2 Methods to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to HTC One M8

Nov. . Posted by to Android Topic

One of the things I like about Android over iOS is that there are new fancy devices published consistently almost at a monthly basis. Also, you can choose the preferred device from various brands, like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony and LG. However, if you stick to iOS, there was only option left.

With the huge success of HTC One M7 in last year, HTC has long prepared to release its successor M8 to the market to continue the success story. According to a news report, 24% of One M8 buyers come from previous Samsung device owner. My friend Sarah is one of the consumer among the switch list. One of the problems she ran across when playing with the new device is how to import contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4 to new HTC One M8 as she has no clue about this.

As an iPhone and Android phone owner, I had prior experience to solve the problem in an easy manner. I'd very happy to share my knowledge on how to address the problem for those people who have the same problem as my friend Sarah came across.

 

Method 1: Transfer Samsung Contacts to HTC with Google Sync

Google sync is intended to sync contacts across different platforms and mobile devices, the only requirement to enjoy this service is a Gmail account, which will be created in first place when a new Android device is activated. Here are the steps:

1. Open a web browser on your computer and visit gmail.com.

2. Login into the account with your existing email address and passwords.

3. Click on the Gmail drop down list on the upper right corner and select Contacts to proceed.

4. From drop down list of More on the menu bar, choose Export -> All contacts-> Google CSV format and save the file on your computer.

5. Move the downloaded CSV file to the root folder of HTC One M8. Tap the phone app and touch the dotted line on the bottom, choose Import/export-> Import from storage. The app scans the files on your SD card and import the found contacts automatically.

 

Method 2: Transfer Contacts with Deskop Software

It may happen commonly for Android users that encounter many difficulties when transferring all contacts from old phone to a new phone, it also will be time-consuming operation if you decide to do it manually, Androidsoft Phone to Phone Transfer program provide a common and reliable way for applications to create, transfer, and process messages without regard for the implementation details, it can copy everything between Android, iOS devices.

Step 1 Download and install Androidsoft Phone to Phone Transfer

 

Step 2 Plug your Galaxy S4 and HTC One M8 to the computer

phone to phone

 

Step 3 The software will detect and scan contacts stored on Galaxy S4 when the devices are attached.

Samsung to htc

 

Step 4 Select Contacts option from the list and click Start Copy to transfer all the contacts from Galaxy S4 to HTC One M8.

galaxy s4 to one m8

 

Supported Samsung Models :Galaxy S6 Edge/S6/S5/S4/S3, Galaxy Note 5/Note 4/Note 3/Note 2.

Supported HTC Models: One M9/M8/M7/A9/E8/Remix, Desire 626, Desire EYEsss

There used to be an Android app called HTC Transfer Tool that can easily transfer contacts, calendars and documents via Wi-Fi connections across different Android devices. Unfortunately, the app doesn't support the latest HTC One M8 yet according to user feedback from Play Store. However, the above two methods are already capable of helping you fulfill the transfer task. If you have other more suggestions, please feel free to comment below.

Comparisons:

Features Method 1 Method 2  
Contacts  
SMS, Apps, Photos, Songs, Videos  
Usability  
Security  
Copy Data between Different Phones  
Erase Data  
Supported Phones iOS Android, iOS, Nokia, BlackBerry  

 

 

Sophia Lee

Sophia Lee

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Sophia is a senior editor of Androidsoft. She discovered the fascinating world of Android and constantly share the most practical tips and tricks for Android users.

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