Comprehensive Guide to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung

If you are searching for some methods of transferring contacts between Android phones, the following guide will offer you 6 top ways to help you transfer your contacts from Android to Android! Scroll down to learn how.

iMobie Last Updated: Jan. 20, 2020

Nowadays, many guys become the Samsung fanatics. More and more people begin to use 2 Samsung phones, one for business, the other for personal life. Coincidentally, I am one of them. I can totally understand how daunting it is to transfer some necessary data like contacts between 2 devices. It is such an inevitable thing that we must think about how to make it. Fortunately, I have already made a comprehensive guide for you, just pick one you like most!

Method 1: How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung with One Click

Among these methods, I put AnyDroid top 1 in the list. During my 3-day free trial time, AnyTrans for Andriod offers a trust-worthy and strong function and capability as a thrird-party app.

  1. It is the easiest method, what you need is just a USB cable and your two Samsung phones.
  2. AnyDroid can transfer more than a few thousand contacts within an amazing 1 minute.
  3. It is a totally safe green software and there are no worries about any data loss or information leakage.

Here are the detailed steps to follow:

Step 1: Download AnyDroid on your PC/Mac to get the registered version. Launch it on your computer.

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Step 2: Connect your two Samsung phones via an USB cable to the computer. Make sure AnyDroid shows you the data of the source device. Go to Contacts.

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung via AnyDroid – Step 2

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung via AnyDroid – Step 2

Step 3: Select the contacts you want to transfer to the new Samsung phone, and click on To Another Device button. Please don’t unplug the USB cable until the transferring process is finished.

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung via AnyDroid– Step 3

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung via AnyDroid– Step 3

Method 2: How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung with Gmail

If you are an Android fan, you probably have got your Google account/Gmail account. If you don’t, my suggestion is that you create a new one if you don’t have a Gmail account anyway. In my point of view, it is also a nice try to transfer contacts via Gmail. Scroll down to know how:

Step 1: Add a Google account on your Samsung phones. You need to go to “Settings > Accounts > Add Account > Google”, in the final section, you have to sign in your own Gmail account.

Step 2: Transfer contacts to Gmail account. Please go to “Settings > Accounts > Google > Sync Contacts”.

Step 3: Sync the contacts to the new Samsung phone. After adding your Google account on the target Samsung phone, please go to “Settings > Accounts > Google > Contacts > Sync Now”. Now you have your contacts on your new Samsung phone.

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung with Gmail

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung with Gmail

Method 3: How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung via vCards

Step 1: Go to Contacts App on the source device, click the three vertical dots from the top-right corner. Tap Settings > Contacts. Please make sure that there is a SIM card on your Samsung phone.

Step 2: There you can have an option of Import/Export contacts. Tap Export to Device Storage. Confirm the export. All contacts would be generated as vCards to SIM card.

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung via vCards

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung via vCards

Step 3: Remove the SIM card from the source Samsung phone and then install it on the target Samsung phone.

Step 4: Run on the target device, go to Contacts App, and follow the step 1 to get to the option of Import/Export contacts. Select Import vCard file. Now, click the vcf files you want to import to Samsung phone, click OK.

Method 4: How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung with Bluetooth

This method could be a bit time-consuming compared with AnyDroid, if you want to stop your endless waiting, I recommend you choose Method 1.

Step 1: Make sure you have turned on Bluetooth on both Samsung phones. Pair your Samsung phones.

Step 2: Go to Contacts App of the source device, tab and hold any of the contacts you want to transfer to the new Samsung phone. When the tapped contact is checked, tap Select All or manually check the box in front of each contact’s name individually.

Step 3: Once desired contacts are selected, tap the Share icon from the top of the Window. From the displayed options, tap the Bluetooth icon.

Step 4:  From the paired devices, choose the one you want to send selected contacts to.

Step 5: On the target Samsung phone, accept the incoming files. Please wait patiently until the process is finished.

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung with Bluetooth

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung with Bluetooth

Method 5: How to Transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung with Smart Switch

Samsung often offers an official method to help you to transfer data like contacts from your previous compatible device to your new Samsung via an USB cable. But I think its function is quite single compared to Method 1. Continue to know how if you need this:

Step 1: Connect the two Samsung phones.

Step 2:  Open the Smart Switch app.

Step 3: Select the contacts you want to transfer. A Tap “Import” at the bottom of the screen to start transferring your contacts.

Method 6: How to Send Contacts from Samsung to Samsung via A VCF File

Compared with method 2, this method may be faster. If you too many contacts, sending them with an Email attachment might be a better choice.

Step 1: Run on your source Samsung, please go to “Contacts > Manage contacts”.

Step 2: Please go to “Import/Export contacts, in this step, you need to choose “export” as Vcard file to SIM card.

Step 3: Then you need to find out the vcf file on your phone with a file finder.

Step 4: Using Email. Please Email it as an attachment to your target Samsung device.

Step 5: Sign in the Email account on the other  and download the vcf file easily.

Step 6: Please go to “Contacts > Settings > Manage contacts > Import/Export contacts > Imports vcf dile > Ok”.

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung via A VCF File

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to Samsung via A VCF File

The Bottom Line

These are workable ways to transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung, and you can select one that suits you. However, in my eyes, I would recommend method 1. AnyDroid owns comprehensive functions that can manage all your necessary data. It can not only backup, transfer and manage your content between mobile devices like Samsung phones and computers. So why not download it now and give it a 3-day free trial?

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