Sony Xperia Z - Transferring contacts

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Transferring contacts

There are several ways to transfer contacts to your new device. You can sync

contacts from an online account or import contacts directly from another device.

Transferring contacts using a computer

Xperia™ Transfer is an application that helps you to collect contacts from your old

device and transfer them to your new device. Xperia™ Transfer, which you can

access from within the Xperia™ Companion software, supports mobile devices that

run on iOS/iCloud and Android™. If you are switching from an iOS device, the App

Matching feature suggests the Android equivalents of your iOS apps.
To use Xperia™ Transfer, you need:

An Internet-connected computer.

Your new Android™ device.

A USB cable for your new Android™ device.

Your old device.

A USB cable for your old device.

You may not need your old device. For iOS devices, you can connect directly to iCloud or use

a local backup. For previously owned Sony devices you can use local backups.

To transfer contacts to your new device


Search and download Xperia™ Companion for Windows at or Xperia™

Companion for Mac at if the software is

not already installed.


Using a USB cable, connect your device to the computer.


After successful installation, open the Xperia™ Companion software if it is not

automatically launched, then click

Xperia™ Transfer

and follow the relevant

instructions to transfer your contacts.

Transferring contacts using an online account

If you sync the contacts in your old device or your computer with an online account,
for example, Google Sync™, Facebook™ or Microsoft


Exchange ActiveSync


, you

can transfer your contacts to your new device using that account.

To synchronise contacts to your new device using a synchronisation account


From your Home screen, tap , then tap .


Tap , then tap

Settings > Accounts & sync.


Select the account that you want to sync your contacts with, then tap >



You need to be signed in to the relevant sync account before you can sync your contacts with


Other methods for transferring contacts

There are several other ways to transfer contacts from your old device to your new
device. For example, you can copy contacts to a memory card, use Bluetooth


technology, or save contacts to a SIM card. For more specific information about

transferring the contacts from your old device, refer to the relevant User guide.


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To import contacts from a memory card


From your Home screen, tap , then tap .


Press , then tap

Import contacts > SD card.


Select the files that you want to import and tap


To import contacts using Bluetooth




Make sure you have the Bluetooth


function turned on and that your device is

set to visible.


When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar

downwards and tap the notification to accept the file transfer.



Accept to start the file transfer.


Drag the status bar downwards. When the transfer is complete, tap the



Tap the received file.

To import contacts from a SIM card

You may lose information or get multiple contact entries if you transfer contacts using a SIM



From your Home screen, tap , then tap .


Tap , then tap

Import contacts > SIM card.


To import an individual contact, find and tap the contact. To import all

contacts, tap

Import all.