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  1. elgibby

    elgibby Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I didn't understand the choices (save on SIM, phone or Google) when I created my phone contacts. About half came from GMail. But the other half either came from Facebook etc, or were created on the phone -- and saved to the phone. I can't find a way to re-save the non-Google contacts to Google. I want to get the phone contacts up to Google so the sync/backup system will work. How? (Other than manually doing the whole damn thing again.)
    thx
     

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  2. robo21

    robo21 Well-Known Member

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    Don't manually do the whole thing!! I exported my phone contacts to the SD card as a vcf(? it has been awhile but I think it was vcf) then saved that file to my PC. I then logged into my gmail account and uploaded the phone contacts to my gmail account using the "import contacts" function. I hope this helps. In retrospect I guess I could have browsed to the phone from the PC without saving the file to the PC to save a step. But now I have a backup on the PC as well.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. elgibby

    elgibby Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks, robo, that worked perfectly.
     
  4. robo21

    robo21 Well-Known Member

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    You're very welcome! Glad you got that sorted out. [​IMG]
     

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