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How to Backup Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S8

“Do you know how to transfer or backup contact list from Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC? I tried to connect my Samsung phone to PC, but it won’t be able to read my contacts saved in SIM card. Can you help me to fix it?”

You are very smart! Contacts play a crucial role in today’s life. keeping a backup file of important phone data to PC will be a good choice. Because the lost of the device, formatting your Galaxy S8, virus attack, system broken, rooting your Samsung phone and the wrong operation by accident may put your important contacts and other contents into risk.

Fortunately, it is not difficult to find a suitable way. Here in this tutorial I will explain four ways to backup contacts from Samsung Galaxy S8 to computer in details.

Way 1: Sync Samsung Galaxy S8 Contacts with Gmail

Assuming you have already added a Gmail account to your Samsung phone, below is the way to backup contacts from Samsung Galaxy S8 to Gmail.

Assuming you have already added a Gmail account to your Samsung phone, below is the way to backup contacts from Samsung Galaxy S8 to Gmail.

Step 1. Go to “Settings > Accounts“, find the icon of Google and login into with your Gmail account.

Step 2. Tap on the “Sync Contacts” and the contacts from your Samsung Galaxy S8 would be synced to your Gmail.

sync contacts from galaxy s8 to gmail

Way 2: Backup Galaxy S8 Contacts with Samsung Account

You can also choose to backup Galaxy S8 contacts with Samsung account. Necessarily, you can restore the backup simply whether to Galaxy S8 or the other Samsung phone with the account.

Step 1. Navigate to Settings app on your Samsung S8 device and choose “Account“.

Step 2. Find “Samsung account“, and sign in with your account number and password. If you don’t have the account, please create one.

backup galaxy s8 contacts with samsung account

Step 3. Finally, select “Backup” and choose SMS you want. Then the program would start the backup process.

Way 3: Backup Contacts on Galaxy S8 via Android Manager

Android Manager is a powerful yet easy-to-use desktop utility designed for content transfer and backup. With it, you will find that all your messages will be copied from Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC without loss. In addition to assisting you to transfer SMS from Galaxy S8 to computer, this software can also enable you to backup/export contacts, movies, photos, music and more files on your Samsung phone to PC, including Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6/S5, Galaxy Note Edge/4, J7/J5/A8/A9, Samsung tab, etc. What’s more, you are allowed to edit, delete or add files, install or uninstall apps as you like by running this Android Manager program.

Step 1.Open this Software, Connect it to Your Computer

Download and run this Android Manager program after installing it on your windows or Mac computer. And then plug your Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC via its USB cable.

install and run android manager on pc

Step 2.Export Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC

Once your Galaxy S8 is connected to PC, the software will automatically detect the device and will display the device you are using. Click the “Information” feature from the menu bar, and you can see all contacts info will be shown out. Select contacts you want to backup then click on “Export” button. You can transport the contacts as a vCard file, a CSV file, to Windows Address Book, and to Windows Outlook 2010/2013/2016.

select contacts and export to pc

Here select to CSV File option as an example. At last, it will ask you to select the location where you want to save you contacts backup.

save contacts backup on computer

Way 4: Export Galaxy S8 Contacts with Android Backup & Restore

Android Backup & Restore is an useful program that empowers you backup and restore Samsung Galaxy S8 data on computer, such as contacts, SMS, photos, videos, call logs, calendars, whatsapp messages and more. In addition, you are able to recover deleted or lost files on Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6, Note 5, Note 4, Samsung tab, etc, no matter whatever the reason for your data loss, namely accidental deletion, format, rooting, system damaged, stolen.

Step 1.Install and Launch the Android Backup & Restore

This step is quick simple. Download the software from above link and install it on your computer, launch it and connect your Samsung Galaxy S8 to PC.

launch android backup and restore app

Step 2.Backup Contacts from Galaxy S8 to PC

Find out the “Data Backup & Restore” option from the main interface and tap on the “Backup” button.

select data backup and restore option

Next, you can see the data types such as contacts, call history, messages and so on would be displayed on the interface. Please choose Contacts you want to backup. Then the backup job will be done automatically.

backup contacts from galaxy s8 to computer

You can preview the backup files from the software, if necessary, you can restore the backup back to Samsung Galaxy S8 or any Android phone without data loss.

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