How to transfer contacts to your new Nokia?

You’ve bought your brand new Nokia, and you’re wondering how to quickly and efficiently transfer all your contacts, calendar items, messages (both SMS and MMS), notes, bookmarks and even call log and media items? Look no further, here’s a detailed tutorial that will save you a LOT of time.

All you really need is an old phone (my N82 in this case) and a new one (X6 16GB from now on). Note: not all phones are compatible, but the vast majority is (all s60v3 and s60v5 phones, as far as I know).

Turn on the Bluetooth in both phones. On the receiving phone (X6), go to “Settings->Phone switch”.

When you open it, you’ll see the following screen:

There lower 3 icons are used for synchronizing, retrieving  and sending the data, respectively. We want to receive data, so select the middle icon. After you do so, you will be advised to switch the Bluetooth on in the other phone. Click “Continue”, because we already did that. Now search for your “old” phone, and select it. You’ll see a popup window, as shown below.

You can type in anything you want here, for example 0000, and then click “OK”. Now, you’ll see that you have a password prompt on the old phone. Make sure you type in the same password, in our case 0000.

On your new phone, you will be asked to select what type of data you want to receive.

Select the data types you like, and click “OK”. This will launch the Phone switch app in the old phone, and you will be asked if you want to allow synchronization. Select “Yes”.

Based on the amount of the data you selected, this might take a while. After it’s finished, select “Close” and then “Exit” on the old phone, and “Back” on the new one. You will be asked if you want to save the details of this transfer as a shortcut (on the new phone), and I suggest you click “Yes”, because this will make future transfers much easier.

That wasn’t so difficult, wasn’t it? 🙂

    • John
    • September 21st, 2010


    • mina
    • July 9th, 2011

    Thanks for your help. I tried doing the above for transferring contact details between my new nokia phone C3 and my old phone (nokia 6820). However I keep getting the error that ‘Service not supported on other device’. Do you know how I may get round that?

    Thanks for your help.

    • Nonoy
    • August 5th, 2011

    I also get the error message “can’t back up data, check your connection” ver frustrating to say the least. I have a thousand plus contacts in my old directory. Is the size the problem?


    • Mphatso
    • July 29th, 2012

    Lovely!! jus completely my contacts tranfer from X2 to X6…brilliant!

  1. November 15th, 2010

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