1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    i want to retrieve all my old contacts from my gmail account to my windows microsoft lumia 640 phone
    07-05-2015 02:43 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    1. Swipe down to open the Action Center
    2. Select "All Settings"
    3. Open "email+accounts"
    4. Select "add an account"
    5. Select "Google"
    6. Sign in to your Google Account
    7. Open "People"
    8. See if your contacts are visible
    9. If no, select the highlighted words (in your accent color) near the top of the app, under "people" and "Contacts" to the right of "showing"
    10. At the bottom of this page ("Filter Contacts"), there's a menu called "show contacts from my." Make sure "Google" is selected.
    11. Check to see if your contacts are now visible.
    12. If still no, go back to "Filter Contacts" and untoggle "Hide contacts without phone numbers" (if applicable)

    Hope this helps.
  3. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    1. Swipe down to open the Action Center
    2. Select "All Settings"
    3. Open "email+accounts"
    4. Select "add an account"
    5. Select "Google"
    6. Sign in to your Google Account
    7. Open "People"
    8. See if your contacts are visible
    9. If no, select the highlighted words (in your accent color) near the top of the app, under "people" and "Contacts" to the right of "showing"
    10. At the bottom of this page ("Filter Contacts"), there's a menu called "show contacts from my." Make sure "Google" is selected.
    11. Check to see if your contacts are now visible.
    12. If still no, go back to "Filter Contacts" and untoggle "Hide contacts without phone numbers" (if applicable)

    Hope this helps.
    07-05-2015 03:10 PM
  4. neodk's Avatar
    Keep in mind that while this will sync your old contacts with your phone, for the best experience you will want to set up these contacts in Outlook.com as well. If your plan is to use a Google Account, a Microsoft Account, etc - then you shouldn't have to do anything. Just know that you may have to log into those services directly from a computer to make more significant changes.
    Laura Knotek and libra89 like this.
    07-07-2015 02:34 PM

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