How to Back up Android Contacts with or without Google Gmail

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Everyone loves Google and its awesome products. Android as a mobile OS and Gmail as email system are being used like hell. Almost everyone who uses the internet has a Gmail address. And on the other side, Android is the most used mobile OS across the globe. Since both are the Google products, syncing and many other options are there that ease you to do many stuff on your Android smartphone. When you use a phone, you add so many contacts in your phone or SIM memory. Since the data loss is a major problem smartphone users are facing frequently, it is always a good idea to keep a backup copy of every important data of our phone.


Phone contacts are very important, and that should be backed up somewhere from where they can be retrieved when needed.

The best place to contacts of your Android phone is Google Gmail, I think most people will make the same choice because Gmail is easy to use and free. To use play store we all use a Gmail account on our phone, and that makes the backup work easier.


In fact, there are many ways and programs to back up Android contacts except Gmail. Every method has advantages and disadvantages, so we should choose the proper method on the basis of the condition of our needs. In this post, I am sharing three different methods to backup Android contacts with or without Gmail.


Part 1: How to Back up Android Contacts with Google Gmail Account

Assuming you have already added a Gmail account to your phone, below is the way to backup contacts from Android to Gmail.


Step 1. Go to Contacts on your Android Phone, and tap on left button of your Samsung S, there may be different options or buttons on different smartphones to do this. You will see below screen:


Move device contacts to


Step 2. Now, Tap Movie device contacts to, and you will see below screen. Now choose, Google, and you will be prompted with this message. Then, tap on 'OK' to proceed, and within some time, all of your phone contacts will be backed up to your Google account.


select Google


If you want to check whether the contacts are backed up correctly or not then, you can go to your Gmail account. And click on the Gmail just below the logo Google, and then click on "Contacts" which will show you the list of contacts.


click Contacts to export


If all your phone contacts are visible there, your work is done!

Part 2: How to Back up Android Contacts with Android Manager

If you want some third party software to take care of backup and other stuff, then Mobiledic Android Manager is the software I would suggest as it is one of the best and robust software to carry out the contacts backup from Android to computer without Gmail. The best thing about this cool software is that it does not only manage your backup, but it does take care of Media Management, Backup & Restore, and App Management as well.

Mobiledic - Phone Transfer
  • Have capabilities of cross-platform and nice data transmission, transfer everything between iOS, Android, Symbian and Windows Phone.
  • Support up to 20 types: contacts,text messages(SMS), call logs, photos, music, videos,apps and more.
  • One-click to backup phone data to PC and restore from backup. NO quality loss & risk-free.
  • Add new data erasing feature: Completely erase data from old phone without recovery.


Windows version
Mac version

Step 1 Install and Run the Program on Your PC and Connect Phone

After you download and install the program on your computer, run it , connect your Android device to PC via USB cable. The program will detect and recognize your Android device, see the main windows below.

main windows of Android manager



Step 2 Start to Backup Your Android Contacts to Computer

To back up your Android contacts, just click the Contact tab on the left, and all of your contacts will be listed on the right with details, select all contacts and click Export button to export contacts to Vcard format. Of course you can also back up and restore Android with one click.


scan the Android sms


After you backing up your Contacts to computer, it will be saved at a location you specify, when you need to restore back to your Android again one day, just connect your phone to PC and run the program again, and click "Restore" button.

restore Android contacts


This program works for all Android phones and help manage Android device very easy.

Windows version
Mac version


Keeping contacts backed up is very important because you never know when things go wrong, and you lose all of your phone's data. I am sure you can make use of any of these two methods. Share your thoughts in the comments.





Iris Bella is the Founder and Editorial Director at Mobiledic Studio. You can also find her on social network.

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