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Sync contacts with Google and protect them from loss

  It's 2020, for crying out loud. Access to your contacts should not only be available on your phone - nor should you jump through hoops to "transfer" them from one device to another.

If you are using a phone from making any person other than Google, go to the contacts application and make sure you set it to synchronize your information with  account  Google  your  - not with the special synchronization service manufacturer. This is especially important for Samsung owners, as the company tends to sync contacts with its own standalone service by default. This is fine if you only want to access this information from this phone and if you only plan to buy phones made by Samsung in the future, but in any other scenario, this setup won't serve you well.

In the Samsung Contacts app, tap the three-line menu icon in the upper-left corner, then tap "Manage Contacts" followed by "Default Storage Location". Next, select your Google account instead of your Samsung account in the list that appears.

From this point on, your contacts will be synced with Google Contacts - which means they'll always be available on the  Google Contacts website  , from any computer you're signed in to, and instantly available on any phone where you've installed the Google Contacts app  Android  .