6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2010 9:02 AM by ldw453
mark davis1 Level 1 Level 1
Hi,
I'm contemplating purchasing an iPhone and I have no clue as to transferring my contacts over. Is this something I can do myself or does the store have to do it?
Thanks,
Mark
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7
    It's impossible to say without knowing which particular phone you have.

    If you don't already sync your Sprint phone's contacts with your computer, it could be as simple as sending the contacts from the Sprint phone via Bluetooth to your Mac (or PC), import them into Address Book (or Outlook), then sync them to the iPhone via iTunes.

    Without knowing what phone you have, it's capabilities, and your computers capabilities no-one can say for sure though...
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6
    If your current phone stores the contacts on it's SIM card, you can insert that SIM into the iPhone and import the contacts from it to your iPhone. http://www.apple.com/iphone/how-to/#contacts.adding-contacts
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    FYI - since Sprint has a CDMA network, the OP's phone will not have a SIM card.
  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X
    A third and less common way is to use the sync software and cable for your phone, if you happen to have bought it. You'd sync contacts with the software, export the contacts from the software as CSV, then import the CSV file to Address Book on your Mac which will sync to iPhone from there.

    So you've got a lot of ideas. I used the method above for my ancient phone, but several of my friends only had to do the SIM card swap covered earlier.
  • imobl Level 5 Level 5
    When I bought my iPhone at an AT&T corporate store, salesman was able to transfer information from my Verizon Motorola phone to the iPhone using a device installed on the counter with the proper cable from a large selection in a drawer at the counter. If you are near an AT&T corporate store, ask. I do not know if ATT affiliates (mall kiosks, etc) have this capability.
  • ldw453 Level 1 Level 1
    WILL THE CABLE BE USB ON THE COMPUTER END?