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Import Contacts into New Android Phone

-- Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Quick question, what's the most confusing thing in getting a new Android device (phone or tablet). Well, for most of the smartphone users, importing contacts into their new phone can be quite annoying. In this article of Android Tips, we will show you how to import contacts from SIM card, Outlook Express and by using the help of a third party transferring tool.

Option 1: Copy from SIM card

The easiest way is to copy from SIM card, provided that your contacts are already stored in it.
▪ Insert SIM card into your Android phone
▪ Go to Contacts and tap on menu>Import/Export contacts
▪ Tap on "Import from SIM card"

Import Contacts from SIM

There you go. Now the contacts from your SIM card are in your phone. Three simple steps, it's really a no-brainer.

Option 2: Transfer from Outlook Using a CSV File

If you try to transfer your contact numbers from Outlook Express, here is how you will do it:

▪ On your PC, launch Outlook, click Import and Export on the File menu.

Import Contacts from Outlook

▪ Click Export to a file, then click Next.

Export Contacts from Outlook

▪ Click Comma Separated Value (DOS), then Next.

Transfer Contacts from Outlook

▪ Now, click the Contacts folder you want to export, then Next.
▪ Choose a destination on your computer to save the CSV (Comma Separated Values) file and copy this file to your phone.

Note: When Outlook exports contacts to a CSV file, it omits attachments, contact photos, and other data. If you are exporting contacts for use in another copy of Outlook, we recommend that you export contacts to a .PST file format.

Option 3: Getting Help from a Third Party Tool

If none of the options above are available for you, you may want to consider seeking a third party program for help. Here we list Phone Transfer as an example.

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▪ Launch the program and connect your old phone and the new one to PC.
▪ Tick on Contacts and click Start Copy.

Transfer Contacts

All these three methods are effective. You can choose one of the according to your situation. So tell me, which one do you choose at the end of the day?

Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.