Android / CyanogenMod : moving contacts between accounts

Contacts in Android are stored in one or more address books. One of them it the “Local” address book.

I needed to move my local contacts to a remote account, using CyanogenMod 12. I found out it’s not obvious, and Google didn’t help. This looks like the most straight-forward method:

  • Start the Contacts app
  • First, export the contacts:
    • In the context menu, select “Contacts to display”
    • Select the source address book
    • In the context menu, select “Import/export”
    • Export to storage
  • Now delete all contacts in the source address book:
    • In the context menu, select “Delete”
    • In the context menu, select “All”
  • Now import your contact in the target address book:
    • In the context menu, select “Contacts to display”
    • Select the source address book
    • In the context menu, select “Import/export”
    • Import from storage

VoilĂ !

 

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