How do I transfer contacts from my Galaxy S3 with a broke screen?

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how to transfer contacts from galaxy s3 with broke screen

my screen went completely out on my galaxy s3. i got a new phone, but i cant retrieve my contacts. they were not stored on my google account. any way to get them off old phone?
 

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Re: how to transfer contacts from galaxy s3 with broke screen

Welcome to Android Central! That may be tough, since contacts aren't stored as a discrete file--they're in an SQLite database. If you're lucky, perhaps the digitizer is still working, in which case you could connect the phone to a TV or monitor via an MHL/HDMI adapter. If you can see the screen on the TV and the digitizer still works, you should be able to open the Contacts app, tap Menu, then Import/Export. Export the contacts as a .csv or .vcf file, then transfer that file via USB (or the cloud) to your computer. I would then strongly suggest you import the contacts into your Google Contacts, so that something like this doesn't happen again.
 

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