Gmail offers several beneficial functions, among which there is the option to backup contact details of your Android phone or any mobile device through the app. This is a beneficial option that allows you to have a backup of your account so that, in case your Android device is lost or the data gets erased, you have backups stored in your account.
We all know the importance of backing up contacts on our phone or tablet. Having the app and your account synced to your phone makes this task easier. The good news is that most of your contacts get synced when you have app activated on your device. The steps to verify this is as follows:
- Visit your account on your device.
- The upper left corner has a drop down list.
- Here you can find contacts.
- If you are aware of the contacts on your phone or device, you can check to see if the list matches that which shows up in your app.
If you do not find the same list on your Gmail app, there are ways you can back up the numbers on your account:
- Visit the settings in your phone.
- Scroll through the menu till you come to the option of Backup and reset.
- Before you click on the backup tab, ensure that the data connection is on for your device.
- This should ensure that your contacts get backed up on your account.
- When you add a new contact on your phone it will get added to your account automatically.
This function comes of help when you suddenly lose your phone. It will help ensure that you have the contacts on your account which you can access from any other device as well.
There are other ways to ensure that your contact numbers are backed up is to use the menu on your contacts section. Here you would be given the option to back up such data by importing or exporting to the SIM card or USB storage. Such options also help you to get your contact numbers, secured till you transfer them to a new phone.
With app giving you the option to save your phone contacts, this makes it convenient to ensure that you have the contact numbers even if your mobile device is damaged or lost. It is possible to download the app on any new device and login to your account securely. Here you will find the backup details of your contacts. In such ways, Google offers a secure function for the users and the use of the app is enhanced as well.