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How to Transfer Contacts from Windows Phone to Android

-- Wednesday, July 12, 2017
To transfer contacts from Windows phone to Android, you can follow the steps below: Sync contacts from Windows phone to Microsoft account > Export contacts from Microsoft account to computer > Import contacts from computer to Gmail account > Sync Gmail contacts to Android. Obviously, it is trouble to copy address from Windows phone to Android. In the guide below, there will be the other choice.

1. Things you need: a Windows phone (Lumia 830 for example), Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S6 for example), two USB cables, a computer, and an OneDrive account.
2. Internet access on your computer must be available.
3. Before transferring, please back up your contacts from Windows phone to OneDrive.

Part 1: Transfer Winphone Contacts to Android via Outlook & Google Account

To Transfer contacts from Windows phone to Android device, please follow the guide below in details:

Note: Before you start to transfer the contacts to Android, please make sure you have the Windows Live and Google accounts and you have connected these accounts to your WinPhone.

Step 1 Sign In Outlook Live on PC
Please firstly go to the Outlook Live page and sign in your Windows Live account on your computer.

Step 2 Export WinPhone Contacts to PC
On the main window, please click on "People" icon on the bottom of left pane. You need to continue to click on the drop-down menu of "Manager" and select "Export contacts".

Export Winphone Contacts

After that, you would be able to see a pop-up window to export contacts to computer. Click on the "Export" button and it will automatically download contacts on your device in the form of .CSV file.

Save CSV File

Step 3 Transfer Contacts to Google Account
After you save the contacts on your computer, you need to continue to sync them to your Google account. Please sign in your Gmail account on PC and on the interface, just press the drop-down arrow next to "Gmail" and then choose "Contacts". In this page, please navigate to "More > Import > Choose File" and select the csv file you create in the last step.

Export Contacts to PC

To transfer the contacts to your Google account, please just click on the "Import" button.

Step 4 Transfer Contacts from Google Account to Android
Please turn to your Android device and navigate to "Settings > Accounts > Contacts" to import contacts. But please note that different Android devices may be not the same for settings.

Auto-sync Contacts

Part 2: Easily Export Contacts from Windows Phone to Android

You can transfer data with Phone Transfer, a powerful solution that allows you to copy data from Windows phone to Android. Even though they work with totally different OS, Phone Transfer can seamlessly copy complete address book to the destination phone. The whole process will be smooth so that it can be finished within several minutes.

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Step 1 Connect Windows Phone and Android Phone to PC
Launch Phone Transfer on your computer. Choose the mode "Phone to Phone Transfer". Then connect your Windows phone and Android phone to the computer with USB cables. Enable USB debugging on both phones.

Home Page of Phone Transfer

Step 2 Back Up Contacts from Windows Phone to OneDrive
When both phones are connected successfully, you will see the window as below. Choose "Have backed up already" at the lower-right corner if you have created backup previously. Otherwise, you can click "how to back up" and follow the guide to back up contacts from Windows Phone to OneDrive.

Connect Windows Phone and Android Phone to PC

Step 3 Sign in OneDrive
You are in the log-in page. Click the button "Sign in". Then enter your Microsoft account (the account you used to back up contacts on OneDrive) and the password.

A note will occur and prompt you to authorize permission to OneDrive. Click the button "Yes". Phone Transfer will analyze OneDrive information. This may take some time. Please wait.

Sign in OneDrive

Step 4 Select File Types to Transfer
Analysis succeeded. You can select data you want to transfer and start the process directly now. "Contacts" will be automatically selected by the program once contact backup on OneDrive is detected. Then click the button "Start Transfer". This will enable the program to copy and transfer the phone book to the destination Android phone.

Analyzing OneDrive Succeeded

Step 5 Transfer Contacts from OneDrive to Android
Phone Transfer is copying data. Please do not disconnect either phone. You can even view contact's name and status of it. And you can click the button "Cancel" to end the process if contacts you want have been copied.

When transmission is done, you will have a note that prompt you that you have copied the data completely and show you how many items have been moved. Then you can click the button "OK" to finish the process.

Transferring Contacts Complete

Bonus Tips: Import Contacts from SIM Card to Windows Phone

In the other hand, if you want own an old phone, for example, old Android, and want to transfer the contacts from that old phone to your new Windows phone, you can try the following guide:

1. Insert SIM card which stores your contacts to your new device

2. Tap on "More > Settings > Import from SIM"

3. Select the account you want and click on "Next"

4. You are allowed to import all of the contacts or import them selectively. Then tap on the "import" button

Now, the job is done! You can go to your Contact app and check if the contacts are imported or not.

Actually you can clone phone book from Windows phone to iOS devices by following the same steps. To transfer pictures, music, and videos, OneDrive account is unnecessary. You can transfer such media files directly from phone to phone.

Ivy Bruce

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