16-06-2012 03:38 PM
Possibly a few numpty questions here, but I can't seem to find any easy answers. I've just moved from a Nokia 5800 to a S2, and would like to know the following:
- I backed up my contacts to the SIM card, then took that from the 5800 and placed it in the S2. Where I previously had several numbers associated with a single contact, that contact now has multiple entries, each containing a single number (landline. mobile, etc.) Any other information I had associated with a contact, such as postal/email addresses, birthdays etc. has been "lost", presumably due to a field mismatch - how do I get this information to display? I have all the contacts backed up to the 5800's memory too, if that would help. The SIM card seems to work fine otherwise, in terms of making calls etc.
- How do I transfer the photos, music etc. that I have on a micro-SD card in the 5800, to the S2? Is it as easy as taking the card out of the 5800, and placing it in the S2, or are there some intermediate steps involved, e.g. via a PC? The nearest VF store is about an hour away, so the red box isn't really a practical solution.
Apart from that the S2 seems to be a big improvement over the 5800...
16-06-2012 08:13 PM
One of the easiest ways is to export the Contacts from the 5800 to a .vcf file. It will be saved on your phone, usually the SDcard.
Transfer this file to your PC. Then open your Gmail account and go to Contacts.
In Contacts click on the "More" Tab, and select "Import".
A dialog box will pop up and you then browse to the files location and import.
Now on the PC you can make any adjustments to the Contact fields by refering to the Nokia.
Make sure that your Gmail account is set to Sync on the S2. Your Contacts will come down to the Phone automatically.
You will never lose a contact again because Gmail Syncs both ways!
The best way to Transfer your stuff would be...
copy it all to the PC.
Insert the Card into the S2 and Format it via settings > Cards & Storage.
Then connect the Phone to the PC in Mass Storage mode and copy back to the Phone.
This way there will be no formatting or read/write errors...!
20-06-2012 12:36 PM
TSD has offered a good solution, but I'm not sure whether the Nokia (I used to have an N78) can export to a .vcf file. If it can't, it's possible to sync the contacts from it to Google using a protocol called SyncML. There are instructions on Google on how to do this and you can get the appropriate set-up sent OTA to your phone. You may find a few inconsistencies in the field names on Google afterwards, but you can edit these if necessary and the main thing is that all the contact info should be preserved. Once you've done this, your S2 should pick the contacts up automatically.
The reason that saving to the SIM card doesn't work is that SIM entries can only have one name and one number field per entry. Now that phones have sophisticated contacts books, they're way beyond the those elementary capabilities and hardly anyone uses the SIM as a phonebook any more (though it can be useful for a few essential numbers that you can quickly transfer to a borrowed phone, for instance).