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Transferring contacts over to the Droid

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ejl2010, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. ejl2010

    ejl2010 Well-Known Member
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    So I'm coming from the LG Voyager and was hoping there is going to be a way to get all my contacts from my phone on the DROID without having to pay Verizon to transfer it. You guys know how this is going to work since it will probably be an issue that is going to pop up? Thanks!
     

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  2. AdamDroid

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    i have the same phone and the same problem... i use the backup assistant, however i doubt that it can transfer to my Droid
     
  3. BigPat

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    If you can find a way to get your contacts into a csv (comma separated value) file, you should be able to import it into your Google account. I say should because when I exported my contacts from bitpim Google said that the file was invalid.
     
  4. shoresidejake

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    I'll just do it manually. It's a good way for me to get used to the keyboard/interface. Also I can weed out all the people that I really don't want their number, lol.
     
  5. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert
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    At first I was going to give Bitpim a try, but what you say is a good idea. Get some time in on the keyboard (both hard and soft) before getting into hardcore use of the phone...
     
  6. AdamDroid

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    haha,

    the stupid program verzion uses doesnt allow for *.csv maybe someone knows how to convert it.
     
  7. DanSan

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    shouldnt they just transfer for it for free when you go there and purchase the upgrade??

    everytime ive gone there and done that they plug it into that little box they got and swapped them. unless they are different file formats and wont go over unless you do it manually?

    id prefer to do it manually, this way i only put the numbers in i REALLY need
     
  8. Robobandit

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    I just manually added all of my contacts to my gmail contacts.. which should be synced to the Droid when I add my google account, if I'm understanding this correctly.
     
  9. usawrestling

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  10. BigPat

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    Here's a free way to do it:

    1. Using BitPim get the contacts from your phone.
    2. Export them as a vCard (File>Export>vCards...)
    3. Change the Dialect to "Apple" and click OK.
    4. In your Google contacts (Google Voice, Gmail, etc.) click import and browse to the file you just created and click Import.
    That's it you should now have all your contacts in your Google account ready for you to get your Droid.
     
  11. Wakey

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    I just synced my contacts from Outlook Express to gmail (FINALLY) and for some reason it didn't pull down the street addresses.

    Anyone else have that problem? 500+ contacts so I won't be entering them manually!
     
  12. rawness

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    Can someone confirm this?

    Because this is what I was going to do.
     
  13. knickerbocker

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    Yes, your gmail contacts and calendar will sync with the Droid.
     
  14. rawness

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    :D
     
  15. cybercruiser

    cybercruiser Android Enthusiast
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    Shouldn't the VZ Store be able to do my initial synch of contacts from my LG Voyager to the new Droid??
     
  16. knickerbocker

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    I would assume so.

    If you have a phone (like a Blackberry) that supports Google sync, you can just upload your contacts to g-mail. I did this the other day.
     
  17. Barbara

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    If it is as easy as syncing the Outlook calendar it shouldn't be any problem. I just did that and it was VERY easy to do!
     
  18. Don S

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    Syncing with Gmail also imports contact photos with the contacts, correct?
     
  19. AdamDroid

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    no
     
  21. Jon Nale

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    Just our of curiosity, if you sync your gmail contacts, can you pick a specific group to sync?

    For example, I have two major groups:

    Group A = list of professors and their e-mail addresses plus other random people (I would never call these people and don't want them in my phone)

    Group B = the people I would want in my cell phone (family + friends)

    Is it possible to sync with gmail, and have it pull ONLY the information from Group B? Or will I have to sync all groups?
     
  22. johnlgalt

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    Hmmm - been using BitPIM for a long time now (ever since I moved to VZW, actually) and I have a lot of contacts and old SMS stored. I suppose I can get it to work by using the above procedure....

    Time to give it a whirl, me thinks....

    OK, so it worked exactly as described in Big Pat's post http://androidforums.com/79902-post10.html

    Thanks!

    Now I am ready for next week!
     
  23. dmodert66

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    No, but the Facebook app will...
     
  24. bigdroid

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    I have synced my outlook with my Gmail account and all my address transfered with it. Also I used to use Verizon to transfer my contacts to my new phone, and they never charged me.
     
  25. knickerbocker

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    I just saw the answer to your question and you can pick which groups you want to sync with.

    check it out:

     

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