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I have an S3 I'm attempting to import contacts to.

I started with a list I've converted to .CSV and then used an online converter to create .VCF files from for each of the contacts.

The S3 will not import the .CSV or .VCF files. I've combined the .VCF files into 1 and it still refuses to import them.

Is there any other way to do this without creating a GMail/Google account to first import them into? (Device is setup with an IMAP account so no need for GMail).

The S3 reports "Couldn't import vCard" then within notification it reads "The format is not supported". The .VCF's I have created are version 2.1.

What versions of vCard does the S3 support?

  • No comments or replies?! – HaydnWVN Jun 13 '13 at 7:36
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The reason I had this issue was a badly formatted vcard file. There were many BEGIN:VCARD tags that were not closed with END:CARD tags. As an example, it looked like this:

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:3.0
BEGIN:VCARD
# Bunch of fields in here like N, FN, EMAIL, etc.
END:VCARD

As you can see, the first BEGIN:VCARD is not closed.

So in a text editor, I did a Find and Replace to get rid of any unclosed BEGIN:VCARD, such that it looked like:

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:3.0
# Bunch of fields in here like N, FN, EMAIL, etc.
END:VCARD

After doing that, the vcf file imported without any problems.

  • Hi & thanks for the info dagrha, I don't have this old handset or the .VCF file any longer to check things but your explanation sounds valid and it's totally feasible that was the problem with my data/file. – HaydnWVN Sep 21 '17 at 7:25
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Without finding a way of doing this I ended up bluetoothing all the contacts from the old handset across (A Samsung B2100).

Would be nice to find more information about this buggy/broken feature on the S3.

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