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  1. Timback's Avatar
    Just wondering whats the best and easiest way to move my numbers from my iPhone to the new lumia 900, this is my first windows phone and I am not sure how it works with syncing.

    Is there a way to sync photos and music from iTunes ?

    Thanks
    04-05-2012 08:40 PM
  2. JRBTempe's Avatar
    I've been researching the contacts issue myself and it seems that syncing your address book to Google will do the trick.

    Assuming you're on a Mac, Microsoft has a free app on the Mac App Store for syncing music and photos.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    04-05-2012 08:56 PM
  3. jd914's Avatar
    I have all my contacts on my Google account and all I do is sign into whatever device I'm using and my contacts appear without doing anything. Tomorrow I'll just sign into my Google account in my Lumia 900 and my contacts will all be there. If you don't have a Google account I suggest you get one and sign into your iPhone sync contacts to Google and you should be good to go.

    IMO this is the easiest way to manage your accounts no matter what platform you use.
    04-05-2012 08:57 PM
  4. Timback's Avatar
    Ok , thanks guys, I do have a google account and all my contacts are there, I didn't know that it can be done on a Microsoft platform , I know it can be done on android.
    Thanks again
    04-05-2012 09:48 PM
  5. jimski's Avatar
    Btw, you can also do this with Windows Live. That's something from Microsoft in case you didn't know. Log in with your Live ID and contacts, mail and calendar all sync up. Done.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    04-05-2012 09:53 PM
  6. jd914's Avatar
    Ok , thanks guys, I do have a google account and all my contacts are there, I didn't know that it can be done on a Microsoft platform , I know it can be done on android.
    Thanks again
    It can be done on WP7, Android, iOS, Blackberry and even WebOS. Re read my first post, I'm gonna do it on my Lumia 900 tomorrow. I have an HTC Titan and have my contacts via Google. Any device which you can sign into with your Google account will support Google contact, calendar and email sync.

    I prefer to do it through Outlook via Windows Phone 7 because I feel the syncing works better.
    04-05-2012 09:55 PM
  7. GMJeff's Avatar
    The Windows Live route is the best for Windows Phone due to the full integration of Windows Live and Windows Phone.

    When you are setting up the phone for the first time, it asks you for a Windows Live ID. If you have one, it logs you in and will sync all of your data.

    Most phones will take a Live ID or Hotmail account and sync data. I know the iPhone will, as I have had my Hotmail account on my old iPhones. It was rather easy to transfer all of my contacts to a Windows Phone when I had to.
    04-05-2012 10:14 PM
  8. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    Nokia has an app under the "Nokia Collection" on Marketplace called Contacts Transfer which I believe uses Bluetooth to transfer all your contacts.
    04-05-2012 10:20 PM
  9. SoloXCRacer's Avatar
    As far as music and photos from iTunes, just add the paths (somewhere in the Zune "Settings") to your iTunes music and pictures folder and it'll sync the media in there to your phone. Keep in mind if you have old DRM'd music, it won't sync. But if you downloaded them anytime after 2009, it should be DRM free.
    04-05-2012 10:42 PM
  10. jdevenberg's Avatar
    Syncing them to Gmail or Hotmail would be the easiest way. If you would be new to both of them, Hotmail would be the better choice cause you will need to have one for your phone anyway.
    04-05-2012 11:07 PM
  11. Adiliyo's Avatar
    gmail and live mail both will work and are probably the most seamless way to do it.

    what i did when i first went to wp was to transfer contacts from gmail to live mail and then cleaned them up, as my gmail contact list was pretty cluttered with random emails and old contacts.
    04-06-2012 03:29 AM
  12. ddaniel87's Avatar
    The easiest way if you use an iphone: is to back up contacts and calendars to outlook on windows computer or to ical and contacts on mac. Once done, you can import into your gmail account. windows live is great but its importing is poor. if you import the csv file to windows live it drops and scrambles information quite often. And you can scratch having contact photos. If you have a windows computer with outlook synced to icloud, you should be able to sync your outlook to windows live but i have not tried this method so not sure of its efficiency or functionality. I use a mac and found the simplest way is to export the vcards and then import to gmail. I also do this with multiple calendars to google calendars. About once a month I do it again. I have seen on discussion boards where windows phone for mac is contemplating adding the functionality to sync contacts and calendars similar to how windows sync did in the days of old. but this hasnt happened yet.
    04-06-2012 08:48 AM
  13. Mikes2nd's Avatar
    Mango update provided syncing multiple calendars on the phone and I know they just updated the Mac client.
    04-06-2012 09:01 AM
  14. Sridhar V's Avatar
    Okay...if you are upgrading then here is an app that ATT provides.... one-time, wireless transfer of your contacts, photos, and videos from your old phone to your new phone
    AT&T Mobile Transfer App - Content Transfer Application - from AT&T check it out....

    if are new to ATT then ymmv
    04-06-2012 09:27 AM
  15. ItnStln511's Avatar
    Is there a way to sync Windows Live with Android for the calendar and contacts? And will this in turn sync with Outlook?

    Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk
    04-06-2012 10:17 AM
  16. Adiliyo's Avatar
    The easiest way if you use an iphone: is to back up contacts and calendars to outlook on windows computer or to ical and contacts on mac. Once done, you can import into your gmail account. windows live is great but its importing is poor. if you import the csv file to windows live it drops and scrambles information quite often. And you can scratch having contact photos. If you have a windows computer with outlook synced to icloud, you should be able to sync your outlook to windows live but i have not tried this method so not sure of its efficiency or functionality. I use a mac and found the simplest way is to export the vcards and then import to gmail. I also do this with multiple calendars to google calendars. About once a month I do it again. I have seen on discussion boards where windows phone for mac is contemplating adding the functionality to sync contacts and calendars similar to how windows sync did in the days of old. but this hasnt happened yet.
    it's not a bad thing to lose the contact pictures that gmail stores, as they are **** poor in quality and size, live mail stores much better pictures so it's better to add those back for the contacts that aren't on facebook/twitter

    but i agree if you have a lot of the extra fields filled in, the straight import isn't as good as it could be.
    04-06-2012 11:27 AM
  17. davela72's Avatar
    Nokia has an app under the "Nokia Collection" on Marketplace called Contacts Transfer which I believe uses Bluetooth to transfer all your contacts.
    I'm going to try this. I've seen it done with a Lumia 800 and an N9 so it should work.
    04-06-2012 11:32 AM
  18. Oldmajor's Avatar
    I vote to import your contacts to Hotmail. Its the easiest way and works! As for your music and photos, once you install the Zune client it will search your PC for music and pictures (you may have to point it to where you store files if its not obvious like "MY Music") Log into you phone with a live ID, connect to ZUne and your done.
    04-06-2012 02:51 PM
  19. Adiliyo's Avatar
    also, if you have a mac, the connector software for it should pull and sync music from itunes that is DRM free.
    04-06-2012 04:24 PM
  20. colbs14's Avatar
    Nokia contact app worked very quickly from iPhone 4 to Lumia 900 over bluetooth. From reading this thread to downloading the app and synching contacts took all of 5 minutes.
    04-13-2012 07:43 PM
  21. alias3800's Avatar
    I just did it through google services. Sync up on the iPhone and them load up the contacts on the lumia.
    04-14-2012 07:48 PM
  22. Jakoh's Avatar
    Nokia contact app worked very quickly from iPhone 4 to Lumia 900 over bluetooth. From reading this thread to downloading the app and synching contacts took all of 5 minutes.
    its called "contacts transfer" available in the marketplace under nokia collection. i had to press pair on both phones simultaneously to get it to work.
    04-15-2012 12:14 AM
  23. newtondiscovery's Avatar
    The easiest way if you use an iphone: is to back up contacts and calendars to outlook on windows computer or to ical and contacts on mac. Once done, you can import into your gmail account. windows live is great but its importing is poor. if you import the csv file to windows live it drops and scrambles information quite often. And you can scratch having contact photos. If you have a windows computer with outlook synced to icloud, you should be able to sync your outlook to windows live but i have not tried this method so not sure of its efficiency or functionality. I use a mac and found the simplest way is to export the vcards and then import to gmail. I also do this with multiple calendars to google calendars. About once a month I do it again. I have seen on discussion boards where windows phone for mac is contemplating adding the functionality to sync contacts and calendars similar to how windows sync did in the days of old. but this hasnt happened yet.

    I had faced the same question when I had to move music files from iPhone PC and Apple iTunes fails to transfer those data. then I used third party File Transfer iPhone tool. The tool was powerful and embedded with user friendly guide. I used that and transfer all my music to PC. You may check the functionality of the iPhone File transfer. It helps you to move iPhone files from iPhone to Lumia and other devices.
    08-24-2012 10:54 AM
  24. wayneholbrook's Avatar
    I'm going to transfer all my contacts from google to windows but before I do I am struggling to erase all my messed up contacts on windows live first. For some reason it wants be to delete one contact at a time.

    Is there a work around?
    08-27-2012 10:45 AM
  25. flapadlr_Nok900's Avatar
    thank you. This worked. I could not get a Lumia 920 and Focus to connect via Bluetooth to use Transfer My Contacts. Happy Thanksgiving if you're in the USA!
    11-22-2012 11:02 AM
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