Android Tip: Copy Sim Contacts to Gmail Account

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I spent long time on Play Store in search of an app that can copy contacts from my sim card to my Gmail account. I found few apps that claim they can copy sim contact to another type of storage like phone storage or sd card.

None of them worked for me, what I required exactly. Most smart phone users might familiar with the fact that sim card contacts storage doesn’t offer enough features. Like adding multiple mobile numbers, adding an email address or picture or address of a contact person.

These are features which are required in today’s era. There is an option to store such details in your phone storage as well. Most smartphones allow you to add pictures of contacts & email addresses. However I prefer Gmail (Google Account contacts) storage because in case you have changed your phone you don’t have to go through making a backup of existing contacts in your old phone and then import into your new phone. This may cause you loosing some of your data that is related with contacts. Smartphone manufacturers claim that their built-in apps can do the whole transfer process with ease but still I prefer to stay in the safe side and using Gmail as my default contact storage.

Previously my contacts were in sim card storage so I required to copy them into Gmail account, upon failure in finding a perfect app for this at play store, I discovered a simple and straight forward step of accomplishing this task.

I found this information in some google forums.

  1. Go to Contacts, tap on small menu button.
  2. Tap on Import/Export and choose Import from SIM card
  3. You will be asked to choose a Target (Device, Google etc). Choose Google Account
  4. Select Sync Contacts

Take a look at below screen shot for reference. I hope it will be helpful to you.

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  • Syed

    Really great advice, but seems it’s not working on my Nokia.
    Is it a guide only for new phones?

    Thanks!

    • Nokia is no more sir, also it has a different version of Android.