How to export contacts from Xiaomi to computer?

Xiaomi phones can help users easily share content and data between the phone and their computers. You can connect up your Xiaomi mobile and computer via USB and easily copy files and documents from Xiaomi to PC or Mac and vice versa. You can also make use of Bluetooth, FTP to send files between phone and computer without USB cable. You should back up data from phone to computer regularly so in case of data loss, hardware failure or phone loss, you can always get back your personal files from backups saved in external storage. Contacts and phone numbers are our most important assets hold on the phone. In this article, we will talk about the Xiaomi contacts export from phone to computer. Check out the instructions below. For those who want an easier solution to back up contacts on Xiaomi phone, we will introduce a professional mobile phone data transfer tool at the lower section of this article.

xiaomi logo

MIUI, pre-installed with all Xiaomi phones and tablets, is very user-friendly and easy to use. We can see it has borrowed many ideas from both Apple iOS and Samsung TouchWiz. If you own a Samsung Galaxy phone as well, you may find the contacts transfer or backup from Xiaomi to computer works very similar to the Samsung phones.

Method 1. How to export contacts from Xiaomi to PC or Mac?

Launch the stock Contacts app on Xiaomi phone. Switch to the Contacts tab if you are at other tabs of the Contacts app.

xiaomi phone contacts app

Press or long press the Menu button of your Xiaomi phone, the one left to the Home button. On recent Android versions and MIUI versions, when you press the menu button it shows up the task management bar instead from which you can close all apps, quickly switch to recent opened apps, etc. After that you will get the contacts management menu as shown below.

xiaomi phone contacts management main menu

From this screen you can find options to customize the way your contacts display on the phone, organize contacts, recover contacts, import contact, export contacts and so on. Choose Import/Export contacts, you will open another screen like below.

contacts import export on xiaomi phone

At the upper section of this screen, you can find options to import contacts from your SD card, import contacts from another phone. You can find the options to export contacts from Xiaomi phone to SD card or share contacts using a compatible app on the phone. Choose Export to storage, you will see a prompt message as shown from below screenshot.

export contacts from Xiaomi phone to storage

Export contacts? Your contact list will be exported to file xxx with the file path. Touch the OK button to complete. After that you can find the contacts file saved as VCF file format using the stock Explorer app on Xiaomi phone. You can then transfer the VCF contacts file from Xiaomi to PC or Mac via Bluetooth, FTP, Emaill, etc. You can also connect up your phone to computer via USB and export the contacts from Xiaomi to computer through USB.

Method 2. Backup contacts Xiaomi to computer – the EASY way!

Android Transfer is an easy-to-use Android manager software that can easily backup contacts and phone numbers from Xiaomi and Redmi phones to computers.

Run the phone data transfer software on your computer. Go to turn on USB debugging on your mobile phone, and then connect Mi phone to your computer via USB. The phone manager software will detect and connect your phone. Click to open its Information tab, then select Contacts from the left panel, preview, select and export contacts from Xiaomi or Redmi phone to your PC or Mac. Check out this tutorial to export contacts from Xiaomi phone to computer for more details.

import export contacts xiaomi redmi phone Windows pc dcfon

Import contacts from computer to Xiaomi Redmi phones

If you like to transfer the contacts back on to the phone in the future or if you lost contacts on the phone and like to restore them from backups, you can refer to this guide to restore contacts from computer to Xiaomi phone.

Except contacts, you may want to transfer, export many other files and documents, such as photos, videos, music, text messages, you can check out more step-by-step tutorials below. These guides can help you exchange data between Xiaomi phone and computer in easy ways.

How to transfer data between Xiaomi phone and computer?

There are many ways you can copy data from Xiaomi to computer or the other way around. For instance, you can set up your email account on the phone, then attach the file to email from Xiaomi or computer and download it from email to your Xiaomi phone or computer. Check out this guide to set up Hotmail account on Xiaomi phone. Bluetooth also allows us freely exchange data between two nearby devices. See how you can transfer photos, videos, music between Xiaomi and PC via Bluetooth.

To export contacts from Xiaomi to computer, you can choose email if you have configured email account on the phone and you have access to the internet. If you have USB data cable with you, connect up the phone to PC or Mac via USB and copy contacts from phone to PC or Mac. It is very easy to back up or transfer contacts from Xiaomi to a PC or Mac. For bulk file transfer or heavy media files migration, follow this guide to transfer files between Xiaomi phone and computer via FTP. For Xiaomi phone complete backup, we recommend this solution to back up Xiaomi phone to computer.

Update Jun 2018: this article was originally published in Jun 2016 and has since been updated. in this update, we replaced the old phone manager with the new mobile phone data transfer.

3 thoughts on “How to export contacts from Xiaomi to computer?”

  1. I Xiaomi phone’s screen is broken completely, but phone is running. Can I retain the contacts from it, if possible, let me know. It’s urgent.

  2. Hi,

    Done all the steps; thanks for the clear instructions with images support but the vcf file only contain 1 contact when open in desktop computer …. it’s not located in SD card but in internal storage. Please advise?

    1. it seems i can’t replicate the issue you mentioned. I have tested it again using a Redmi phone which is running on MIUI 8 6.9.1. if it was saved to the internal storage, you should find it at the home directory of it. it will be a VCF file. you can export it to your computer, then use a text editor, like Notepad, to open and view it.

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