Matt Farrington-Smith
17/10/2011 17:14 | By Matt Farrington-Smith, editor, Tech & Gadgets

Import your Android contacts to Windows Phone

We show you how to copy the contacts from your Android handset to your Windows Phone.

We talk you through the steps to copy your contacts from your Android handset to your new Windows Phone.

NB: Due to Android's dependency with Google accounts, you may find that your contacts already exist in your Gmail account. If so, you can easily sync your Gmail account with your Windows Phone: Just add 'Google' from the 'email + account' menu.

This guide was written using an Android handset with the Gingerbread (2.3.3) OS.

How to copy your Android contacts

How to copy your Android contacts to your sim card. Image MSN

From your Home screen tap on your 'Contacts' icon.

From your address book, tap the 'Menu' key on your handset (the one on the left).

Select the 'Import/Export' option from the popup menu.

How to import your Android contacts to Windows Phone. Image MSN

In the Import/Export dialog box choose the 'Export to SIM card' option.

Before your Android will copy the contacts from your handset onto your SIM card, you'll be prompted to select the ones you want carried over.

Copy your Android contacts to your SIM card. Image MSN

When you originally set up your Android handset, you probably synced it with your Gmail (Google Mail) account.

If this is the case you'll probably see your entire email address book here, and we're guessing you won't be wanting to export all this to your SIM card...

Tick the check boxes of the contacts you want copied across.

Hit 'Export'.

How to import your Android contacts to your Windows Phone. Image MSN

Remove the SIM card from your Android handset and insert it in your Windows Phone.

From the Start screen on your Windows Phone, tap 'People'.

Look to the bottom right of your screen - tap the More menu '...' (represented by three dots).

Click on 'Settings'.

Select 'Import SIM contacts' and follow the instructions.

I don't have an Android: Copy contacts from other handsets

Read more: Our guide to Windows Phone

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