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Import Contacts from CSV to Android - 3 Possible Methods

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

Android phones can only import contacts from vCard files or SIM cards directly. So how can I import contacts from CSV to my Android device?

There are several cases where you might need to import contacts from CSV to Android. For example, perhaps you need to move contacts from Google contacts to Android or from Excel files. You need the perfect workable methods to perform the task correctly.

This article briefly explains the best possible methods that you can utilize to import contacts from CSV to Android. It doesn't matter if you're looking to use advanced software or not, this page has covered everything you need to know. So, keep reading.

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Part 1: Import Contacts from Excel to Android Directly [Best for You]

If your contacts are saved in an Excel file, but you want to import them directly to Android, you need reliable software to carry out the task. And fortunately, you can always count on MobileTrans for such an operation.

MobileTrans works very efficiently to import small and bulk size contacts from excel to Android directly without compromising existing contacts. Yes, the tool employs state-of-the-art technology to fasten the importation process, and its clean interface makes it very easy to operate.

Besides importation of contacts from excel directly to Android, MobileTrans also allows direct transfer of contacts from one phone to another, contacts backup to computer, contacts restoration, and other kinds of data management operation.

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Step 1: Launch the MobileTrans program >click on 'More' module at the top section of the home interface.

click on more

Step 2: Click on 'Contacts Management' and connect your Android phone to the PC using its USB cable.

click on contacts management

Step 3: All contacts on your Android device will be displayed on the new screen. Navigate to the bottom right corner and hover on 'Import', then select 'from CSV'. Then upload the Excel file from your computer.

select from csv

Step 4: MobileTrans will begin to import contacts from Excel to Android directly. It'll take only a few minutes to get completed.

Part 2: Move CSV to Android Contacts with Google

If you're looking to move CSV to Android contacts via Google, there are other reliable ways to do that without error. You can either perform the task directly from Google contacts or via the Settings app on your Android phone.

Method 1: Import Contacts from CSV to Android via Google Contacts

Importing contacts from CSV to Android via Google contacts is quite lengthy. However, it always works and you don't need to install third-party software.

See the steps illustrated below to learn how to use this method to import contacts from CSV to Android.

Step 1: Firstly, you need to import CSV contacts to Google contacts on your computer. To do so, visit on your PC browser and log into your Google account.

Step 2: Click on the Menu bar at the top left corner of the screen > select 'Import' from the menu list and upload the CSV file to Google contacts.

Step 3: Once the upload process is completed, locate 'Export' from the Menu bar > click 'Imported' and vCard (for iOS contacts) from the pop-up that appears on your computer screen. Then click 'Export' and save the file to a desired location on your computer.

click export

Step 4: Connect your Android phone to the PC using its USB cable and authorize file transfer. Then open Windows File explorer, locate the vCard file, and move it to your phone.

locate the vcard file

Step 5: Open the Contacts app on your Android phone and tap on 'Fix & Manage' at the bottom. Then select 'Import From File'.

import from file

Step 6: Select the Google account where you want the contact you're about to import to your phone contacts to be synced. Afterward, upload the VCF file that you imported to your Android device.

select the google account

If you find this method lengthy, we've explained an alternative method you can use to move CSV to Android contacts from Google below. So read on.

Method 2: Transfer CSV Contacts to Android via Settings

You can also move CSV to Android contacts from Google via the Settings app on your phone. This process is more straightforward compared to the above method. However, you need to make sure you've imported the CSV file to Google contacts on your computer to get the job done smoothly.

The steps below explain the process to use settings to transfer CSV contacts to Android;

Step 1: Firstly, sign in your Google account via Then navigate to the Menu bar at the top left corner of the screen, click 'Import' from the menu options, then upload the CSV file to Google contacts.

click import

Step 2: Open the Settings app on your Android phone and locate 'Account & Sync option. Then tap on 'Google' and sign in to your Google account.

tap on google

Step 3: Tap the toggle next to 'Contacts' if it's disabled. Then, tap on the three-dot icon at the top right corner of your screen and tap 'Sync Now' to complete the action.

tap sync now

Part 3: FAQs

1. How to import CSV contacts to Android without Gmail?

MobileTrans is the best way to import CSV contacts directly to Android without Gmail. It's even faster compared to using Gmail.

2. How to import contacts from CSV file to Gmail?

To import contacts from CSV file to Gmail, all you just have to do is;

Step 1: Open Google Contacts official website and login to the Google account of your Gmail.

Step 2: On the new page, navigate to the top right corner, click on the Menu icon and select 'Contacts' as shown in the screenshot below.

select contacts

Step 3: Up next, click 'Import' from the left side of the screen.

click import

Step 4: A pop-up window will appear asking you 'Choose File'. Click on 'Select File' to upload the CSV file, then click 'Import' to import contacts from CSV to Gmail.

click on select file

3. How to create a CSV file for mobile contacts?

By default, you can not export your mobile contacts to CSV file. But, there is a workaround. You can use MobileTrans to export contacts on your Android or iPhone to CSV files directly. You can also sync contact with your google account and export Google contacts to a CSV file on a computer.


The solutions introduced on this page are ideal for users at any level, from importing CSV/Excel files using MobileTrans advanced tools to using Google contacts and the Settings app. In all, ensure you follow each method's procedures correctly to complete the action without any error.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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