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azhagarasu
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎2011-12-09
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How to sync phone contacts to google?

Hello everyone,

How to sync my phone contacts to google? i have over 500 contacts which are saved in phone. I want to sync or export everything to my google mail contacts.

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uliwooly
Posts: 46,039
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to sync phone contacts to google?

open your phonebook

press MENU button -> tap on Send Contacts -> select all -> send it to your email

on your computer


-> download the file -> go to your gmail -> click on contacts -> click on more actions -> on the drop down menu click on "import" -> choose the file -> and click import

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uliwooly
Posts: 46,039
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to sync phone contacts to google?

Here are other ways to backup everything

Make sure you backup everything

Settings -> privacy -> Back up my data and Automatic restore should be selected

and also

SMS/MMS/Call Logs

Install "backup SMS+" to back up your SMS, MMS and Call Logs  to your Gmail

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.zegoggles.smssync&feature=search_result

or just SMS use

"backup & restore SMS"

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore&feature=search_result

or just MMS use "Save MMS"

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.schwimmer.android.mmsextract&feature=search_result

Call Logs (Just call logs)

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.yang.android.ansta

 

Backup & Restore app (will backup your SMS, MMS, Call Logs, Settings, Apps, Contacts)

Use one of these links to download the

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1193802

or

http://www.elita-clan.com/downloads/backup_and_restore_v010935.apk

http://www.elita-clan.com/downloads/backup_and_restore_v010935.apkor
http://www.mediafire.com/?1n07llajeaoo03y

How to install it

download the app, transfer it to your SD card

Download Apk Manager

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.magmamobile.app.apkinstaller&hl=en


open "Apk Manager" and voila select the apps that you wan't to install

Apps


Don't worry so much about backing up your apps

on your computer go to: market.android.com -> log in -> click on My Library -> and send all your apps to your phone

market my library.JPGmarket my library 02.JPGmarket my library 03.JPGmarket my library 04.JPG

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How to sideload apps

1st Method

How to install it

You need to

go to settings -> applications -> check unknown sources

download IO File Manager

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.openintents.filemanager&feature=search_result

download the app on your computer, transfer it to your SD card, use OI file manager to find it -> tap on it -> install it

2nd method

download the apk on your computer, send it to yourself through email, make sure you send it to your Gmail

now on your phone

go to settings -> applications -> check unknown sources

wait for the email, once  you get the email, open it, and instead of downloading the attachment it will allow you to install it, voila, done

3rd Method

BOX and upload the apks from any computer

install the App on your phone -> open BOX -> tap on the app -> install it

4th Method by far the easiest

an even Easier alternative

download the app, transfer it to your SD card

Download Apk Manager

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.magmamobile.app.apkinstaller&hl=en


open "Apk Manager" and voila select the apps that you wan't to install

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azhagarasu
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎2011-12-09

Re: How to sync phone contacts to google?

Yes I have.

One time poster
azhagarasu
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎2011-12-09

Re: How to sync phone contacts to google?

Thanks for the reply.

I tried this but is there any way to sync existing contacts automatically? Something like auto sync?

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uliwooly
Posts: 46,039
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to sync phone contacts to google?

yeah it should be synced

go to settigns -> accounts & sync -> google -> sync contacts

also

Settings -> privacy -> Back up my data and Automatic restore should be selected

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"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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uliwooly
Posts: 46,039
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to sync phone contacts to google?

and don't forget that

settings -> accounts & sync

both must be selected

background data traffic & activate auto-sync

and you should have a data plan or wifi connection, it will take few minutes but it should work.

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azhagarasu
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎2011-12-09

Re: How to sync phone contacts to google?

all the above options u mentioned are selected but for some reason its not showing up in my gmail contacts. but i exported all the contacts as vcf file and imported in gmail contacts. now its showing up. But going forward if I save a contact in phone will it be synced to google automatically?

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uliwooly
Posts: 46,039
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: How to sync phone contacts to google?

yes, yes they will, test it, add a random contact then just wait for the syncing icon to appear -> check your gmail -> contacts

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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imashish
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎2013-01-11

Re: How to sync phone contacts to google?

Thats really easy, I am using Xperia J and desperately wanted to have answer to this particular question. I tried the steps mentioned by you, and bingo i saved a copy of my contacts over the Box account (Thanks to Sony i got 50 GB storage free space over there!) as .vcf fiel (the default of a contacts file) :smileyhappy:

Kudos !!