Linggo, Enero 31, 2010

Exporting Contacts from Nokia E71 to Your Nexus One

So it took me a couple of days to figure out how to copy my contacts from my Nokia E71 to my new Nexus One.


I've been a Nokia user for about a decade now and because I've been so comfortable using Nokia phones I never bothered to get any other brand. Not even a free offer for an iPhone made me consider changing. Heh. The Nexus One though was something I couldn't resist nor turn down.

It took me a couple of tries to transfer all my contacts to the Nexus One. I just essential followed links from the following:

The Nexus One help forum
The Nexus One page on Contacts
Microsoft's import/export of contacts help page (found this page coz I couldn't find a good, easy to use .csv to .vcf converter)

This is how I successfully transferred all 1,191 contacts from my Nokia E71:

1. Backed up the contacts using Nokia PC Suite
2. On the Nokia PC Suite Contacts tab, I chose "File" and then "Send" then "Contact via Email". Doing this opens a Windows Outlook Express tab and you'll see all your contacts attached as VCF files.
*At this point make sure that your Nexus One is connected to your PC as storage (check this page on how to do this)
3. On the Windows Outlook Express tab, choose "File" then "Save attachments", save it in your Nexus One SD card (I saved it in the "bluetooth" folder because I didn't really know where to save it).
4. Safely unmount your Nexus One from the PC and then touch "Contacts" then touch "Menu" then "Import/Export". Import "all VCF files" (I did this coz I didn't really know how to navigate around).

It took awhile before all my contacts were imported. After it finished I proudly announced to my hubby that I had successfully imported all my contacts to my new phone. Yay!!!

You may also want to check out my post about "Unboxing a New Toy, the Nexus One".