How to sync contacts between an Android and Nokia

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How to sync contacts between an Android and Nokia
Once you're transferred your contacts to your new Nokia device, you'll be good to go. (Getty Thinkstock)

If you've just treated yourself to shiny new Nokia Windows Phone handset, one of the first things you'll need to do is transfer the address book from your old device. There'll be a number of ways you can go about this if your old smartphone ran Google's Android operating system, none of which involve laboriously tapping in each contact manually.

Skill level:
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Instructions

    Bluetooth

  1. 1

    Activate your Android phone's Bluetooth connection and make it visible to nearby devices. Although the method for doing so will depend on the make of your handset and which version of Android you're running, you'll typically be able to do this from the "Wireless and networks" section of your "Settings" menu. Your Android device's contacts will need to be saved to its memory as opposed to its SIM.

  2. 2

    Swipe left to the "Apps menu" from the start screen of your Nokia Windows Phone device and select "Contacts Transfer". Tap "Continue," then switch Bluetooth on.

  3. 3

    Choose your Android handset from the list of found devices and follow the instructions shown on both phones. This method may not work with all combinations of Android and Nokia handsets.

    SIM Card

  1. 1

    Tap on the "Contacts" icon on the home screen of your Android device and select "Menu" while viewing your address book.

  2. 2

    Select "Import/Export" from the popup menu and tap "Export to SIM card". Then select the contacts you want to transfer and tap "Export." The contacts you select with be copied to your SIM card.

  3. 3

    Remove your Android device's SIM card and insert it into your Nokia handset. Tap "People" on your Nokia phone's start screen and select the "More" menu in the bottom right of the screen. This is represented by three dots. Click "Settings," select "Import SIM contacts" and follow the onscreen instructions. Your Windows Phone device may not be able to read your SIM card if it's locked to another network. It certainly won't be able to read it if it takes a different sized SIM to your Android handset.

    Gmail

  1. 1

    Link your Gmail account to your Android device. To do so, go to the "Accounts" section of your phone's "Settings" menu. Your contacts will then automatically be synced with your Gmail account. If you don't already have a Gmail account, sign up for one.

  2. 2

    Open the "Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync" application on your Nokia device's home screen. Tap "Set up your device to sync with it" and enter "m.google.com" in the "Server address" box. Make sure the "SSL" option is selected.

  3. 3

    Tap "Next" and log into your Gmail account by entering your email address and password. If your device requires you to enter a domain name, use "Google." Select "Next" and check the "Contacts" box. Press Finish to import your contacts.

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