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I finally activated my Android phone and would like to import numbers/contacts to the new phone. I forgot to ask the store rep how to do this, but I figured since both of them can be hooked up to a computer, I can probably do it myself. I'm on a Windows platform.

What's the best way to do this?

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It's pretty easy because your Android phone will sync to [Google Contacts][1].

  1. Sync your Windows Mobile phone to your computer (Outlook, Outlook Express, whatever you normally sync to)

  2. Export your contacts from there to a CSV:

    1. Go to the File menu on the top-left in the Outlook
    2. Click on Import and Export
    3. Click on Export file to
    4. Click Next
    5. Click on Comma Separated Values (Windows)
    6. Click on Next
    7. click on Contacts
    8. Click on Browse
    9. Select the drive and folder where you want to save the file
    10. Click on Next, and done
  3. Use Google Contacts to import the CSV (import is in the upper right from https://contacts.google.com/)

  4. Wait a couple of minutes. All of your contacts will show up on your Android phone soon

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  • That's how I moved and merged my contacts from a combination of an old Nokia phone (exported to CSV using Nokia's rubbishy desktop software), and an Outlook account, and imported them both into GMail's contacts. It even gives you an option to merge two contacts in GMail if you tick them both at the same time. – GAThrawn Sep 10 '09 at 14:57
  • Thanks, this worked perfectly. My old Windows Mobile phone already synced my contacts with Outlook so I just needed to export/import. – iamgoat Sep 12 '09 at 21:57
  • In my case, I needed to manually open CSV-file in spreadsheet programm and rename columns. Before I did so contacts wasn't imported correctly to Google account. Maybe this happened due to regional differences. Also different programs use different delimiters for CSV. – George Gaál Aug 13 '11 at 12:09
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An even simpler method (at least for me) would be to first sync your contacts in WinMo to Google Sync. The Active sync settings are:

  • Server: m.google.com
  • Use SSL
  • Username and password are the same as other Google services (username@gmail.com-format)
  • Contacts must be selected in the data selection

And then on your Android phone, you should have automatic contact sync enabled by default.

Did this with my HTC Touch HD and Motorola Milestone/Droid, took a couple of minutes, and everything on the Android side went completely automagically.

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  • Looks like this does not work anymore - support.google.com/a/users/answer/138636 ("Starting Jan. 30, 2013, only Google Apps for Work, Education, and Government customers can set up new devices with Google Sync") – sarh Sep 16 '14 at 10:21
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I just transferred my contacts from my HTC Touch Pro2 to my Samsung Galaxy S II X.

You need to install the Bluetooth File Transfer app for Android, pair your two phones, and then send your contacts to your Android phone using the Windows Mobile Bluetooth Explorer program.

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I tried LocalSync and it worked fine.

Pros:

  • It doesn't simply "migrate" WinMo to Android: it actually establishes a sync relationship with your Windows PC/Outlook
  • Doesn't share contacts with Google or other clouds (privacy safe)

Cons:

  • You must have Outlook installed on Windows
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  1. Go to the account settings.
  2. Choose Microsoft exchange.
  3. Log in to sync.
  4. Note that Microsoft Outlook online calendar, mail, contacts are synced. No need to create a Google account.

Don't know if it matters but this was on Android7.

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Use the following simple steps (no need for Microsoft/Google account)

  1. Search/install contacts+message backup on your Windows Phone

  2. Go to Settings -> contacts+message backup -> Backup from the list that is displayed, select Contacts, and then press Backup. A folder named "backup + restore" will be created in your SD card/phone memory containing the vCard file.

  3. Copy this file to your Android device and import contacts from this file

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You could also try vCardIO which uses the Funambol code and runs on an Android phone off the SD card. Export from Outlook and copy the file to the SD card.

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Disclaimer: I do not work for Sprite Software

I did a search for the following phrase on Google: "moving windows mobile contacts to android". One of the hits was Sprite Software who makes the following application: SpriteMigrate. It's free and purports to backup your stuff to a backup file and then you use a second program on your PC to convert that backup file to Android-ready format.

Sprite Migrate apparently saves the following information (from their website):

What do we migrate?

  • Contacts
  • Call Logs
  • SMS
  • Bookmarks

much more coming soon...

I've performed step 1 already and am in the process of performing step 2, once I pick up my phone tomorrow (Evo), I'll try step 3 and report back on how successful I was.

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You can use Qontact (I'm the developer of this app). It can export in many formats like vCard, readable by iOS or Android app. Just send the contacts by email and open the attachment (Gmail or Hotmail account).

The free version can export about 200 contacts (including photo, the solutions that use CVS exports doesn't). In case you have more contacts, you can use the pro version.

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