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Move contacts Share contacts Restore deleted contacts Export Contacts Import Contacts Merge duplicate contacts Share multiple contacts as ... Recycle bin

Move contacts

On the Samsung device, contacts can be moved to a different location such as the SIM, phone or logged in accounts, and unlike the normal Android, Samsung's One UI provides a convenient way to move contacts easily.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts -App
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Tap on  Manage contacts
Step 4:  Tap on  Move contacts
Step 5:  Choose the  Source
Step 6:  Select desired  contacts
Step 7:  Select the desired  target
Step 8:  Tap on  Move
Step 9:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the Contacts-App
  2. Open the menu
  3. Tap on Manage contacts
  4. Tap on Move contacts
  5. Choose the Source
  6. Select desired contacts
  7. Select the desired target
  8. Tap on Move
  9. Confirm with OK

Share contacts

We can easily share an existing contact with friends, acquaintances or relatives, either as a file (VCF) or as a text file.

The contact can share on the Samsung device via any of the supporting apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook or other messaging apps.

The Samsung device offers another sharing function via a QR code, which scans the code and transfers all contact information to the other device.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts -App
Step 2:  Tap on desired  Contact
Step 3:  Tap on  Share
Step 4:  Choose between  File  and  Text
  1. Open the Contacts-App
  2. Tap on desired Contact
  3. Tap on Share
  4. Choose between File and Text

Restore deleted contacts

On the Samsung device, deleted contacts are placed in the Trash by default. After 15 days, they are automatically deleted. Within these 15 days, we can restore deleted contacts.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts -App
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Tap on  Recycle bin
Step 4:  Open the  menu
Step 5:  Tap on  Restore or delete contacts
Step 6:  Select all desired  contacts
Step 7:  Tap on  Restore
  1. Open the Contacts-App
  2. Open the menu
  3. Tap on Recycle bin
  4. Open the menu
  5. Tap on Restore or delete contacts
  6. Select all desired contacts
  7. Tap on Restore

Export Contacts

Saved contacts can be exported as a vCard file to the internal memory, memory card or SIM card. The .vcf file can then be copied and imported to other devices. The file can also be sent by email, WhatsApp or other services.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts -App
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Tap on  Manage contacts
Step 4:  Tap on  Import or export contacts
Step 5:  Tap on  Export
Step 6:  Choose the  Location
Step 7:  Tap on  Export
Step 8:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the Contacts-App
  2. Open the menu
  3. Tap on Manage contacts
  4. Tap on Import or export contacts
  5. Tap on Export
  6. Choose the Location
  7. Tap on Export
  8. Confirm with OK

Import Contacts

On the Samsung device, you can import contacts from a vCard (.vcf) file or from the SIM card, and apart from the SIM card, the contacts you want to import can be either on the internal memory or on the memory card.

Contacts can be imported into your Samsung account, Google account or phone memory.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts -App
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Tap on  Manage contacts
Step 4:  Tap on  Import or export contacts
Step 5:  Tap on  Import
Step 6:  Choose the  Source
Step 7:  Choose a new  Location
Step 8:  Tap on  Import
Step 9:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the Contacts-App
  2. Open the menu
  3. Tap on Manage contacts
  4. Tap on Import or export contacts
  5. Tap on Import
  6. Choose the Source
  7. Choose a new Location
  8. Tap on Import
  9. Confirm with OK

Merge duplicate contacts

With a large number of contacts, it is quite possible that duplicate contacts are created on the Samsung device by mistake. Even with multiple imports or different locations, contacts can be displayed twice. With One UI, Samsung offers the "Merge Contacts" function. Here, contacts with the same name, phone number or e-mail address are listed. Using these criteria, the contacts can be merged.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts -App
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Tap on  Manage contacts
Step 4:  Tap on  Merge contacts
Step 5:  Choose between  Number, Email  and  Name
Step 6:  Select desired duplicate  contact
Step 7:  Tap on  Merge
  1. Open the Contacts-App
  2. Open the menu
  3. Tap on Manage contacts
  4. Tap on Merge contacts
  5. Choose between Number, Email and Name
  6. Select desired duplicate contact
  7. Tap on Merge

Share multiple contacts as ...

If several contacts are shared at once, by default the Samsung device will merge them into a single file, but since problems can occasionally occur with such merged files, we can also instruct the Samsung device to send the contacts individually.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts -App
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Share multiple contacts
Step 5:  Choose between  As one file  and  Individually
  1. Open the Contacts-App
  2. Open the menu
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on Share multiple contacts
  5. Choose between As one file and Individually

Recycle bin

To enable us to restore deleted contacts, there is a recycle bin for deleted contacts on the Samsung device. After 15 days, the contacts contained in the recycle bin are permanently removed from the Samsung device. If you do not want the recycle bin, you can deactivate it in the settings.

Note: Deactivating the recycle bin will irrevocably delete all contacts in it.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts -App
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Recycle bin
  1. Open the Contacts-App
  2. Open the menu
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Enable or disable Recycle bin

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