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Nokia contacts to Iphone - how?

Would appreciate help with getting the contacts from the old Nokia to iPhone:

I have hundreds of contacts on the old nokia and so far managed to get them off to a windows PC into the nokia software. from there I exported them into outlook (1997 version!), and from there into a pst file. but I cannot seem to find a way of get them into the iphone...

anybody knows how to do that - using the pst file or another way...? I have both a win xp computer and a macmini so can use any.

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RE: Nokia contacts to Iphone - how?

iSync to Mac (via Bluetooth) and it will go into the Mac's contacts. Should then wirelessly sync with the iPhone? I have done this Nokia (still use a Nokia handset) with iPad - so theory should hold.

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RE: Nokia contacts to Iphone - how?

Thanks! I will try it. Although my model (Nokia E50) is not listed as supported phone for iSync.

 

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RE: Nokia contacts to Iphone - how?

It may be easier to do it the old fasioned way, if you cant sync your old phone.  Copy all contacts to sim on your nokia by doing:

1. Press the 'Menu' key.

2. Select 'Contacts'.
3. Select 'Options' (left softkey).
4. Scroll to Mark/Unmark and push the Navi key to the right, highlight 'Mark all' and 'Select' (left softkey).
5. Select 'Options' (left softkey)
6. Scroll to 'Copy' and push the Navi key to the right, highlight 'To SIM directory' and 'Select' (left softkey).

Then copy to the iPhone by doing:

 Settings - >Mail, Contacts, Calendars ->Import SIM Contacts

 

Assuming you have bought a 4 or 4s, you will need to trim the card to fit, this is easy if you are ok with a scalple:

http://www.macnotes.net/files/2010/06/micro-sim-stencil-ipad3g-iphone4.pdf

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RE: Nokia contacts to Iphone - how?

Or though Outlook, you should be able to export contacts as vCards (see link) and these can then be imported into the Mac's Address Book, then synced with the iPhone. I'm pretty sure this is how I did it (though it was a while ago!).

 

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RE: Nokia contacts to Iphone - how?

Leave the contacts in Outlook and just sync them from itunes... or am I missing something?

info - sync contacts - outlook

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RE: Nokia contacts to Iphone - how?

Thaks, Paul and Professor! both ways seem like a solution. will have a go.

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RE: Nokia contacts to Iphone - how?

BillDay66 wrote:

Leave the contacts in Outlook and just sync them from itunes... or am I missing something?

info - sync contacts - outlook

outlook 1997 is on an xp machine, it has contacts from nokia in outlook. Are you saying that in itunes on the same xp machine, I should be able to see these contacts and sync to iphone4s without wiping everything lese (note main music library etc is synced from another computer - a mac). I tried that yesterday but could not do it.

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RE: Nokia contacts to Iphone - how?

BillDay66 wrote:

Leave the contacts in Outlook and just sync them from itunes... or am I missing something?

info - sync contacts - outlook

 

Done! It did not work at home - probably due to very old version of outlook, but it did work on the office coomputer.

so the chain was: nokia - nokia software - old outlook pst - new  outlook - itunes sync to iphone. of casue you can skip a step if you go with new outlook.

Thanks!

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RE: Nokia contacts to Iphone - how?

Please check iNok in AppStore:  app store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inoki/id438619967?ls=1&mt=8)

It can transfer all Nokia data to iPhone: SMS, contacts, MMS, calendar, photos, videos, music and documents.

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I've found an app in the App Store which has copied 300+ contacts from my Nokia E72 to my new iPhone 4S pretty easily. I had to download a Java applet to the E72 which has uploaded the contacts to the "cloud" (no registration or stuff like that; I hate those) and has given me an access code. After that I had to enter the code in the iPhone app and then my contacts appeared on the iPhone in seconds. It isn't perfect though, because it copies only two phone numbers per contact, so I've lost some details during the transfer, but still it has saved me quite some headache. The app is called "ConCopy".

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yes this is also the best way to copy your contacts of nokia into your iphone.

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you could also try to use this easy and cheap app

 

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