Last Updated: May 12, 2015
Answers to some of your questions about synchronizing contacts between your Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Gmail
How does my Samsung Galaxy S® 4 back up and restore contacts with Gmail™?
If you sign into a Google™ account during the initial setup process, your Samsung Galaxy S 4 automatically synchronizes contacts with your Gmail account.
If you add contacts to your Samsung Galaxy S 4 before signing into your Google account, your contacts don't synchronize with Gmail. They save as Device contacts.
After you've associated your Google account with your Samsung Galaxy S 4, anytime you add, import, or transfer a contact, your device prompts you to choose where to save the contact. Contacts don't synchronize with your Google account unless you select Google.