How to synchronize Android contacts with Google

How to synchronize Android contacts with Google

To begin with, I would like to say a few words about why you need to know the right way to synchronize contacts on Android with Google. It does not matter whether you use social networks or you are used to communicate with people in real life. Moreover, you can not even use the services provided by Google, saving your personal contacts by syncing will always be a very useful feature.

This option can come in handy when the Android for some reason broke or crashed, you bought a new phone, but the old one has a lot of data, including the phone book. Also very often during a crash, you need to Reset Android to factory settingswhich means that all data, including contacts, will be deleted.

The easiest way to synchronize Android contacts with Google

The easiest way to synchronize Android contacts with Google The most important thing is to have a Gmail account, which you can get in just a few clicks. If you already have Google account, you need to do the following:

  • Go to "Settings";
  • Locate the Accounts/Sync item;
  • Then click "Add account"

In the window that appears you need to enter the existing Gmail address, and then enter the password for it. The operating system will connect after this procedure. After that, open the contacts section of your smartphone. Find the "Menu" button and select "Export/Import". If the data is saved on the SD-card, you need to specify it as the main drive, if on the phone, then specify it as the main drive. Then you will be able to select the records to be transferred.

Now after adding a new contact, it will always be saved in your Google account and automatically synchronized with all devices that are connected to it.

Fixing Google contacts

When performing the actions described above, you cannot press the buttons more than once. But if the device duplicate numbers appeared, you can correct the list and change it by clicking on the link You can also edit the entry and add any information you want, including photos.

Google contacts sync error on your Android device

This error sometimes occurs due to a number of reasons. If synchronization did not occur, try the instructions below:

  • Go to Settings;
  • Look for "Mail, Addresses, Calendars;
  • Click on the "CardDAV" line;
  • Set the Contacts section to On;
  • Next, in the account, go to "Advanced";
  • Turn on the "Use SSL" switch;
  • Click on "Account" and "Done" and everything is saved.

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