that be able to backup and restore my contacts with all information saved in contacts such as Photos associated to contact, emails, addresses, etc.
     
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