Last Updated: May 16, 2014
Answers to some of your questions about synchronizing contacts between your Samsung Galaxy S4 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 S4 automatically synchronizes contacts with your Gmail account.
If you add contacts to your Samsung Galaxy S4 before signing into your Google account, your contacts don't synchronize with Gmail. They save as Phone Only contacts.
After you've associated your Google account with your Samsung Galaxy S4, 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 Account.