1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Linking Contacts - How will they be backed up?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Garnett, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Garnett

    Garnett Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I've just spent a while linking Facebook details with Gmail contacts and my phone book.

    How should I best backup all this data now? I really don't want to have to link it all again if I lose my phone or need to do a factory reset.

    Is there some way of exporting all the data now?

    I tried exporting to SD card and then adding to Gmail contacts and this didn't copy accross facebook photos for example.

    Thanks for any help.

    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


  2. Menu-export. And if its synced with gmail, it will always be backed up there.

    Once you link all your contacts, they will stay linked when you restore them. Android puts a "note" in each contact, so it knows what else it should be linked with.

    It wont actually backup the pictures associated with facebook. All it does it retain the link to that account. the pictures are re-downloaded when you re-import the contacts.
    Garnett likes this.
  3. Garnett

    Garnett Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Sitlet. That's useful info.

Share This Page