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How To Get A Copy Of Your Google Contacts On An Android Device Or Computer

Duplicating your Google contacts is a must-do practice. That way, they will, more likely, be with you for a longer period, even if you somehow can’t remember your account login information, or you created another account.

Google Contacts is a great way to store contacts on the company’s email service Gmail. The contact management tool is a standalone service, and it is part of Google’s suite of web applications oriented to business.

Here is how to get a copy of your contacts on your Android device or computer.

How To Download Your Contacts From Google On A Computer

  1. Navigate to Google Contacts
  2. If there are specific contacts you want to download, move your cursor across their name and select the box that shows up. Otherwise, select ‘Export’ in the left sidebar
  3. Select whichever download option suits your needs. For instance, ‘Selected contacts,’ ‘Starred contacts,’ ‘My Contacts,’ or ‘Frequently contacted’
  4. Choose the exporting method
  5. Click on ‘Export

How To Download Your Google Contacts On An Android Device

This process is a quite simple one. However, remember that, dissimilar to the computer technique, you won’t have the option to select from your contacts. You will get all of them downloaded.

Here is how to get your contacts on an Android device.

  1. ​Go to the Contacts application
  2. Check the three bars in the top-left corner of the display to enter the menu
  3. Tap on ‘Settings’
  4. Navigate to ‘Export’ and tap on it
  5. If requested, allow the app to access your data, such as photos and videos
  6. Choose where you want to save your contacts by tapping the three lines in the top-left corner of the display. You can save the content to your downloads folder or your Google Drive – select whichever.
  7. Tap on ‘Save‘ when complete

Soon after, you will receive a notification informing you that your contacts will be exported shortly, and another one that announces you when the process has completed.


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