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How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Computer (Windows/Mac)

Help: I'm going to flash my smart phone, so I need to backup Android contacts to computer first. But I failed to transfer contacts from Android phone to computer via USB. Do you know what's wrong with my Android device? Please help me!

Generally speaking, contacts are always saved on the phone's internal memory or the SIM card. Thus it is pretty common to be forbidden to directly transfer contacts from Android phone to computer via a USB cable. If you need keep them as a backup on PC, you have to turn to an assistant. Here I'd like to recommend you this Coolmuster Android File Manager (Win/Mac), which gives you access to the contacts on computer without limitations.

By running this Android File Manager, you can not only export contacts from Android to PC, in fact, this software enables you to preview and backup everything on your Android mobile phone to computer. Apart from these, this program is indeed a functional management software, which allows users to totally control their Android mobile phone on computer. For example, if you have a long contacts list, you can directly edit or add contacts on computer by using this program. And you are able to send text messages to any phone number on your contacts list as well.

Now if you want to get more detailed features of this Android File Manager, you can download the free trial version to have a try by yourself. Then you can act as the following guide to backup Android contacts to computer with simple three steps.

Guide: How to Backup Android Contacts to Computer/PC (Windows/Mac)

Step 1. Get Android Phone Detected by this Program

Firstly, operate this software and connect your Android smart phone to computer via USB. In order to successfully detect your Android phone, this program will remind you to enable USB debugging on your phone (see picture). Please follow the steps on the menu to finish this. After that, press "USB debugging opened" and "Next", this Android File Manager will identify your device and automatically install USB driver on computer.

enable usb debugging

Step 2. Preview All Files on Android Smart Phone

After installing USB driver, this software will start to scan your phone data deeply. A few seconds later, all files on your Android phone will be arranged on the menu. Now you can preview them at will. If you want to copy Android contacts to PC, please enter the "Contacts" folder to view them first.

phone info

Step 3. Ready to Save Contacts from Android Mobile Phone to Computer

In this step, you should press "All contacts" to preview the whole contacts list. Then you can hit the "Name" icon to mark all contacts with one click. Or you are allowed to select your needed phone numbers one by one. At last, click the "Backup" button, this software will backup all marked contacts to the targeted location on computer in a batch.

By the way, there is a search box on the upper right panel, you can enter the key words to it so as to find the specific contacts rapidly.

As I've mentioned before, this Coolmuster Android File Manager (Win/Mac) can be used to edit and add contacts on computer, you can touch the "New" and "Modify" option to achieve that. Moreover, if you want to text to others, you should hit the "Send" icon to have a try.

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