Nokia Lumia 710: How to transfer contacts

If you’re upgrading to a Nokia Lumia 710 from a Nokia Symbian phone like the Nokia N8, Nokia E6 or Nokia C7 then one of the first things you’ll want to do is transfer contacts. You might be worried that the change of operating system might make this tricky, but it really isn’t!

How to get around using your Nokia Lumia 710

The Symbian OS found on older Nokia phones and the Windows Phone OS found on the Nokia Lumia 710 really are very different, but Nokia has ensured that the contact transfer process is pretty painless.

In fact, there are a couple of easy peasy was to transfer contacts to your new Nokia Lumia 710. Here they are.

First up is the aptly named Contacts Transfer app that comes preinstalled on your Nokia Lumia 710. This uses Bluetooth to bring your numbers across. From the start page, tap the arrow to go to the second page menu (or just slide your finger left on the screen). Now navigate to the Contact Transfer app, tap it and make sure Bluetooth is switched on both your old and new phones.

Once you’ve started Contact Transfers on your Nokia Lumia 710 you’ll be taken to the Bluetooth menu, where you’ll find any devices in your area that are using Bluetooth and visible. Select your old Nokia phone and accept the pairing on both phones. One linked you’ll find that contacts are sent over automatically. We told you it was easy!

The other method of transferring contacts is through your email account. If you have a Gmail, Hotmail or similar account simply go into the set-up email tile on the start menu, or into email+accounts in the settings menu and add an account. Now select the appropriate service and input your details.

Now, in addition to your emails and calendar entries, you can opt to synchronise contacts from this account.┬áThis means that you contacts from Gmail, Hotmail and the like will appear in the People section with all the relevant detail – including their profile photo and (where supplied or added at the Gmail end) their telephone number.

Whichever way you choose to do it, transferring contacts to your Nokia Lumia 710 is an absolute doddle.