1. bfric's Avatar
    I have a LG Thrill now, just bought new Galaxy S5 what is the easiest way to transfer my contacts from old to new other than putting each one in, one at a time?
    03-02-2015 08:00 PM
  2. Crashdamage's Avatar
    If you saved contacts as Google (aka Gmail) contacts to your Google account, they will be restored when you add your Google account to the new phone.

    If you did not save them to your Google account, export the LG contacts as a .vcf file. Import the .vcf file into your Google (Gmail) contacts online. Sync your Google contacts on the new phone and you're good.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    03-02-2015 08:39 PM
  3. bfric's Avatar
    How do I save them to my Gmail account? I have ATT as my carrier, and they have an address book I can save them too,do you know if this works?
    03-03-2015 06:04 PM
  4. Crashdamage's Avatar
    This is the basic steps to export contacts as a .vcf file, import them to Google (aka Gmail) contacts and then send them to another device. The exact steps may be somewhat different for your device. Consult your user manual for details.

    1. Open the Contacts app and tap Menu.
    2. Select Import/export, then Export to storage.
    3. A box will open with the location the .vcf file will be exported to. Write it down. Proceed with exporting contacts.
    4. Transfer the .vcf file to a computer or cloud storage for upload to Google. Or, upload can be done directly from the phone.
    5. Log into your Google account and open Contacts. If you are uploading directly from the phone, you will need the desktop version of the Contacts webpage. You cannot use the mobile version.
    6. Click on More. In the drop-down list select Import.
    7. In the next box select Browse. Navigate to the exported .vcf file and select it. Click on Import.
    8. Once your Google account is added to the desired device, sync contacts.

    You are done.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    bfric likes this.
    03-03-2015 08:54 PM

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