1. AC Question's Avatar

    Before selling my phone (and resetting everything), I copied everything from my phone Samsung Galaxy S3 to my laptop. I thought: ok, I don't have time for looking for important stuff, I copy everything and then I use only important things such as photos, contacts etc. Now, I went to the folder with all files from my previous file looking for contacts to update my contact list in a new phone (also android). And it's not there...or I don't know where it is. So far, I only have some of the old contacts that were stored on SIM. I don't have anything that was stored on my phone.

    I guess it should be somewhere even if I haven't backed it, right? Is there a possibility to find it?

    08-13-2014 09:04 AM
  2. Indoler's Avatar
    Logging in to your old Gmail account should restore all your old contacts to your new phone.
    08-13-2014 09:16 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Logging into your Gmail account on the new phone will sync all your Google contacts. Phone, Device and SIM contacts don't get synced. If you have any of those (SIM contacts stay on the SIM card, and can be copied by the carrier if you need to get a new SIM card for the new phone), some Contact apps will export a csv file, which you can import to Google Contacts (More/Import).
    08-13-2014 01:16 PM
  4. joe Russum's Avatar
    Where are my contacts and data stored on my s3. How do I back up the data?
    05-20-2015 11:33 AM
  5. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Best way to backup contacts is to save them to your Google account as Gmail contacts. This is *highly* recommended.

    You can also open Contacts and do:
    Menu > Import/export > Export to storage > Export contacts? > OK
    That exports contacts as a .vcf file. Save a copy of that file somewhere not on the phone in case of theft or loss of the phone.

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
    05-20-2015 11:44 AM

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