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    Transferring contacts

    Arrow left Xperia L1 support overview

    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.

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

    You can also copy contacts to a memory card, use Bluetooth® technology, or save contacts to a SIM card. For more specific information about transferring the contacts from your old device, refer to the relevant User guide.

    Find out more about choosing a transfer method at Support documents.

    To synchronise contacts on your new device with a synchronisation account

    1. From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
    2. Tap , then tap Manage accounts.
    3. Select the account that you want to sync your contacts with, then tap > Sync now.

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

    To import contacts from a SIM card

    When transferring contacts to or from a SIM card, some contacts may get duplicated at the destination. For information on how to resolve this, see Avoiding duplicate entries in the Contacts application

    1. From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
    2. Tap , then tap Import/export > Import from SIM card.
    3. Select where to store your contacts.
    4. Select contacts to import. To import an individual contact, find and tap the contact. To import all contacts, tap , then tap Import all.

    To import contacts from a memory card

    1. From your Home screen, tap , then tap .
    2. Press , 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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