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

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Whenever we get a new phone, it takes some time to get used to the feel of it, being so accustomed to the device we've been using. When you purchase a new phone, something we consider as basic as entering "Contacts", are not as straightforward as we think. We all need help familiarizing ourselves with a new device, especially if what we're trying to do, isn't in the phone's manual.

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In this article we will show you how to manage your contacts, like adding, deleting, syncing, sharing and any other functions available to you on your Sony Xperia ZL, Z, T and J. Some suggestions in this VisiHow article may also apply to other Sony Xperia models.

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Adding Contacts

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    From the main menu of your mobile tap the "Applications" icon
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    Then tap "Contacts"
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    Then tap the "Add Contacts" icon (+ and human icon at the bottom)
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    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
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    You may also leave this blank if you do not want to type any last name.
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    After typing the last name, tap "Next", located on the lower right corner along with the keys
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    Tap the box that says "Phone"
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    If it's a mobile number, type the number there. If it's not a mobile number, click the arrow to the right, and you'll get a drop-down menu with other options - home/business. Type the number in the category that's appropriate for this number.
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    If you want to add the email of your contact, just tap the box that says "Email" and type in your contact's email address
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    You'll also have the option of listing the email address as your contact's home or work email.
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    When you are done adding the details and information of your contact, tap "Done"
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    Your contact should will be saved on your mobile.
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Delete Contact

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    From the main menu of your mobile, tap the "Applications" icon
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    Tap "Contacts"
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    Select the contact you want to delete
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    Tap the menu icon (triple dot) located in the upper right corner
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    A menu option will appear
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    Tap "Delete".
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    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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    On your computer, open Microsoft Outlook.
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    Once the Outlook is open click "File", located on the upper left corner of Outlook
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    Click "Open", which in the left hand corner
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    Click "Import"
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    Select "Export to a File", then click "Next"
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    Then select "Comma Separated Values" (Windows), then click "Next"
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    Select "Contacts" and click "Next"
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    Click "Browse", and then choose where you want to save the CSV
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    Click "Next"
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    Click "Finish"
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    Open a web browser.
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    Go to Gmail.com and then sign in to your Gmail account.
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    Click the "Down Arrow
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    beside Gmail on the upper left corner.
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    When the dropdown menu appears, click "Contacts"
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    Click "More", and then on the dropdown menu click "Import"
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    Click "Browse" or "Choose File"
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    (This varies on the format of your Gmail Account).
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    Locate where you saved your CSV, select it, and click "Import"
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    Your contacts should now be imported to your Gmail Account.
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    Go to the main menu of your mobile and tap the "Applications" icon
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    From Applications tap "Settings"
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    From Settings, scroll down
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    Under "Account" tap "Google".
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    Tap your "Google Account / Email".
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    Tap the Menu icon in the upper right corner of your mobile (vertical triple dot icon).
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    Tap "Sync Now".
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    Your Microsoft Outlook contacts should now be synced to your Sony Xperia Mobile.
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  • Display a Contact in the Contact Application

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      From the main menu of your mobile, tap the "Applications" icon
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      Tap "Contacts"
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      Tap the "Menu" (the vertical triple dot icon)
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      Tap "Filter"
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      A list will appear Now you can choose who you want to appear in your contact application. 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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      Tap "Contacts"
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      Tap the "Menu" (triple dot icon)
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      Tap "Send Contact"
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      Tap 'OK'.
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      There should be screen instructions
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      Select what type of method you want to use to send 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 the "Applications" icon
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      Tap "Contacts"
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      Tap the "Menu" (triple dot icon)
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      From the menu options, tap "Mark Several"
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      Select the contacts you want to send to or tap "All" if you want to send all your contacts.
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      There should be screen instructions so you can select what method you want to use to send to your contacts.
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    Export Contact to Memory Card

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      From the main menu of your mobile, tap the "Applications" icon
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      Tap "Contacts"
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      Tap the "Menu" (triple dot icon)
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      From the menu option, tap "Back up Contacts".
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      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 on the "Applications" icon
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      Tap "Contacts"
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      Tap the "Menu" (the triple dot icon)
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      From the menu option, tap "Back up Contacts" then tap "SIM Card".
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      Select the contacts you want to export
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      If you want to export all your contacts, then select "Mark All".
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      Tap "Back Up"
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      Select "Add Contacts" to save your contacts to your SIM card.
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      If you want to erase and replace all your contacts, 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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      Tap "Contacts"
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      In the search box (where the magnifying glass icon is), type the name of the contact
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      All the contact names that match will then be filtered.
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    Add a Picture to a Contact

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      From the main menu of your mobile, tap the "Applications" icon
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      Tap "Contacts"
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      Tap the contact you want to add a picture to
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      Tap the "Edit" icon (the human with pencil icon)
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      Tap the "Blue Photo" icon and add the picture you want to add to your 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 Bluetooth is enabled.
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      To enable your Bluetooth from the main menu of your mobile, tap the "Applications" icon
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      From Applications, tap "Settings"
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      From Settings, under "Wireless and Networks" tap "Bluetooth"
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      After you enable Bluetooth, you should be ready to receive a contact via Bluetooth.
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      Once the other party's device sends the contact to your mobile, you should receive a message asking if you want to receive the file.
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      To receive the file tap "Accept".
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    Receive a Contact Via Messages

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      When someone sends you a message with their contact information, it is normally attached as a "Vcard".
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      Open the message that contains the Vcard.
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      Tap and hold the Vcard attachment for the contact details to load.
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      Open the menu, to save the contact details on your mobile.
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      If someone sends you a business card, follow the same process as listed above to save the contact to your phones
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    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 your contacts' 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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