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Export contacts Import contacts Merge duplicate contacts Share a contact Share contacts as...

Export contacts

The functions of the Contacts app on the Xiaomi device are simplified and adequately described.
Contacts can be exported as a VCF file to the SIM card or phone memory / internal storage.
From there, the exported contacts can be sent to other devices.
Also, the function only allows exporting all contacts. To export selected contacts, the Xiaomi smartphone's Share function must be used.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts app
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Tap on  Import/Export contacts
Step 4:  Choose  Export to storage  or  Export to SIM card 1 / 2
Step 5:  Tap on  OK
  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Open the menu
  3. Tap on Import/Export contacts
  4. Choose Export to storage or Export to SIM card 1 / 2
  5. Tap on OK

Import contacts

On the Xiaomi smartphone, we can import contacts from a variety of sources, including VCF files, the SIM card, or other accounts, and we can choose to store them on the phone memory, Mi account, or Google Account.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts app
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Tap on  Import/Export contacts
Step 4:  Choose  Import from storage  or  Import from SIM card 1 / 2
Step 5:  Choose an  account
Step 6:  Choose  Import 1 vCard file ,  Import multiple vCard files  or  Import all vCard files  and tap  OK
Step 7:  Choose a  vCard file
Step 8:  Tap on  OK
  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Open the menu
  3. Tap on Import/Export contacts
  4. Choose Import from storage or Import from SIM card 1 / 2
  5. Choose an account
  6. Choose Import 1 vCard file, Import multiple vCard files or Import all vCard files and tap OK
  7. Choose a vCard file
  8. Tap on OK

Merge duplicate contacts

Sometimes stored contacts on the Xiaomi device appear twice when they are stored by different apps, and this feature allows us to clean up our address book to link or merge duplicate contacts and keep space or order.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts app
Step 2:  Open the  menu
Step 3:  Open the  Settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Merge duplicate contacts
Step 5:  Tap on  Merge
Step 6:  Choose the  contacts to merge
Step 7:  Tap on  Merge
  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Open the menu
  3. Open the Settings
  4. Tap on Merge duplicate contacts
  5. Tap on Merge
  6. Choose the contacts to merge
  7. Tap on Merge

Share a contact

From time to time, you may find yourself in situations where you need or want to share one or more contacts. This is best done directly from your Xiaomi smartphone via message or email to avoid possible typing errors.
Depending on your Xiaomi device model and system, contacts can also be shared using QR Code, where the smartphone creates a QR Code that can be read or scanned by another device.

Note: In this tutorial we will share a contact as a file via messages, but there are also other options, such as sharing via WhatsApp or Gmail.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts app
Step 2:  Choose a  contact
Step 3:  Open the  menu
Step 4:  Tap on  Share
Step 5:  Choose  File, Text  or  QR code
Step 6:  Choose an  app  and follow the instructions on screen
  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Choose a contact
  3. Open the menu
  4. Tap on Share
  5. Choose File, Text or QR code
  6. Choose an app and follow the instructions on screen

Share contacts as...

We can share our saved contacts as a file, text or QR code, the easiest way to do this is through the Messaging app, with other options available such as Messenger or WhatsApp.

Note: In this guide we will select a contact to share and show the steps to select the app to share the contact with, after selecting the app please follow the instructions on the screen.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Contacts app
Step 2:  Choose a  contact
Step 3:  Open the  menu
Step 4:  Tap on  Share
Step 5:  Choose  File, Text  or  QR code
Step 6:  Choose an  app  and follow the instructions on screen
  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Choose a contact
  3. Open the menu
  4. Tap on Share
  5. Choose File, Text or QR code
  6. Choose an app and follow the instructions on screen

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