How Do I Transfer Contacts From Google Drive to Android?

Android, Android Transfer

Transferring contacts from Google Drive to your Android device is a simple process that can save you a lot of time and effort. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to successfully transfer your contacts using the Google Drive app on your Android device.

Step 1: Install Google Drive

If you haven’t already, download and install the Google Drive app from the Google Play Store. This app allows you to access, manage, and transfer files stored in your Google Drive account.

Step 2: Sign in to Google Drive

Launch the Google Drive app on your Android device. If you’re not already signed in, enter your Google account credentials to log in.

Step 3: Access Your Contacts

To access your contacts stored in Google Drive, tap on the ‘Menu’ icon located at the top-left corner of the app screen. From the menu that appears, select ‘Contacts’.

Step 4: Export Contacts

In the ‘Contacts’ section of Google Drive, tap on the ‘More’ icon (represented by three vertical dots) located at the top-right corner of the screen. From the options that appear, select ‘Export’.

A pop-up window will appear asking you to choose a format for exporting your contacts. Select ‘vCard format (.vcf)’. This format is widely supported and compatible with most devices and email clients.

Step 5: Save vCard File

After selecting the export format, choose where you want to save the exported vCard file. You can select a specific folder in your Google Drive or save it to your device’s local storage. Tap on ‘Save’ to start the export process.

Step 6: Import Contacts

Once the vCard file is exported, navigate to the location where you saved it. Tap on the file to open it. Your Android device will prompt you to select an app to import the contacts.

Select your preferred contacts app, such as ‘Google Contacts’ or ‘Phonebook’, from the list of available apps. If you don’t have a specific contacts app installed, you can choose a compatible app from the Play Store.

Step 7: Confirm Import

The selected app will automatically import the contacts from the vCard file. You may be asked to grant necessary permissions for the app to access your contacts. Follow any additional prompts and confirmations that appear.

Once the import is complete, you should see all your Google Drive contacts successfully transferred and integrated into your Android device’s native contacts app.


  • If you have multiple Google accounts linked to your device, make sure you are signed in with the account that contains the contacts you want to transfer.
  • If you encounter any issues during the import process, make sure that your Android device is connected to the internet and has sufficient storage space available.

That’s it! You have now successfully transferred your contacts from Google Drive to your Android device using the Google Drive app. Enjoy easy access to all your important contact information right at your fingertips!