How to transfer and synchronize contacts from Nokia into Android
Considering that a number of users own Nokia mobile phones and that the Android client base is still growing, more and more people find themselves in need of transferring contacts in between the two devices. For these purposes there is a simple solution PhoneCopy.com, which we've prepared this tutorial for.
What do you need?
- Primarily a Nokia cellphone, in this case we will be using E71, a cellphone with Symbian operating system. We've chosen this model, because the setting is very similar to many more phones from this vendor. The list of officially supported devices is here.
- A user account on PhoneCopy.com.
- And of course a phone with Android 2.2 and newer.
Registration on Phonecopy.com
Phonecopy client registration is simple. Choose your username and insert your email address, where we will send you a confirmation email that you will need to activate your account.
Nokia E71 cellphone setup
First you have to synchronize the Nokia with PhoneCopy, so that you could transfer your data into Android. First step is to set up the synchronization on the Nokia. For better illustration, we've made some screenshots, but experienced users naturally won't need and will be able to set up the phone on their own, or following the user manual. In that case, please scroll down to the end of the article, where we are describing the way to transfer the contacts into Android. But back to the screenshots now: create a new synchronization profile in the menu:
Follow the instructions to set up the connection. If you're only transferring contacts, you can leave out some of the steps, or you can backup you calendar, tasks and notes as well.
Start the synchronization now. You can select the data to be synchronized before starting. If you are only transferring data into your Android phone, choose to transfer contacts only. However if you want to use PhoneCopy as a backup platform and you have made the corresponding settings, choose Calendar, Tasks and Notes as well.
After your phone is synchronized, go back to your PhoneCopy online profile (probably you will have it still open in the browser since you activated your account) and accept the assignment of your phone to the account. If you do it within the hour after the synchronization, the phone will be assigned automatically and you will only need to confirm the process. If the delay is greater than one hour, you will be asked by the server for the cellphone's identification number, called IMEI. This number can be easily found under the battery of the cellphone, or you can type in the symbols *#06# and the IMEI will appear on the display.
PhoneCopy application for Android
Run the Android Market/Google Play on your phone and search for Phonecopy application, which you can download free of charge (we've been using version v2.0.1 in this tutorial). After downloading and installation, go through following steps.
If you have an account, type your username and password like in the left picture. If you don't have an account, create new one like in the right picture.
Now you can start the first synchronization. You will see a red button "Agree and continue", what you presss . Now, you see the synchronization.
Now you have all your contacts synchronized on PhoneCopy and you can edit your contacts in your online account. PhoneCopy can also be used as a regular synchronization service, should you lose your phone or the stored data, or if you just run out of battery and you need to see your contacts online. Also, on your online account, you will see full history of your contacts, as well as the data that you've deleted in between the synchronizations. You can find them in an archvie from where you can restore them. And if this is still not enough of a backup for you, you can download a .CSV file, that you can store in your computer
Some additional tips:
Just as a reminder, the contacts are carried via your mobile phone service provider, so you need to have data transfers activated or Wi-Fi connected for the service to work. Contact transfer is naturally also possible from an android to Nokia, or you can synchronize as you wish between two or more cell phones (from iPhone to iPhone, from iPhone to Android etc). Before the transfer into the second device, you can edit your contacts in your online account. PhoneCopy can also be used as a backup service, should you loose your phone or the stored data, or if you just run out of battery and you need to see your contacts online. Also, on your online account, you will see full history of your contacts, as well as the data that you've deleted in between the synchronizations. You can find them in an archvie from where you can restore them. And if this is still not enough of a backup for you, you can download a .CSV file, that you can store in your computer.