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How to Import Contacts from SIM Card in Windows Phone

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Switching from Android to Windows Phone would be tricky at first. Not only because the OS and the functionality of both the OS are different, but also you have to learn your ways to setup few things. One common thing any Android user would do while switching to Windows Phone would take all the contacts with his / her SIM card. Having all your contacts saved in SIM card allows you to move them easily to Windows Phone. But, unlike, Android, in Windows Phone 8.1 you need to import manually all the contacts from the SIM card. So, today I will be showing you how to import contacts from SIM card in Windows Phone.

How to Import Contacts from SIM Card in Windows Phone

Backup your Contacts to SIM Card

If you are an Android or iOS user switching to the Windows Phone, you may need to move all your contacts to the SIM card. Doing so, you will be able to import all your contacts from the SIM card to your Windows Phone easily. So, start with moving your contacts to SIM card using the available options in your smartphone. Every smartphone may have different settings to do the same, so check your phone’s manual to know how to do it.

Move Contacts to SIM card in Android

To move contacts to SIM card in Android, open Contacts, tap the Recent Apps key to explore more options.

Select Import / Export. Select from Phone or SD card when asked about from where you want to export.

Select to SIM card ( when asked about to where you want to export the contacts).

Move Contacts to SIM card in iPhone

Unlike Android, you cannot move your contacts to SIM card in iPhone. You may need to use iTunes to backup up your contacts and messages and later import them manually.

Import Contacts from SIM card in Windows Phone

Once you have your contacts on the SIM card, it’s time to move them to your new Windows Phone. As I said, earlier, unlike the Android, the Windows Phone doesn’t import contacts automatically, but you have to do them manually.

Insert the SIM card into your Phone and make sure that it is working.

Restart Windows Phone, tap Start button and swipe left.

From here, search for People.Tap and open People settings.

Under people, tap the More (the three dots …) at the right bottom of the display.

Import contacts from SIM Card in Windows Phone

Select Settings and then tap on Import Contacts from SIM.

If you have more than one SIM card, select the SIM card from where you want to import the Contacts.

Next, select where you want to store the Contacts.

Tap Next, and select all or specific contacts that you want to import. Tap on Done to finish the Contacts importing process in Windows Phone 8.1.

That’s it! You have successfully imported contacts from SIM card in Windows Phone 8.1. Do let us know if you have any difficulty following the steps.

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