How to backup and restore the contacts on an Android phone using a Google account

how to backup android phone contacts

Backing up the contacts on your Android phone has always been easy. Quite a number of people just don’t know this and end up losing their important contacts from time to time. In my previous article on Android contacts management, I described two methods of backing up Android contacts (see https://journal.hovatek.com/how-to-backup-restore-and-recover-accidentally-deleted-or-lost-android-contacts/ ). In this guide, I’ll be explaining a very easy method ; using a Google account.

Why Google?

Well, Google apps come pre-installed on Android phones, the phone can be associated (and locked) with a Google account and its possible to conveniently backup and restore using your Google account, so why not Google?

How do I backup and restore the contacts on an Android phone using a Google account?

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* Note: The steps below apply for both backup and restore since it involves syncing.

Part 1: Enable backup to Google servers

1. Navigate to Settings > Backup & reset

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2. Tick both Back up my data and Automatic restore

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Part 2: Associate the phone with a Google account

1. Navigate to Settings > Account and select Add account

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2. Select Google from the list

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3. If you have an existing account, select Existing, else, create a Google account first be clicking New

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4. Wait while Google gathers some information about the phone

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5. Enter the Google account email and password then tap the Next icon (triangle pointing right)

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6. Agree to the terms and conditions by clicking OK

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7. Wait while you get signed in

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8. Tap the Next icon (Arrow pointing right) to finish

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9. Google should now be listed under Accounts

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Part 3: Backup / restore the contacts

1. Still under Accounts, tap Google

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2. Tap the Google account (in front of the sync icon)

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3.   Ensure that Contacts is ticked

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4. Tap the menu icon at the top and select Sync now

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5. Wait for syncing to be complete

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