How to Export Samsung Contacts to CSV ?

For many smartphone users, they may want to export their contacts to a spreadsheet, and CSV is a common format to save phone contacts, which can be saved on pc, you can open and edit it on pc, and of course you can share it with others, all of these features make it a good format for us to use for data backup, and one of the most important feature it has is providing users with a way to save their data in a table structured format.

Then, what is CSV file? CSV is a simple file format used to store tabular data, such as a spreadsheet or database. Files in the CSV format can be imported to and exported from programs that store data in tables, such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc. CSV stands for “comma-separated values”.

But, do you know how to transfer the data, especially the contacts from your phone to pc as CSV ? Here, I will take Samsung phone as an example.

You may need a data management tool to do it, which can make it very easy. That is MobiKin Assistant for Android, it has functions for managing android phone easily, you can use it to backup data from your android phone to pc, such like contacts, apps, text messages, call logs, music, photos, videos and calendar, and also you can import data from your computer to the android phone. This program has windows and Mac version, so you can choose the right version you need.

How to Export Samsung Contacts to CSV ?

First of all, you should checkout whether your phone is able to be detected by the program. You can follow the following steps.

Tips: if you haven’t enabled the USB debugging on your phone, the Android data managing tool will be failed to detect your phone. Therefore, you have to follow the instructions below to open USB debugging on your phone.

For Android 2.3 or older, Go: “Settings” < Click “Applications” < Click “Development” < Check “USB debugging”.
 For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter “Settings” < Click “Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”.
 For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter “Settings” < Click “About Phone” < Tap “Build number” for several times until getting a note “You are under developer mode” < Back to “Settings” < Click “Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”

Step 1. Connect your Samsung phone to the computer

After the user installs the Android management software application on 
their desktop computer, the first step in the process is to connect the Samsung mobile phone to the desktop computer via USB cable or WiFi.

Step 2. Import contacts to Samsung Galaxy phone
 Access the contact window by clicking the “Contacts” option from the left panel. Then select the contacts that need to be transferred and press the “Export” button from the top menu to bring out the output choosing dialog. Just choose CSV as the output format and select a location on your computer to save the exported contacts.