How To Transfer Contacts From Samsung Galaxy S3 To Samsung Galaxy S5

One of the major problems that you face when switching from your old phone to a new one is transferring everything. However, you should be thankful to the new technologies because it made this task easy with a few steps only, which was impossible earlier. In this post, I will guide you on how to transfer contacts from Samsung Galaxy S3 to Samsung Galaxy S5.

You only need to set up your accounts in Samsung Galaxy S5, then log in it and all the contacts will be available there.

Another way to transfer contacts from Samsung Galaxy S3 to Samsung Galaxy S5 is exporting them to SD-card from your Galaxy S3 and again importing them to Galaxy S5 from SD-card.

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Transfer Contacts From Samsung Galaxy S3 To Samsung Galaxy S5

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Transfer Contacts From Samsung Galaxy S3 To Samsung Galaxy S5

Export contacts to SD card on Samsung Galaxy S5

>Tap Contacts and then touch Menu key.

> Select Import/Export option.

> Now tap Export to SD-card.

> A message will be promoted on the screen “Export contacts file/storage/emulated/0/Contacts.vcf”.

> Touch Ok to confirm the export.

After the contacts are exported from your Galaxy S3 to SD-card, there are two ways to import the contacts to your Galaxy S5. You can either send the files via Bluetooth or simply insert the SD card to your Galaxy S5. Just one thing you should remember that if you send the files via Bluetooth, it will be saved in your Galaxy S5’s internal storage under Bluetooth folder. You will have to move the Contacts.vcf to your SD-card.

See also- How To Restore Contacts To Samsung Galaxy S5


Import contacts from your microSD card ON Samsung Galaxy S5

If you save the Contact.vcf file to your Samsung Galaxy S5’s SD-card, follow the steps to import contacts:

> Tap Apps icon from Home screen.

> Scroll the screen and then touch Settings.

> Tap Applications section and then Contacts.

> Touch Import/Export option.

> Select Import from SD-card.

> Now your contacts are exported to your Galaxy S5.


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