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. 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. ( Go To file menu on the top left in the out look, click on Import and Export, click on Export file to, Click Next, click on Comma Separated Values (Windows), click on Next, click on Contacts, click on Browse Select drive and Folder Where you want to save file, click on Next.) You are DONE

  3. Use Google Contacts to import the CSV (import is in the upper right from http://google.com/contacts)

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

  • 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

An even simpler method (at least for me) would be to first sync your contacts in WinMo to Google Sync (Active sync settings are: server: m.google.com, Use SSL, username and password are the same as other google services (username@gmail.com-format) and 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.

  • 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

You can use myFUNAMBOL.

  1. Setup a Funambol account at http://my.funambol.com
  2. Download the Funambol CAB install file to your Windows Mobile device (that is actually running Windows Mobile. You can get the CAB file by going to the email tab in your Funambol portal and selecting download)
  3. Install Funambol (onto Window's Mobile)
  4. Sync your contacts with the Funambol server by launching Funambol and entering your Funambol portal account information
  5. Download the Funambol Android application (from Funambol Forge)
  6. Put the .apk file on your SD card in the /Storage Card/AndroidApps folder. If this folder doesn't exist, create it.
  7. Boot into Android by running Android from your program menu or by manually running haret.exe
  8. Once in Android, bring up the Application menu.
  9. Open the Funambol application.
  10. Press the menu key and tap on Settings.
  11. Enter your Funambol portal information.
  12. Click Sync contacts and let it sync your contacts.

Source: http://www.myhtcphone.com/import-contacts

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    This is pretty complex! – jamuraa Sep 10 '09 at 1:02

I just transfered my contacts from my HTC Touch Pro 2 to my Samsung Galaxy SIIX.

You need to install the blutooth file tranfer program for android, then pair your two phone, and then send your contacts to your android phone using the winmo blutooth explorer program.


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.



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.


I tried LocalSync and it worked fine.


  • 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)


  • You must have Outlook installed on Windows

use the following simple steps(no need of microsoft/google account)

  1. search "contacts + message "( full name of app is contacts + message backup) in "store App " in your windows phone from the list of apps install the one from Microsoft

  2. go to settings -> contacts + message backup -> backup from the list that is displayed select contacts and the 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

  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.


You can use Windows Phone Qontact (I'm the developer of this app). It can export in many format 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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    What's your connection to this app? – Dan Hulme Dec 5 '13 at 19:21
  • That link is 404. – ale Dec 5 '13 at 19:25
  • @Dan I'm the poor developer..Do you like the app? – user47676 Dec 5 '13 at 19:56
  • @Krampus thanks very much for your note, now links are correct – user47676 Dec 5 '13 at 19:58
  • @user47676: It's okay to occasionally suggest a solution that you're affiliated with, so long as it actually is a solution to the Asker's problem and you disclose such in your answer. Please see help center for more information. – ale Dec 5 '13 at 21:53

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