It is a good idea to back up important data, such as contacts, phone numbers, text messages, photos, videos, voice recordings, from mobile phone to computer regularly. In a previous article of Xiaomi Contacts app, we demonstrated how it can help users export contacts from Xiaomi phone to computer. If you still thought it is difficult to use, you can try the instructions below. Today, we will introduce you a new phone data management tool which makes file import and export from phone to computer or vice versa extremely easy.
How to export contacts from Xiaomi or Redmi phone to computer?
We recommend this Android phone data transfer program. It comes with both Windows and Mac OS versions. You can download the free trial version below.
Run this Xiaomi phone data transfer software on your PC or Mac. Activate USB debugging on Xiaomi or Redmi phone, then connect the phone to computer via USB data cable. The mobile phone file transfer and backup program will detect your phone immediately. A category of all kinds of supported file types will be displayed at the top menu of this phone management tool. See below figure.
To back up contacts from Xiaomi phone to computer, switch to the Information tab from the top menu bar, click Contacts from the left category panel, all contacts group will be listed. You can click to select any contacts from any existing groups, then click the Export button from the top tool bar, you can choose to export Xiaomi phone contacts as a vCard file, a CSV file or import them to an email client on your computer or the address book on your computer. If you are on Windows PC, you will see options to export contacts from Mi phone to Windows Address Book and Outlook. Export contacts as vCard VCF or CSV file is a good option under many circumstances. VCF contacts file is compatible with almost all mobile phones, contacts in CSV file can be edited easily using Excel or other compatible software. If you want to restore the contacts from PC to Xiaomi or transfer the contacts from your computer to another mobile phone, VCF file format is your best choice. See this tutorial to transfer vCard VCF contacts file to Android phones. Note that this software will export your name cards from Xiaomi phone to computer as separate VCF contact files. You can follow the steps merge all VCF contact files into one before you import them to other phones or programs
Xiaomi mobile to computer backup alternative
In an earlier post, we recommended this solution to batch back up data from Xiaomi phone to computer using a specialized phone transfer, backup and restore software. Similarly this solution can not only back up previously mentioned file types, but also other data, such as your Calendar, call logs, apps and so on. And you will be able to restore your backup files to the phone using the same tool.
Transfer data from Xiaomi phone to other phones
Data transfer between two or more phones is a big problem for newbies. If you want to upgrade phone and like to transfer over your existing data from the old to the new phone, you can follow this guide to transfer data from Xiaomi Redmi phone to Samsung mobile phone. This solution works with iPhone and almost all Android mobile phones, like Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Nexus, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE, etc.
Update Jun 2018: this post was originally published in Jul 2016 and has been updated. in this update, added the new Android phone manager, which is more powerful in exporting data from mobile phone and importing data from computer to our mobile phones.