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I spent a lot of time organizing my contacts on my Galaxy S (Android 2.2) and want to know if I can transfer them to my Gmail address book on my PC. My PC OS is Ubuntu 12.04 and my Gmail desktop client is Thunderbird.

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Absolutely. If you've synced your Android device with your Google account, your contacts would automatically show up on Google / Gmail Contacts.

If all your contacts are saved as "Phone Contacts" and not "Google Contacts", however, they will not be synced. You need to export the Phone Contacts and then import them into Google Contacts. It might be helpful if you adjusted your settings from within the contacts app to automatically save new contacts as Google contacts instead of Phone Contacts.

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The only export option I have are to export to SD card or Sim card? How do you export to Google Contacts? Will I ask a new question here? – stephenmyall May 8 '12 at 15:26
you export to the sdcard, then re-import them as google contacts. – Ryan Conrad May 8 '12 at 15:26
If you use Google+, be sure to back up your current Google Contacts from the web before syncing. Contact syncs from new devices can sometimes delete all of your Circles. – sheepeeh May 8 '12 at 15:31

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