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  1. pjhenry1216's Avatar
    I'm trying to get my Microsoft contacts on my new Pixel (i fully intend to switch back to Windows once they figure out what they're doing). However, I can't seem to figure it out. Anyone have any instructions? Everything I've found online so far seems to be for older versions of Android.
    07-24-2017 06:36 AM
  2. AV2RY's Avatar
    1. Transfer my data app (can receive maybe send too), OR
    2. Sign-in w/ your live/hotmail/outlook account on Android phone. OR
    3. Export your contacts with Outlook desktop app, it will save .CSV file on your PC, transfer that file to Android phone and 'try' to open it. That will save contacts on phone

    Ps. Never tried 1&2 on Android, 3 did between 2 androids with .CSV file
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    07-24-2017 07:11 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    What I would do is sign into your Microsoft/Outlook.com account as an Exchange account on your Android phone.

    Settings > Accounts > Add Account > Exchange - you can find the appropriate settings if needed online.

    I personally use BlackBerry Hub to handle all my MS information but either way you should be able to get it syncing using the way I outlined.
    Player Piano and libra89 like this.
    07-24-2017 10:40 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You can also export your contacts out of Outlook.com website.
    midnightfrolic likes this.
    07-25-2017 02:06 AM
  5. dbx3's Avatar
    I'm not sure if I'm missing something but can't you use the Outlook App and enable Contact sync for whatever account holds your contacts? Or does the native mail app on Pixi work different?
    07-25-2017 02:39 AM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    I'm not sure if I'm missing something but can't you use the Outlook App and enable Contact sync for whatever account holds your contacts? Or does the native mail app on Pixi work different?
    You can use the Outlook app but I found Contact sync to not work so well, but that's just my experience.
    N_LaRUE and libra89 like this.
    07-25-2017 07:06 PM
  7. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    It's these little things that really ticks me off about MS apps.

    What you can do is log into your MSA at www.outlook.com. Go to the PEOPLE web app. Export your contacts as Comma Separated by Values (.CSV). Save it to your computer. Then import them into your GMAIL account, via the website webmail.

    Originally, what I did when I added contacts, I added them to my Google account instead of MSA. So, they show up in my PEOPLE app and also gets sync'd to my GOOGLE account.
    07-28-2017 11:09 PM
  8. kaligari_1987's Avatar
    hi, you can export your contacts to sim and then just use sim apps or Google Contacts to transfer it to Android.
    12-10-2017 05:06 AM
  9. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    It's already been said but you can manually export from Outlook.com and then import those same files as Contacts on your Android phone.
    01-30-2019 08:52 AM
  10. oraora's Avatar
    The idea is to keep my contacts away from the account I logged in Android with and Google has full access to. That's why I am using the MS Launcher with my MS Account. I want my MS information to stay with MS and not Google
    fin11 likes this.
    04-17-2019 05:43 AM
  11. oraora's Avatar
    You can use the Outlook app but I found Contact sync to not work so well, but that's just my experience.
    Mine as well. The synchronisation is broken
    04-17-2019 05:44 AM
  12. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Mine as well. The synchronisation is broken
    Did you install the Outlook Android app and then sign in? That should pull your contacts from your MS account.
    04-17-2019 08:56 AM
  13. jasqid's Avatar
    If you add your MSA in the phone account settings under "exchange" you can sync everything. I shut mail off but left contacts and calendar on under sync.
    04-18-2019 12:06 AM
  14. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    If you add your MSA in the phone account settings under "exchange" you can sync everything. I shut mail off but left contacts and calendar on under sync.
    Did that help @pjhenry1216?
    04-18-2019 07:55 AM
  15. jasqid's Avatar
    Did that help @pjhenry1216?
    I forgot to add... I have 2 factor authentication on my account. If you do too you will need to create and use an app password to sign in.
    04-18-2019 08:12 AM
  16. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I forgot to add... I have 2 factor authentication on my account. If you do too you will need to create and use an app password to sign in.
    Do you mean to Outlook or the MSA?
    04-18-2019 09:01 AM
  17. jasqid's Avatar
    Do you mean to Outlook or the MSA?
    With 2 factor enable on my MSA, the app password is needed when signing into the account on your phone under exchange. If you download the outlook app, you can sign in as normal but will have to text a code to yourself or use the Microsoft authenticator app to approve the sign in. The app password is not used when using outlook app.
    04-18-2019 09:05 AM
  18. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Hi I am having the same issue on my Pixel 3.

    I added exchange...two step authentication happened and but it kept me at the account page - options - next or manual setup
    04-18-2019 07:55 PM
  19. jasqid's Avatar
    Hi I am having the same issue on my Pixel 3.

    I added exchange...two step authentication happened and but it kept me at the account page - options - next or manual setup
    You need to log into your MSA on a tablet or PC and get to the security section, create the app password and then use it to sign in on your phone. That's why you are stuck at that account /manual setting.
    04-18-2019 08:48 PM
  20. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    You need to log into your MSA on a tablet or PC and get to the security section, create the app password and then use it to sign in on your phone. That's why you are stuck at that account /manual setting.
    Yes. MS still don't make it immediately obvious about that.
    04-19-2019 06:47 PM
  21. T Moore's Avatar
    There are plenty of instructions on the web on adding your MS account to android.
    Just did it on my wife's new Nokia 6.1, Pie updated.. Her calendar, email and contacts all sync to her phone. Add the OneNote and OneDrive app and you have it all.
    04-29-2019 10:26 PM
  22. Gabriel Turqos's Avatar
    Export your contacts with Outlook desktop app, it will save .CSV file on your PC, transfer that file to Android phone and 'try' to open it. That will save contacts on phone
    04-30-2019 01:54 AM
  23. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Did you manage to do this @pjhenry1216?
    04-30-2019 09:08 AM
  24. breaker119's Avatar
    What I'm finding is that there seems to be a difference between an Outlook contact and an MSA contact. Outlook contacts sync fine when you turn on contact sync in the Outlook Mobile app. MSA accounts aren't coming in with any of the recommended methods.

    The only contacts not coming over, when looking at them on my WinPhone show they're on the MSA and not an Outlook.com account.
    06-09-2019 11:13 PM
  25. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Why not just export your current contacts from wherever they are as VCF files and then import them in to whatever Contacts app you are using on your phone?
    06-10-2019 08:21 AM
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