How do you import contacts from a Galaxy S3 to a Nexus 5? They're both Android devices, so is it a simple process? Do I need to save them to a SIM card?
Several ways actually. The most simple way I found was to sync all your addresses to a Google Account. If you don't have one create one. On the S3:
- From Settings Scroll down and choose Accounts and Sync.
- Choose Add Account.
- Choose Google.
- Choose Existing to add an existing account.
- Type in the email id of the account.
- Fill in password and sign in.`
On the other device, simply sync to the account again. All your contacts will be pulled in.
The simplest way would have been using the contacts' app integrated export/import functionality:
- on the "source device": open contacts, open menu, select "Export/Import", export to SDCard. This will export your entire contact list (including photos) to a
.vcffile in the root of your sdcard.
- copy the resulting
*.vcffile to the "target device"
- on the target device: open contacts, menu, export/import, import from SD. Chose the file.
You use your gmail account to configure your contacts from one android phone to another.
- Login into you google account from your Galaxy S3 Phone.
- Sync your contacts with your gmail account.
- Import contacts from your gmail account to your Nexus 5 by syncing your Nexus 5 with your gmail account.
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