Import Contacts from a SIM card to Your Microsoft Lumia 535

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how you can import contacts from a SIM card to a Microsoft Lumia 535.


Steps

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    To begin, we're first going to turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on the right side of the phone. This will activate the phone.
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    Now, swipe up from the bottom to open up the Home screen.
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    We now need to access the People application title.
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    If you don't have the People application on your Home screen, you'll need to swipe across from right to left to bring up the App menu where you can scroll to find the application.
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    Now, we have entered People application.
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    What we want to do is press the ellipsis, the three dots, at the bottom right corner of the screen.
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    Next, we're going to go to settings.
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    Now that we are in Settings, we need to import from SIM, which will copy contacts from your SIM card. This is for bringing your SIM over from an old phone, or you have contacts on your SIM that you don't have on your phone. This is a quick and easy way to import them. So press on that to begin the process.
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    I don't have any contacts on my SIM card, so we cannot import them. But you can see from this video the steps you will need to take to do that. Once you have pressed to start the import, you will be able to access each contact, and you'll be able to import them as you choose.
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    Now, you know where to go to import contact details from a SIM card. This concludes our video on how to import contact details from an SD card to a Microsoft Lumia 535. If you have any questions or suggestions about this video, then please leave them in the section below. You have been watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
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Video: Import Contacts from a SIM card to Your Microsoft Lumia 535

Questions and Answers

Sir, I want to copy my SIM numbers to Lumia 535?

Sir, I have Lumia 535. I want to copy my SIM card contact numbers, but there is no option to copy the contact numbers from SIM to Lumia 535

This is unusual, but you can try solving it different ways. Try to tap on "Settings", "People" and search for "import SIM contacts" there.

Another way is putting the SIM card into the previous phone and exporting contacts to the SD card or as CSV.

The third way is using the Transfer My Data tool to copy the contacts from the SIM card inserted into the or another Windows or Nokia phone and sending them over by Bluetooth.

After you succeed in transferring the contacts, address your carrier for a replacement SIM card, just in case.


How can I import my contacts stored in my SIM to the phone?

I can't find any of the contacts stored in my SIM

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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "People".
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    Tap on "import SIM contacts".
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This may not work, however, for some phones. You will need another phone to fix that problem.

Take the SIM card out and place it into another phone. Export all of the SIM card contacts to your SD card. You will have VCF files on your SD card. Put the SD card into your new phone. Install this application onto your new phone: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/transfer-my-data/9wzdncrfj3dr.

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    Open the Transfer My Data application.
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    Tap on "import". The phone will automatically detect contacts.
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    Check or uncheck contacts to import them.
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I can't access the contacts and other services apart from receiving calls only from Lumia 430 dual SIM?

When on, the start up screen is OK but upon entering the password a dark blank screen with the time & battery seen at the top right corner only. I have tried: Removing the battery. I think it was caused by: I can't tell

Re-sync your Microsoft Account on the phone. Contacts disappear when the account is out of sync. This is because your phone stores the contacts in your Windows Live Account in a cloud. If the sync is off, then there is nothing for the phone to see.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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