How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Huawei

Your phone contacts are an important part of your life. When you move to a new phone, say from Samsung to Huawei, you might want to learn how to transfer contacts from Samsung to a Huawei device. That is exactly what we show you how to do in the following guide.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 24, 2020

There was a time when you had to go through dozens of steps and multiple methods to transfer your data to a new phone. With the advancement in the software industry, that pain no longer exists and you now have a number of quick and easy methods to move your data. If you have bought a brand new Huawei device, you may want to transfer contacts from your old Samsung phone to your new Huawei phone.

There are multiple methods to get the job done, and each of these has its own advantages and disadvantages. However, it is good to have more options available so you can go for the one that fits your needs and is convenient for you. We explain some of the most common methods below to help you transfer contacts to your new device. You can use any of the following methods to get your contacts transferred to a new device.

Method 1. Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Huawei with Phone Clone

If it is your first time that you have bought a Huawei phone, you may likely not be aware of the app that the company has created to help you with transferring your data. Huawei has actually produced an app that allows you to transfer data, including contacts, from other phones to your new Huawei phone.

Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Huawei with Phone Clone

Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Huawei with Phone Clone

The app is called Phone Clone and it is available at no cost on the Google Play Store. To use the app, all you need to do is install it on both your source and target devices. Then, you can use the transfer feature given in the app to start moving your data from one device to another. The good thing about the phone is that your source device does not have to be a Huawei phone. It could be a Samsung device as well.

The following are the steps that need to be followed to transfer contacts from Samsung to Huawei using the aforesaid app.

Step 1. Launch the Google Play Store app on both your Samsung and Huawei phones and get the Phone Clone app installed. It should not take more than a minute.

Step 2. Open the app on both of your devices. On your Huawei phone, tap on This is the new phone.

Step 3. On your Samsung device, tap on This is the old phone.

Step 4. A QR code will be displayed on your Huawei phone. What you need to do is use the scanner that is opened on your Samsung phone to scan the code on your Huawei phone.

Step 5. Once the code is scanned, you will be able to select the data to transfer to your new device. Since you are looking to transfer your contacts, tick-mark the Contacts option at the top and tap on Transfer at the bottom.

Step 6. The app will start transferring your contacts from your old phone to your new phone.

It will let you know when your contacts have been successfully moved to your Huawei device.

Method 2. Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Huawei with AnyTrans for Android

Phone Clone is an excellent way to transfer content to your shiny new Huawei device. However, it does have its own fair share of issues. Sometimes, if there are too many contacts to be transferred, the app gets stuck to a point and it will not move past that. It then ends-up breaking your entire transfer process.

If the aforementioned app fails to transfer your contacts, you do not need to be disappointed as there is a great alternative app available there. It is called AnyTrans for Android and it is one of the best apps you can ever get to transfer contents, including contacts, from one device to another. You can use the app to move contacts from your Samsung to Huawei in no time, and the app hardly ever fails.

You only need to follow the following simple steps to get all of your Samsung contacts copied to your Huawei phone.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans for Android and run it on your computer > Connect both your Huawei and Samsung phones to your computer > Choose Android Mover in the left sidebar and click on it.

Choose Android Mover on AnyTrans for Android

Choose Android Mover on AnyTrans for Android

Step 2. Select the Android to Android > Choose the Contacts and then taps the Next at the bottom.

Select Contacts to Transfer via AnyTrans for Android

Select Contacts to Transfer via AnyTrans for Android

Step 3. Transfer finished, you will see the following message on your screen.

Contacts Successfully Transferred to Huawei

Contacts Successfully Transferred to Huawei

To verify if all of your Samsung contacts have indeed been migrated to your new Huawei phone, you can launch the Contacts app on your new phone and see the imported contacts for yourself.

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Method 3. Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Huawei with Google

One of the many advantages of using an Android-based device is that you have all of your essential Google services linked with your device. From features like syncing your contacts to uploading and keeping your photos on Google Photos, you get a ton of really useful features with your device.

One of these features allows you to sync your device’s contact with Google. Then, when you sign-in on a new phone using the same Google account, all of your synced contacts are retrieved on your new phone. What that means for you is you can sync your Samsung contacts with Google and then use that account on your Huawei to import your contacts.

It might sound a bit too technical but it is not. The following are the steps to do it on your phones.

Step 1. On your Samsung phone, open the Settings app and tap on Accounts. It will let you view the accounts that are integrated with your device.

Step 2. Choose your Google account from the list of accounts on your screen.

Step 3. On the screen that follows, tap on the option that says Account sync to view the account sync options.

Open Sync Settings Menu

Open Sync Settings Menu

Step 4. The following screen has several toggles that you can enable and disable. Anything that you enable here will be synced to your Google account. So, turn the toggle for Contacts to the on position so your contacts can be synced.

Enable Contacts Sync

Enable Contacts Sync

Step 5. To get your device to immediately start syncing your contacts, tap on the three-dots at the top-right corner and choose Sync Now. It will start syncing your items with your account.

Sync Contacts to Google

Sync Contacts to Google

Step 6. Get back to your new Huawei phone and set it up using the same Google account that you use on your Samsung. When the setup is done, you should see your contacts on your new phone.

That is all it takes to transfer contacts from Samsung to Huawei using Google.

Conclusion

If you have bought a new Huawei phone but you are not sure how to transfer contacts from your old Samsung to your new Huawei device, the above methods will help you get the task done without much hassle. Your contacts will smoothly move over to your new phone.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.