Where are contacts stored in Android and how to get them?

The contact list in Android smartphones is a file that is located in the device’s memory. Some users ask where this file is stored and how to get it? The answer may surprise you..

As for the file with contacts, it is located at the following address: /data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/databases/, the file with contacts itself is called either contacts.db or contacts2.db. Another thing is that getting to this file is not always possible – the file manager needs root rights. If you have them installed, then you can find the specified file. Here’s what it looks like:

However, I want to note that it makes no sense to climb into the jungle of the device’s file system, because it’s much easier to export contacts to the section you need. To do this, open the contacts, click on the “Menu” button and select “Import / Export” (sometimes these two sections are listed separately in the menu, you need to export).

Then select the section you want to export. You can save the contacts as a file, for example, in the internal memory of the device, and then, if necessary, transfer the file to other media, including a computer.

As you can see, everything is very simple.