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Best way to save contacts

Started by: gillianredmond
On: 19/05/2015 | 23:12
Replies: 15

by: gillianredmond
on: 19/05/2015 | 23:12

I have just purcahsed a new phone from Giffgaff. Its a Sumsung S5 and when saving contacts i am now given an additional option of saving them to gmail. Where is the best place to store them?

- phone

- Sim

- Gmail

What are the benefits of one over the other?

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by: aronrose
on: 19/05/2015 | 23:18
Sim and gmail

As if your phone breaks you can get your contacts by putting your sim in another phone.

Gmail will save it online so when you buy a new phone it will save them on your new phone
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by: gwpreston
on: 19/05/2015 | 23:19
Mine are on my phone is but I also have them backed up as well
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by: deanwh
on: 19/05/2015 | 23:19
Hi @gillianredmond

I use google to back up my contact all you do is use a Gmail email address and sync it with your phone then anytime you buy anew phone just pop the email address in used to back up and happy days

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by: 147brian21573
on: 19/05/2015 | 23:21
Sim and Gmail

If you lose your phone, at least you can block the sim yet still have the contacts in your email folder
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by: pwincess2k13
on: 19/05/2015 | 23:33
Gmail is the best place and your phone too
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by: proudmummykayla1
on: 21/05/2015 | 09:48
Hi save to sim card and gmail then if you loose your phone or somehow your sim card breaks all your numbers are backed up to your gmail account.
The samsungs give you the option to back up everything including pictures songs videos apps. Hope this helps
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by: fisher18
on: 21/05/2015 | 10:50
Definitely Gmail.
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by: computekbrain
on: 21/05/2015 | 18:08
Personally I'd say the best place to store them is your google account... that way they're automatically backed up online! Smiley Happy
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by: moominpappa
on: 21/05/2015 | 18:41
Beware that most Android handsets won't read contacts from the sim card, so whilst using the sim card for storing contracts is perfect for basic phones, they won't show up in your contact list when the sim is inserted into an Android handset like your S5.
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