How to Transfer Contacts from HTC/LG Mobiles to Computer?
"Is there any program to help to backup everything on my HTC Desire to computer? I need the assurance that if my phone gets stolen or needs to be replaced, as I'll backup often, I will be able to restore everything to my new phone directly from the computer. Thanks in advance for any suggestion!"
HTC and LG are both the two most popular mobile phone brands in electronic market today. If you have saved a large number of contacts on your phone, that would be excellent if you have a backup of them on your computer, in case that you may delete them from your device or get them erased for other reasons some day. As you know, there are various emergencies can cause data loss issue from a problematic mobile phone, such as device formatting or damage or infected by virus or malware.
When we talk about how to transfer contacts from a mobile phone to PC or Mac, some people may raise the question: Why I can't export the contact info via a USB connection? Photos and videos can be transferred to computer easily via a USB! Well, due to the different storage location of the two kinds of files, contacts are saved in the internal storage memory or SIM card in a phone. Transferring contacts from there to a computer only can be done via a third-party tool.
Selecting a right transferring tool is quite important because inferior program may damage and even filch your personal data. In order not to cause unnecessary trouble and loss, you can directly try out the 100% read-only and reliable iPubsoft Android Desktop Manager, which is specially designed to transfer contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music, apps, eBooks, etc. from not only HTC and LG mobile phones, but also any other Android mobiles like Motorola, Samsung, ZTE, BlackBerry and more. Android Desktop Manager for Mac is also available.
Tips: iPubsoft Android Desktop Manager supports on all HTC and LG mobiles, including HTC Inspire, HTC One, HTC Sensation, HTC Amaze and LG Optimus/G2/Viper/Ally/Xenon.
3 Steps to Copy HTC or LG Phone's Contacts (Phone Numbers) to PC
Here we are going to take Windows version as an example. If you are running a Mac machine, you can get the Mac version of the software downloaded and installed on your computer, then, refer to the guide below as well.
Step 1: Connect your HTC or LG phone to the computer
Launch the installed Android file transfer software on your computer and you will get the primary interface asking you to connect your Android phone to the computer. Just link your cell phone to the computer via a USB cable and once the connection is successful, you will get the interface like below. The model, state, system version, storage and more information of your phone will be shown in the main interface.
Note: Before beginning the transfer, you may need to enable USB debugging on your phone. If you did it before, you can skip to the next step.
(1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
(2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
(3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
Once the USB debugging is enabled, click "Allow" on your phone to allow the program super user authorization when an Superuser Request pops up.
Step 2: Preview Contacts
All files in your HTC or LG phone will be displayed in clear categories on the top menu. You can select the Contacts tab and choose "All Contacts" from the left panel. Preview all the contacts saved in your phone on the right window and then click the button of "Backup".
Step 3: Save Contacts to Computer with 1 click
There will be a dialog window pops up, asking you to specify an output folder where you want to save the exported contacts. Just choose an output folder and then you can hit on the "OK" button to begin the transfer
Wait for a few seconds when the transfer is done, you can navigate to the output location to check the exported contacts, which are all saved in the readable and printable CSV or XLS file format. You will be surprised that all the contact person data like the name, email address, company name are all preserved.