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    Just bought a Lumia 630 (very impressed with it for the price) for my mother-in-law as a gift and wanted to copy some of the contacts from my People list onto that phone, but I'm drawing a blank, even though I am actually creating an account for my mil so I have access to her Outlook.com, etc.

    I started by trying Bluetooth transfer from my L920 but despite having no problem connecting, I can't find an option to send a contact.

    I tried emailing a vCard from my Outlook (desktop) but the L630 mail apps doesn't recognise the file.

    If I log into mil Outlook.com account, there is only the option to download the vCard, not to process it (i.e. add it).

    In People web site I see an option under Manage to 'Export to Outlook.com and other services' but clicking that comes up with an error page saying there are technical difficulties.

    Am I missing something obvious? Is there an easy way to send a contact from my Windows Phone (or Microsoft account) to somebody else's Windows Phone (Microsoft account) without having to configure desktop Outlook for both accounts? I REALLY like WP but this does seem like a pretty basic feature that is missing. Have never tried to do the same on iOS or Android so no idea how they handle this...
    06-16-2014 12:31 PM
  2. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    Since you have a lumia device try this app to transfer contacts Transfer my Data | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    06-16-2014 12:41 PM
  3. T Moore's Avatar
    Go to your outlook.com account on a PC and export your contact list to your PC, it is a csv file.
    Log into your moms account and import the csv file to her People.

    Don't know what is up with the 'technical difficulties' , I've never had a problem with it.
    06-16-2014 12:55 PM
  4. Paul David O's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately both suggestion appear to copy all contacts (looks like they are intended to be used if you have to change accounts for some reason) and I only want to copy a select few. As such it is probably less work to just re-enter the contact details by hand rather than use these account transfer methods and then delete everyone I don't want to add to my mother's phone.

    I'm surprised the feature isn't there - even my first mobile could 'beam' contacts to another phone via Infa-red (oh, the old days ). To be fair, I guess this is the first time in a decade I've wanted to send a contact to someone else's phone, so maybe its something people just don't do any more...
    06-17-2014 01:23 PM

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