As an android user, you would like to customize your smartphone to enjoy more features or you might want to root it for installing custom ROM’s. Well, if that’s the case then it is advisable to backup your data’s. Because, the rooting and updating process on your Android smartphone will wipe all your data and you will never be able to recover. But when you have a backup, you can easily restore your data. For backing up SMS, MMS and Call Logs, follow this tutorial.
If you would like to backup your Contacts, then here is the tutorial to do it. For backing up contacts, we have used one of the Gmail features which will let you to sync the android contacts. Doing this, will help you to have peace of mind either while rooting your smartphone or while installing custom ROM.
Although, there are many apps are available in the Google Play Store for backing up your contacts, syncing it with your Gmail account is the safest and easiest way. Here, I’m going to explain the same with some simple instructions.
When you first turn on your phone and sign in into your Google Account, your contacts will automatically get synced with the Gmail account if you turn on the “Sync Contacts” option. So, just add your Gmail address while setting up your android smartphone and select the option to sync.
Once, your contacts is synced with your Google account it will remain there, even if you make plenty of changes to your smartphone. You can also view these contacts from another device or from any web browser just by signing into your Gmail account.You can view your contacts in Gmail, GTalk, Messenger and plenty other apps. If you add the contacts from various sources using your Gmail account, then they will get synced automatically across all the places as well.
But keep in mind that, once you delete a Google contact from your device, your contacts will also be deleted automatically. It will even be deleted from the other sources such as Google Chat, Google Talk, Messenger, etc.
If you want to check whether your android device is synced with your Gmail account, open “Contacts” option and then press the “Menu/Settings” button. Then, select “Merge with Google” option and confirm the same. Once, it is successfully merged a pop-up message will be displayed.
Tutorial To Sync Android Contacts With Gmail Account:
1. First, open the App drawer on your android device. Go to “Settings” > “Accounts and Sync”.
2. Enable the accounts and syncing service.
3. Select your Gmail account and ensure that the “Sync Contacts” option is enabled on your device.
4. Tap the “Sync now” button and wait until all your contacts are synchronized with your Gmail account.
5. After that open your Gmail account in your computer (not in phone) and click the Gmail text link that is listed on the upper left side of the Gmail profile.
6. Select the “Contacts” option. Now, you can see a page which consists of all your android mobile contacts.
If you have rooted your android phone, or if you update the same with any custom ROM or firmware, you need to again sync your contacts with your Gmail account. By doing this, you can restore all your contacts.