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4 Methods to Transfer Contacts from Old Android Phone to Samsung Galaxy S8

Switching phones is sometimes annoying for most of the users as you need to move all the important data from your old phone to the new comer. Without the data, you can not even make a phone call with the device as you don't get the contact list. Thus, if you are updating from your old Android phone to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, then it is important that you transfer your existing contacts. Many users think that moving contacts from one form to another is a daunting task. However, it is a painless activity, and we will give you about the simple approach through which you can transfer contacts from your old Android to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. Now, let's have a quick overview for each method:

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This article would introduce four different ways to transfer contacts from old Android phone to your new Samsung Galaxy S8. Now, we are going to check these methods one by one in a detailed way.


Method 1: Transfer Contacts from Old Android Phone to Galaxy S8 via Bluetooth

To transfer contacts from your previously used Android phone to the new Samsung Galaxy S8, you can try to use Bluetooth, which is pretty simple to deal with. Below is the step-to-step guide for the job:

Step 1. Turn on your old Android as well as Samsung S8 and then enable the Bluetooth on them.

Step 2. Go to your old Android, and then select the contacts you want to move to Samsung Galaxy S8 or simply choose all the items. Then tap on the "SHARE" button on the screen and choose "Bluetooth" option.

Step 3. Pair the devices with each other and then choose your new Samsung as the target device to receive the contacts. After that, please send the contacts as vCard file when it asks.

Step 4. Go to your new Samsung and confirm to receive the data. Then the files would be imported to your Contact app.


Method 2. Transfer Contacts from Old Android Phone to Galaxy S8 via Smart Switch

The Smart Switch app lets you transfer your data from an Android phone without using a computer. You'll need to download the Samsung Smart Switch app from the Play Store on both of your old Android phone and Samsung Galaxy S8. Or you can download it from Samsung official website.

Step 1. On the homescreen, swipe up for the Apps menu. Then tap Settings. You can scroll down and tap Cloud and accounts, then go to click on Smart Switch.

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Step 2. Choose how you want to transfer your content, and then tap Recieve. Select your old device type and follow the instructions ( Note: Choose Send on your old phone and Receive on your new one ). On your old phone, choose the content you'd like to transfer. Tap Send On your new phone, tap Receive to confirm the connection. Your content will start to transfer to your new phone. Once it's complete, tap Close app on both phones.

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Method 3. Transfer Contacts from Old Android Phone to Galaxy S8 via Phone Manager

Free Syncios Mobile Manager is an easy-to-use and powerful iOS & Android Mobile manager, which is well-designed for users who want to manage device contents on PC. It allows you to export contacts, apps, photos, music, ringtone, videos, SMS messages, eBooks and more for free. You can preview or edit contacts before or after contacts transferring clearly in this method.

Step 1. Download and install this Free Phone Manager program on your computer. Then launch the program.

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Step 2. You can find Contacts after connect your devices to Syncios. Old Android phone and Samsung S8 can be connected to computer at the same time for the better operation.

Step 3. You need to backup contacts of old Android phone to computer firstly. Simply go to Contacts under Old Android phone, like Samsung S7. Then choose contacts you'd like to backup with the clear preview and click on Backup > Choose backup location, now you can backup your old phone contacts to computer.

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Step 4. You are allowed to edit contacts before or after transferring. Simply choose a contact then click on Edit, including head portrait, phone number, company, address, tag and etc.

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Step 5. Then you can restore old Android phone contacts backup from computer to Samsung S8 by clicking on Contacts under Samsung Galaxy S8 device > Restore. Syncios will detect the precious backup file automatically if you haven't moved them to other location. Choose the backup file you've just made and restore it.

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Method 4. Transfer Contacts from Old Android Phone to Galaxy S8 Directly with 1-Click

Syncios Android Transfer is a professional iOS & Android synchronizing tool, which enables your to backup or transfer messages, contacts, call logs, music, video, audio and other files between iOS & Android devices and computer with only few clicks or directly phone-to-phone transfer. You can transfer contacts from old Android phone to Samsung S8 directly.

Step 1. Download and install this Phone Data Transfer program on your computer. Then launch the program.

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Step 2. You can find Phone to Phone after connect your devices to Syncios. Old Android phone and Samsung S8 should be connected to computer at the same time.

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Step 3. Make sure old phone is on the left and the Samsung S8 is on the right. You can also click the Flip button to exchange the positions if you need. The data of old phone will be displayed on the middle panel after data loading.

Step 4. Tick off Contacts on the middle panel after data loading. Then click on Start Copy to transfer contacts from old phone to Samsung S8. After a while, all contacts would be transferred to your new Samsung S8.

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