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Add or import contacts

You can add contacts to your device and Google Account one by one, or import them all at once.

Note: Android isn't the same on all devices. These instructions are for devices running Android 6.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Add a contact

  1. Open your device's Contacts app Contacts.
  2. Tap Add new contact Add.
  3. Enter the contact’s name, email, and phone number.
    • To add more name details, next to "Name," tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
    • To add a photo, tap Change photo Search by image.
    • To enter more information, like a street address or notes, tap More fields.
    • To pick which Google Account to save the contact to, tap Saving to. You can change the default Google Account in your settings.
  4. When you're finished, tap Save Done. If you don't see the Save icon, tap Back Back.

See contacts on the web

You can see your synced contacts in your Google Account on the web at Google Contacts.

These contacts sync to all your Android devices.

Import contacts

You can import existing contacts to your Google Account.

From a SIM card

If you have a SIM card in your device, you can import contacts saved on it to your Google Account. You import the name, one email address and one phone number.

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