Friday, July 15, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 (GS3), moving/importing contacts from Nokia E71

I am updating this post based on the comments received. Thanks for the step by step instructions, tips, urls and for your wishes :)

Confirmed (by posters) to be working for the following Nokia series phones,

Nokia E71, E61, E5, Nokia Xpress Music.

1. Establish Bluetooth Connection between the 2 phones (here, GS2/GS3 and E71). Make sure that the Bluetooth network is not hidden. After connecting, you should be able see GS2/GS3 from E71.

2. From the Nokia phone, navigate to Menu > Contacts > Options > Mark/Unmark > Mark all

3. Select 'Options' at the Contact Menu. 'Send business card' > 'Via Bluetooth'. Select your Galaxy's Bluetooth network name.

4. Sit back and relax. The contacts will be synced nicely.

5. From GS2/GS3, open contacts, go to options and select the option to merge with Google. This will synchronize your contacts with Google (provided you have already signed up using a Google account and setup a sync with Google). The contacts will appear under Google's My Contacts.

A video URL from one of the posters,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXHtHntihTY

Another option (thanks to ritchmeister):   connect to Mac with Bluetooth. Browse E71. Get all the contacts (*.vsf) from the sd card. Save in a folder on Mac. Drag the .vsf files into Address Book. Open Kies and sync with Address Book

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jay,

Nice post! This works the same for exporting Nokia Xpress Music phone contacts to Samsung Galaxy Mini!

1. Establish Bluetooth Connection between the 2 phones. Make sure that the bluetooth network is not hidden.

2. From the Nokia phone, navigate to Menu > Contacts > Options > Mark/Unmark > Mark all

3. Select 'Options' at the Contact Menu. 'Send business card' > 'Via Bluetooth'. Select your Galaxy's Bluetooth network name.

4. Sit back and relax. The contacts will be synced nicely.

Also. it is nice to know that your contact names will look quite the same like the nokia. This means that there will not be repeated names of the same person but different numbers(home, mobile, office). It just works !

-- M

Jay said...

Thanks man, that's much better step by step instruction :)

Shooey said...

Thanks very much! saved me a great deal of time faffing around, figuring how to transfer all my contacts from my E5 to SGS2.

RKJ said...

When I do a 'Mark all' in Nokia E71 then I do not get an option for 'Send Business Card'. This option seems to be available only when I selecet individual conacts and not the whole phone book.

RKJ said...

The 'Send Business Card' option does not seem to be available in Nokia when I do 'Mark all'. Can you pls. suggest a way out?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, I was nearly in tears til I turn to google to solve my day.
Once you go to send right button then scroll down to send business card and Sit back as it takes a little while. PERFECT. Thank you

philip said...

jay it works thanks

Dr. Ruchi Dass said...

Hey Jaya

Thanks a lot for the help.

Anonymous said...

thanks very much man
it really help me a lot

Anonymous said...

Hi mjaya,
you are a living genius. You are da man!!
Thanks bro, peace out , yo all

Anonymous said...

Doing it right now. Transferring contacts from my E72 to the Galaxy S2. Works like magic. Thanks!!! oh there. done. 560 contacts transferred in 2 minutes!

Anonymous said...

this is so much easier than using pc suite and kies
thanks mate

Deepak said...

Any way to copy calendar entries?

Antonio said...

Thank you so much!

DarkKnight_gt said...

That was easy. :) Thanks.

Gouranga said...

If you can't see the option to send business cards, hold your finger on any of your selected contacts long enough to summon pop up menu...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!!!

Jay said...

Good to know that the post was useful for you guys!

And don't forget, when you create new contacts, select the option to store the contacts in Google, otherwise the new contacts will not be in sync with Google. I made this mistake :p

My friend got a Galaxy Ace. I could not see an option "merge with Google" in this phone. One of my friend is using the application "Go Contacts". If any of you have any tips, please share.

Moisie said...

I have had same problem as an earlier post ... once all contacts in Nokia (Musix Xpress) have been marked, the "send as business card" option does not appear. Only "delete, move or copy". I can send business card only for individual contacts. Sooh annoying!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone respond to this? I'd love to know the answer.

Jay said...

One option may be is to sync through outlook or through google calendar.

Anonymous said...

But can't we send business card via bluetooth from GS2 to any phone?

Jay said...

If you press and hold the contact that you want to send, there will be an option, "send business card as", select this and there will be another menu to select "bluetooth".

Anonymous said...

here ,,, the same way .. but with a video ... ( if u didn't get what's written there )
just open this URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXHtHntihTY and u'll see it
Glad 2 help

btw : thanx for the tip Dude ^^

Jay said...

Nice video, can't be simpler!

Anonymous said...

Thank you SOO MUCH!! LIFESAVER!! =D

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, I almost packaged up the phone to send it back!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot! this is great stuff, worked perfect for my E61 too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Anonymous...........you made my dat, Many thanks !

Anonymous said...

I guess maybe you got create group in your contact list. Just delete the group then should be all fine.

Anonymous said...

great pal,thanks worked perfect on e5

Orchid_Balu said...

Hi Jay,

How do i transfer my contacts from GS2 to my Nokia e6 via bluetooth

Orchid_Balu

Jay said...

Sorry Balu, I dont have an e6 with me. In the comments above someone mentioned that they got it working for e5. So hopefully there is a way for you too.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anonymous,
Thanks a lot for the support. i will pray for you to allah so that he will keep you well.

Anonymous said...

noobs

willow said...

sorry chaps, please help as this does make sense, however once contacts are all marked my e72 will not offer the "send to bluetooth option".once all are marked and go into send options-message, email,meeting request etc appear.

willow said...

please help me then as i do not get the send via bluetooth option-same phones in both cases

ritchmeister said...

For E71 my solution was to connect to my Mac with Bluetooth. Browse my E71. Get all the contacts (*.vsf) from my sd card. Save in a folder on my Mac. Drag the .vsf files into Address Book. Open Kies and sync with Address Book

ZEN Yau said...

Hi , i m using E71. I have follow all the steps. But when come to send option frm E71. After i mark all my contact list in E71, and i select Send. But Send by Business Card is not available under the option. May u advise?
Thanks & appreciate.

Jay said...

I haven't been using my Nokia for long time. Let me see whether I can switch on my phone and try this again. Or we can hope someone else will answer you.

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot. It worked

Anonymous said...

Works just right!
Thanks a tonne!
Cheers from India:)

Anonymous said...

It helps a lot to me, now i can carry only s2, thank you so much. my gratitude from the bottom of my heart. god bless you!
-Binod Dhakal, Nepal

Boss said...

Thanks a heap :)

Hemant Waghela said...

Thank you very mach for your post. It made our life easy :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Chief. Worked perfectly on E71 to Galaxay 3S.

Tournesol said...

Thank you so much, it worked "nicely" with E71!! It was really really helpfull, God bless you abundantly!

olifo said...

Thanks man. You just saved me allot of time and heartache. God bless you

Anonymous said...

Thanx . Very helpfull

Anonymous said...

i am doing same way but E71 contact converting business cards for sending ..after wards no response.

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