1. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    I'm switching from an AT&T Lumia 950 to a Verizon Galaxy. Without stoning me to death can anyone enlighten me on the easiest way to transfer my contacts without having to individually enter each one? I know I can just transfer my photos from OneDrive to Google Drive (or keep them if Android has a OneDrive app) but I'd like to not spend an entire day manually transferring contacts.
    04-27-2016 11:00 PM
  2. cracgor's Avatar
    Just a question:

    How are your contacts stored on your phone? Meaning are they physically on your phone only or are they part of your outlook/email account?
    04-27-2016 11:18 PM
  3. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    Just a question:

    How are your contacts stored on your phone? Meaning are they physically on your phone only or are they part of your outlook/email account?
    Some physical some part of outlook
    04-28-2016 04:04 AM
  4. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    Simple: merge existing contacts from SIM to outlook, then sign in to outlook on your Verizon Galaxy (or if you don't want to use outlook just export them from outlook as .vcf and import to gmail contacts).
    libra89 likes this.
    04-28-2016 06:13 AM
  5. cracgor's Avatar
    When you turn on your Galaxy, you will have the option to enter your Outlook account information. This will automatically sync your contacts onto the new phone.

    Regarding the other contacts physically on your phone. They are typically stored in the SIM Card. I believe they are automatically updated to Outlook on Windows Phone, but I am not positive. My last windows phone is broken now, so I can't test this for you. If you want to be sure they transfer over though, you should be able to either take the SIM out of your 950 and put it in your Galaxy or have Verizon do it for you if you don't want to use the same SIM.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-28-2016 06:14 AM
  6. cracgor's Avatar
    Simple: merge existing contacts from SIM to outlook, then sign in to outlook on your Verizon Galaxy (or if you don't want to use outlook just export them from outlook as .vcf and import to gmail contacts).
    To create the .vcf:

    Go to people.live.com (outlook contacts)
    At the top, click Manage --> Export for other services
    04-28-2016 06:16 AM
  7. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    exported them to csv and loaded them into gmail. Thanks for the help.
    04-29-2016 11:10 PM
  8. m_umair_85's Avatar
    Is there a way to do a 2-way-sync on android? I currently have W10 on Lumia 950, and planning to move to android so don't have the device yet, but still want to keep my contacts in hotmail as I can easily use in people's app on W10 and on my outlook. Any suggestions?
    05-29-2016 05:12 PM
  9. aximtreo's Avatar
    The easiest way to transfer contacts from W10M to Android is using Phone Transfer tool. With it, we can directly transfer cotnacts between them on computer via USB connecting cord. And we can also use Google account.
    I just checked the Store for PC and Mobile and the Phone transfer tool is not found. Any suggestions on where to find the app and will it also work for IOS?
    02-21-2017 07:36 AM

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