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Transferring contacts

There are several ways to transfer contacts to your new device. You can sync contacts from an online account or import contacts directly from another device.

Transferring contacts using an online account

If you sync the contacts in your old device or your computer with an online account, for example, Google Sync™ or Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®, you can transfer your contacts to your new device using that account.

To synchronise contacts on your new device with a synchronisation account

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then tap Icn sony app phonebook.
  2. Tap Icn sony key menu, then tap Manage accounts.
  3. Select the account that you want to sync your contacts with, then tap Icn sony key menu > Sync now.


You need to be signed in to the relevant sync account before you can sync your contacts with it.

Other methods for transferring contacts

There are several other ways to transfer contacts from your old device to your new device. For example, you can copy contacts to a memory card, or use Bluetooth® technology. For more specific information about transferring the contacts from your old device, refer to the relevant User guide.

To import contacts from a memory card

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then tap Icn sony app phonebook.
  2. Press Icn sony key menu, then tap Import/export > Import from SD card or internal storage (.vcf file).
  3. Select where to store your contacts.
  4. Tap SD card.
  5. Select the files that you want to import by tapping them.

To import contacts using Bluetooth® technology

  1. Make sure you have the Bluetooth® function turned on and that your device is set to visible.
  2. When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar downwards and tap the notification to accept the file transfer.
  3. Tap Accept to start the file transfer.
  4. Drag the status bar downwards. When the transfer is complete, tap the notification.
  5. Tap the received file and select where to store your contacts.
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