How to Import E-mail and Social Network Contacts to Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet’s Address Book

By Dan Gookin

Having friends is great. Having more friends is better. Keeping all those friends is best. The Samsung Galaxy tablet’s Contact app, myriad ways are available to add more friends or create contacts.

How to create a contact from an e-mail message for your Samsung Galaxy tablet

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to build up the Contacts list is to create a contact from an e-mail message. Follow these steps when you receive a message from someone not already in the tablet’s address book:

  1. Touch the picture by the contact’s name at the top of the message.

    The picture, whether it shows a generic image or the contact’s actual visage, is a button. Touching that button displays a pop-up window with additional information and two buttons.

  2. Touch the Create Contact button.

  3. Choose your Google account as the location to save the contact’s information.

  4. Fill in the blanks on the New Contact screen.

    The name and email address may already be entered for you. Smart tablet, smart. Fill in other fields if you know them.

  5. Touch the Save button to finish adding the contact.

If the e-mail is from someone already in the tablet’s address book, touch the Update Existing button in Step 2. Scroll through the Contacts list to select the person. The contact information from the e-mail message is automatically added to that person’s enter in the address book.

How to grab contacts from your social networking sites and put them on your Samsung Galaxy tablet

You can pour your whole gang of friends and followers from your social networking sites into the tablet. The operation is automatic: Simply add the social networking site’s app to the tablet’s inventory of apps. At that time, you’ll be prompted to sync the contacts or the apps will be added instantly to the Contacts app’s address book.