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    Google Nexus 4 - How to import Contacts from your old phone

    Android 4.2 (Jellybean)
    Phone: Google Nexus 4
    Factory OS: Android 4.2 (Jellybean)

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    How to import Contacts from your old phone

    If you have just purchased an Android device, then you may want to copy your contacts from your old phone. The easiest way to do this is to Export your old contacts to a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file and save this to your PC. You may need to install the correct software for your phone first in order to do the export.

    Then, if you don't have a Gmail account, sign up for one.

    Once that's done, open Gmail. Go to Contacts, then press More - Import. Then import the CSV to your Gmail contacts.

    Then on your phone, open the Contacts App. Press Menu and then Sync Contacts. This will pull the contacts from Gmail to your phone.

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    • Dashevsky Michael

      Great tip thanks!
      Is there a way how to uploud them all at once or it works only one at a time?