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

Contacts

  • 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.

65 Comments
  1. Reply Cameron August 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

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

  2. Reply Mubarak April 4, 2013 at 10:10 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 2, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      you need to transfer the csv and upload the same in your Google Account

  3. Reply hashim April 3, 2013 at 12:19 am

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

  4. Reply Pavan Nagubadi March 31, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Hi Very useful info thanks for sharing ….

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      thanks for your appreciation

  5. Reply Queena March 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    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. Reply Chandan D January 31, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    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. Reply Alex Joselin July 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    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. Reply Radhe Rajput July 8, 2012 at 12:54 am

    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.

    Thanks,
    Radhe

    • Reply Mallikarjung53 July 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      did u trie it?

    • Reply San August 11, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      Still not all pone support mark all & send via bluetooth like mine Supernova 7210 Nokia

    • Reply Rajeev June 25, 2013 at 6:40 am

      Thanks a tonne for your valuable advice, through blue tooth is works like a magic. thanks

  9. Reply Martin July 7, 2012 at 7:23 am

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

  10. Reply Mike July 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    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. Reply yash June 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm

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

  12. Reply Deux Milliards June 20, 2012 at 3:05 am

    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. Reply Shasha May 31, 2012 at 8:32 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      it takes less than 30 minutes

  14. Reply Sanil May 16, 2012 at 10:51 am

    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. Reply New Galaxy Note User April 22, 2012 at 6:50 pm

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

    Bcuz i had 900 contacts…thanks

  16. Reply Skbang March 25, 2012 at 2:59 am

    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???

    Cheers
    Sk

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      you need to import via your gmail pc client!

  17. Reply Donald March 14, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    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. Reply Hasan March 14, 2012 at 8:23 am

    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.

  19. Reply tanmyftiu March 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Hi, who can halp how to transfer contacts, calendar etc from NOKIA E90 to SAMSUNG Nexus I9250. Kies doesn’t support this phone. I have all contacts with pictures….
    Thanks

  20. Reply navjot February 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    thanks

  21. Reply JOHNNYANDROID February 23, 2012 at 5:18 am

    I just did the bluetooth way = simple.

    dont bother messing with software or sync. i just did over 400 contacts from my nokia in contacts go to settings, manage, mark all, send business cards, via bluetooth, sending, bang on.
    the sammy didnt even look like it had done anything so i just hit contacts on the phonebook icon of the s2 and there were automatically ordered in as if by magic, no bluetooth messages in the inbox just a whole complete phonebook automatically. the easiest thing ever. takes seconds

  22. Reply Afonmead February 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    This is the good one

  23. Reply Aziz Khan January 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Hi,

    Thanks for this post, in my case it didn’t work (transferring from NOKIA e90 to SAMSUNG Galaxy S2). The simple procedure which I did and it was 100% successful is on NOKIA e90 I marked all the contacts and copy to SD Card. I removed the SD Card and install in Galaxy s2. I went to contact and import from SD Card. This is all it is. Because of these contacts I used to stick to Nokia.

    Regards,
    Aziz Khan

  24. Reply Raza October 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I saw this post and was surprised about all the methods given here to export contacts. I can see people are going through all the hassles of exporting and getting softwares and God knows what else. Instead, has anyone tried to send the contacts from your nokia to samsung using bluetooth?? I have a nokia 5800 and I just selected all the contacts, and sent them via bluetooth to my samsung galaxy s2, works like a charm, no hassles! took me 5 mins. All my contacts are there now!

  25. Reply David October 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Worked a treat and without having to buy any software …… thanks so much.

  26. Reply Daniel September 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I’m no dummy but I can find “Open File” anywhere. I have a brand new Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 2.3.3. When I go to Contacts on the phone I get Import/Export from SIM. There is no option to import from a file. When I browse from my computer using Kies air I can get to Contacts but there is no “Open File” button. I could only get as far as screenshot 3. Please help!

  27. Reply Hariprasad B S September 19, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I followed your instructions and got all my Nokia N72 contacts in to my new Samsung Galaxy SII smartphone. Thanks very much for this blog, its very useful!

    -Hari

  28. Reply rahul September 15, 2011 at 10:42 am

    What is the easy way to transfer messages from Nokia N72 to Samsung Galaxy S2. Searched for this a lot, but everywhere its only about contacts. I would like to copy my precious messages to the new phone as well. Please help out. Thanks a bunch.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      you can follow the above method to satisfy your needs!

    • Reply laura September 18, 2011 at 11:35 am

      I’ve been wondering the same thing: how to import all the old sms from my memory card to galaxy s2?

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 1:34 am

        you can do so by converting it to csv format and then you can import using the “sms backup and restore” app from androidappslabs.com

  29. Reply Naveed September 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    This i have been searching for long time ..thanks a ton ….I did it thanks once again

  30. Reply francia September 11, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Kies won’t open *.csv files, only *.spb ones but thanks anyway :(

  31. Reply gaurav pareek September 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

    great i am very happy for ur tip

  32. Reply Guilherme P. September 2, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Thanks for the bluetooth tip guys! worked perfect!

    The csv import on Kies didn’t accept my csv exported from pc suite dont knwo why..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      kies doesnt accept CSV, upload via Gmail

      • Reply Megha September 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        Hey neal how to import the contacts.. i made csv file through nokia 7210 supernova…now i need to copy the contacts to samsung galaxy pop.. pls help me out!

        • NeaL Pradeep September 6, 2011 at 9:55 am

          yes you can follow the above procedure to transfer the contacts!

  33. Reply Parth Garg August 19, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Thanks, this work 100% for me.. i m SORTED.. :) thnks again

  34. Reply Sungsang August 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Great tutorial. But you can’t do this with Nokia Ovi Suite. I need to change back to Nokia PC Suite.

  35. Reply Esa June 12, 2011 at 1:42 am

    When you have hundreds of contacts this trick will work fine, thanks for the detailed instructions! I just noticed that the CSV file Nokia PC Suite created used semi colons. For this reason Kies wouldn’t approve them and I used Word to replace them with commas.

  36. Reply noel May 25, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    i agree with the lat guy, bluetooth takes 30 seconds…simples

  37. Reply ON March 26, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    No need to do any of that

    if your symbian has Bluetooth

    go to contacts, select all(options> select>select all), in options > send card > by bluetooth (to your galaxy/any android)

    and no need to do anything in the galaxy, the phone book is already there =)

    • Reply ashok April 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      thanx it work

    • Reply Suresh April 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      It is so easy. Thank you

    • Reply hussain April 29, 2012 at 4:01 am

      thanks dear, it is so easy without any download.

    • Reply BlueCol May 2, 2012 at 5:48 am

      Thanks heaps. this worked a dream. bluetooth connect devices. select all as you said. Send business cards. took about 3 minutes for 330 odd contacts to be transferred! Yes!

    • Reply Qaisar baba May 31, 2012 at 2:15 am

      thanks, dear via Bluetooth all contacts copied very simple

  38. Reply Jithin March 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    No need to do this way.first jus copy the contacts in ur nokia phone to memory card…and put that card in galaxy s and in the contacts option u will have option like import/export…in that take import and we can do the copyin easily….

  39. Reply Roslan February 11, 2011 at 2:39 am

    thanks for the tip. need to choose the Kies field to synchronise with the Nokia fields before data can be copied.

  40. Reply Ilkka December 29, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Use Nokia’s Mail for Exchange to sync your contacts to Gmail account and then back to your Android. Could not be simpler.

  41. Reply ameagor December 28, 2010 at 1:24 am

    thanks a bunch man, though i was abit too late considering its possibilities that i have to copy manually to my galaxy tab one by one for 60 namesT_T

  42. Reply jayadev December 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Sir, only the names got copied . the phone numbers did not get copied. Can you help me get the numbers copied?. thank you. JD

    • Reply Dr K A Rasheed July 3, 2011 at 4:00 am

      Try by Syncin your Nokia first with outlook. Start kies with your Android connected. Again sync with outlook. It is done. Again sync with Google. Now every time you factory reset your Android, simply sync with your google acocout after getting connected. It takes 3 or 4 minutes to sync all your contacts

      • Reply Moiz March 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm

        Dr K A Rasheed, Your method is most simple and easy. It was succesful for me. Thanks. However, when I synced with google, it flashed a message that the account used for syncing is the same as in the device, hence cannot proceed. If I use another account, will it proceed?

  43. Reply DK December 18, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Cool Info. Thanx :)

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