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How Do I Back Up My Contacts on Gmail®

January 04, 2013  |  Difficulty: Medium

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If you have ever lost your mobile phone, you know how important it is to back up your contacts. There are different ways to save your contacts. For Gmail® users, one of the easiest methods is to synchronize your cell phone with your account.

Learn how to back up your contacts on your Gmail® and how to find them whenever you need them. The process is described in the instructions below using an Android™ cell phone, and should be similar on other operating systems.

Synchronizing contacts with Gmail® instructions:

  1. First, you need to have a Gmail® account created. It needs to be set up so that you can access Google® services from your cell phone.
  2. On your mobile phone, go to “Menu > Settings > Account and sync“.
  3. Tap on “Google® /” account.
  4. Check the “Sync Contacts” option. This will back up your contacts in your Gmail® account.
  5. To see your contacts, launch your Internet browser and log in to your Gmail® account.
  6. Click on the “Gmail®” dropdown menu below the Google® logo on the left side of the page and select “Contacts”.
  7.  Now you should be able to see your mobile phone’s contact list with phone numbers and all other information.

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