Contacts not syncing to my Android Tablet

I recently added some contacts on my Android phone and was surprised to see that they didn’t automatically appear in the contacts on my Android Tablet.

I went into the “Accounts” settings on my phone under the “User and backup” option and sure enough under the Google option, the box to sync the contacts was unticked.
After ticking the box, my phone starting syncing my contacts with my Google account in the Cloud and the new contacts quickly appeared in my Tablet’s contacts.