Manage Contacts on Sony Xperia ZL, Z, T and J

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Whenever we have a new phone even if we are so used in using the same type of mobile we still tend to find our grip, we still need to figure some keys and steps. Contacts , the first thing in our mind is that it is so easy to figure and find out where it is and how to manage it but sometimes we are wrong, some things we thought are easy still needs a guide but sometimes what we need is not in the manual of the mobile that we bought. In this article we will show you how to manage your contacts, like adding, deleting, syncing, sharing and any other steps that we can do with our contacts using Sony Xperia ZL, Z, T and J and it may also apply to other Sony Xperia model.

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Adding contact

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon.
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    Then Tap 'Contacts'.
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    Then tap the Add Contacts icon which is the + and human icon at the bottom.
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    Then tap the box where it says 'First Name' and then type the first name of your contact.
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    After typing the first name, tap the box that says 'Last Name' and then type the last name of your contact.
    (You may also leave this blank if you do not want to type any last name)
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    After typing the name tap 'Next' which is located on the lower right corner along with the keys.
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    Then tap the box that says 'Phone' then on top of it you can select if the number you adding is mobile then select mobile to add a mobile number.
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    If you also want to add the email of your contact just tap the box that says 'Email' and then type the email address of your contact.
    You can also select on top of it what type of email is it if for home or work.
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    If you are done adding the details / information of your contact then tap 'Done'.
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    Your new contact should now be added in your mobile.
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Delete contact

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon.
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    Then Tap 'Contacts'.
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    Then select the name of the contact you want to delete.
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    Then tap the menu icon (triple dot) located on the upper right corner.
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    Then a menu option will appear tap 'Delete'.
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    Then tap 'OK' on the popup window to confirm.
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    Your contact should now be deleted from your device.
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Sync Microsoft Outlook contacts

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    In your computer open Microsoft Outlook.
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    Once the Outlook is open click 'File' which is located on the upper left corner of Outlook.
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    Then click 'Open' which is on the left hand corner.
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    Then click 'Import'.
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    Then click to select 'Export to a file' then after selecting click 'Next'.
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    Then click to select 'Comma Separated Values' (Windows), then click 'Next'.
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    Then click to select 'Contacts' then click 'Next'.
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    Then click 'Browse' and then choose where you want to save the CSV then after selecting click 'Next'.
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    Then click 'Finish'.
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    Then open a web browser, go to Gmail.com and then sign in to your Gmail account.
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    Then click the arrow down beside Gmail on the upper left corner and when the dropdown menu appears click 'Contacts'.
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    Then click 'More' and then on the dropdown menu click 'Import'.
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    Then click 'Browse' or 'Choose File' (This vary on what is the current format of your Gmail Account), then locate where you saved your CSV then click 'Import'.
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    Your contacts should now be imported to your Gmail Account.
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    Now in your mobile, from the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon.
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    From Applications tap 'Settings'.
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    Then from Settings scroll down and then under Account tap 'Google'.
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    Then tap your Google Account / Email.
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    Then tap the Menu icon on the upper right corner of your mobile this is the triple dot icon.
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    Then tap 'Sync Now'.
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    Your Microsoft Outlook contacts should now be sync in to your Sony Xperia Mobile.
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Display a contact in contact application

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon.
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    Then Tap 'Contacts'.
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    Then tap the 'Menu' the triple dot icon.
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    Then tap 'Filter', then there will be a list that will appear you can then mark who you want to appear in your contact application.
    Then tap 'OK'.
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Send a contact

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon.
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    Then Tap 'Contacts'.
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    Then tap the 'Menu' the triple dot icon.
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    Then tap 'Send Contact'.
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    Then 'OK'.
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    There should be an onscreen instruction, you can select what type of method you want to use in sending your contacts.
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Send more than one contact at a time

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon.
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    Then Tap 'Contacts'.
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    Then tap the 'Menu' the triple dot icon.
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    Then from the menu option tap 'Mark Several'.
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    Then select the contacts that you want to send and or tap 'All' if you want to send all your contacts.
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    There should be an onscreen instruction, you can select what type of method you want to use in sending your contacts.
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Export contact to memory card

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon.
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    Then Tap 'Contacts'.
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    Then tap the 'Menu' the triple dot icon.
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    Then from the menu option tap 'Back up Contacts' then tap 'SD card' then tap 'OK'.
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Export to SIM card

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon.
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    Then Tap 'Contacts'.
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    Then tap the 'Menu' the triple dot icon.
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    Then from the menu option tap 'Back up Contacts' then tap 'SIM Card'.
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    Then select the contacts you want to export or if you want to export all then select 'Mark All'.
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    Then tap 'Back up' then select 'Add Contacts' to add the contacts in your SIM card and or if you want to erase and replace all your contacts you may select 'Replace all contacts'.
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Search contact

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon.
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    Then Tap 'Contacts'.
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    Then on the search box where the magnifying glass icon is type the name of the contact and all the contact names that matches will then be filtered.
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Add a picture on contact name

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon.
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    Then Tap 'Contacts'.
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    Then tap the contact you want to add a picture with.
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    Then tap the edit icon the human with pencil icon.
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    Then tap the blue photo icon then add the picture you want to add or put in to the contact.
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    After you add a picture tap 'Done'.
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Receive contact via Bluetooth

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    First you have to make sure that your Bluetooth is enable.
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    To enable your Bluetooth from the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon.
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    From Applications tap 'Settings'.
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    Then from Settings and under Wireless and Networks tap 'Bluetooth'.
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    After you enable your Bluetooth, you should be ready to receive a contact via Bluetooth.
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    Once the other party device sends the contact to your mobile you should receive a confirmation and would ask you if you want to receive the file, to receive the file tap 'Accept'.
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Receive contact through messages

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    When someone sends you a message with contact it is normally attached as a Vcard.
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    Open the message that contains the Vcard then tap and hold the Vcard attachment for the contact details to load.
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    Then open the menu, you can then save the contact details in your mobile.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Sending a business card is the same process / steps on how to send a contact.

Questions and Answers

In contacts, name and surname are separated by a comma, can it be removed?

Yes, you can change your Sony Xperia's contacts list to sort by first name. To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Go into your Contacts application.
  • Tap your Menu key.
  • Tap Filter.
  • Tap Sort list by.
  • Tap First name first.

Now your device's contacts will be sorted by each person's first name and the comma will be gone.

How to save contacts on Xperia Z3?

My contacts are saved by surname format, and I want to search and store by first initial?

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