Last Updated: May 16, 2014
Answers to some of your questions about synchronizing contacts between your Samsung Galaxy S II and Gmail
How does my Samsung Galaxy S® II back up and restore contacts with Gmail™?
If you sign into a Google™ account during the initial setup process, your Samsung Galaxy S II automatically synchronizes contacts with your Gmail account.
If you add contacts to your Samsung Galaxy S II 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 S II, 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.