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Transferring data from iPhone to Android

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Jon12345, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Jon12345

    Jon12345 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just got my Nexus 4 delivered today. Hooray! However, now I have the task of transferring across my contacts, text messages and so on. What to do?

    My Contacts are synced with Outlook 2007. My Calendar is synced with Google Calendar.

    What do I do, just move the SIM from my iPhone to my Nexus 4? Or will that lose my text message data? Or some of the phone contacts? I'm utterly stuck!



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  2. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Android Expert

    First thing you need to learn about Android is that everything should be saved with Google. As such, it will allow for better integration and easier migration anytime you switch phones, lets get started:

    Export Outlook Contacts

    1. In Outlook, on the File menu, click Import and Export.
    2. Click Export to a file, and then click Next.
    3. Click Comma Separated Values (Windows), and then click Next.
    4. In the folder list, click the Contacts folder, and then click Next.
    5. Browse to the folder where you want to save the contacts as a .csv file.
    6. Type a name for the exported file, and then click OK.
    7. Click Next.
    8. Click Finish.

    Now open up Gmail on your computer.

    1. On the top left hand side you should See "Google" and under that "Gmail" in red with a small red arrow next to it, Click on that then select "Contacts".
    2. Just to the right of that you should now see a box labeled "More" with an arrow next to it, click that.
    3. Then select "Import" and it will prompt you to upload a .csv file. Located the .csv file you saved from step 5 on the previous instructions and load that.

    On your phone:
    1. Go to settings->accounts->Google-> and select your gmail account.
    2. Make sure the "Contacts" box is checked off to sync'ed.

    It make take a few minutes for everything to sync up. Keep in mind if you do it this way any Google device you sign into with your gmail will automatically sync your contacts. You won't have to worry about syncing Outlook anymore. Also any changes you make to a contact on your phone or on your computer will sync across devices.
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  3. Jon12345

    Jon12345 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for that information.

    A couple of things. Firstly, I don't use gmail for my email addresses, although I do have a gmail account.

    Secondly, I want to carry on using Outlook for my contacts. I am under the impression if I follow the steps you recommend that Outlook would then be cut out of the equation?
  4. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    I would suggest to use Gmail just because it can backup your contacts and such, plus with an Android Device you need a Gmail account to use the Market.

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