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How to transfer contacts from Android to Windows

Android
Windows

Transfer contacts from your Android to the cloud server

In our guideline we will introduce PhoneCopy.com service which supports many phones from almost all manufacturers, including Android, and can be easily used to synchronize data between two or more devices.

This guideline also works for similar devices like Google Nexus S 4G, Google Pixel, Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel C.

Download PhoneCopy for Android to your Android phone, which you can download free of charge. After downloading and installation, go through following steps.

Run the app and create new account. If you already have an account choose "sign on".

Welcome Create new account Login to existing account

To allow correct functionality of PhoneCopy application we will kindly ask you to confirm access permissions for it.

Permissions Permissions

When you confirm access to contacts you can set which "contacts databases" you want to backup.

Contacts Contacts Contacts

PhoneCopy allows to back up SMS too.

SMS SMS Messages

Then you can set up backup for media (photos and videos).

Media Media Photos and videos

If you want download photos and videos from old phone (which was synchronized to PhoneCopy.com before) you can choose it in the next step. Then you can synchronize.

Other devices Sync

You can access all settings later by bottom menu of the application or by main menu. In case you exceed limits for a free account we recommend you to buy Premium

Other devices Sync Bottom menu

And now it's time to transfer data to your Windows

Download PhoneCopy for Windows to your Windows, which you can download free of charge. After downloading and installation PhoneCopy icon will appear on your desktop.

desktop icon

Start the application and small PhoneCopy icon will appear on right bottom corner of your screen on status bar. When you will press this icon at first time you will be asked to fill your username and password. Any next icon click will start synchronization.

status bar icon

Parameters settins









Start PhoneCopy for Windows. Fill your PhoneCopy username and password, select local directory to store contacts, and choose VCARD format which will be used (we recommend to use 3.0 which is pre-selected). Another option is to use native Windows Contacts format and synchronize directly to Contacts folder. Also you can set your proxy.



Synchronization direction











Now you can start the first synchronization on your Windows to transfer your contacts from/to PhoneCopy server. Also you can select synchronization direction. When you will add any VCARD contacts to selected directory you will see it synchronized to PhoneCopy after next sync. Status bar icon is animated during synchronization process.



Succesfull sync





When synchronization finish you will get confirming message.





This guideline also works for similar devices like Fujitsu Stylistic-Q552, Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 2003, Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP.

Once everything is done, check your data on the web. Login to PhoneCopy webpage and you will see brief review of all data transferred from your device. With another mouse click, you can review the change of each particular item.

Some additional tips:

You can easily remove duplicate items among your contact list or SMS messages. Just go to the Contacts (or SMS) section and choose More Actions -> Search for duplicates. Detailed wizard will help you to solve this kind of problem easily.