Essential: Manage Contacts on Android and iPhone

It is not convenient to manage contacts (especially long contact list) on a small screen of your mobile phone. Checking them one by one to remove duplicate contacts, editing phone number or contact name is just difficult for iPhone and Android users.

Now MobileGo can be used as an iOS/Android contacts management tool that makes it extremely easy to import or export contacts, add and edit contacts, merge duplicate contacts and delete useless contacts in batches. Just read on.

The following guide will take Android for an example. For iPhone users, it is a little different from when it’s for Android.

To get started contacts management, please launch and run MobileGo on computer and connect your Android device to computer with a USB cable or WiFi. After detected, your Android device will be shown in the primary window.

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1. Import Contacts

  • Step 1. Click on Contacts in the left column to open contact management window.
  • Step 2. In the contact management window, click Import. You get 5 options: from vCard, from Outlook Express, from Windows Live Mail, from Windows Address Book and from Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013.
  • Step 3. Select one option. In the pop-up window, select a contact account which may be a SIM card, phone or Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and more accounts.
  • Note: If you have stored contacts in Gmail, Facebook or other accounts on your device, you can sign in these accounts and import contacts to them.

    import contacts

2. Export Contacts

  • Step 1. In the contact management window, choose all or selected contacts you want to export. Click Export > Export selected contacts to computer or Export all contacts to computer.
  • Step 2. In the pull down menu, you have 6 options: to vCard, to Outlook Express, to Windows Live Mail, to Windows Address Book, to Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013 and to CSV file.
  • Step 3. Select one option. Then, the contacts begin to export. When it’s complete, click OK.
  • Note: If you have stored contacts in Gmail, Facebook or other accounts on your device, you can sign in these accounts and export contacts in them to computer.

    export contacts

3. Merge Duplicate Contacts

  • Step 1. Click Contacts > De-duplicate. A small window comes out, asking you which contact accounts you want to find duplicates. Tick your wanted contact accounts and click Next.
  • Step 2. All duplicate contacts that have the same name, phone number or email will appear on your screen for your review.
  • Step 3. Go to the Select a merge type and choose one type.
  • Step 4. Then, go to the lower right corner and click Merge Selected.
  • merge duplicate contacts

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