Quick Answer: Where Does Android Store Contacts?

The exact location of the contacts database might depend on your manufacturer’s “customization”.

While “plain Vanilla Android” has them in /data/data/android.providers.contacts/databases , the stock ROM on my Motorola Milestone 2 e.g.

uses /data/data/com.motorola.blur.providers.contacts/databases/contacts2.db instead.

Are contacts stored on an Android SIM card?

There is no advantage in doing so. Modern smartphones are usually only able to import/export contacts stored on the SIM card. The contact App from Android 4.0 on provides a feature which lets you import your contacts form SIM card to either Google contacts (which I highly recommend) or simply local phone contacts.

How do I download contacts from Android?

Part 1 : How to Export Contacts Directly from Android to Computer

  • Step 1: Launch Contacts app on your phone.
  • Step 2: Click “More” button on the upper right corner and tap “Settings”.
  • Step 3: Tap “Import/Export contacts” from the new screen.
  • Step 4: Tap “Export” and select “Export Contacts to Device Storage”.

How do I restore my Android contacts?

Restore contacts from backups

  1. Open your device’s Settings app .
  2. Tap Google.
  3. Under “Services,” tap Restore contacts.
  4. If you have multiple Google Accounts, to choose which account’s contacts to restore, tap From account.
  5. Tap the device with the contacts to copy.

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