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I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android version 7 (Kernel Version is 3.18.14.12365438). I want to import my PC contacts from Outlook 2007 or my iPhone 6S. I also generated the .vcf files, which include photos of the contacts.

All the files have been in the download folder on the phone. How to continue and update the contacts?

  • Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! We will need much more information to give good recommendations here. Please edit your question and include at least: The device you're using, Android version it is running, and what exactly you want to accomplish. Also check and update the tags you've used to match your issue. – Izzy Jan 10 '18 at 22:06
  • 1. Configuration: Samsung Galaxy S7. Android version 7. Kernel Version is 3.18.14.12365438. 2. I want toimport my PC contacts from Outlook 2007 or my iPhone 6S. I also generated the vcf files, whichinclude the image of the persone. – Dr. Yehuda Singer Jan 17 '18 at 6:02
  • A single letter makes all the difference: contacts, not contracts :) I've integrated those details with your question, and will write an answer now. Thanks for providing the missing details! – Izzy Jan 17 '18 at 7:41
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As you have the contacts in form of .vcf file(s), you can use the Contacts app's native import functionality:

  1. Start the contacts app
  2. Tap the "3-dot-menu" (top-right of the screen)
  3. From the drop-down menu that opens, chose "import/export"¹
  4. On the next page, chose "Import from SD card"²
  5. A file browser should open and let you chose the file to import. Pick your .vcf file
  6. Now your contacts should be imported. If you have multiple files, repeat above steps.

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Visualisation of the process (click image for larger variant)


¹ if there is no "import/export" directly in that menu, check the sub-menus – e.g. Manage contacts or Settings
² might be phrased slightly different, like "import from internal storage"

  • Dear Izzy. Thanks for your answer. I wrote this issue after many attempts using the CONTACTS and the import command. It starts working, but there is no outcome. – Dr. Yehuda Singer Jan 18 '18 at 8:38
  • So something is wrong with either your VCF file or your contacts app, it seems. To include an alternative approach: are you open to use Google stuff for that? Or some self-hosted software on your PC (I'm thinking of ownCloud/Nextcloud here)? – Izzy Jan 18 '18 at 10:11
  • Dear Izzy, I think that the whole installation of the phone was bad. Maybe is to ignore this installation(I think that the vendor has revised it), and install a fresh one. How to do that? BTW, Can I interest you with new technology which enhance performance and reduce power consumption. How to pass it to you? Best regards, Yehuda – Dr. Yehuda Singer Jan 19 '18 at 11:50
  • Depending on what you mean by "install a fresh one", please see our installation tag-wiki (the "firmware" section) or our factory-reset tag-wiki. If neither answered that question, be welcome to ask a new question. A Q&A site works a bit different than a forum, so we don't switch topics on the same page :) – Izzy Jan 19 '18 at 14:03

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