How to Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on a Android smartphone

Managing your contacts is a very tedious task; particularly when you have a long list in your phonebook. Nowadays, everyone has multiple Email ID’s and under each account there are several contacts. It becomes almost irritating to keep all these contacts managed. Another problem faced by users is about Backup of contacts. Often when you’re a changing a ROM or updating your Software it is necessary to backup your contacts. I’ve listed two easy Methods to Backup/Sync your contacts on your Android smartphone, so that they can be easily Restored when required:

Method 1: Using Google Contacts

This is method is suggested by Google for users to manage their contacts. While saving any contact you get an option to Save it on phone memory or Sync it to your Google account. By selecting Google Account, all your contacts are stored onto the cloud server(in your Gmail Contacts List) and even if you buy a new phone, you simply have to login to that same Google Account from the new device to Sync your contacts in the new phone. It’s a pretty easy way to Backup and Restore your Contacts!

However, sometimes the phone fails to Sync the Contacts from the Google servers. If you face such a problem simply make sure Auto-Sync is ticked in Settings >> Accounts & Sync.

Sync Android Contacts with Google Account

If you do not want to switch ON the Auto Sync to save battery but still Backup/Sync your Contacts, simply go to Settings >> Accounts & Sync >> Select your Google Account and Click on Sync Contacts.

Method 2: Using a Backup App

The first method is the most convenient method but there can be situations when that method isn’t very suitable. Like when you’re on Roaming network (where data charges are very expensive) or when you don’t have access to the Internet.

Another method to Backup your Contacts is using the App called “Super Backup: SMS & Contacts“. This is a simple App which creates a Backup of your Contacts on the SDcard.

Backup and Restore Android Contacts using Super Backup App

It is very simple to Restore the contacts; All you have to do is press Restore Contacts and then Select the latest Backup file.

These were two easy way to Backup/Synchronise your contacts on your Android smartphone. We would like to know How you Backup your Contacts on your Android device.