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I need to back up all my contacts on my Samsung S4 (just purchased)

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I need to back up all my contacts on my Samsung S4 (just purchased) on my mac prior to upgrading the softwear on the cell phone.
Kies is not doing this -only the music,can you help me please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Android Devices
Expert:  Viet - Android Tech replied 3 years ago.

Hello Barrie! Thank you for your question. I will be assisting you today.

I'm sorry about the issue. Can you please make sure you have the latest Kies software installed?

http://www.samsung.com/sg/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/JSP#

, and make sure the Contacts option is selected when backing up?

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/SupportOwnersFAQPopup.do?faq_id=FAQ00029017&fm_seq=29185
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPr1PaKyd7A
http://webcazine.com/5816/how-to-backup-and-restore-all-data-on-samsung-galaxy-s3-using-samsung-kies/
(Note: this is for s3, but is similar to s4.)

 

If that does not work, we have some more options:

 

- Your contacts are likely already back up to your google/gmail account online (make sure to use the same google/gmail account that you use/set up on the phone):

1. On the phone, go to Apps -> Settings, then scroll down to the Google option, select your account, then sync contacts

2. Then on the computer, go to the website below:
https://www.google.com/contacts/
(Your can use the More option on that website, and export / save contacts to your computer if you'd like to.)

 

 

If that still does not work, please go to your Contacts on the phone

, then tap on Menu button

, then select the Import/Export option

, then export...,

, then plug the phone to the computer, then the phone device should show on the Desktop, then you can open it and open any folder / subfolder, then transfer the backup contact file to the computer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7w7hI886C8
(again, it's for S3, but similar to S4.)

 


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