Skip to main content

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Export Contacts to Internal Memory as VCF File

There is a reason and condition that sometimes force you to copy your contacts from phone to SIM on your Galaxy SIII, such as when you want to send your phone for repair and you want to keep your contact by copying them into the SIM and use them in another phone.

See also: How to Copy Contact from Phone to SIM Card on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to copy contact from phone to SIM, here you can also copying contacts to your internal memory using export to USB storage option. The file will be a .vcf format that you can import to another phone or re-import it again to your Galaxy SIII.

How to export contacts to USB storage?
Follow the steps listed below to transfer contacts to your internal memory as .vcf file:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Tap Contacts.
  3. Tap the Contact tab.
  4. Tap the Menu key.
  5. On pop up menu select Import/Export.
  6. Tap Export to USB storage.
  7. Tap OK button to confirm exporting contacts.

Exporting contacts as .vcf file to your internal memory will allow you to import it again later. This of course will useful if you wants to replace your SIM with the new ones but still wants to keep the contacts you've already have. So, hope this helps :)


  1. Hi
    the pop up menu in contacts is not listing import/export. How do I fix this or is there another way to export contacts to another mobile phone?

    1. Hi Matthew Rosenmarsh,
      Thanks for coming.
      The "Import/export" option usually reside above the "Merge with Samsung account" option. However, can you please tell me what the option available in pop up menu on your phone?

  2. Hi,

    I would likto to export my contacts from my Samsung galaxy S3 to an iPhone, but ever since my Samsung has caught too much rain recently, the menu button and the return button are not working anymore. Is there an other way to export my contacts by going around the menu button?


Post a Comment

Hi the insiders,
Thanks for coming and I hope you can get something useful here.
Before submitting your comment to ask about an issue, please make sure to provide information as much as possible (at least write your model number and Android version) and describe the problem clearly.
Also, since all comments will be moderated, all comments with irrelevant links(if any) or contain with offensive/harsh word will be deleted.
The last, if you have a question and can't find the relevant article, please feel free to reach me through the Contact us page. I'll be more than happy to reply the email and answer the question :)

Popular posts from this blog

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Add Text Signature in Messaging App

Messaging app is one of stock apps in the Samsung Galaxy SIV that can be used by the user to communicate with another phone users. With this app, you're allowed to send either text or multimedia messages to the desired contact.

See also: 4 Methods to Send a Message in the Samsung Galaxy S4

To facilitate the user, this Messaging app has equipped with some features, one of which is a text signature. This feature will allow you to add your own text signature up to 40 chars (letters/numbers/punctuations/symbols) then display it at the bottom of each your outgoing message.

How to enable and add your own text signature?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Messaging app.Tap the Menu key then select Settings.Scroll down to find Signature settings section and then tick the box next to Add signature to include signature in each message.Tap Signature text.Type your own signature here. It may be your name or something you want everyone to read it.Tap OK button.Now, whenever you compose a new mes…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Cursor Control Feature in Samsung Keyboard in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you have difficulty to manually move the text cursor when reviewing or editing a long text you have written, you can act the Samsung keyboard in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge as a text cursor controller by enabling the cursor control feature so you can easily move the cursor within the text field simply by sliding your finger across the keyboard.

How to enable the cursor control feature in the Samsung keyboard?
Assuming that the predictive text feature is enabled, you can turn on the cursor control feature in the Samsung keyboard by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down to the screen to find Language and input and then tap it.
Tap Samsung keyboard.
Alternatively, when you're entering text, you can quickly go to the Samsung keyboard settings by long tapping the key in the left side of the space bar and then tap .Scroll down the screen, tap Keyb…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Access Clipboard in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Copy and paste text is a feature that can be used in Samsung Galaxy S5. This feature will help you duplicating or moving copied text with ease from one app to another. Since all copied text will be saved to the clipboard, it makes you can not only paste a text that you have just copied, but also paste an older copied text by selecting the required one from the clipboard as long as the clipboard has not been cleared yet.

How to access the clipboard?
Generally, there are two methods that can be used to access the clipboard: 1) in an app or screen where you can enter text by long tapping in a text entry field, 2) in an app or screen where you can see the keyboard by utilizing more options in the keyboard.

Method #1: From a text entry field
If you have ever copied text or taken a screenshot then you can easily access the clipboard from a text entry field in any app or screen. But, as the example, we'll access the clipboard from a text entry field when composing a new text message in Mes…