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Switching From Samsung to HTC

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by SourceGirl, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. SourceGirl

    SourceGirl Member
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    So I had a Samsung S II but someone stole it. I was lucky enough to have done a backup with Samsung Kies. Now I had forgotten to sync all my contacts with my google account, stupid me. I wasn't able to get another Samsung, though I really wanted to, so I ended up with an HTC One S. I need all my contacts but I can't seem to get them from my Samsung backup to my new HTC phone. Can anyone help a girl out?
     

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  2. chanchan05

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    From kies you can export contacts and calendar as csv files which Google Contacts and Calendar can import.
     
  3. SourceGirl

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    Perfect but the phonebook/contact file is a .bk file. I changed the file extension to .csv and imported that into Google but only one number showed up. But I can open it up in an excel and the numbers are there with a bunch of gibberish, not code but gibberish. Changing the file extension seem to be the way everyone says to do. I could sit with the excel file and input numbers one by one, but I have a lot!


    Thoughts? Ideas?
     
  4. chanchan05

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    You don't change the extensions. You open Kies, then select export to csv. It doesn't work the way you did.
     
  5. nebler

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    Just out of interest, how do you find the HTC after the s2? I'm just about to do the same swap.
     
  6. SourceGirl

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    The phone is not bad. It was a big change from Samsung: the layout and what not of android. But I've had it for a little bit now and when it comes to the camera, speed, display quality and all the amazing things the SII can do, I don't see a difference. I'm happy with it so far. Also like the keyboard much better on the HTC.

    Now I just have to get all my contacts and I'll be laughing.
     
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  7. Stuntman

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    Samsung Android phones should have an option to export contacts on your SD card to a file. If you sync with your Google account, all of those contacts should be on your HTC phone as well. You should be able to export your Samsung phone contact and then import them into Gmail on a PC. Then they will appear on your HTC when you sync.
     
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