[HOW TO] Transfer Contacts From Nokia Phone To Apple iPhone Without Using Computer

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on August 26, 2009



I had to move my contacts from my old Nokia Phone into my new Apple iPhone. To do the same, there are a few methods I could use. In this article I will share the two easy methods and with which you can transfer contacts from Nokia Phone to Apple iPhone.


There are two methods one which involves copying from SIM, without using a computer, the other method involves using Nokia PC Suite, Microsoft Outlook and Apple iTunes Software.


Without Using Computer


For transferring contacts without using computer, you need to copy all your phone contacts to your SIM from a Nokia Mobile. Insert the SIM that you want to use with Apple iPhone into your Nokia Phone. On your Nokia mobile, go to

Menu > Contacts > Options > Copy > All Contacts > Keep Original

This will start copying of Nokia Phone Contacts into your SIM card. Once it is finished copying, Insert this SIM card back into the Apple iPhone. On Apple iPhone go to


Home > Settings > Mail,Contacts,Calendar > Import SIM Contacts



and your iPhone will copy all the contacts on the SIM that you have put on it from Nokia mobile. That is all, simple, isn’t it?


Using Outlook , Nokia PC Suite and iTunes



For geeks who keep all their phones synced and wan to do it in a sophisticated way, here is the method. You need to Install Nokia PC suite and connect your Nokia Phone to your computer using data cable / Bluetooth or wi-fi, whatever way it allows you to.


if you face problem in connecting phone to Nokia PC suite, see this article:

Problem Connecting Nokia Phone With Nokia PC Suite


You need to have MS outlook or outlook express installed on your computer. You can simply open the Nokia PC Suite, connect it with your phone, and Synchronies the contact with your MS outlook, this will transfer all your phone contact to MS outlook.



Once this is done, close the Nokia PC suite, disconnect Nokia Phone from computer.

Connect the Apple iPhone and launch iTunes software. Click on your iPhone Device in the left tab on iTunes then it will show the summary of your iPhone and now click the Info tab.


Synchronize the contacts with MS outlook. This will copy all your Outlook contacts you synced with Nokia Phone into your Apple iPhone. You can do vice-e-versa as well with any other phone.


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{ 238 comments… read them below or add one }

Joanna December 4, 2009 at 12:14 pm

WOW! What a simple, highly useful tutorial! This is perhaps the most dreaded aspect of buying a new phone…but I’m glad for technology! Thanks for this great tip!

Eileen December 12, 2009 at 7:58 pm

I’ve done this as far as the MS OUtlook Express stage which was so simple! Am off to get my iPhone now and complete the process….

Deepak January 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I have just got my iphone and looking to transfer contacts from my nokia. I haven’t tried it yet but this is really a useful info.

Baloch January 11, 2010 at 11:38 am

nice.. great help..

soobrosa January 31, 2010 at 11:19 pm

i did a backup with the nokia suite – it got stuck with phone specific settings, don’t tick the last option before starting it -, windows address book could be a master copy.

Ben February 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm

thx dude!!!! its very useful…

Scotty February 26, 2010 at 3:35 am

Thanks for the help worked a treat simple when you know how.
Cheers again

azhar ali March 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm

It helped … thnx

Stephen Gitonga March 6, 2010 at 12:59 am

Thanks for this.
There is an alternative way to copy your contacts across from your Nokia to your iPhone.
Open your contacts list on your Nokia phone and select Options
Scroll down to Mark/ Unmark and select Mark All
Select Options again and scroll down to Copy
Select To Memory Card
Connect the Nokia to your Mac using the USB cable and select the Mass Storage on the Nokia
Using Finder, select the Nokia phone and open the Contacts Folder which should be in the Folder Others
Open the contacts folder and select all
Double click on the selection. This should transfer all your contacts to your address book
Using iTunes, sync your new contacts to your iPhone

Rohit March 6, 2010 at 11:16 am


Thanks for the alternative method, your method seems really nice and working. Thanks again, keep sharing these great tips πŸ™‚

Aled March 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Big help, just done it thank you !

wezzie March 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Hi there just seen your post. Will the second method using MS Outlook work with Sony Ericsson phone awell as Nokia?

das March 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm

wow great easy to folow tut πŸ˜€

Tesh March 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Kindly advise how to transfer selected contacts from the Outlook to iphone or how to create groups in Outlook?

Hassan April 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I used the method not involved computer successfully.
Thanks a lot

Masood April 11, 2010 at 5:55 pm


It’s a great help..Cheers for helping us all πŸ™‚

Keep doing great work.


bardsogge April 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm


The alternative method worked perfect! Do you have a easy way to copy calendar too? I got a new iPhone, a MAC and an old Nokia E51.


adeel April 26, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Very useful info. Thanks.

Zabi Hamidi April 28, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Thank you very much , I have just done it,

doing great works shows the kindness of human, keep doin such great works


Lorraine May 21, 2010 at 1:52 am

You star! Thanks for your help! πŸ™‚

James May 25, 2010 at 5:04 am

You smashed it my friend! Best & easiest tutorial out there for transferring contacts from Nokia to iPhone. Keep up the good work!

james roe May 29, 2010 at 1:30 am

thanks for the guide, worked straight away.

Jonny L May 29, 2010 at 6:45 pm

So is it possible to copy 686 number to a sim card ?

Rohit May 31, 2010 at 10:41 am

It may not be possible to copy so many contacts. In such case, if the capacity of your SIM card is 250, you need to copy 250 to new phone, then delete them from SIM and then copy next 250 and this way you can copy them turn by turn. Be very careful during this, don’t delete from all places at once else you will loose all contacts. A safer approach for you would be to take a backup on computer or transfer via outlook sync.

Steven Heyes June 2, 2010 at 2:34 am

You are a life saver, need the contacts for job!!

farashevrumen June 2, 2010 at 3:40 am

What a simple, highly useful tutorial! I’m glad for technology! Thanks for this

Steve June 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Good advise but no good for me. I have an old Nokia which does not connect to the computer, and my iPhone will not accept my old sim card with my contacts so I cant import them via the settings.

Zubair June 9, 2010 at 12:13 am

thank you so much… u r an awesome person…

Mubarak June 21, 2010 at 7:41 am

I ll try and tell u

Mirabell June 23, 2010 at 6:38 am

This was the best advise, I was so frustrated and tried different techniques such as Bluebook, etc…

Thanks very much! x

David Biama June 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm

This is some good stuff there, thanks a lot!

niju June 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm

thank uuuuuuuuuu&it is nice &easy to transfer the data fast

Arthur July 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Your explanation was indeed very helpful. Thank you!

Emmanuel July 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Thanks very much. I tried the first method with sim card. it transfered 180, but I dont know how to erase the 180 from the sim card so I can add more. Any ideas. There just wasnt any lead into how to erase the contects of the sim card.

I also tried the second method with computer. I did what you said but it did not seem to work forme. what am I doing wrong? I ticked the “Sync contacts with Outlook” but when I checked my iphone it did not do anything. Any ideas?

thank you


elisha July 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm

that took me forever to find a decent webpage to do this! Thanks so so much for such simple instructions!

hob_goblin August 2, 2010 at 12:19 am

quite straightfoward guide. I’ve completed it to the MS outlook stage, can’t wait to get my iphone4 on tuesday.

cheers m8

Tim August 5, 2010 at 12:24 am

Wow!! Thanks a lot, I have now transfered all my contacts

Dave August 11, 2010 at 2:54 am

Didnt work……..sync with Nokia was fine……….transfer to Iphone doesnt work!!

Hari August 11, 2010 at 9:00 am

Great help! It saved so much time & frustration of manual copy. Thanks a lot.

Rajesh August 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm

thank you so much. I wasted about a day to do this before i got to know about the right way of doing it. Internet, especially Google makes life so simple and easy…. have a problem and not getting a solution or fix, ‘GOOGLE IT DUDE’.

Zahin August 17, 2010 at 8:04 am

you rock buddy….i was so upset with this problem but after looking to your blog i get done what i wanted…….. thanks a lott mate………cheers

Bimal August 20, 2010 at 2:03 pm

it worked…………….. thanks a lot …………. your images speaks everything..

Sarah August 25, 2010 at 4:52 pm

After putting my new sim (from my iphone) into my old Nokia phone, the nokia then asked for a ‘restriction code’ – I have no idea what this! πŸ™

Quiksilver August 26, 2010 at 10:11 am

ive been awake for almost 5hr now downloading trojans and viruses all in an attempt to just get my freaking contacts from my nokia to iphone..your advice helped me to sleep..(although you guys could have helped a little earlier…)….yawnnn….thanks a lot though..really feel stupid now that i see how easy it is but thank God its done…yaaaawwwwnnnn…that was a big one gotta go…tanks agai…n…..zz zz zz zz

rajkumar August 31, 2010 at 3:18 pm

wow.. that was tooo simple.. wonder why i wasted a day trying to do it, than looking at the right place….

Ruthy August 31, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Thank you!! Very grateful…this was a total headache til I found this. So simple when you know how πŸ™‚

jabir August 31, 2010 at 10:17 pm

thanks a lot !!!! …pls keep this type of useful posts …thank you once again

NAs September 3, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Fantastic – thanks a lot it saved me so much time. no need to manually input them.

pam September 5, 2010 at 1:14 am

Hi guys……….this is fantastic even for a non techno like myself……..saved me loads of time, lucky I was given(from where I bought the phone) a small adapter for the small iphone sim to sit into, this enabled me to use it has an adpter to put into my nokia.
Very useful

rem September 11, 2010 at 3:19 am

thanks pal

Kerrri May September 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for the help, but my problem is that I am a complete technophobe and don’t understand how to do syncing etc with the pc. So, I wanted to go with the easy transfer using the sim cards only. Problem is my iphone4 has a microsim and the nokia has an ordinary sim, I have no adaptors or anything.
Can anyone advise? is there a way of transferring contacts via bluetooth or any other way?


Nabil September 18, 2010 at 4:12 am

Oh dear !!
i was crying both of the phones all the time …. i didn’t think of that way even it so easy
many thanks for helping


yusuf September 18, 2010 at 5:31 pm

the i-phone takes a micro sim, whereas my nokia takes the larger sim… how do i transfer with the use of the computer??

Dimitris Varnavopoulos September 22, 2010 at 12:38 am

Well have you heard about isync ???? Thats the best way to sychronise all your contacts from any nokia you have with Mac and Iphone in actually no time. Outlook seems so old idea that I could hardly think to use it

riyyan September 23, 2010 at 7:27 pm

just tried it with my Nokia E71 and iphone4. Works like butter and cheese πŸ™‚

cheers mate!

LC James September 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Excellent! Simple, straightforward – even someone over 20 could do it!!
My colleagues opted for the ‘type them all in again by hand’ approach, however this was far less painful!

Ahmed September 30, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Dude ur certainly one of the best πŸ˜€

NSA October 1, 2010 at 5:08 am

It was so helpful.
Thanks buddy

CTG October 12, 2010 at 7:37 am

Does it works with windows contact?

Mohammad October 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Thankyou very much, this tutorial help soooo much, and it was a favour for my dad too, so simple and easy, i had troubles with the first part because i had an iphone 4 but part 2 was great easy simple. thanks again. My best regard, Mohammad

Mike October 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Legend, thanks mate πŸ™‚

Glenn October 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm

iSuckers need to know that the exercise would take 2min with an android windows or symbian phone… microsim, what else is next for the lemon???

ken October 24, 2010 at 6:12 pm

best guide to do this on the web! but the sim methoed doesn’t work on the iphone 4 as they’ve gone to a micro sim, but the secong method is perfect

Omar October 29, 2010 at 6:06 am

*Problem* I have a back up on Nokia OVI Suite of my old N95 (which I don’t have anymore) i tried to sync the contacts from the back up to MS Outlook, not working. What do i do?

Abhi November 1, 2010 at 10:09 pm

hi i have nkoia e71, mac and iphone. when i use isync to do contact transfer my contacts get saved to Γ„ll contacts”folder in the Address Book on Mac inspite of me selecting the subfolder in Address Book. What am I missing?

Zabi Hamidi November 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm

WOW! Its really great and really Help Me!!!

in English Thanks, in Russian Spasibo, in Persian Mamnoon, in Pashto Mannana, in Dari Tashakor and Uzbek Rahmat)))

GARETH November 4, 2010 at 2:38 am

There is an alternative way to copy your contacts across from your Nokia to your iPhone.
Open your contacts list on your Nokia phone and select Options
Scroll down to Mark/ Unmark and select Mark All
Select Options again and scroll down to Copy
Select To Memory Card
Connect the Nokia to your Mac using the VIA BLUETOOTH and select the Mass Storage on the Nokia, select the Nokia phone and open the Contacts Folder which should be in the Folder Others
Open the contacts folder and select all AND COPY TO A FOLDER ON THE MAC NOW:
Double click on the selection. This should transfer all your contacts to your address book
Using iTunes, sync your new contacts to your iPhone

michael lazarus November 4, 2010 at 11:08 am

very simple , i completed this process within no time . Thanks for the info !!

Max November 4, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Cool! It worked just fine for me! Thanks a lot πŸ™‚ Cheers

Errol November 7, 2010 at 1:44 am

Thanks for the info
It didnt work after syncing Nokia contacts with Outlook Express even though all contacts could be seen!
I did it again syncing Nokia with Outlook and it worked a treat.
Thank you very much

Kate November 8, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Many thanks for simple and effective explanation/instructions

Jacek November 10, 2010 at 11:41 pm

very helpful , thx a lot,

Mega November 11, 2010 at 10:53 am

Its working fine… thanks a lot………..

Bjarne Skov November 13, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Thank you for the info – I have one problem though, our pc department doesn’t install outlook and related to our windows 7 pcs – any ideas of other programs that would do the trick?

Roopesh November 15, 2010 at 4:56 am

worked like a charm (sim to sim)! and this is after reading in ‘n’ places that this is not possible..

Aslam November 24, 2010 at 5:55 pm

i am facing problem copying contacts also, i had already sold my nokia phone and after bought iphone4, my all nokia contact in pcsuit, pls advise how to copy all contact from pcsuit to iphone4 without nokia phone

Boyd November 28, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Thank you! You made me handy solving.

Fahri Taufani A December 1, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Thankssssssssss… πŸ™‚

Johwyn December 6, 2010 at 3:33 am

I just transferred my contact in another way,
all you need is ur nokia phone,a gmail account a laptop with connection and itunes
& obviously ur iPhone πŸ™‚

1st. download nokia pc suite,and install it, connect it to your phone using bluetooth or watever
2nd. browse your address book with ur pc suite,select all, click File>Export> ” please export
to a “xxxx.csv” file
3rd. log in to your gmail account, go to your contact> then look for “more action” tab
click import.(look for the file u saved previously and upload it into your gmail contacts)
4th. connect your iphone to itunes, go to DEVICE> IPHONE , then click the “info” tab

5th. sync your gmail contacts to itunes by clicking the CONFIGURE button
( you need to log into ur gmail acc again thru itunes )
6th. then check the box beside SYNC CONTACTS WITH, and apply the changes.

7th. sit back n enjoy all your contacts in ur iphone. πŸ™‚



Aine December 7, 2010 at 1:44 am

Thanks for the assistance Abishek. Very Helpful indeed.

zzz December 7, 2010 at 10:25 pm

thank u for all the method but my problem is I have lost my Nokia phone but I have a copy of all my contact on nokia OVI. I bought the I phone 4 and I need to synch. to OVI without using any Nokia phone

Terry December 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm

thanks for this was very helpful

tanya December 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Hi – i managed to copy my contacts from nokia onto the pc
now it wont let me save all contacts at the same time, they’d opened one by one.. and i have 420 contacts to move – should i save them one at a time?!

please advise!


Rohit December 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm

You can save them all to Microsoft outlook. Better use Nokia PC Suite to sync it. Then you can sync iTunes with Outlook and the contacts will be transferred to iPhone.

Draz December 21, 2010 at 11:44 am


I’d been trying a number of the methods and the one that worked the simplest for me was Johwyn’s. Many thanks to you all for your time as this thread solved my problem.


Muazzam December 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm

how to transfer sms masseges from nokia 5800 to Iphone 3g.. ???

kumar December 26, 2010 at 6:11 pm

thanks man. that really helps. i should have read your article before spending couple of hours connecting my contacts using bluetooth.

Karina December 30, 2010 at 3:20 am

I’m trying to get my contacts from a Nokia phone to an iPhone4, via the Mac, and I can’t get any of the suggested methods to work. 1) My old Nokia is not compatible with iSync, and apparently Nokia PC Suite is not compatible with the Mac (?). 2) When connecting the Nokia to the Mac via usb or Bluethooth, the Contacts folder does not appear anywhere -so I’m not able to copy them directly (this seems to be the most intuitive method, though).

Any suggestions?

Michel January 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Well I face a problem and I would like someone to advice me, I have more then 50% of my contacts 2 & 3 mobile number sometimes 4 mobile number for 1 contact in my Nokia E90 and when I transfer them to outlook and later i-Phone 4 I find out that these contacts have 1 mobile number and some other have no number, I was surprise because i have more than 2025 contacts!!!!
Finaly, I need some advice from you brothers to help me and show me the good way to Sync my contacts and contact numbers.
Thank you for all of you

Maher Sinjary January 7, 2011 at 5:03 am

I really don’t know how to Thank you,
Because I’ve read this article in 10 different websites and none of them has given a clear description of what we should do by transferring Nokia phone Contacts to iPhone,
You could do this, now I can use my iPhone completely..

Many Thanks ~

Chicken Soup January 9, 2011 at 9:07 am

Very simple and straight forward – Champion!

burn January 13, 2011 at 11:38 am

thanks a lot. worked like a charm

V6nce January 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Thank you so much. My story may help some of you I, have been carrying around my old nokia and manually adding numbers one by one as the need arose or when people called me.
I had obtained an adaptor (available from O2 and probably most other phone shops) inserted the microsim into it and then into my nokia and transferred the contacts to the new microsim put the sim into my new iPhone 4 and………. nothing, no contacts at all, back in the nokia to check and they are there. I assumed the iphone and nokia contacts were not compatible. Then 3 weeks later I read this post and hey presto. I did end up with duplicate entries or every contact with two numbers but just copied and pasted the second numbers into the prime entry and deleted all others, Great for phone numbers but has not resolved addresses But thanks again I now have all my contacts to hand Brilliant.

Pete O'C January 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm

That’s great Johwyn, Had spent 3 hrs trying with 3 and they couldn’t do it. Now, I need to get my calendar and notes over? Any ideas of how to do this anyone? I have loads of Notes and calendar items. Hate the thought of re-entering calendar.


george January 18, 2011 at 3:06 am

i hard iphone 4 with a micro card how do tranfer my contact from nokia fone to my iphone the nokia has a bigger sim card also i have some i saved some fone numbers on my laptop how do i transfer them to iphone

Luca Paolo January 19, 2011 at 2:28 am

I was about to give up and start a manual transfer of my contacts on the new iphone 4, when I bumped into this. Greatly helpful and easy as it seems! Thanks a lot.

By the way, I blame apple for forcing its customers – and I’ve been one for the last 5 years – to upgrade to a new OS just to activate the iphone. Luckily enough, I’ve got 2 laptops, one mounting Windows XP and I could get around that..

stuck! January 20, 2011 at 5:49 am

ive tried but when i click import sim contacts it just doesnt do anything

Jahangir Abbasi January 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

you are on fire bro……………i was searching for this since last night and here it is the most easiest way to transfer contacts..
know if you could please let me know if there is any way to transfer messages from Nokia phone to iPhone………………….i am waiting….any body?????

sampath January 25, 2011 at 7:10 am

Hi man thats cool its worked..its realy good post…Cheers

Dharm January 27, 2011 at 7:00 am

Great sir thnx of lot !

Bill rana January 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm

One the most easiest to understand way to import contact data to iphone. Kudos!

Martin January 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

The Best review so far! I was stuck for an hour and i need my contacts as im a 33 year old business man and was completely delighted to read this post as it helped me to get all of my contacts form my nokia n900 to the iphone 4. Keep up the good work. Thanks.

SHAH February 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm


sanjay taneja February 2, 2011 at 1:51 am

thanks really appreciate that.

Sina Ajbari February 4, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Dear Sir ,
First thank you for your information.
I want to ask you something.
I use Nokia E 71 and for each contact I’ve saved more than one number . for example :

Contact Name X :
Mobile 1: ….
Mobile 2: …
Mobile 3 : …
Tel : ….
Fax : …
Home : …
Office : …
Email : …
Note : …

I want to ask you if I SYN with PC SUIT , and do same as you said for iphone ,
may I have all information for each contact again in iphone ?

Many thanks for your help

Best regards,

julie February 7, 2011 at 8:08 am

godsend. thanks mucho

Will February 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Superb, got me through the process easily – many thanks.

Nitin March 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm

yeah but transferring from outlook express if you have two or multiple numbers saved in ur nokia handset only the main no. will get transferred to ur i phone i tried it yesterday,.and if you r using iphone 4 then it has a micro sim but in nokia they have regular size sim card…soo both the idea just give you partial transfer….the best way is to have back up in google or yahoo contacts from where you can synced all the contacts but this need internet connectivity…

srikanth March 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Thank you very much.
will do this.

Prakruti March 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH! Your tutorial was a life saver! I was petrified at the thought of losing my contacts when I bought the iphone! You’re amazing! Thank you again! :))

Meg March 13, 2011 at 6:51 am

This tutorial is great but for some strange reason the pc suite to itunes transfer did not work for me. I follow the whole process and it seems to work fine up until the end in the syncing process – it just doesn’t transfer the contacts from MS outlook to my iPhone. When I look in outlook all the contacts are there, but after I’ve synced, there are no contacts on my iPhone. My outlook is a little old (2000), could this be the reason it does not work with itunes?

Any suggestions are much appreciated! πŸ™‚

Abadee March 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I have many contacts with Email
& I tray thes step
But i can,t imbort Email with contacts

Lorenzo March 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Simple and precise!
exactly how any procedure should be!
great job

Nikhil March 14, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I tried sync Nokia E71 to Outlook and then outlook to iPhone 3gs. But all details of my contacts did not get transferred. i.e. I had many mobile numbers, many work numbers stored in the same name but only 1 mobile and 1 work numbers got transferred. How should I get complete details transferred.

deep March 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm

I tried to sync with windows address book to iphone4. It didn’t worked.. Any help appreciated.

shahin March 19, 2011 at 6:26 pm

thank u so much for this nice method

Hossein Nabavi March 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Thank you very much …

Bana March 26, 2011 at 3:38 am

Thank you soooooo much that was sooooo helpful

TazMan March 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Hey, it worked a treat, thanks ever so much

Eibhlin March 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Fantastic tips – worked almost perfectly. My old sim and new sim are different sizes so had to wiggle the sim around to get the Nokia to register the iphone sim, but one it did, it all went very smoothly.

mahesh April 2, 2011 at 5:55 am

very useful tutorial

Usef April 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Thanks mate, I did a mistake as i registered my Outlook with my hotmail account and then synced the Nokia contacts to MS Outlook contacts.

When syncing was done.. I ended up having both homail contacts and Nokia contacts in my iphone.

I guess i have to remove my hotmail account from MS Outlook and sync Nokia contacts to Outlook once again. Then Sync it to my Iphone.

Mali April 4, 2011 at 10:18 am

I have a Nokia E71 model of which I had already previously backed up my contacts on to PC Suite before getting my new iPhone4. I have already successfully transferred all my contacts onto my iPhone using PC Suite/Outlook and Itunes sync.
My problem is that I keep getting my old contacts that I had backed up originally. Despite having first synced my Nokia’s revised contacts to pc suite, somehow I am missing a step that will update my outlook so that when I sync my iPhone the new contacts appear. Please let me know what step I am missing. And is there anyway to transfer messages for old phone as well? They appear in the PC Suite, but don’t transfer to iPhone. Thank you

Jess April 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

thank you so much for your help. It works! thanks

Moji April 13, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Man!!!! I loved it, so helpfull


Muneer April 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

the whole process was simple & sweet.
you made it look like a child’s play… thxs a lot.

Karina April 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Regarding transfer of contacts from nokia (6700 classic) to iPhone 4. I had problems using Windows contacts and Windows Based mail. The Windows Contacts imported the CSV file as one contact not a list of contacts.
Step 1:- Set yourself up a Google Mail account,
Step2;- export the contacts from your nokia pc suite to a CSV file on the desktop,
Step 3;- in your Gmail open contacts, open new group if already a user,
Step 4;- import the CSV file.
Step 5;- Open iTunes and set the Contacts to Sync with Google Contacts, select group if required.
Step 6;- make tea. Job done.

Zia April 20, 2011 at 4:59 pm

i am having contacts in vcf format copied from nokia and is store in my hard disk. i want u experts to help me in copying these contacts from HDD to iphone,,,,,,,,,,,, thanks

Adnan April 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I have waisted 1 hour but this option save my time……………………

Thanks a lot

Luqman bahtiar April 30, 2011 at 4:08 am

Awesome mate..!!
I got to transfer my E71 contacts to the new iPhone 4

shb May 4, 2011 at 2:17 am

it worked. simple! thank you!

NN May 7, 2011 at 8:53 am

Thanks a lot guys,
As a Vista PC user, I have no Outlook installed in my PC. Therefore I’ve been struggling to transfer my contacts from NokiaE71 to iPhone using Windows Mail, Nokia PC Suite and iTunes instead of Outlook , Nokia PC Suite and iTunes as instructed.

I could only transfer my email contacts from Windows Mail to the iPhone.
Phone contacts I have to use SIM copy method but could only copy the first 250 contacts.
I tried to delete the first 250 contacts in SIM and copy the remaining 250 lots to SIM but it is very difficult and time consuming. So I come back to this site reading your guy comments to find out if it is any other alternative.

Thanks to Johwyn’s instruction how to use Google Mail , Nokia PC Suite and iTunes I could transfer my all contacts to my iPhone finally !!!

I’ve used following steps:
1. Export my contacts from E71 and save it to Desktop as Contacts.csv using Nokia PC Suite
2. Import my contacts from Contacts.csv into my Google Mail
3. Using iTunes –> iPhone –> Info –> Sync Contact with and select Google Contacts option
4. Fill in my Google username and password when an small windows is popped-up
5. Apply Sync with my iPhone
6. The rest is simple as I just allow the Sync process to continue for any mismatch contact info. questions.

Many thanks to all for sharing great tips guys, especially Abhishek for posting the original message and Johwyn for helping me to solve my dilemma,

Mike May 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Some useful information here but bear in mind most of the older SIM’s from Nokias do NOT fit into an I-phone therefore the “geek” method is actually the only available one for many people.

leandro rohde May 20, 2011 at 7:31 am

Huge help, saved me lots of work. Thanks a bunch!!

mohd May 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

tightest post ever, makes it piece of cake

arafat faisal sarker May 23, 2011 at 5:06 pm


sid May 26, 2011 at 10:44 am

Thnx dear.This is very useful……………thank u very much

Riad May 29, 2011 at 2:25 am

Was reeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaallly helpful,thanx a lot……..

kindest regards,


aps June 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm

cant thank you enough!

Dhruv Sapra June 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Thanks a lot, u made my work very easy,,, Thank u very much

God Bless You…
Be Happy….

Sara June 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I have only Outlook Express and I managed to transfer my contacts but I want my messages, photos, notes, active notes and mainly calendar to move along. Any suggestions on how to do so?
Many thanks,

hossein June 18, 2011 at 10:12 am

tanx alot dude !!!

Pam June 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

It worked!!! Thanks so much you saved me from hell of trouble….simple & effective tip..

Pam June 28, 2011 at 7:44 pm

It worked!!!! Thanx a ton

Muhammed Afsal June 30, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Thank you Very Much…its worked well

Ahmad July 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Thanks it is very good and easy way . thanks

REZA July 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm


Vj July 15, 2011 at 2:56 am

Thanks a lot dude… you rock!

Johannes July 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Worked for me, many thanks for your appreciated help!


Thila July 19, 2011 at 12:52 am

Thank u sooooooooo much.. great work.. keep it up. gud luck..

pulkit July 19, 2011 at 8:11 pm

you explain so easly , thanx

Noel July 23, 2011 at 8:19 am

Thanks – it was a great help!

Tahir July 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

Thanks for sharing this information, this was really very helpful for me.

Marinos July 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm

When you transfer from Nokia x3 to iPhone, do ALL the fields from the contact list transfer ?
What about the thumbnail pictures of my contacts ? Will those transfer too ?

Vipul August 3, 2011 at 2:05 am


The problem of michel n some others about multiple numbers n other info in a single contact is a big problem to transfer.

If any can tell a step step by way to contact all information about contacts from any nokia phone as like Nokia N900 which uses Maemo OS will be appreciable.

All above stated methods only copy the main number but not multiple information….though a useful blog but more help is needed

So please some1 help in it

Willy Coppenolle August 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Thanks allot for your contribution to the WWW
I spend atleast several hours to try to get sync between Outlook (2000) and Itunes…till i finded out it doesnt supported this (PST file….)


talha nawaz August 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm

i buy iphone 4 locked…. then i installed gevey sim … i want to knw that can i transfer all my contacts and messages of nokia phone to iphone… if any one can tell me then please help me….. becz i dnt want to loose my msgs and contacts from nokia …..and want to transfer it to my iphone…

Shagun August 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm

thanku so so much………..

nuig economics August 13, 2011 at 2:27 am

Yeah. Thanks a lot . That is a fastest way to import contacts ever!

JickiD August 16, 2011 at 7:55 pm


I just want to share that for older Nokia phones like mine, I purchased a Micro Sim Card adapter and was able to use the iphone sim card in the nokia to copy contacts.

Search on ebay or various other websites to buy the adapter as phone companies don’t sell them.

Babar Saeed August 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Thanks for a nice tutorial.

sri lanka August 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

i just dd it. thanx soooooooooooooooooomauch

Karim August 26, 2011 at 11:57 am


caffeinefiend August 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Worked just fine, saved lots of time. tyvm!

Simon September 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Hello, thanks for this excellent guide.
I would just like to point out a software for mobile phones management called MOBILedit!, which is among other things able to browse, edit, copy, backup and migrate data within connected mobile phones. It is no problem for MOBILedit, for example, to copy messages, contacts and other data from iPhone to Android or backwards, which basically covers all the steps described in this guide.

Olinto Da Costa September 5, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Thank you very much, it saved my precious time and upgraded my knowledge. It was very helpful.

wil September 7, 2011 at 2:06 am

worked first time.
foolishly i was relying on the o2 website instructions as to how to do this. more fool me. they couldn’t organise a pish up in a brewery.
your fix just about saved my marriage.

Sudheesh.M.S September 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Good, you have explained it in a straight forward manner

Wayne September 17, 2011 at 10:47 am

If you guys are ever thinking of doing the first method, then don’t. The SIM cards are of different sizes, the new SIM will not fit in your old phone. I don’t even know what this guy did in order to get it to fit in his old phone.

Well, anyway, the transfer via computer method works.

Kimo September 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Hahaha(: it really works

Tom September 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Thank you for this guide, saved my life and 600+ contacts!!!

Syed Ali Zaidi October 11, 2011 at 10:40 pm


Great Help!

Thanks alot Buddy!

God Bless!

zainudin October 12, 2011 at 12:27 am

many thanks for this tip..

Ali Sheraz Syed October 21, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Many Thanks, Sab kuch theek thaak ho gaya wah ji wah πŸ™‚

Dr. Salman October 23, 2011 at 12:04 am

thanks alot man…this article was really helpful…i can’t blv it managed it…last time I typed all my 4oo contacts one by one when i first got my iphone 3g…gosh i feel like a fool now

memo October 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm

hey guys i have a problem with pc suit i don’t find windows address book on PC suit to transfer my contacts to outlook or whatever so what can i do with that issue to transfer my contacts from Nokia n85 to iPhone and i cant do the simple way of sim thanks

Liza Maughan November 3, 2011 at 7:21 pm

thank you used the with computer instructions and it was so easy. Couldn’t do it with the sim card because my old phone was locked and when I used a very old one the sim card was different. Anyway this way was easy so thank you.

Rajvi November 4, 2011 at 4:30 am

Hi there! appreciate your response but Iphone uses a micro sim whereas the Nokia has a normal sim. How wld a micro sim fit in the nokia phone?

Hakins November 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

That was pretty easy, thanks

Nim November 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Thanks, worked perfectly!

vaibhav November 18, 2011 at 2:38 pm

this info was really helpful to me.

Gaye November 19, 2011 at 6:28 pm

WOO HOOO Thanks so much….. just picked up the 4s yesterday and was told i would have to re-enter ALL my stuff ….. of course i didnt do that for long before googling for a better way and i found your How To thank you again all sorted in 20 minutes

Faisal November 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm

thnx. it really helped me to solve this problem.

Paul Raja December 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Thanks for this tip. Really useful with not just instructions but also screen grabs. I followed the instructions for moving contacts from my nokia E71 (Still going perfectly strong) onto my new iPhone 4S (lets see how good they are). I synced up from Nokia to Windows Mail (on Vista still). When I opened iTunes and wanted to sync across as per your instructions. I was told that with the new iCloud I didnt need to do it via iTunes anymore. But since I was connected to iTunes I let the contacts move through the cable anyway. But just interesting to note how iCloud allows over the air sync.

Ghassan December 9, 2011 at 10:23 am

Wow, really this is one of the best tutorials I have ever found in Internet. Thank you very much. It is helpful.

Narendra December 11, 2011 at 6:50 am

Thanks mate. It was helpful.

Saji Gul December 12, 2011 at 2:25 am

thnxxxx alottttt :)))) outlook stuff worked πŸ˜€ i had 800 hundered contacts & shifting them through SIM was impossible :)) yur advice proved to b a life saver … thnx :)))

Eric December 12, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Thanks for the instructions, the Sim contact transfer is much-much to easy to apply… although 1000+ contacts but still the simplest and fast transfer…

AbdulHamid December 13, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Thanks your guide..Going to try now the second method as I do not know hoiw to erace the contact copied to the SIM…If you adv..will thank a lot…

Qammar December 13, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Thanks ! ! ! Its really useful and I had successfully transferred contacts via this method. . .

Mansoor December 16, 2011 at 11:59 am

Thanx very much. I’ll try. my all contacts gone suddenly I don’t no what happen it automatic deleted from my iPhone. Iphone got hanged and my all contacts gone. Now when I try to add new contacts previous contacts picture is coming automatically I don’t no what happen.. Contacts is showing empty.if u can help plese..thank you

shashikanth December 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Thank you so much, I used this method its ok .

Mirza Baig January 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Thanks so much ABHISHEK! I was able to easily transfer my contacts.
But there is one problem: the contacts copied in the Outlook and iPhone are not having full details such as multiple entries in a single contact are not copied.
If any one can tell a step step by way to transfer all information including multiple phone numbers in each Contact from Nokia suite to Outlook and then on to the iPhone would be very helpful.

Virgilio Viernes January 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

how can i transfer using the SIM method if iphone4 is microSIM and nokia is the normal SIM?

Eric Lacey January 12, 2012 at 4:19 am

Thank you – saved a lot of time – worked really well – had to use the transfer from Nokia Suite to iTunes and it went like clockwork

Focusman January 13, 2012 at 3:55 am

To use the non computer method on IPhone 4 you need a micro sim adapter ( cheap as chips on e-bay about Β£1.25)

richard January 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Good work man.
your procedure saved me a lot of time.

Hamza January 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm

This is very helpful and time saving πŸ™‚

Z z January 23, 2012 at 12:34 am

Thank u!!!

Joe January 24, 2012 at 5:32 am

Thanks …. saved me lots of time really straight forward instructions!

Attila January 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I’ve found an app in the App Store which has copied 300+ contacts from my Nokia E72 to my new iPhone 4S pretty easily. I had to download a Java applet to the E72 which has uploaded the contacts to the “cloud” (no registration or stuff like that; I hate those) and has given me an access code. After that I had to enter the code in the iPhone app and then my contacts appeared on the iPhone in seconds. It isn’t perfect though, because it copies only two phone numbers per contact, so I’ve lost some details during the transfer, but still it has saved me quite some headache. The app is called “ConCopy”.

vedo February 9, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Thank you very much, you saved my week , I bought I Phone nearly week ago and I didn’t activate because I didn’t transfer my contact and even o2 didn’t helped me.

nubin February 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm

thanx dear

The Duchess February 20, 2012 at 12:31 am

Thanks alot for that. thought I was going to have to type them all in.

mouayyad March 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm


leaton March 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I went to the local Telstra store to ask for their assistance because I discovered that the SIM cards in my old Nokia and my new iPhone were different sizes. They mucked around for about 30 minutes and then said they couldn’t do it. I went home and Googled and found your article which was posted in 2009. It is now March 2012 and I have just followed your steps and it worked a treat. I can’t thank you enough for your great article. Thanks heaps.
LEATON – Melbourne, Australia

Marilyn March 19, 2012 at 4:04 am

I can’t thank you enough! I have been trying since yesterday to transfer contacts from my husband’s Nokia E52 to his new iphone4. Everything in other articles was useless!! My husband was going to go to our local Vodafone shop & get them to do it. I tried looking for better articles, came across yours & amazingly, it worked! It is the most straight-forward explanation I have read & it worked in five minutes. You have my complete admiration!! πŸ™‚

cbronson March 20, 2012 at 2:51 am

Thanks for the article. Helped me a lot. Much appreciated.

Brian March 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I chose the Nokia PC suite and Outlook approach and this proved very handy as I had 200+ contacts and didn’t fancy re-keying, especially as most had more than one phone number.

Good article !

simplest March 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Copy all contacts from old sim to old phone
Activate new sim in old phone. May need sim adaptor (one time only)
Copy contacts from old phone to new sim
Put new sim in new phone

Khaled Al Kilani April 4, 2012 at 12:44 am

Thank you so much for the great help. I previously scanned sittings and failed to the see the obvious ‘ Importing Sim contacs’ opyion. However, on reading your steps it was three waiting for me to click it πŸ™‚

Thanks again mate

Ram April 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

my problem is that I have around 2000 contcts on my nokia phone. and to copy all of dem i need to do it by 250 contacts at a tym. its a troublesome work.

A Marei April 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Never been easier, thanks for your explanations.

Shay April 10, 2012 at 7:17 am

Hi I’m trying to use the ‘non computer’ method. Copied all contacts to sim successfully but when I put the sim in and followed instructions – Settings > Mail,Contacts,Calendar > Import SIM Contacts on my iPhone it only comes up with two options for importing 1) From My PC and 2)From Hotmail. So now I have all my email contacts but still mobile numbers because there is no option for this. Please help. Dont think the compuer method will work as my Nokia is an old school non android phone and I dont have a cable or blue tooth.

Volkan April 13, 2012 at 4:57 am

Used goddamn Nokia Suite to import contacts to outlook, couldn’t make it and encountered weird problems such as “you have to reinstall ms outlook” whatever. so I imported them to windows contacts, then dragged and dropped into outlook contacts. now i will use itunes to import ’em to iphone. damn you nokia! now i have to reinstall all the stuff i installed just to import my 500 contacts.

anyway, thanks a lot brother

amin April 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm

thanks a lot , it’s been really great

Shivaraj April 30, 2012 at 8:45 am

Useful info. thanks for detailed instructions. Iam yet to try it. Hoping that MS outlook in this case could also be substituted for Lotus notes 8.5.

Ranga May 1, 2012 at 3:24 am

Thanks That was helpful for me…

Mikaela at Strictly Boudoir Photography May 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Thank you so much! I got my new iphone 4s yesterday and I have been struggling a bit – took my ages to work out how to open the sim card drawer! Had no idea how to get my contacts off my old Nokia 3030 and on to my new iphone. I searched on Google and your post was the only one I found so far that made sense and actually works! Thank you again for sharing your knowledge with us πŸ™‚

Joey May 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I have already transferred my Nokia contacts to my PC. Now I have the contact entries in my Windows Contacts. Is there a way to bypass iTunes and transfer the contacts to my iPhone directly? Thanks for your input!

Matthijs May 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Thnx very much! Worked very well! Saved me a lot of time! πŸ™‚

Rahul May 24, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Thanks Very Much..Simple and sweet!

Mark Anderson May 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Brilliant and brilliantly simple!

Thank you very much – you are one for my favourites me thinks!!


paulk May 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm

thanks for the tut saved me a lot of time . Your a legend mate

Ambika June 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Thanks,I think that will work as I see the comments here.:)

Rogeiro June 28, 2012 at 6:40 am

Thanks man! simple and quick!

Val July 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I have just purchased iPhone 4S but cannot find my usb for nokia phone to transfer contacts. iPhone has micro sim but nokia does not so cannot copy as above – any suggestions

des July 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I have been trying to transfer my Nokia contacts to my I phone using manuals for the last 2 weeks without success. The IPhone Geek Squad wanted to charge me Β£14.00 for them to do it for me. Your instructions were easy to follow and you have saved me Β£14.00.

Thanks and have a nice weekend.


Varun August 18, 2012 at 12:46 am

thanks.. great help.. πŸ™‚

Jabed September 18, 2012 at 12:01 am

i’ve tried the 2nd option by computer to transfer all my contacts but failed. itunes cant recognise my iphone 4s. what should i do? pls help.

vinnie johnson November 23, 2012 at 4:42 am

Thanks a lot

Gaurav November 23, 2012 at 11:14 pm

thank you so much sir it really helped
it really saved a lot of time and the headache of transferring contact via sim
thanks a lot
god bless

Gavai December 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Thanks for sharing this. Very helpful.

Phil December 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Thanks, unfortunately my laptop dousnt come with ms outlook and Β£79 to buy so I’ve used other suggestion to copy to memory card to complete cheers, good article tho cheers

FAYYAZ December 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm


Amil January 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm

thank you this worked perfectly..

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