How to import or export contacts stored in SIM card

Last Update date : 2017.12.05

How to import/export contacts stored in SIM card


To be able to use the contacts stored in your SIM card, you need to copy them to the device.

To do this, follow the steps below. 


 Android OS Kit Kat


Steps for Android OS Version 4.4 (Kit Kat)


Step 1: From Home screen, tap Contacts. Alternatively, if Contacts icon is not available

on your Home screen, tap Apps, then tap Contacts on the Apps page.



Step 2: Tap on the More options icon.



Step 3: Tap Settings.



Step 4: Tap Contacts.



Step 5: Tap Import/export contacts. 



Step 6: Select an action, either to Import from device storage or Export to device storage 



Step 7: A prompt will then appear, choose new location of contacts being copied. 



Steps for Android OS Version 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)


Step 1: From the Home screen, tap Contacts. Alternatively, if Contacts icon is not

available on your Home screen, tap Apps. Then tap Contacts on the Apps page.



Step 2: Press the Menu key, then tap Import/Export.



Step 3: Tap Import from SIM card on the pop up box.



Step 4: Tap Device to copy all your contacts from SIM to your device. You may opt to save contacts to

other options available as well. You will then see a progress at the top left  side of the notification bar that

your contacts are being copied.


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