By Kelsey / Last Updated August 11, 2020

Essentials to Backup Contacts to Google Cloud

Although the functions of mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablets are becoming more and more diverse, connecting with contacts is still their most important mission. It is hard to imagine what we should do if our mobile phone is stolen or damaged in an accident, and we lose the contact information of family, friends, and colleagues.

Saving contacts to Google Cloud has become a top priority. Google Cloud is well integrated with various operating systems on the market, and contacts stored on remote servers will not be affected by accidents that occur locally, so this is the most convenient way to ensure that contacts are backed up safely.

How to Backup Contacts to Google Cloud?

How to backup contacts to Google Cloud will be introduced in this chapter. No matter your contacts are backed up on Android, iOS, or computer, you can find the corresponding method here.

Backup Android contacts to Google Cloud

1. Open the Settings on your Android device, it is usually located in the app drawer or notification tray.

2. Swipe the screen to find Backup & reset and click it, and confirm that Back up my data is turned on.

Android Back up my data

3. Then click Google account to set up your account.

4. Back to the Settings interface, click System, and open the backup. Move the slider to the right to turn on Back up to Google Drive. Now the contacts in your device will be backed up to Google Cloud.

Android back Up to Google Drive

Backup iOS contacts to Google Cloud

1. Navigate to Settings on the iOS device, swipe the screen, find the Passwords & Accounts tab, and click on it.

iOS Passwords and Accounts

2. Click Add account, and then select Google Drive from the next interface.

iOS Add Account Google

3. Add your Google account information and click Next to continue, enable Contacts, and then click Save to confirm the sync settings. From now on, your contacts will be automatically synchronized to Google Cloud.

iOS Turn On Contacts

Backup contacts to Google Cloud on computer

In addition to the contacts on your mobile device, you may have contacts stored on your computer and need to back them up from the PC to Google Cloud.

Way 1. Backup contacts to Google Drive manually

1. Navigate to google.com/drive/ and sign in with your Google Drive account.

2. Click Upload files... or Upload folder... under the My Drive tab.

Upload Files To Googledrive

3. Select the file or folder where the contacts are stored locally, and click Open to confirm that it will be backed up to Google Drive.

Way 2. Backup contacts to Google Drive automatically

1. Download and install the Google Backup and Sync application on your computer, launch, and sign in with your Google account.

2. In the next window, you can select the folder that needs to be synchronized to Google Cloud, please select the file where the contacts are stored in this step.

Select Folder

3. Then continue to complete other settings, and finally, click START, and your data will be synchronized to Google Drive.

Google Backup and Sync Start

How to Restore Contacts from Google Cloud?

If your device is unfortunately lost or needs to be replaced, you can use the following methods to restore contacts from Google Cloud.

Method 1. Export contacts

1. Navigate to Google Contacts in your browser, and click the More tab in the left column.

Google Contacts More

2. If you need to restore a specific contact, hover the cursor over its name and check the box that appears. If you want to restore all contacts, select Export.

Google Contacts Export

3. Check the export options you need in the options that appear, such as Selected contacts, Starred contacts, Frequently contacted, or My Contacts.

Google Contacts Export Contacts

4. Choose one of the three exporting methods as shown in the figure. And click Export.

Google Contacts Exporting Methods

Method 2. Restore contacts from a Google backup

If you are using an Android device, you can also restore your contacts directly from your Google backup. Before starting the following steps, make sure your device is connected to a Google account, and Back up to Google Drive is enabled.

1. Navigate to the Settings on the Android device.

2. Swipe the screen to find Google and click it, then select Restore contacts.

Android Google Restore Contacts

3. If you have multiple Google accounts, click From account to select the account to save the contact to, then click OK.

Android From Account

4. Finally, click Restore and wait for the completion of the process to exit the interface.

Get More Cloud Storage for Free

Storing important data in cloud services has become the most important way for most people to back up data. Most cloud storage services on the market provide a certain amount of space for free, but only a small amount. Once the amount of data we need to back up becomes larger, these free spaces will be quickly exhausted. Is there any way to get more cloud storage space for free?

Of course! Fortunately, professional cloud integrators like cBackupper can combine the free storage space of multiple cloud drives to form a complete and large backup space, so you don't need to spend money to buy storage space.

1. Register an account and click Sign in to enter cBackupper.

Sign Up

2. Click the Clouds tab, then click Add Clouds to authorize your clouds (Google Drive as a demonstration here) and click OK.

Add Google Drive

3. Change the Display Name of your cloud drive, and you can click Allocate to allocate space for backup, then click the checkbox before Note, and click OK to confirm the operation.

Allocated Space Google Drive

Now, you have completed the entire process of adding a cloud drive. You can repeat the above steps to add all the cloud drives you own to combine their free cloud storage space. To better distinguish them, you can also change the default name.

Final Words

Backing up contacts to Google Cloud adds a protection lock to data to ensure the safety of your contacts. In this article, you can learn how to backup contacts saved on Android, iOS, and computer to Google Cloud.

If you have more data to back up and worry that the free storage space is not enough, you may wish to use cBackupper to combine multiple cloud drive spaces for backup.