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Importing Hotmail contacts into Android

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Importing Hotmail contacts into Android

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Hi, I have just obtained a new Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 phone. I have set up my hotmail email and its working fine. All my contact information is in that hotmail account and although I have selected that email account none of the contacts transfer to the contacts folder on the phone. Help please

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@Welsh2015

 

Found this in the Microsoft Community, let me know if works for you.

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by Welsh2015 Starter Poster
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Unfortunately this article does not solve my problem.

As I have outlined I can access my email and contacts via the outlook app but I cannot transfer the contacts to the phone's address book - the "contacts" icon/program which sits on the phones homescreen.contacts.JPG

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Seems you're not alone but found these steps

 

  1. Log into Windows Live Hotmail from your PC.
  2. Export your contacts:- Go to Manage > Export.Save the file on your PC
  3. Log into Gmail.
  4. Import your contacts.Go to More actions > Import contacts.
  5. Import the Contact list from Gmail account to your Android phone

More in Android queries forum

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by Welsh2015 Starter Poster
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That is all well and good if you have a gmail account. I do not have a gmail account nor do I want a new gmail account

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@Welsh2015

Check out the Android Query forum, there were a few options there.

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Don't use the Outlook app. Set it up as an exchange account in the phones native email client.
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by Welsh2015 Starter Poster
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I still have the issue. I have no problems with the email app and I can sync my emails, calender and I can view my contacts through the email app.

However I cannot sync those email contacts with the address book on the phone. This is my ongoing issue.

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by Welsh2015 Starter Poster
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After not being able to solve the issue through this forum I visited a "Ninja" at a Vodafone store. They were absolutely useless and no use. The Ninja continued to tell me I needed an old phone to transfer the contacts to the new phone. He could not explain the menus on the contacts/address book on my phone that offer which contacts you want to import/display. These are the functions that I want to work but he was unable to help me.Screenshot_20180222-093616.png

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