7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2013 2:19 AM by GB777
Derek Andrews Level 1 Level 1

Following the untimely demise of my Nokia N8, which I managed to do a full back up the night before it died, I need to upload ALL my personal and work contacts to my new replacxement iPhone 4.... there's nothing that I can see in iTunes to allow this to happen

 

Just hope that I do not have to transfer all 1277 contacts etc one by one


iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.3, replaces a now dead Nokia N8
Reply by 123rich321 on Apr 9, 2013 12:17 PM Helpful

you can take it to your provider and import the SIM card and you should have pretty much everything you did previously

Reply by wjosten on Apr 9, 2013 12:47 PM Helpful

You have the Nokia suite on your computer? If so, export them to a supported contact application...Windows Address Book, Outlook or Contacts if using OS X. Then sync them to your phone using iTunes...select such on the Info Pane.

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  • 123rich321 Level 1 Level 1

    you can take it to your provider and import the SIM card and you should have pretty much everything you did previously

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    You have the Nokia suite on your computer? If so, export them to a supported contact application...Windows Address Book, Outlook or Contacts if using OS X. Then sync them to your phone using iTunes...select such on the Info Pane.

  • Derek Andrews Level 1 Level 1

    nice idea, thanks, but the SIM cards here in France can only hold about 100 pieces of info... local laws etc mean things are not the same as elsewhere

  • Derek Andrews Level 1 Level 1

    wjosten... yes Nokia is on the 'puter, except I use Thunderbird (Outlook *****) and am for the moment stuck with Win8 Pro until a job comes along when I will migrate back to OSX (log story, but accountants refused to accept anything done on a Mac for my small business, so since 2004, damned windows)

     

    Will try to have a crai'ch at Windows Address Book and report back

  • GB777 Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    It should been a setting which allowed contacts coping to the sim card on the Nokia, so my option is that you set in the sim card and find the contact settings and click: ''import contacts from sim card'' on the iPhone.

    At least my contacts from my sony ericsson w995 did that to my old iphone 4 when i got it.

    Hope it helps!

  • Derek Andrews Level 1 Level 1

    hi, not totally, as when the N8 died, the shop here in France couldn't really do much to help and more like didn't want to do much to help, and transferred what data was available from the sim to the mini sim on the apple. Now looking in depth, Windows Contact is an 'orrible application that is not very easy to handle (Windows Address Book is no longer available for anything above Vista and is all tied into Windows Live and things to do with Hotmail and Messenger..... Gatesy is trying to dominate things again..... WOZ HELP!!)

     

    Sony have worked alongside Apple for a long time, so with a new 12/2012 Experia smartphone, the transfer details are a doddle, but now that Nokia has succombed to being part of the Dark Side (MS) and offering windows phones only, I can understand the retiscence of our late leader and his "heavenly crew" of having to deal with the Dark Side

  • GB777 Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    Hm, if you could keep the sim card you could take special cutter that cuts sim cards to mini simcards, aren't they on the memory card or can't you read it from another Nokia and mail the contacts?