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How to Selectively Backup Your Android Contacts

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In this article, we guide you in the path to backing up the contacts that you have on your Android mobile device, and we show you how to do so in a selective manner.

When we first get a brand new phone, our instinct tells us to follow 4 steps:

  • Unbox the new phone
  • Turn on the new phone
  • Setup the new phone
  • Transfer all the data that we want to keep from our old phone to our new phone

With that in mind, we all know how frustrating it can be to transfer the data that we want to keep from our old phones over to our new phones. On top of that frustration, most programs that come with our phones only allow for whole categories to be transferred. For example, on iTunes if you want to transfer your photos you must transfer all of your photos, there is no selectivity available here. However, with Dr.Fone you are given all the selectivity that you need when you choose to Backup Android Contacts. So how can it be done?

Dr.Fone Toolkit for Android and How You Can Take Advantage of it

This program can be used for a variety of things (such as restoring phone data etc.) although today we will be focussing on how it can be used to back up your Android contacts.

Step #1 – As with any program, the first step is to download dr.fone and install it correctly on your computer.

Download dr.fone (Windows Version)Download Dr.Fone for Android (Mac Version)

Step #2 – After installing the program accordingly, open it up and choose “Recover” Option.

Step #3 – Before you interact with the program, attach your Android phone to your computer via USB.


Step #4 – Once the phone has connected and you have ensured that Dr.Fone has detected it. You will be taken to a page titled “Scan Android device to find recently deleted data.”

Step #5 – By default, the “Samsung Android Device” box will be ticked. Untick that box and instead make sure that only the “Contacts” box has been ticked and click on the “Next” button.

Step #6 – After that, Dr.Fone will analyze your Android device.


Note: The analysis stage may suddenly stop and request that you grant Dr.Fone with superuser permissions for your Android. In order for the process to continue and do so successfully, you are required to grant the request and click on the “Retry” option.

Step #7 – Once the analysis stage has completed, Dr.Fone will then scan your device for any deleted data (in this case your contacts).

Step #8 – After the scan has completed, you will be able to see all of the conversations available on your phone that have been deleted or are currently on your phone. By default the option “Only display deleted items” will be marked as on, although turn that option off in order to view all of your conversations.


Step #9 – Go through your contacts and select those that you would like to back up onto your computer.


Step #10 – After you have selected all of the contacts you’d like to backup, click on the “Recover” option, at which point all of the selected contacts will be backed up.

Now that you have been able to selectively Backup Android Contacts, you are able to use that backup whenever you feel necessary. If you have recently bought a new phone and would like to transfer your contacts, use the backup. If your phone crashed and you had to wipe all of the data from it, use the backup. There are an endless amount of situations where you are able to take advantage of the backup system that Dr.Fone has to offer.

On top of that, dr.fone – Recover (Android) offers a variety of other options allowing to you have all of the necessary data tools for your phone in one place. This prevents you from having to use multiple programs to perform these simple tasks!

Download dr.fone (Windows Version)Download Dr.Fone for Android (Mac Version)

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