How to Back Up EVO 4G Contacts to an SD Card

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System glitches or physical damage to your HTC EVO 4G often provoke more concern for the data contained in the device than for the smartphone itself. While your contacts, for example, are automatically synchronized to the primary Google account on your device, you can avoid accidental data loss -- and maintain offline access -- by also making a second, hard copy of the information. One way to do this is to transfer the information to the installed SD card.

Contact Export

  • Launch the "People" app from your Home screen or app drawer and tap the "Menu" softkey. Select the option to "Manage Contacts" and then choose "Import/Export Contacts." Once you've selected "Export to SD Card" from the next menu of options, specify which list of contacts you'd like sent to the external memory. Tap "OK" to confirm the selection and give the device a few moments to complete the export.

Format of the Exported Data

  • The contact data is saved in vCard format, which is compatible with all types of mobile devices as well as a variety of email and address book software. While this type of file contains all of the text-based data in each listing -- for example, the phone numbers and addresses, additional notes and any custom fields you've added -- it will not export photos you've attached as identifiers for your contacts.

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