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Support Easiest way to transfer contacts from a storm?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by r3pnit, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. r3pnit

    r3pnit Active Member
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    Unfortunately my storms usb cable never worked with my laptop, so i can't do usb, but is there anyway i can sync with some program with bluetooth with some program to put these on my incredible when I get one?
     

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  2. NKT

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    Install Google Sync and sync your contacts straight to your Gmail account. Then when you power up your Incredible for the first time it will prompt you to enter your google account info. This will sync you Gmail contacts to your device.
     
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  3. r3pnit

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    ^^ thanks alot, do i downlaod google sync from my phone? or on my laptop ?
     
  4. appleaj

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    You should be able to go here on your Storm: m.google.com/sync
     
  5. DawnGP143

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    That was for SURE the easiest transfer I've ever done. It will also do your calendar if you set it that way if I remember correctly.
     
  6. NKT

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    m.google.com/sync
     
  7. r3pnit

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    it says i successfully synced contacts, but when i go to my gmail account and look at my contacts, I dont see any of them there.
     
  8. NKT

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    Are you trying to sync a large number of contacts?
     
  9. DaveS024

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    backup asst. works too i believe
     
  10. NKT

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    As a alternative method, yes, you can use Backup Assistant to get your contacts online, then export as a .csv and import into Gmail.
     
  11. r3pnit

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    if backup assistant requires a USB cable, i can't do this, and i have a decent size contact list, not exactly sure but maybe around 100-110
     
  12. NKT

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    Backup Assistant is done OTA.
     
  13. r3pnit

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    ^^ just so i have this right, i download backup assistant on my laptop? then it does something to my phone

    edit: NM , Google sync worked, thanks for all of your help
     
  14. NKT

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    NP.

    Just as a note, BA is downloaded to the phone and you use it just as you would on a feature phone.
     
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    I was wondering how to do this myself without having to go into a store to get them transferred. Google sync worked great from my storm and all my contacts are now in my google mail contact list! Thanks for the info!:D
     
  16. DOOG9517

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    I never used Google Sync. On my BB I just added my gmail account and it automatically synced my contacts between gmail and my phone.
     
  17. Jaguox

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    I used Google sync as well, though it took a few tries before it accepted my not so big contact list. As a side note, Verizon just pushed another icon onto my Storm's home page which happens to be the preloader for the BackupAssistant. Finally they pushed something useful onto the phone instead of all the random crap they usually do! I'm not actually going to use it, but I found it quite humorous.
     
  18. r3pnit

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    ^^ lmao that backup assistant just popped up on my phone to, i guess they know everyone who has a storm is done with this piece of crap
     
  19. NKT

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    Yes, BA just became available to BB's beginning in March. Most phones should have it now. So you have several options for backing up and transferring your contacts.
     
  20. mjm1111

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    +1 to Google Sync.
     

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