1. Mojave's Avatar
    I have the S9+ on Verizon and also have Pie. I noticed that I can back up my contacts to my phone (which is the Verizon cloud) or to my Google account (contacts). I know that backing up to the Verizon cloud all those contacts will be transferred over when I get a new phone. If I choose to back up my contacts to my Google account.....will those contacts also transfer over to a new phone?

    I noticed that in my phone's contact settings I have a choice to choose a default storage location. I can select where to save my contacts. I can choose phone (Verizon cloud) or my Google account.

    I would like to save my contacts to only one of those options. Which one would be the wiser choice? Thank you!
    03-26-2019 07:05 AM
  2. missy8787's Avatar
    I've always used Google and whichever phone I get whether lg Samsung anything that has Google it automatically uploads all my saved contacts.
    03-26-2019 08:40 AM
  3. Mojave's Avatar
    I've always used Google and whichever phone I get whether lg Samsung anything that has Google it automatically uploads all my saved contacts.
    Thank you missy8787.
    pontiac005 likes this.
    03-26-2019 09:13 AM
  4. vasekvi's Avatar
    Google. Always. It transfers over to any device on any OS on any carrier.
    Guatiao likes this.
    03-29-2019 02:33 PM
  5. Mojave's Avatar
    Google. Always. It transfers over to any device on any OS on any carrier.
    Thank you vasekvi. Appreciate everyone's comments.
    vasekvi likes this.
    03-30-2019 06:56 AM
  6. missy8787's Avatar
    Your welcome
    03-30-2019 08:39 AM
  7. blackops1125's Avatar
    But you can also backup to phone storage as well. Or SD card.
    04-01-2019 10:21 PM
  8. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    I use Smart Switch & backup my phone contacts, messages, pictures, etc. to my PC.

    I restored my contacts from my Galaxy s5 backups to my Galaxy s9+ when I changed phones last year. I just used my Husbands Galaxy s9 backup to restore items to his new Galaxy s10+.

    I try to keep contact info off the cloud.
    blackops1125 likes this.
    04-02-2019 12:26 AM
  9. blackops1125's Avatar
    I use Smart Switch & backup my phone contacts, messages, pictures, etc. to my PC.

    I restored my contacts from my Galaxy s5 backups to my Galaxy s9+ when I changed phones last year. I just used my Husbands Galaxy s9 backup to restore items to his new Galaxy s10+.

    I try to keep contact info off the cloud.
    Yea, I am the same way.
    BerryBubbles likes this.
    04-02-2019 05:06 AM
  10. medic22003's Avatar
    I use Smart Switch & backup my phone contacts, messages, pictures, etc. to my PC.

    I restored my contacts from my Galaxy s5 backups to my Galaxy s9+ when I changed phones last year. I just used my Husbands Galaxy s9 backup to restore items to his new Galaxy s10+.

    I try to keep contact info off the cloud.
    I'm the same way but also noticed the way I was doing things when I tried to switch phones I lost contacts or they merged and it was just a mess.
    04-05-2019 07:31 AM
  11. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    I'm the same way but also noticed the way I was doing things when I tried to switch phones I lost contacts or they merged and it was just a mess.
    That must have been terrible. I can't even imagine all the frustration.

    I originally used Kies, but had to change to Smart Switch as it was incompatible with the s9 line...at least for me. I guess I've been lucky so far, no duplicates after a restore. Hoping you never have that issue again.
    04-05-2019 02:02 PM

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