How to Sync Contacts in Samsung Galaxy S & Backup to PC
In order to Sync and create a Backup of all your Mobile Phone contacts you need to first connect the Samsung Galaxy S device with your computer and run the Samsung Kies Software. The software uses the Contacts Widget to import and manage the contacts which are stored on your cell phone or PC. You can easily add, remove, or edit any contact using your Outlook Account.
In case you have used the Google Sync feature to Backup Contacts, then you will have to first make sure that the device is linked with your Google Account where the contacts are stored. Next we will have to sync and merge those contacts with the phone to create a copy on the device and use them directly.
Tap on the Left Bottom Button > Settings > Accounts & Sync > Manage Accounts. This is the section where all the accounts you have added to your device and all of which would be automatically updating data from the cloud. Next tap on the Google account where you have backed up your contacts earlier. In our case it was Gmail account which when tapped would show you three different options as shown below :
1. Sync Calendar
2. Sync Contacts
3. Sync Gmail
Tap on the second option which will enable it and all the contacts which you have had in your Google Account would be synced to the Galaxy S as shown below.
Learn to create and manage a list of your personal or business contacts stored on the phone’s memory or a SIM or USIM card. You can save names, mobile phone numbers, home phone numbers, email addresses, birthdays and more for your contacts.
Import or export contacts
In Idle mode, open the application list and select Contacts.
Press Bottom Left Button > More > Export/Import.
Select an option to import or export.
For importing contacts, select an importing option and select OK.
Finally in order to backup these contacts you will have to run the Samsung Kies again and then click on the GT-i9000 > Contacts > Save to PC.
Next you will be asked the location where you would like to Store the Kies Contacts – .spb file on your computer along with a password to make sure others cannot access the Phonebook stored data. Once done all the contacts are stored and ready to be restored or Transferred to PC whenever you need them back.