Last Updated: Nov 01,2010
How would I take the contacts off of my windows mobile phone and put them onto android?
I assume you already have a Google Account as that will be required once you switch over to Android. Here is a tutorial how to sync your stuff from WM to Google.
Just export your contacts from Outlook and import them to your gmail account. Then you can merge duplicates and everything, and then push to your device.
Or save your pim file to your computer. Then google "pim to csv". Take that csv file and import it into gmail on your computer, then when you get your android phone, it will all sync up.
I really do not see the point of all the hassle if one can set the device up to sync on the go with Google.
Yes, I forgot you can just sync your WM phone with google, then get the new android phone and it will sync to the new phone.
Or if your fortunate enough to have microsoft exchange use that to sync your contacts.
Did you forget to post the link?
And how would I get my WM phone to sync to Google?
I must have. I went to the website and copied the link but forgot to paste it here:
Setting Up Your Windows Mobile Phone for Google Sync : Google Sync - Google Mobile Help
I'm having a tough time with that tutorial there, I'm not sure how to get to that first screenshot on the page. I dont see the option for that anywhere. So I'm trying to use outlook to sync with google or something, I dont know what I'm doing right now.
So, I installed active sync and outlook. And, not sure what to do next, but the option for syncing contacts is grayed out. So, not sure what to do here.
Did you follow the tutorial from my link? There is nothing else you need to do, just sync them from your windows mobile phone and go to your gmail account and go to contacts and they should be there, no Outlook needed.
When I switched I just sync'd the tp2 with google..
Its that tutorial that Im having trouble with, I dont know how to get to this first screen.
And it says that on the top. Go to Start>Applications to open it
You wont get that EXACT screen. Just open activesync, then follow the directions to add a new account.
Ok, well here is the screen I have when I start up active sync.
And then if I go to Menu, Add Server Source, this is what I see.
And the other options are useless.
So, not sure what to do here.
So, its been about a day. I'm just going to go ahead and bump this up.
1. You were connected to your PC when you were doing this, wrong, disconnect and go to the app again.
2. When you open ActiveSync and click Menu>Add Server source. If the option is not there, only the option to configure server, press Options instead, highlight the server you have there and press Delete at the bottom.
3. Enter your email address, uncheck the tickbox saying 'Attempt to detect Exchange Server...' Press Next.
4. Follow the tutorialstarting from here:
Make sure that at the step where you have to enter your full email address you try firstname.lastname@example.org and if that does not work try email@example.com.
I installed a Windows Mobile emulator from MS and all these steps are correct.
The only thing that might be wrong is the version fo Windows Mobile you are using.
Are you using WM Professional (touchscreen device) or WM Standard (non-touchscreen device)?
Try this if u are still having trouble.
1.open activesync on the device. add server source. It may ask for you email address, fill in. make sure "Attempt to detect" is checked. hit next.
2.Username will be your user firstname.lastname@example.org. this should grey out the domain box. enter your pass word. makes sure "save password' is checked. hit next.
3. After that it will process, then bring you to the "Server Address" screen. Input m.google.com.. make sure SSL box is checked. hit next
4. Check all boxes of things u want to sync.(of course contacts)(checking calender may give u an error when syncing) hit finish.
It should bring you back to the Activesync main page and be Synchronizing.
Thanks guys, that worked great. You are the best.
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