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Initial post: 5 Mar 2013 17:33:28 GMT
Halcyondays says:
Hi, I've recently joined 48 and I want to transfer the address book of an old phone to my iPhone 5. Can't use the SIM as it's a standard one.
I've thought about sending each contact to the iPhone via sms in the form of a Vcard but is there a better way?

The contacts are on a Sony Ericcson k300i which I've borrowed to transfer my contacts to (via SIM back-up) as my other phone was even older.

Is there a way of synchronising between the two devices? If so could you possibly provide step-by-step instructions I'm not tech savvy :">?

Otherwise what would be the quickest way to input multiple contact details?

Thanks in advance

Posted on 9 Feb 2014 20:16:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Feb 2014 20:20:25 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2014 21:53:54 GMT
Garscadden says:
I believe you can get a sim card reader fairly cheap (this one, for example). Get one of those, transfer your contacts to you computer, and then sync your computer to your phone. I suspect that's the easiest way.

If your computer is a Mac, then it should be fairly straightforward, I'm afraid I've no idea what a Windows PC uses for an address book / how to sync it. I'd imagine a quick search of the web would help with this last part.

Sorry that's not as helpful as it could be. (And it's a pity theres some real twits here, but just ignore them...)

Posted on 7 Jun 2014 17:54:27 BDT
Dave2006 says:
I used a USB cable to get my contacts off my old phone onto my PC then imported them into my email address book (hotmail/gmail/whatever).

Then you just tell your iPhone to use your email address book for contacts and you're sorted. Then if you lose or change phones you still have all your contacts.

Posted on 9 Jun 2014 07:56:00 BDT
Kevin R. says:
i have just bought my wife a new iPhone 5 and via the cloud on apple, simply backed her old phones data including contacts and then re loaded this onto the new one.
Hope this helps. we found it a breeze.
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