While the iPhone offers many programs and applications to help make your life and connecting with your family and friends easier, it still lacks in some areas. For example, importing your Hotmail contacts to your iPhone is not as simple as purchasing the right app, or pushing the right button when you are configuring the phone settings. Some companies offer pricey software that will transfer the contacts for you. Fortunately, with a little finagling, you can transfer the Hotmail contacts to your iPhone for free in a matter of minutes.
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Open your Hotmail account and left-click on "Options," which is located on the upper right-hand side of the screen. Scroll down and left-click on "More options."
Scroll down to "Customize your contacts" and left-click on "Export Contacts." Fill out the security form and left-click on "Save." Your contacts will be saved to your computer's hard drive.
Open your e-mail account and left-click on "File" and scroll down to "Import and Export."
Left-click on "Import from another program or file." The verbiage will vary depending on your e-mail provider.
Right-click on "Comma Separated Values," then left-click on "Next."
Left-click on "Browse" and locate the contact file you created earlier. Left-click on "Next."
Select "Contacts" from the list of folders to store the information. Left-click on "Next" then "Finish." Your Hotmail contacts are now stored in your e-mail account.
Connect your iPhone to your computer via the USB cord and sync your iPod as you normally would. To sync, left-click on "File" and scroll down to "Sync iPhone." Once the sync is completed, the Hotmail contacts will be added to your iPhone.
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