Guide to Transferring Contacts from Gmail to an Android Device

Have you ever suffered the heartbreaking loss of all your contacts after losing your phone? Don't fret - this article will show you how to easily get them back from Gmail onto any new device.

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Login to Your Gmail Account

To import your contacts from Gmail, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Gmail website and log in to your account.
  2. If you haven’t lost any contacts and just want to import contacts from Gmail, you can skip to Step 4 below.

How to get contacts from Gmail on Android device

Restore Your Contacts

  1. In your Gmail account, click on “More” and then “Restore Contacts”.

How to get contacts from Gmail on Android device

Choose the Correct Time

When restoring your contacts, make sure to select the correct time when your contacts were deleted. This is important to ensure that the device brings back the correct contacts.

How to get contacts from Gmail on Android device

Sync with your Android Device

  1. On your Android device, go to “Settings” and then “Accounts”.

How to get contacts from Gmail on Android device

  1. Select “Add account”.

How to get contacts from Gmail on Android device

  1. Choose “Google”.

How to get contacts from Gmail on Android device

  1. Sign in with your Gmail account.

How to get contacts from Gmail on Android device

Check Your Contacts

  1. Go to the “Contacts” section on your Android device to see if all your contacts have been restored.
  2. If you don’t see your contacts, select “Contacts to display” and choose “Google” to ensure a successful sync.

How to get contacts from Gmail on Android device

Notes:

  • Make sure the previous Gmail account is signed in to your phone.
  • Choose the correct deletion time of your contacts.
  • If contacts still don’t appear, check if your account has been properly synced and ensure the contacts are set to display as “Google”.