It is easy to transfer data between two mobile devices that are running the same operating system. But if both your devices run different platforms say Android and iOS, that being said, here are some common problems that people can experience when they are attempting to transfer photos from Samsung to iPad with little to no success.
Summary: Looking for a way to copy Samsung phone contacts to PC? This page covers several efficient ways to tell you how to transfer contacts from Samsung to PC.
As the communications technology matures, mobile operators continuously introduce many innovative and powerful mobile phones to attract customers, in order to occupy the market. In this situation, Samsung Galaxy series including Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e/S9/S8/S7/S6, Galaxy Note 8/7/6, is quickly released and occupied the Android smart phone market in recent years. From some aspects, a smart phone even can be comparable with the computer, so it is quite common to find people use a phone rather that a computer to surf on the Internet. And it is also frequently used to contact your family or friends in the daily life.
- Connect your Samsung device to the Mac with a USB cable, choose the PTP mode from the Samsung notification screen. Select your Samsung phone from the Devices list. Choose a local folder for storing the transferred photos. Preview the photos and choose the ones that you want to copy, then click Import.
- Screenshots were captured from a Galaxy S10e operating on Android OS Version 10.0 (Q) and Galaxy Book S, settings and steps may vary depending on your Galaxy device and software version. If you have a Windows 10 version 1803 PC or higher you can also try Using File Drag and Drop through Link to Windows.
- Transfer photos from Samsung Galaxy S5 to PC or Mac with the SD memory card. Transferring photos from the Samsung Galaxy S5 to the memory card is a pretty practical technique, but the latter requires 2 conditions. In order to apply this procedure, you must first have a SD memory card on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
All in all, your Samsung Galaxy phone has the high risk of being attacked by various viruses, which maybe delete the data stored in the cell phone, then you need to get contacts off Samsung phone and transfer contacts to computer for backup.
- Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung Phone to PC with One Click (Recommended)
Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung Phone to PC with One Click (Recommended)
Undoubtedly, once you've found something important have been taken away by the malicious virus, you will be driven mad, especially when the contacts list are disappeared without backup. Needless to say too much, we all know the importance of the contact list on your phone, so, to prevent the huge disaster caused by the accidental contact information lost, the best choice is to transfer contacts from your Samsung Galaxy phone to computer for backup. if you wish to backup Samsung Galaxy contacts to PC or Mac, you'd better to find a tool like MobiKin Assistant for Android as your daily assistant.
What we will get from Assistant for Android:
- This program will let you export and save contacts info like phone number, name, etc. from Samsung to desktop computer with one click.
- All Samsung contacts will be saved as CSV format, so that you can view, add/delete or edit the number on the computer without any limitation.
- It can manage other files like messages, apps, music, photo, etc. on your phone without any hassle.
- Works well on all available Samsung phone models, including Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e/S9/S8/S7/S6, Galaxy Note 8/7/6, A9/A8/A7/A6, etc., as well as other Android devices like Huawei, HTC, LG, Sony, Xiaomi and so on.
In the following contents, you can get the free trial version of the powerful Samsung Contacts Assistant software for Windows or Mac respectively. And then you can try to download contacts from Samsung phone to PC from now on.
Steps to backup Samsung phone contacts to PC with Assistant for Android:
Firstly, run the software and connect your Samsung phone to the computer with a USB cable. Then, the phone can be identified by this program automatically. The parameter information of your phone, including the phone model, system version and storage space size will be shown in the main interface. If it fails to do this, you are required to enable USB debugging on your device.
Secondly, click the 'Contacts' tab on the left side for previewing the whole contact list in the program just like below:
Lastly, Go through and mark all number you wish to backup, and then click 'Export' to export and save the selected number to your computer as CSV format very well.
Above is the whole settings of transferring contacts from Samsung Galaxy to computer, if you wish to handle it on your Mac computer, you can get the Mac version and copy contacts from Samsung Galaxy to Mac by yourself.
Attention: If you wish to transfer contacts from your desktop computer to Samsung devices, you can directly hit the 'Import' button to load the available contacts to your device easily. But you should be noted that this assistant program only allows you to import contacts backups in specific formats. So if your contacts backups in other formats, you can take the below program as your consideration.
Video Tutorial - how to transfer contacts from Samsung Galaxy to computer:
Part 2. How to Save My Contacts from Samsung Phone to Computer via Gmail
How do I transfer contacts from Samsung to PC without installing program? You can try using Gmail to copy contacts from Samsung phone to PC. What you need to do is syncing your Samsung phone contacts with your Gmail account firstly, and then download them on your computer. The detailed steps are as following:
Step 1. First of all, head to 'Settings' app on your Samsung phone and then go to click Accounts & Sync > Add Account > Google > Next > Sign in'. Just sign in to your Gmail account on your Samsung phone.
Step 2. After you log in your Gmail account, you should select 'Sync Contacts' to sync all contacts from Samsung phone to Gmail.
Please noted that if you haven't a Gmail account before, you can tap the 'Create' button to add a new one than type the existing Gmail info. (Learn how to add a Google account on Android device)
Step 3. When the contacts syncing process finished. You can login to the same Gmail account on your computer and go to 'Contacts' section. Choose the contacts that you want to transfer and hit on the 'More' > 'Export' button on the top.
Step 4. Choose 'Which contacts do you want to export?' and 'Which export format'. Then, click 'Export' to save these contacts from Samsung phone to CSV file on your computer.
Part 3. How to Download Contacts from Samsung to PC Using Kies
Samsung users should know that Samsung has launched its own mobile data management tool Samsung Kies. You can use it to easily manage your Samsung mobile phone data by downloading and installing Kies on your PC. You can export data from your phone to your PC and import it from your PC to your phone. This means that when your Samsung phone is accidentally lost or data is accidentally damaged, you can easily restore your contacts and other data from your PC to your Samsung device.
Step 1. Launch Samsung Kies and connect Samsung phone
Download, install and launch Samsung Kies on your computer. Connect your Samsung Galaxy phone to your computer with a USB cable. Once the phone is detected by Kies, you can select the option of 'Backup & Restore' from the Kies' main interface.
Step 2. How to get contacts from Samsung phone to computer with Kies
Select 'Data Backup' option in this section and choose the data categories you want to backup. Here you should tick off the 'Contacts' category and then click the 'Backup' option to download phone numbers from Samsung to computer.
Part 4. How to Import Contacts from Samsung Mobile to PC via Android App
You can find many apps in the Google Play store to help you transfer contacts from your Samsung phone to your computer. MCBackup – My Contacts Backup application is one of them. It transfers all contacts from your smartphone to your PC and restores them to your phone when you need them. However, it should be noted that the security of these third-party applications is insufficient. If you are concerned about the theft of your mobile phone data, it is best to choose the desktop software mentioned in the first method - Assistant for Android.
Below, I will show you how to use MCBackup to transfer contacts from Note 4/5/6/7/8 and S10/9/8/7/6 to computer.
Step 1: Open the Google Play store on your Samsung Galaxy phone, find and install MCBackup – My Contacts Backup application.
Step 2: Launch this app, it will immediately scan and display the number of contacts stored in your Samsung phone.
Step 3: Click on 'Backup' and wait until all contacts are stored in a file.
Step 4: Click on 'Send' and enter your email address to receive this file.
Step 5: Finally, log in to the email account you just entered on your phone on your computer, download the just saved '.vcf' file and save it where you want.
To prevent accidental loss of contacts you have saved on your Samsung phone, it's always a good idea to save contacts from Samsung phone to computer. As long as you have backup contacts, you can always choose to restore them to your phone. This is very useful when you accidentally lose your Samsung phone or accidentally delete a contact. MobiKin Assistant for Android can do this, it not only helps you keep all the contacts from your phone on your computer, including name, mobile number, email, company address, fax number, etc., and even allows you to back up other file types. For example, apps, messages, music, photos, videos, etc. I hope this guide will help you.
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