1. Using Outlook, Nokia PC Suite and iTunes
#1 Make sure you have installed iTune, Microsoft Outlook and Nokia PC suite.
#2 Connect your Nokia Phone to your computer using data cable/bluetooth/wi-fi.
#3 Open Nokia PC Suite, connect it with your phone to synchronize the contact with your Outlook which will transfer all your phone contact to Outlook.
#4 Go to Sync -> Sync Options -> Contacts and select the option “Microsoft Outlook” under the section “Syn with contacts application”
#5 Click on OK in this window.
#6 Now, click on ‘Sync’ button for contacts in the Ovi application home. This synchronises the contacts from your Nokia with your MS outlook, this will transfer all your phone contact to MS outlook.
#7 Once done, close the Nokia PC suite, disconnect Nokia phone from computer.
#8 Now connect Apple iPhone and launch iTunes.
#9 Click on your iPhone Device in the left tab on iTunes.
#10 It will show the summary of your iPhone and now click the Info tab.
#11 Click on the check box for “Sync Contacts with” and leave the value selected as default i.e. Outlook. Leave the option selected as All Contacts below that.
#12 Click on the Apply button.
#13 This will copy all your Outlook contacts you synced with Nokia Phone into your Apple iPhone.
Check the embedded video below as in how to use Outlook, Nokia PC Suite and iTunes to export your Nokia contacts to another phone.
2. From your Old Nokia to an iPhone
For older phones, you may use the operator’s SIM to transfer contacts from one phone to another. While the SIM is still inside your Nokia phone,
#1 Go to Contacts –> Options –> Mark / Unmark –> Mark All.
#2 Now that all your existing contacts are selected, go to Options –> Copy –> Copy contacts to and choose SIM memory.
#3 Next insert the SIM card into your iPhone, go to Settings –> Mail, Contacts, Calendars and tap the Import SIM contacts button.
#4 Then configure the iPhone with your Gmail account and use Google Contacts to eliminate or merge duplicates, if any, from the iPhone.
3. Using web access to Ovi Contacts
The address book of your Nokia phone is stored in the online Ovi Contacts just like Android phones use Google Contacts. Ovi, until now, offered no export feature so there was no easy way to download your phone’s address book from the web to the computer unless you had a Nokia device at hand. The Ovi Suite, Nokia’s desktop synchronization software, didn’t have an export option for Contacts either so your phone contacts were sort-of locked in Nokia’s cloud.
Nokia is discontinuing the Ovi Contacts website (the service will stay but you won’t be able to access your address book from the web browser) and this could be a blessing in disguise. Nokia has set up a microsite – exportcontacts.ovi.com – where you can download your entire Ovi address book in the popular CSV format with a click. You don’t need the Nokia device or the Ovi desktop suite to export your contacts. The CSV file can can then be imported into Google Contacts and it will intelligently merge the duplicate contacts.
Note – The web access to Ovi Contacts will be disable after January 24, 2012.
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