10-17-2021 03:40 PM
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  1. wizzard44's Avatar
    I just can't find the option to import or export contact from.
    07-20-2021 06:12 AM
  2. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Do you have access to Google contacts with your phone? Perhaps you could install that and see if you can get your contacts that way.
    07-20-2021 08:51 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to AC!
    Open your contact app and in its settings should see a option?
    07-20-2021 10:42 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does this help?

    07-20-2021 01:32 PM
  5. wizzard44's Avatar
    Okay any help would be appreciated. I have a samsung s8. My contacts are saved on my sims card. When i try to export them to my phone it appears they transfer and when i look they are there. Then as i watch they disappear 1 at a time in about 6 seconds. I also have tried adding a new contact but it does not save it to the phone.
    10-15-2021 09:14 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you sure those contacts are saved to the SIM card, or are they actually saved to your Phone account? They're similar, but a SIM card typically only holds a maximum of about 250 contacts (and a lot of devices don't even have an option to save a contact to the SIM card), while the Phone account should be able to store a lot more.

    When you export the contacts, you're creating a VCF file, right? You should import those contacts into your Google account this way: https://support.google.com/contacts/...form%3DDesktop
    10-15-2021 09:53 PM
  7. wizzard44's Avatar
    Yup saved to sims card. 209 contacts.
    10-15-2021 09:56 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok, and when you export, is it creating a VCF file?
    10-15-2021 10:51 PM
  9. wizzard44's Avatar
    Thank you Diddy for your help but i got it to save. Exported from my google account instead of my sims and it now is saved on my phone.
    10-15-2021 11:07 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thank you Diddy for your help but i got it to save. Exported from my google account instead of my sims and it now is saved on my phone.
    Yeah keep them saved to your Google account that way when you change device they will all be there when log into google.
    10-16-2021 12:16 PM
  11. wizzard44's Avatar
    Well spoke to soon. Contact were gone off my phone when i got up. Tried to import by 1 file, individually nothing saves them to the phone?
    10-16-2021 03:20 PM
  12. wizzard44's Avatar
    Ok, and when you export, is it creating a VCF file?
    Yes have tried that as well. No luck.
    10-16-2021 03:21 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's not clear to me -- you tried importing the VCF file into your Google Contacts using your computer browser?
    10-16-2021 04:15 PM
  14. wizzard44's Avatar
    It's not clear to me -- you tried importing the VCF file into your Google Contacts using your computer browser?
    I have tried exporting from VCF file to phone. I have tried exporting from sims card. I have tried exporting from google account all to my phone. All as 1 file or individually. But it does not save to phone. Even if i try to transfer just 1 contact to phone it does not save it.
    10-16-2021 04:22 PM
  15. wizzard44's Avatar
    I have tried exporting from VCF file to phone. I have tried exporting from sims card. I have tried exporting from google account all to my phone. All as 1 file or individually. But it does not save to phone. Even if i try to transfer just 1 contact to phone it does not save it.
    Is there a way for me to attach a video here to show you?
    10-16-2021 04:24 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I have tried exporting from VCF file to phone. I have tried exporting from sims card. I have tried exporting from google account all to my phone. All as 1 file or individually. But it does not save to phone. Even if i try to transfer just 1 contact to phone it does not save it.
    Your terminology doesn't quite make sense to me. The way it works, you export contacts to a VCF file, and then import that VCF file into your Google Contacts.

    Just to be sure, are you following these steps?

    1. Export files to VCF.
    2. Copy the VCF file to your computer (either via USB connection or via uploading to Google Drive and then downloading the file to your computer from Google Drive).
    3. Go to contacts.google.com on your computer browser.
    4. In the left column, click Import.
    5. Select the VCF file you copied to the computer.
    10-16-2021 04:28 PM
  17. wizzard44's Avatar
    Your terminology doesn't quite make sense to me. The way it works, you export contacts to a VCF file, and then import that VCF file into your Google Contacts.

    Just to be sure, are you following these steps?

    1. Export files to VCF.
    2. Copy the VCF file to your computer (either via USB connection or via uploading to Google Drive and then downloading the file to your computer from Google Drive).
    3. Go to contacts.google.com on your computer browser.
    4. In the left column, click Import.
    5. Select the VCF file you copied to the computer.
    I dont think the problem is importing or exporting to google.com. i have the contacts on google, sims card and samsung account but i can transfer from any of these to my phone. Do i need to do this by computer?
    10-16-2021 04:59 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If the contacts are in your Google Contacts in the cloud, then they should sync automatically to your Contacts app on your phone, assuming you have Google Contacts sync turned on in Setting>Accounts. Or are you trying to import the contacts specifically to the Phone account (and if so, is there a reason you prefer that)?
    10-16-2021 05:21 PM
  19. wizzard44's Avatar
    If the contacts are in your Google Contacts in the cloud, then they should sync automatically to your Contacts app on your phone, assuming you have Google Contacts sync turned on in Setting>Accounts. Or are you trying to import the contacts specifically to the Phone account (and if so, is there a reason you prefer that)?
    When i look at sync contacts i do not see contacts listed as an account. Should i?
    10-16-2021 05:37 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    When i look at sync contacts i do not see contacts listed as an account. Should i?
    Go to the contact app and open , tap left hamburger menu , what is is set as will be what shows in your contact , example my contact i have google account out of my multiple to show Attachment 337879
    10-16-2021 05:39 PM
  21. wizzard44's Avatar
    Go to the contact app and open , tap left hamburger menu , what is is set as will be what shows in your contact , example my contact i have google account out of my multiple to show Attachment 337879
    Yes i understand that. My phone shows no contacts. When i export from sims and import to phone they show up briefly then disappear again.
    10-16-2021 05:47 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes i understand that. My phone shows no contacts. When i export from sims and import to phone they show up briefly then disappear again.
    Ok and your using this tool to export your sim in contact app?Attachment 337880
    Attachment 337881
    10-16-2021 05:57 PM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    I changed you to the post owner since OP no longer here @wizzard44
    10-16-2021 06:01 PM
  24. mustang7757's Avatar
    You can also select custom in contact app and it will combine all your accounts,sim contacts in your contact app , just another option instead of import to your Google account
    10-16-2021 06:08 PM
  25. wizzard44's Avatar
    Ok and your using this tool to export your sim in contact app?Attachment 337880
    Attachment 337881
    What tool are you refering to?
    10-16-2021 06:12 PM
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