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Contacts storage and backing up

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Pizan00, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Pizan00

    Pizan00 Lurker
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    I have had a lot of difficulty with my Galaxy S4 phone having some of the contacts disappearing. I will be changing to an S7 shortly.
    I have tried restoring from a backup, but it seems that it doesn't always work.
    I'm thinking that part of the problem is choosing the best storage location as I wasn't consistent with where they were stored before. (Microsoft exchange server, device, or the SIM card)
    I have a lot of my contact information in my Hotmail account but I have a gmail account if that info helps.

    My question is: where is the best location to save contacts in order to not lose them in the future. So I'm able to back them up or at least have them in another location and not have to guess who owns which numbers.

    Any advice is appreciated.
    Thank you.

  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Try Super Backup Pro, it will Backup your contacts daily if needed. This way you will not lose any contacts. I had the same issue on my Moto G with no explanation.
  3. Pizan00

    Pizan00 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I will look into that for sure. Does it matter where the contacts are stored for the app?
  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Not at all...
  5. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I would rather choose Gmail. It's just more convenient.
  6. badcatz

    badcatz Well-Known Member

    When I migrated back to Android from Windows Phone I just imported all my contacts into my Gmail account. They sync both ways and if you have to reset your phone or you get a new phone they'll be right there where you left them.
  7. Pizan00

    Pizan00 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Then gmail it will be. Might take me a little to transfer them in there, but worth it for no further troubles.

    Thanks everyone.

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