Let's take a step back for a moment as a lot of people won't quite understand the importance of backing up your data let alone your phone book. Not many people backup phonebook and for those who suffer from data loss, if they haven't then the recovery process can be very time-consuming. By taking a backup of your phonebook, you are assured that if something does go wrong with your device, then your contacts are completely safe.
When you purchase a new phone, the first data type that you transfer over is your contacts. With that, it should be clear how important it is that you back up your phonebook regularly. So with this in mind, let's take a look at some of the best backup methods available.
Method 1. Using dr.fone-Transfer to Backup Phonebook
The number one option for backing up your phonebook is to use dr.fone-Transfer. Not only is this program perfect for backing up data, but it goes much farther than simple data backup and allows you to regain the freedom and control over your device that you once had.
In terms of advantages, dr.fone – Android Transfer comes with several other features, as mentioned above. The only negative to dr.fone Transfer is that there is a price tag attached to the program. Luckily, there is a free version available!
If you're interested in finding out more about dr.fone – Transfer and how it can be used to backup phonebook, take a look at some of the sections below.
Method 2. Using the CM Backup Application
When using the CM Backup application, your contact information is stored in a cloud storage. The best part about this application is that you are given 5GB of cloud storage for free. If you are only backing up your contact information, this is more than enough storage space.
Some of the advantages of using this application include:
- If you have fast internet, which more and more people are getting, then backups are taken incredibly fast.
- When backing up your contacts, you are also able to backup other data including app data or calendar data.
- After taking a backup using the application, you are able to view your backups through the online panel.
- Backup phonebook takes only a few seconds and can be done with a single tap.
The only downside to using the CM Backup application is that when restoring data, some of the data may not be restored. However, keep in mind that while the data isn't restored it is still stored in the backup file.
Method 3. Using the MC Backup Application
Using the MC Backup application to backup phonebook is another very viable option. This application takes a backup of the data that you want to be taken and sends the backup over to your email.
Realistically, sending the backup to your email is an ideal feature for an application as it gives you full control over its storage. In comparison to backup methods such as using iTunes or iCloud, using MC Backup is beneficial as you can have the backup stored somewhere that you are comfortable with.
Some of the advantages that there are to using MC Backup to backup phonebook include:
- When you backup phonebook, the backup is not stored on the application and does not have to synchronize with a server. As mentioned above, the backup is emailed to you so that you can store it accordingly.
- If you have to restore a backup, you don't have to have the application installed to do so. Simply download the backup that you had taken onto your device and import your contacts back onto your device.
- As you handle the backup file yourself, you don't have to worry about data privacy being an issue.
- With MC Backup, you are also able to schedule backups to be taken on a regular basis. This is handy if you are often changing contact information and need regular backups to be taken.
The only downside to using this application is that if you have multiple contacts which share the same information, MC Backup will not catch onto this and duplicate information may be stored. Other than this, MC Backup is a fantastic option when you are to back up phonebook.
How to Backup Phonebook with dr.fone-Transfer
From the above 3 options, dr.fone – Android Transfer is without a doubt the superior one. With that in mind, let's take a look at how you can back up your phonebook using dr.fone.
Step #1 – Download and install the dr.fone program accordingly. Once it has installed, launch the program.
Step #2 – If your phone isn't already connected to your computer, then connect it using a USB cable now.
Step #3 – Once detected, go ahead and click on the “Information” tab located on the top panel which will display all of the contacts which are currently on the connected device.
Step #4 – Take a moment to either select all of your contacts, or only the ones that you want to be backed up and click on the “Export” button.
Step #5 – From here, choose an export method which you are most comfortable with.
After the export process is complete, you have successfully taken a backup of your device's phonebook and can move on.
How to Restore Phonebook with dr.fone-Transfer
If you have unfortunately suffered from data loss, lost your device, or have purchased a new phone and want to restore your contacts to the new device, the follow the steps below.
Step #1 – Open up the dr.fone program and connect the device that you want your phonebook to be restored to.
Step #2 – On the top panel of dr.fone – Transfer, click on the “Information” tab. This will display all of the contacts which are currently stored on your device.
Step #3 – Below the top panel, click on the “Import” button which will then show you all of the available importing options.
Step #4 – The option that you choose depends on how you exported the contacts beforehand, so make sure that you select the correct option.
Step #5 – Once you have gone through the steps of importing your contacts, they will now be available on your device.
When restoring your phonebook, all of the information which was stored on your device beforehand will be restored. This includes any data which were stored with the contact, all of their contact numbers, and any email addresses.
As you can see, being able to import your phonebook is just as easy as being able to back up the phonebook. With dr.fone – Transfer, this very important process is made even easier than ever before.