Moving data between devices is always a tedious activity. Especially when transferring contacts from one smartphone platform to another. In this competitive world, thankfully there are certain basics that make complex tasks incredibly easy.
For all those who have bought or plan to buy a Windows Phone device, here is a nice way to transfer all your contacts from an Android smartphone. Simply copying the .vcf file will not work for Windows Phone for one has to convert the files to .csv format. Instead of going through that headache, we recommend a simpler method.
This is assuming that all the contacts, emails, and calendar events have been synced to the Gmail account on the Android phone. Only then can you proceed with the following steps.
Scroll down and open the Settings app, and then choose the email+accounts option.
Select the option to add a new email account.
From the list, select Google to add your Gmail account details in the following screen.
After adding the Gmail account login details and pressing next, the phone asks you if you wish to sync only email, or email, contacts and calendar. Choose the second option.
Now let the phone sync all your contacts to the Windows Phone contacts app. This might take some time so we recommend grabbing a cup of your favourite beverage.