Import contacts from VCF vCard file to Android phone

SHAREit is a free, cross-platform file sharing app. We use it to share files with family and friends or share files between two or more devices of our own. It works on various devices, like Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, Mac. Many files can be transferred using this tool, such as photos, videos, music, documents, contacts, audio recordings, apps and other files.

It works pretty well most of the time. There are some significant issues are discovered though. For instance, some Android users found that they can use this free app to send and receive contacts from other phones and computers, it however cannot import contacts to the stock Contacts app on Android phone. Today, we will share with you a workaround to this known issue. Other than let SHAREit import the received contacts, we can simply import contacts from received VCF, vCard file to our Android phone.

Here’s how to do it.

Any Android phone come with a default File Manager app. If like, you can also use a third-party file manager or explorer, such as ES file explorer.

Open the file manager on your Android phone. Browse to Internal storage > SHAREit > contacts. You will find all received contacts files via SHAREit app.

import contacts from vcf, vCard file to android phone via file manager app - shareit

Tap on a VCF vCard file, you may see the Complete action using pop-up menu where you can choose a compatible app to open, edit the contacts file if you have not set a default app for this type of file yet. Choose Contacts, then press OK button. In the next screen to open, you can choose an account to create contact under it. For example, you can import the contacts to your phone, Google account, Exchange mail account, etc. Choose Phone, then the Import contacts from vCard file warning pops up. Choose Import to confirm and import the contacts to your Android phone.

Open the stock Contacts app, now you should find the new contacts imported from the saved VCF, vCard files.

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