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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 a computer

    Xperia™ Transfer is an application that helps you to collect contacts from your old device and transfer them to your new device. Xperia™ Transfer, which you can access from within the Xperia™ Companion software, supports mobile devices that run on iOS/iCloud and Android™. If you are switching from an iOS device, the App Matching feature suggests the Android equivalents of your iOS apps.

    To use Xperia™ Transfer, you need:
    • An internet-connected computer.
    • Your new Android™ device.
    • A USB cable for your new Android™ device.
    • Your old device.
    • A USB cable for your old device.

    Tip

    You may not need your old device. For iOS devices, you can connect directly to iCloud or use a local backup. For previously owned Sony devices you can use local backups.

    To transfer contacts to your new device

    1. Search and download Xperia™ Companion for Windows or Xperia™ Companion for Mac if the software is not already installed.
    2. Using a USB cable, connect your device to the computer.
    3. After successful installation, open the Xperia™ Companion software if it is not automatically launched, then click Xperia™ Transfer and follow the relevant instructions to transfer your contacts.

    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™, Facebook™ or Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®, you can transfer your contacts to your new device using that account.

    To synchronise contacts to your new device using 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 Settings > Accounts & sync.
    3. Select the account that you want to sync your contacts with, then tap Icn sony key menu > Sync now.

    Note

    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, 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.

    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 contacts > SD card.
    3. Select where to store your contacts.
    4. Select the files that you want to import and tap OK.

    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.

    To import contacts from a SIM card

    Note

    You may lose information or get multiple contact entries if you transfer contacts using a SIM card.

    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 Import contacts.
    3. Select a SIM card.
    4. Select where to store your contacts.
    5. To import an individual contact, find and tap the contact. To import all contacts, tap Import all.
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