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Add, move, or import contacts

You can add contacts one by one, or import them together.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 6.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Add a contact

Contacts saved to your Google Account will sync with Google Contacts and all your Android devices.

  1. Open your device's Contacts app Contacts.
  2. Tap Add Add.
  3. Enter the contact’s name and an email or phone number.
    • To pick the account where you want to save the contact: next to your email account, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
    • To add more name details: Next to "Name," tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
    • To add a photo: Tap Edit photo Edit photo.
    • To enter more information, like a street address or notes: Tap More fields.
  4. When you're finished, tap Save.

Move a contact

You can move a contact from other accounts into a Google Account.

Moving a contact deletes it from the original account.

  1. Open your device's Contacts app Contacts.
  2. Select a contact.
  3. Tap Menu More and then Move.
  4. Choose the Google Account you want to move the contact to.
  5. Tap Move.

Import contacts

You can add all your contacts to a Google Account. After you import, the contacts are still in your other account.

From a SIM card

If you have a SIM card with contacts saved on it, you can import them to your Google Account.

  1. Insert the SIM card into your device.
  2. Open your device's Contacts app Contacts.
  3. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then Import.
  4. Tap SIM card. If you have multiple accounts on your device, pick the account where you'd like to save the contacts.
From a VCF file

If you’ve saved contacts to a VCF file, you can import them to your Google Account.

  1. Open your device's Contacts app Contacts.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then Import.
  3. Tap .vcf file. If you have multiple accounts on your device, pick the account where you'd like to save the contacts.
  4. Find and select the VCF file to import.