If you do not want to lost your contact list on your smart phone it is a good idea to take a backup on android.
How to backup Android device.
Before updating your smart phone it can be a good idea to backup your contact list, generally this is not necessary but if you are un-lucky you can lose all data including your contacts.
The important news
Google has made Android Operating System in such a way that if you have linked your Android phone to your Gmail account, your contacts are most likely already synced with your Gmail.
To check this….
- Go to your Gmail account.
- In the upper left corner under the Google logo press where it says Gmail.
- In the drop down that appears choose Contacts.
- Your contacts should appear.
If you saw your contact list from your phone in that list you are done. Google has already backed up your contacts. If you didn’t find your contacts there are some things you need to do to make sure that they are backed up.
How to backup your Android contacts
- Go to your phones settings
- Scroll though this menu and press the tab that says Back up and reset.
- Now what you have to do is make sure the Backup my data tab is checked, and if it is not, check it right now.
If for any reason you are switching phones it is a good idea to backup you contact data. I can clearly remember in the olden days when one was forced to manually insert all ones contacts into your new phone by writing everyone’s number and name into the contact list one by one.
Another way to backup your Android phone contacts
- Open the contact list on your phone.
- Hit the menu button from your contact list.
- From the list that appears hit the import/export tab.
- This will bring up a list of available export and importing options.