We have certainly made progress in leaps and bounds in the phone industry as the once ever so mighty and popular Symbian phones have become somewhat of a rare sight now. Almost everyone has a smartphone now and there are only a select number of individuals who still use a Symbian device. That being said, with the release of new and more budget friendly Android devices, Symbian devices are slowly fading away. So if you’re such a person who has finally decided to let bygones be bygones and has gotten their hands on an Android device, the first challenge you will face is trying to copy your contacts to your new smartphone. The whole procedure is quite simple as described in the following guide which is aimed to teach you how to copy contacts from a Symbian device to Android.
How to Copy Contacts from a Symbian Device to Android
- Go to your Phonebook on your Symbian device and open up its options
- From the menu, select the Copy option and mark all of your contacts when prompted to do so.
- Copy all the selected contacts to your memory card.
- Connect your phone to the computer and copy the contacts folder in your SD card to anyplace on your computer. You’ll notice that each contact will have a separate .vcf file, which is somewhat of a problem especially if you want to upload all of your contacts to your Google Account.
- Open up a command prompt window in the folder containing all the contact files. To do that just open the folder normally, then while pressing shift press the right click on your mouse. In the menu that pops up, select the “Open command window here” option.
- In the CMD window type the following command: “copy *.vcf allcontacts.vcf”. This will make a file named allcontacts.vcf which will have all your contacts in it.
- Now simply go to Google Contacts, sign in and upload the .vcf file to your Google account.
- For the contacts to appear on your device, simply turn on Google Contacts syncing on your Android phone. Alternatively, you can also upload the .vcf file directly to your Android device as well.
Hope our simple guide will let you copy contacts from a Symbian device to Android with ease and without any hassle. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask them in the comment section below.