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We are in a generation, where changing cell phones is commonplace. And with that, comes a leech of time, energy and/or money – transferring your contacts.
So here, I’m going to be simplifying it – all in a nutshell. Here you go!
There are 2 methods —
1) Pay someone to do it! They probably might have professional paid apps and may charge you a bomb to do that.
2) Follow this :
–>> Here, I will be showing how to get your contacts up on Google Contacts, since I believe nearly ALL OSes are compatible with that. However, you can upload your contacts to Outlook People as well, in a similar manner, and iOS can readily import contacts from there. <<–
The very first step is to import your contacts from your older cell. Various OSes have various freeware provided by the manufacturer to get that done. For example –
iOS – iTunes
Android – Google Contacts / Samsung Kies (if you’re using Samsung)
Symbian – Nokia Suite / Microsoft Apps -> Outlook People
Windows Phone 7.x/8.x – Backup to Outlook and Export contacts as VCF
Blackberry – Desktop Manager
CONVERTING TO .VCF –
Ideally, when you import contacts from a previous OS, it is recommended that you import them in .vcf (vCard)/.CSV format.
However, this isn’t always possible. No sweat!
Here is what you do, in case you import the files as .contact or a Windows Contact File.
Obviously, you might be thinking of some paid application I might suggest here, where you probably use a trial version and dispose of it when you’re done. NO. This is what you do and it’s way too simple!
IMPORT THE .VCF FILE INTO GOOGLE CONTACTS/OUTLOOK PEOPLE –
These steps are plain simple!
Import the “AllvCards.vcf” file into either Google Contacts or Outlook People.
Go to http://contacts.google.com -> Sign In ->
Import “AllvCards.vcf” ->
And you’re done! You now have your contacts on Google Contacts. Sync with your Android/Windows Phone/iOS/Any other OS by syncing with your GMail account.
OUTLOOK PEOPLE –
Go to http://outlook.com -> Sign In -> follow these steps :
And you’re done here as well!
You can sync these contacts with iOS/Windows Phone.
Transfer the “AllvCards.vcf” file to your phone, and open it via the File Manager.
Hope I helped!
That is ALL you need to do, ever.