How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung Note 5 to Computer (Note 8, 9 Supported)
After Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was launched this fall, many people have brought this wonderful stunner. As a Samsung user, you may know about this model. In this article, I am going to tell you something that you can hardly find on the Internet, about how to protect the data files on your Samsung phone. Let’s go on to the next passage.
Usually, we create the backup files and store the files on your computer, so that when something happens unexpectedly, you can still recover the backup files from your computer, instead of losing it forever. And this is the most important way to protect your data files on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or some other models of the Samsung phone. Also, if you have some backup files on your computer, you can recover the backup files to your new Samsung phone, which may be thought of data transfer.
Here are two ways to transfer the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 data files to your computer:
Way 1. To Transfer Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Contacts with the Gmail
If you transfer the Note 5 contacts in this way, you may need to perform two actions. First, you need to sync the contacts from your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to your Gmail account. Second, you need to sync the from your Gmail account to your computer. It is noticeable that the contacts you sync will be in the format of the “CSV” or the “VCF”. Here is the detailed tutorial for your reference.
Step 1. Register a Gmail account on the Internet
Power on your Samsung phone and go to the Settings, tap on the Accounts and then the Add account. Choose the “Google”, and follow the instruments there. And after that log in your Gmail account.
Step 2. Choose to sync the “Contacts”
Launch the Apps drawer, and from the toolbar, choose the option of “Contacts”.
Step 3. Get ready to sync the contacts
After the last step, tap on the button of “More” with three dots to bring up the contacts on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone. Then from the drop-down menu choose the “Move device contacts to” option.
Step 4. Backup the Galaxy Note 5 contacts to Gmail
Now you will see a pop-up box, where you need to tap on the “Google” item. And then confirm your authorization on the next pop-up box by tapping on “OK”.
Step 5. Wait for the contacts transferring process to be finished
Now you need to wait for a few minutes until the transferring process. And after that, all the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 contacts will be transferred to your Gmail account.
Step 6. Go to the website of the Gmail
Now, turn to your computer. Open the browser, visit the website of the Gmail, and log in it with the account which you used to transfer the contacts from your Samsung phone and your Gmail account.
Step 7. Find the “Contacts” item
On the homepage of the Gmail, click on the button with a reserved triangle. And then you will see the “Contacts” item.
Step 8. Choose the contacts that you want to sync to your computer
Now you can see the page of Contacts, on the main zone of which, you can now start to choose the contacts that you want to export to your computer.
Step 9. Export to your computer
Find the button of the “More” above the contacts and from the drop-down menu tap on the “Export…” item. Now you can see a window pop up, titled “Export contacts”, on which you need to make some settings. You can decide which contacts to export and which format to use. And after that, just tap on the button of “Export” to start transferring the contacts from your Gmail account.
Step 10. Check the contacts on your computer
After exporting, check the contacts on your computer to make sure that all the contacts you want to transfer have been transferred to your computer.
Step 11. Transfer to your Samsung in the same way
Now, if you wan to get the contacts on your Samsung Note 5 phone, you need to transfer them to the Gmail account first and then to your Samsung phone in the same way above.
Way 2. To Transfer Samsung Note 5 Contacts with the Wondershare MobileGo
As you can see, the Way 1 is, in fact, kind of cumbersome. So, is there any way more convenient than it? Of course, here we go!
To transfer the contacts from your Samsung phone to your computer with the MobileGo for Android is much more easier than that in Way 1. Although you may need to pay for it for its full functions, you will find it worth the payment after you use it for once. The Wondershare MobileGo is a professional tool for all transferring data. And there are some more functions of this application.
Main features of the Wondershare MobileGo:
- 1. Professional media management tool for both the Android devices.
- 2. Safe and reliable software.
- 3. Handy software with intuitive interface.
Here I will tell you how to transfer the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / Note 8 contacts with the Wondershare MobileGo.
Step 1. Download and install the Wondershare MobileGo
Download and install the Wondershare MobileGo on your computer. As there are two versions of this application, you can either choose the version for Windows or the version for the Mac, depending on your computer.
Step 2. Launch the Wondershare MobileGo
Launch the Wondershare MobileGo on your computer and soon you will see the primary window of it. You can first try to familiarize yourself with this application before using it.
Step 3. Connect your Samsung Note 5 phone to your computer
Connect your Samsung phone to your computer with a USB cable. And the Wondershare MobileGo will detect your Samsung phone immediately. If it the first time you connect your phone to your computer, you may need to install the relevant driver.
Step 4. Enable the USB debugging
Sometimes you may be asked to enable the USB debugging on your Samsung phone. Just following this guidance: go to the “Settings” on your Samsung phone and tap on the “Developer options” to find and turn on the USB debugging option.
Step 5. Bring up the contacts of your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone
If your Samsung Note 5 phone connects to your computer successfully, you can now go to the left column of the primary window and tap on the “Contacts” option under the name or model of your Samsung. And soon, all the contacts of your Samsung phone will be displayed there.
Step 6. Get ready to transfer the contacts to computer
On the middle toolbar of the Wondershare MobileGo, you can find the “Export” option. Tap on it and then a drop-down window will pop up, from which you need to choose the option of “Export all contacts to computer” and choose the format for the contacts. As is introduced above, you’d better save the contacts in the formats of “CSV” or the “VCF”.
Step 7. Choose a location for the contacts transferred on your computer
A window will pop up asking you to choose a location folder for the contacts transferred on your computer. You can choose a pre-existing one or create a new one. And click on “OK”.
Step 8. Wait for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 data transferring process
After a few minutes, you can see a window reminding you that the Export is successful. And you can check the contacts on your computer.
Step 9. Transfer Samsung Note 5 contacts to your phone
If you want to transfer the contacts from your computer to your phone, you can refer to the Step 1 to Step 8.
- 1. You can not tap on the “Export” option. And you need to turn to the “Import” option on the middle tool bar. And then choose the contacts that you want to transfer.
- 2. You then can see the window of “Select contact you want to import”, on which you need to choose a folder or create a new folder for the contacts ready to be transferred. And then click on “Open” to go on.
- 3. If you want to import the vCard files to your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone, you need to, on the window of “Import vCard Contacts”, select the vCard files from your computer, and then select a contacts account. If you want to select a special location folder for the contacts on your Samsung, you can click on the reversed triangle to choose the folder from the drop-down window. And finally click on “OK”.
Now, you have finished reading this article. Both tools are simple and efficient for Samsung Galaxy Note 9/8/5 contacts transfer. Please feel free to have a try on either tool.