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How do i transfer my contacts from SIM to PHONE? Thanks a lot!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MadalinX, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. MadalinX

    MadalinX Newbie
    Thread Starter


    I want to transfer my contacts from SIM to PHONE and i cannot find out how.

    Can anyone help me please? :thinking:

    Thank you very much for your answer.


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  2. rpgmaker

    rpgmaker Newbie

    In my case the phone did it instantly but the contact names were all messed up, the names were badly imported and the number type wasn't accounted for (i.e. the mobile phone will be an entirely different contact name, like, CONTACT_NAME\M). I ended up just backing up my contact list and importing it. The contacts were recognized properly, differentiating the number type under the same contact and all.
  3. MadalinX

    MadalinX Newbie
    Thread Starter

    hello rpgmaker, thanks for you reply.

    I did imported my contacts from the SIM card to PHONE, and i selected to view just the phone ones.

    BUT, all it;s ok in "People" section. If i press the big middle button " PHONE " , under the numpad are all the contacts ( PHONE + SIM ), so i have the same contact twice, one in sim and one in phone.

  4. rpgmaker

    rpgmaker Newbie

    You can DELETE all contacts and import them again this time only from the .vcf file.
  5. MadalinX

    MadalinX Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I don;t know what is .vcf file, is HTC Sync involved?
  6. rpgmaker

    rpgmaker Newbie

    That's the file extension that my previous phone used to back up my contacts.
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes, that view option only works in "People". You will have to delete the sim contacts or they will show.

    Maybe linking them will help if you dont want to delete?
  8. MadalinX

    MadalinX Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the answer man. I don;t really want to delete them.

    I have to link then one by one? :(
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Probably. Pretty annoying
  10. Indy singh

    Indy singh Lurker

    You can see the contacts from phone or from sim. you dont need to delete them.
    People menu view and select sim or phone simple:rolleyes:
  11. paigie

    paigie Lurker

    you can send the SIM contacts to yourself as a vCard by going to

    You will then recieve it as an SMS

    and it will now be a phone contact instead of a sim contact so you can now link it to facebook .ETC. :)
  12. White Hawk

    White Hawk Lurker

    I know that this is an old thread, but as it's one of the top search results for this topic in Google, I thought I might update it with an appropriate answer.

    Follow these steps:

    1) Open Contacts. You can reach this from the contacts shortcut in your app drawer or home screen, or via the contacts tab in your phone dialer.

    2) Press the Menu button.

    3) Select Import/Export.

    4) Select Export from SIM.

    5) Click Select All, or manually tick each contact you wish to copy to the phone.

    6) You may be asked where to copy the contacts to; select the appropriate option.

    It takes no more than a second or two to copy over a few hundred contacts, so you'll be done in less than the time it takes to send yourself just one via SMS.

    Simples! ^-^
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  13. johnavigataor

    johnavigataor Lurker

    Thanks - I think the best information for dealing with this problem is to select the 'Learn More' app. The solution is listed there! Enjoy.
  14. Tnony

    Tnony Lurker

    While this might not be the best method, I have found it best served what I needed when transferring my iphone contacts to my Android HTC:


    First, I don't have a Gmail account, and even if I had, I would not wish to mix my email addresses with my iphone address book by syncing Gmail with my iphone address book. As a result, I used the above method in order to manually export my iphone contacts to my computer and in turn import them to my new HTC phone.

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