Have you gotten rid of your Windows Phone? The first thing you’ll seek on your new Android handset is contacts. Our instructions make it simple. You may wish to move to an Android device at some point, as Windows Phone withdrew from the smartphone battle in October 2017. You’ll need to import contacts and other data from your Windows Phone, such as Lumia when switching to an Android smartphone.
If you saved your contacts on your SIM card, you can access them on an Android handset and also transfer contacts from Windows phone to android. Instead, if the contacts were saved on Windows Phone storage, the process becomes more difficult. Unfortunately, there are no options on Windows Phone devices that let you transfer contacts from the device to the SIM Card.
How to Transfer Contacts from Windows Phone to Android using Outlook
The only way to move contacts from a Windows Phone to an Android device is to use Outlook. We separated the method into four sections to make it easier to understand.
- Backup your Contacts to Outlook
- Export your Contacts on PC/Laptop
- Upload the Contacts to Gmail
- Transfer Contacts from Gmail to Android
1. Backup your Contacts to Outlook
To begin, make a backup of your Windows Phone contacts to your Outlook account.
Step 1: On your Windows Phone, open the People app.
Step 2: Go to the bottom of the page. Click the three-dots (…) menu symbol.
Step 3: Select Settings
Step 4: Go to the Accounts menu on the following screen. Add a new account by tapping on it.
Step 5: Go to Outlook Account. Sign in with your Microsoft account username and password.
Step 6: Your Windows device’s contacts will be synced with your Outlook account.
How to export Contacts to PC/Laptop
You can export your Contacts using a desktop or laptop after backing them up to an Outlook account.
Step 7: On your PC, Laptop, or desktop computer, open Chrome or another web browser. And go to outlook.com.
Step 8: Log in using the same Microsoft account you used to sync contacts on your Windows phone.
Step 9: In the lower-left corner of the screen, click the People symbol.
Step 10: The screen will display all the synchronized contacts.
Step 11: In the top left corner, select all of your contacts. And choose the Manage option.
Step 12: Select Export Contacts from the drop-down menu.
Step 13: Click Export after selecting All Contacts.
Step 14: Save the CSV file. By selecting the desired location.
Upload the Contacts to Gmail
You can upload the.csv file to your Google account after downloading it.
Step 15: On your computer or laptop, go to gmail.com.
Step 16: Log in to your Google account. Using your Google username and password. Create a new Google account if you don’t already have one.
Step 17: After selecting your profile icon. And click Manage your Google account.
Step 18: Select People & Sharing from the left-hand panel.
Step 19: On the left-hand menu panel. And select Import.
Step 20: By clicking Select File (Step 14). Choose the file you downloaded.
Step 21: Select Import from the drop-down menu. And your contacts will be added to your Gmail account.
Transfer Contacts from Gmail to Android
After you’ve uploaded your contacts to Google, you can effortlessly move them to any Android device by adding the appropriate Gmail account.
Step 22: Open the Settings app on your Android device. And click Accounts.
Step 23: A drop-down menu will appear. Select + Add Account.
Step 24: Choose Google. And enter your Google account information from Step 16.
Step 25: Enable the sync option after adding the Google account. And your contacts will be synchronized to your Android device.
Step 26: Select Contacts from the Phone app. All the contacts from your Windows Phone backup will display on your Android handset.
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