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  1. anon(5579515)'s Avatar
    So I finally convinced my stepdad to move to Windows Phone after three Androids and two iPhones, and he's slowly adapting to it. Thing is, he's heavy on contacts (1,000+), and he recently stored them in iCloud up until now. I haven't found a simple or batch method of converting them for Outlook.com yet (if anyone knows please share), so does anyone know if contact syncing with iCloud is coming in Windows Phone 8.1? I keep getting bugged daily...
    04-13-2014 05:31 AM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Yes it is coming to WP8.1 by default.

    Also, dev preview that is out tomorrow has it.
    04-13-2014 05:35 AM
  3. andrewkeith5's Avatar
    So I finally convinced my stepdad to move to Windows Phone after three Androids and two iPhones, and he's slowly adapting to it. Thing is, he's heavy on contacts (1,000+), and he recently stored them in iCloud up until now. I haven't found a simple or batch method of converting them for Outlook.com yet (if anyone knows please share), so does anyone know if contact syncing with iCloud is coming in Windows Phone 8.1? I keep getting bugged daily...
    I highly doubt Apple will ever allow anything other than Apple to synchronise with iCloud... Though I'm sure there must be a way of getting the contacts out of iCloud and into a more compatible platform, surely!?

    Edit: I clearly stand corrected... Didn't realise Apple allowed this?
    04-13-2014 05:35 AM
  4. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I saw iCloud option in wp8.1 videos but can't comment on contact syncing. What I did with my old iPhone , I used Nokia transfer my data app , connected my pigs on with lumia 920 and voila I got all my contacts.
    taymur likes this.
    04-13-2014 05:40 AM
  5. taymur's Avatar
    I saw iCloud option in wp8.1 videos but can't comment on contact syncing. What I did with my old iPhone , I used Nokia transfer my data app , connected my pigs on with lumia 920 and voila I got all my contacts.
    I would recommend this, used it with an old Nokia, and with an android, worked perfectly, I don't know about iPhone, but I guess Nokia didn't miss the most sold phone around the globe. lol
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-13-2014 05:45 AM
  6. anon(5579515)'s Avatar
    Darn, he sold his old iPhone so the transfer app is a bit redundant.. I did tell him he should keep it for a couple of days afterwards. I'll just have to hope for the best tomorrow since I enrolled his 1020 on the Dev Preview...
    04-13-2014 06:12 AM
  7. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Darn, he sold his old iPhone so the transfer app is a bit redundant.. I did tell him he should keep it for a couple of days afterwards. I'll just have to hope for the best tomorrow since I enrolled his 1020 on the Dev Preview...
    no problem I found q way to import contacts on live id , you need a pc for that.
    go to www.icloud.com and login with your stepdad apple id where had backed-up all his contacts , then click on contacts section. click on any contact to highlight it and then press ctrl+a to select all the contacts. Now you will be a settings icon (lower left side ) click on export Vcard and save the Vcard file.
    since outlook uses CSV format to import we need to convert the download file (Vcard->CSV) , I use this website which converts the file online in seconds Online vCard Converter
    just browse the file you just downloaded and tap on convert. Now save that file.
    last step go to www.people.live.com and ask your dad to sign in, next click on Import contacts (on the front page ) then you will see some options from where you can import contacts from other sources , click on other (last option) now browse the CSV file we just converted and click on upload. Click on import and you will see all his icloud contacts syncing in Lumia 1020.
    hope this helps you
    diego15nets and anon(5579515) like this.
    04-13-2014 06:52 AM
  8. anon(5579515)'s Avatar
    no problem I found q way to import contacts on live id , you need a pc for that.
    go to www.icloud.com and login with your stepdad apple id where had backed-up all his contacts , then click on contacts section. click on any contact to highlight it and then press ctrl+a to select all the contacts. Now you will be a settings icon (lower left side ) click on export Vcard and save the Vcard file.
    since outlook uses CSV format to import we need to convert the download file (Vcard->CSV) , I use this website which converts the file online in seconds Online vCard Converter
    just browse the file you just downloaded and tap on convert. Now save that file.
    last step go to www.people.live.com and ask your dad to sign in, next click on Import contacts (on the front page ) then you will see some options from where you can import contacts from other sources , click on other (last option) now browse the CSV file we just converted and click on upload. Click on import and you will see all his icloud contacts syncing in Lumia 1020.
    hope this helps you
    Awesome! Thanks! One quick thing though, do I keep the settings on the converter as they are? Or is there a specific setting the People section requires?

    EDIT: I just decided to leave the settings as they were and it worked perfectly! Thank you so much!
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-13-2014 07:25 AM
  9. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Awesome! Thanks! One quick thing though, do I keep the settings on the converter as they are? Or is there a specific setting the People section requires?

    EDIT: I just decided to leave the settings as they were and it worked perfectly! Thank you so much!
    I used the default settings , I don't tinker much :p
    04-13-2014 07:38 AM
  10. KGun's Avatar
    Does he know anyone with a Mac?
    Maybe they could create a new user for him, he can sync his contacts in the new user, then bluetooth pair with Windows phone and use the Nokia Transfer My Data app to sync with phone?
    04-13-2014 08:31 AM
  11. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Does he know anyone with a Mac?
    Maybe they could create a new user for him, he can sync his contacts in the new user, then bluetooth pair with Windows phone and use the Nokia Transfer My Data app to sync with phone?
    why need a mac when one can do the same on windows or just browser will be more than enough ;)
    04-13-2014 09:49 AM
  12. darkoman4's Avatar
    I also thought Apple would never allow their cloud syncing with any other platform, but I have BB Q10 and it can sync Contacts, Calendars and mail with iCloud, no problem.
    04-13-2014 10:23 AM
  13. KGun's Avatar
    why need a mac when one can do the same on windows or just browser will be more than enough ;)
    What I understand the problem to be is getting contacts stored in iCloud to his Windows phone. Having Windows or a browser has nothing to do with that part of it.
    It can be done through the Nokia app if the iCloud contacts are on an Apple device. Once they are on the phone then Outlook.com will replace what iCloud does.
    04-13-2014 12:50 PM
  14. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    What I understand the problem to be is getting contacts stored in iCloud to his Windows phone. Having Windows or a browser has nothing to do with that part of it.
    It can be done through the Nokia app if the iCloud contacts are on an Apple device. Once they are on the phone then Outlook.com will replace what iCloud does.
    True but his father does not have iPhone , he sold it.
    04-13-2014 12:58 PM
  15. csiguy1's Avatar
    Which Nokia app are you talking about KGun?
    04-13-2014 06:19 PM
  16. csiguy1's Avatar
    True but his father does not have iPhone , he sold it.
    Himanshu, I have a iMac and Surface Pro2. I would like to copy all of my 1500 contacts onto my Outlook is there a easy way to do this? I also have 2 Windows phones, a 1520 and Icon. I am trying to go all Windows and get away from Apple as my main device. I am not too computer literate so I need a easy way to do this. I am loving Win8 and can't wait for win8.1.
    04-13-2014 06:23 PM
  17. csiguy1's Avatar
    What pigs are you talking about Himanshu? What Nokia app are you talking about?
    04-13-2014 06:25 PM
  18. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Yes it is coming to WP8.1 by default.

    Also, dev preview that is out tomorrow has it.
    Woah, they are? Apple is actually giving WP users some of their stuff? That's new!
    04-13-2014 06:36 PM
  19. KGun's Avatar
    Which Nokia app are you talking about KGun?
    In app store if it's not on your Windows phone, it's called "Transfer my Data", it is a Nokia app.
    I struggled with getting my contacts over dragging one vCard at a time to my desktop then importing them but gave up after a couple. Then I found out about this app. It worked great but it will jumble around phone numbers labeling every number a mobile if there was only one number in the contact. If there was two, one as a home, one as a mobile, then they went properly.
    If that makes sense.
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    04-13-2014 06:44 PM
  20. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I highly doubt Apple will ever allow anything other than Apple to synchronise with iCloud... Though I'm sure there must be a way of getting the contacts out of iCloud and into a more compatible platform, surely!?

    Edit: I clearly stand corrected... Didn't realise Apple allowed this?
    Well I'll be damned... iCloud is indeed support in WP8.1...
    icloud-account-option.png

    In that case, this is a very simple matter for the OP: Just pick up your dad's new Windows Phone, upgrade it to 8.1 via the Developer Preview (starting Monday), then you should be able to easily sync his contacts that way. At least, I would assume that's how it would work.
    04-13-2014 07:05 PM
  21. KGun's Avatar
    Well I'll be damned... iCloud is indeed support in WP8.1...
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    In that case, this is a very simple matter for the OP: Just pick up your dad's new Windows Phone, upgrade it to 8.1 via the Developer Preview (starting Monday), then you should be able to easily sync his contacts that way. At least, I would assume that's how it would work.
    That looks like support for just iCloud email which it has now you just have to input the incoming and outgoing mail servers manually. It does work though, I did it this morning on 8.0.
    I would be shocked if 8.1 supported any other iCloud syncing.
    04-13-2014 07:15 PM
  22. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    All emails sync along with their calendars and contacts, why would iCloud be any different?
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-13-2014 07:27 PM
  23. Gorki247's Avatar
    It's really weird to see; iCloud and Passbook are both supported in WP8.1. On the other hand, Apple refused MS's offer to have Skype working with FaceTime. The one thing that Apple originally said they wanted to make an open standard - FaceTime. Go figure.
    04-13-2014 07:28 PM
  24. FearL0rd's Avatar
    So I finally convinced my stepdad to move to Windows Phone after three Androids and two iPhones, and he's slowly adapting to it. Thing is, he's heavy on contacts (1,000+), and he recently stored them in iCloud up until now. I haven't found a simple or batch method of converting them for Outlook.com yet (if anyone knows please share), so does anyone know if contact syncing with iCloud is coming in Windows Phone 8.1? I keep getting bugged daily...
    Check this
    04-13-2014 07:29 PM
  25. SwimSwim's Avatar
    It's really weird to see; iCloud and Passbook are both supported in WP8.1. On the other side, Apple refused MS's offer to have Skype working with FaceTime. The one thing that Apple originally said they wanted to make an open standard - FaceTime. Go figure.
    Sister site iMore wrote a good article on this. Where's FaceTime for Android? | iMore
    04-13-2014 07:30 PM
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