4 Different Methods to Transfer your Mobile Contacts

Did you just buy a new mobile phone? After considering significant factors such as budget, features, sleek design, size as well as platform, The first thing that you’ll probably is copy all the phone numbers and other contact information from the old phone to your new cell.
There are different ways to transfer contacts from one phone to another.  The process may vary depending upon the phone support cloud but broadly, there are four options. I will discuss the most popular mobile platforms like BlackBerry, iPhone, HTC, Nokia, Windows Phone, Samsung and Android. You can opt any one of them listed below.

Transferring from SIM card

When your old mobile address book is comparatively smaller, and you only wish to copy the phone numbers to your new mobile phone, then simply use your SIM card.
Just copy the phone numbers from the old phone’s memory to your SIM card, insert this SIM card into your new phone and then copy the phone numbers in your new phone’s memory.

Most phones such as Nokia have the option of “copy contacts to the Sim”. You are required to put the Sim card in the new phone and choose “copy contacts from Sim to phone or similar, and you will find that contacts would be copied.

The single problem with SIM transfer is that you can move only 300 contacts at one go. Also, you might find that, contacts having bigger name might get truncated.

Transfer Contacts via your Computer

The SIM card based approach is good only for transferring basic phone numbers but if your phone’s address book includes long names, email addresses, and other details of your contacts, you need some sort of software to help you with the transfer process.
The phone contacts from one mobile can be transferred to the computer with the help of data cable or using Bluetooth. Once the computer detects the mobile, go to your mobile contacts and then on your computer save the contacts in a file after which the same can be transferred to your new mobile phone. In case, you wish to use bluetooth, then open the contact list then mark the contact, you wish to transfer then Select” Send Name Card and then choose Bluetooth” click send. The mobile would then search for the devices. Select the mobile you wish to send the contact, that’s all; your contacts would be now transferred to another mobile.
The mobile would then search for the devices. Select the mobile you wish to send the contact, that’s all; your contacts would be transferred to another mobile.
This mode is good only for transferring basic phone numbers, but if your address book consists long names, email address and other details of your contacts, then you require some software to help you with the transfer process.
In case, you have a Nokia mobile, and you have brought a Blackberry or an iPhone, and then you might use Nokia’s Ovi Suite application in order to copy your phone’s address book to Microsoft Outlook on your desktop computer.

Transfer through Memory Card

You can also transfer contacts by saving or backing up your contacts in your memory card. The memory card can be inserted in your new phone and restored. This option is available only in phones like samsung, which allow you to backup onto memory card

Transfer through PC Suite

Phone contacts can also be transferred using the your phone’s PC Suite.
Most phones come with a software which allow you to synchronise your phone book with your computer. For example, the Nokia PC Suite, Samsung Kies,Sony Ericsson PC Suite etc. You should have received a copy of this software with your phone or you can download from the phone manufacturer’s website.
Using your phone’s PC Suite, copy the contacts from your old phone and save it in your new phone.

By using any of the above techniques you can update your new phone with all the contacts.


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