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How to Import SIM Contacts to New Android Phone

In this article we will show you on how can you import your contacts which are stored in the SIM card on to your Android phone. You might have got the logic that Android phone is basically synced to Google Account for contacts and moving your contacts from SIM Card is not like other phones, the contacts will be linked to your Google Account which can be accessed at any point of time provided you have internet connection.

Since as you are moving from your old Android phone to a new one, congratulations first for purchasing what model that you have desired and here is how you can import contacts which are saved on SIM card to your new Android phone.

To do that you should have preliminary requirements that you have a Gmail or the Google Account setup on your phone to import your contacts to. To add a Google Account to your new Android phone, it might have asked you when you first boot your phone, if you have provided at that point of time, you didn’t need to provide it yet again. Although if you haven’t added any then you can do it by going through Settings > Accounts and then tap on Add Account, finally proceed by adding your Gmail account.

Here is how you will import contacts from your SIM Card –

On your Android phone, go to contacts application and then tap on the Menu button.

Now you need to choose the Import/Export option and then tap on the Import from SIM card.Import Export Contacts

Finally it will ask you to choose the contacts which you want to import as your Gmail or Google Account.Export Contacts

Now your SIM card contacts will be saved as your Google Account i.e, it will be auto sync to your Google Account.Select Contacts

Now on your new mobile phone you just need to add your Google Account and your contacts would be automatically synced.

To view whether contacts have been synced or not, go to Contacts from your phone and you are ready to use.Display Options

If you see that there are no contacts then you need to modify your Display options in your contacts apps. Here you need to select Google Accounts.



  1. Try to export android contacts to your computer and then install a related tool, such MobileGo to manage it with connecting your mobile.

  2. this will be of better benefit than typo comments. thank you a great post. my wife got a smart phone for the first time and was very nervous. this post enabled her to import her contacts herself giving her the belief that she was not technology challenged. thank you so much

  3. Typo on typo correction post… need to change sentance to sentence :-p

  4. Typo on first sentance. Need to change important to import?

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