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How to Transfer Phone Contacts from Nokia to Android Mobile like Samsung Galaxy S

Nokia Android LogoGoing by the growth of Google’s Android and the sliding of mobile giant Nokia from its position , it seems that many of us are switching from Nokia to the latest Android Mobile phones. It’s evident as even i bought Samsung Galaxy S and was using Nokia N79 earlier. So, as soon as i thought of shifting from my Nokia N79 to the Android device, i was unable to move the contacts from my Nokia Phone to the Galaxy S but thankfully i have found a way out with which all contacts from your earlier Nokia device can be transferred easily to your new Android device. Not to worry, i will tell you in brief and in a simple manner, you need not be a techie to understand as even a normal person can understand this procedure. Before we proceed to transferring of contacts, you will have to install the latest versions of Nokia PC Suite, Samsung Kies software tool along with your old and new Android device with you with appropriate USB cables.

Procedure to transfer Nokia Contacts to Android device:

  • First you will need to connect your Nokia Phone with USB cable to the computer and need to open Nokia PC suite and select Contacts from the dashboard.

Nokia PC Suite

  • Now, once you see all contacts as shown below, you will need to select all Contacts, then proceed to click on File, Export and then save it in a CSV format on the desktop.

Nokia Contacts

  • Now, this was the last time you will open Nokia PC Suite if you plan to shift to Android completely and you need to proceed to connect your Samsung Galaxy S phone to computer via USB and need to Open Kies. Now, you may encounter with the problem of MTP error at this point of time while connecting your Galaxy S with computer. Don’t worry; you can easily fix MTP Application error on your Android device with the help of a simple video tutorial.
  • So, now as soon as you are done with fixing the dreaded error of MTP error then launch Kies for your Android device and proceed by clicking on Contacts icon.
  • After clicking on the Contacts icon, you will find a new page as shown below, just click on Open File


  • Now, select the CSV File from the list below which you have saved from the Nokia PC suite as shown below.

Open File

  • Once you select the CSV file, you will be asked to map the fields as shown below. Please note that Map the same fields like for Title, map only with Title, First name for First name and like wise as shown below. If you are unsure then its better to leave the option rather than selecting anything as that will basically mess up the contacts.

Field Mapping

  • If you wish to add any additional information details which you had in your Nokia phone like Fax, email address, website or fields which you were not able to match then open this in Excel and fill in the appropriate content in the columns.
  • Now, Click on  OK and you can now see a list of all your contacts as shown below. Just click on Transfer to Device tab and now you should be able to transfer all your imported contacts in to the Samsung Galaxy S.

Transfer contacts

Now, when you are done with performing above steps as mentioned, you can see that all of your contacts have been successfully transferred into your Android device from your Nokia device. Also, most importantly note that, after completely transferring the contacts into your Android device, first up take the backup of all the contacts which you have transferred from your Nokia to Android device so that if anything goes wrong with your Android device, you need not repeat this procedure to transfer all your contacts from Nokia to Android. So, this is it, you can now successfully enjoy all your contacts in your new Android device.


  1. Unfortunately Kies is only available on Samsung devices! So this doesn’t help those of us who have other Andriod brands.

  2. Hi I am Using Nokia 5310 I want Tranfer my all Contacts to Samsung ace how can i do..?

  3. I have a Nokia Asha 311 i wanna change contacts to android. Bluetooth,backup file are not possible,some one help me,

  4. Hi Very useful info thanks for sharing ….

  5. This instruction is really helpful. While i have tried another way, using MobileTrans which is a professional phone to phone transfer to move anything in my old mobile to a new one.

  6. Very Simple …… i just did successfully … just select all contacts in Nokia phone and send as a business card via bluetooth to your Samsung galaxy phone.

  7. Excellent
    My .nub file is automatically detected by samsung galaxy S III
    and got all my contacts and messages.
    Only not got draft messages.
    I thought i missed 1000numbers and 4000messages when my Nokia 5800 broken and unusable.
    Thanks :)

  8. There is more simple way available to do this…..
    *Go to your contacts, and select mark all.
    *Go to options, select send via blue-tooth.
    *On blue-tooth of your Samsung receiving mobile phone.
    *Just accept it, its done…no need to do above mentioned excercise of converting to csv and blah..blah…

    Hope it will help you.


  9. great manual but this way your contacts are transferred without GROUPS because export to .csv from Nokia PC Suite doesn’t support it. 

  10. absolutely great instructions, I did this from Nokia N97 to Samsung S3. Nothing else was working for me, Bluetooth, memory card, etc etc. This was just great, thanks a lot!

  11. Thank you,…buddy.. nice article… it helped me transfer the contacts from my nokia 6700 classic to samsung galaxy y – s 5360.

  12. I got stuck at importing the.csv file in Kies, a “wrong csv format” messsage pops up… Can anyone help? never thought this process can be such complex.

  13. How long does it take to import cvs file to android? Nw it’s already more than 30mins. It is normal?

  14. one more way is there by which you will have the backup as well. Install Usync (http://www.usyncworld.com/). Through usync u can backup all ur nokia data in it and can transfer to any other mobile phone.

  15. New Galaxy Note User

    Awesome …………….thanks for superb share…..your the “LIFE saver”

    Bcuz i had 900 contacts…thanks

  16. Can someone pls explain the steps in detail. I wanted to know where do we need to save the csv file (PC or cell). How do we import it???


  17. thansk for the bluetooth tip. It really works.. I just tranfered 1,300 contacts from my Nokia N81 to Galaxy note by clicking–mark all, send business card—via bluetooth (nokia will convert all your contacts to business card, which might take few minutes, depending on how big is the size)

  18. Ok so! The easiest, no time consuming at all and the most effective method I could find is to sync your Nokia contacts with google and get them on your android phone. On most Nokia s60 phones an application named “mail for exchange” is per installed or can be installed from Nokia store for free. To setup a google account in mail for exchange follow instructions on http://support.google.com/mobi

    While setting up, only select contacts to be synced and select “no” for everything else if your only goal is to transfer contacts. When setup is complete, in “mail for exchange” app opened, select “options” and select “synchronize”. All your contacts will be on google in seconds.

    Keep in mind to be patient. “Mail for exchange” pauses for a moment after every 50 contacts have transferred. This is the most helpful method I could find after a whole night’s research and it really worked for me.

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