How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, or SD Card?

You might be looking for a simple way to transfer contacts from one Android device to another Android device like by using Bluetooth if you have bought a new Android smartphone or tablet and want to transfer, move, or copy your contacts from your previous Android device to the new one, or if you just want to send or transfer some or all of your contacts to your friend's Android phone.

Transferring contacts from one Android phone to another Android phone is quite easy, and Android lets you to do that in a number of ways, for example, you can send or transfer contacts using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, Gmail, SMS, SIM card, SD card, etc. Transferring contacts from Android to Android using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct is quite easy compared to using your SIM card or SD card.

Using a third party service such as Gmail or using your SIM card to move or transfer contacts is a bit time consuming and might also not be suitable in some cases, for example, when you want to send contacts to persons whom you don't want to give your SIM card or don't want to use gmail on their device. To instantly transfer contacts from one Android phone to another, you can use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct.

In this guide, we will show you how you can easily transfer contacts from Android to Android using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, and also via SD card in steps with screenshots.

Let's see how to transfer contacts from Android to Android via Bluetooth

Before you start doing the steps, you should make sure that Bluetooth is on and visible in both the Android devices.

1) Tap on the Contacts app on your Android device to open it.

open the Android Contacts app

2) Tap on the Menu button located at the bottom-left of your Android device. You will see the options in the screen as shown below. Tap on the Import/Export option.

Tap on Import/Export

3) Tap on Share namecard via.

Android contacts Import/Export

4) Now, select the contacts you want to transfer. To select all the contacts, You can tap on Select all.

select the contacts you want to transfer

5) Tap on Bluetooth.

transfer contacts method

6) Tap on the device name to select the device to which you want to send the contacts.

choose the contacts receiving Android device

7) Now, on the receiving device, accept the Bluetooth authorization request. Your contacts will start transferring.

choose Bluetooth authorization request on the receiving Android device

After all the contacts have been transferred to your Android device, you can see them in your Contacts list.

You can also see how to transfer contacts using other methods like Wi-Fi Direct or SD card in the guide below.

How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android using Wi-Fi Direct?

Make sure that Wi-Fi Direct is enabled on both the Android devices.

Do the steps from 1 to 4 shown above.

Now, tap on Wi-Fi Direct.

transfer contacts method

Tap on the Android device name to which you want to send the contacts.

choose device - transfer contacts from Android to Android using Wi-Fi Direct

On the receiving Android device, grant permission for Wi-Fi Direct connection.

Tap OK on the receiving device

Your contacts will now be transferred to your Android device.

If you like, you can also see another method to transfer contacts from Android to Android using SD card.

Transferring Contacts from Android to Android using SD Card

Open Contacts.

open the Android Contacts app

Tap on the Menu button at the bottom-left of your Android device. Tap on the Import/Export option.

Tap on Import/Export

Tap on Export to USB storage. Some Android phones might have other options like Export to SD card.

Android contacts Import/Export

Tap on OK to confirm export.

export your Android contacts to SD card to transfer them

 

Now, move your SD card to the other device.

On the other device, open the Contacts app.

open the Android Contacts app

Tap on the Menu button. Then tap on the Import/Export option.

Tap on Import/Export

Tap on Import from USB storage.

Android contacts Import/Export

Tap on Phone to save the contacts on your Android phone.

save contacts on Android from SD card

Now, transferring contacts from Android to Android is complete, and you can use the contacts on your new device for calling, messaging, etc.



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