How to Transfer Contacts to Nexus 4

Just got my new Nexus 4 yesterday and I am currently in the process of configuring itself. One thing I want to do soon is to swap all my contacts over. However I do have them stored on the expansion card on my Ace. As the Nexus does not have one how do you transfer them across?

It's not a big deal to transfer contacts to nexus 4. No matter whether you want to transfer contacts from an old phone, or vCard files, Outlook, Gmail or others, you can make it. The following part tells you two ways to help you transfer contacts to your Nexus 4 effortlessly.

Method 1: Transfer contacts from a phone to Nexus 4

Just switch from an old phone to Nexus 4? To transfer contacts between them, you don't have to export contacts from the old phone and then find ways to impart to Nexus 4. Instead, you can make it as easy as hitting a button only for one time, when using the Wondershare MobileTrans. The nice software is professionally designed for you to transfer contacts from a Nokia phone, an Android phone or even iPhone, iPad, iPod touch to Nexus 4 in 1 click.

Download the free trial version on the computer and start to transfer contacts to Nexus 4.


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Step 1. Connect Nexus 4 and the other phone to the computer

Run the software and use USB cables to connect Nexus 4 and the other phone to the computer. Once the connection succeeds, the software will automatically detect them and then show them in the primary window.

Install iTunes on the computer when you decide to transfer contacts from iPhone to Nexus 4.

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Step 2. Move contacts to Nexus 4 from a phone

Just keep contacts checked and click Start Copy. The Wondershare MobileTrans begins transferring contacts to Nexus 4. Remember not to disconnect either phone before the contact transfer is completed.

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Method 2: Copy contacts from vCard file, Gmail, Outlook, iCloud to Nexus 4

How could you import contacts to Nexus 4 when only Nexus 4 at hand? In this case, you can try the Wondershare MobileGo for Android. It's an Android manager, helping you transfer contacts from Outlook, iCloud, Gmail, Windows Address Book, Windows Live Mail and vCard file to your Nexus 4 easily.

Download the Wondershare MobileGo for Android and check out the easy steps.


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Step 1. Connect your Nexus 4 to the computer wirelessly or via USB cable

To make the connection via WiFi for the first time, you need to install MobileGo APK file on your Neuxs 4. If you prefer to connect your Nexus 4 with a USB cable, the MobileGo APK file will be automatically installed on your Nexus 4.

When connected, your Nexus 4 appears in the primary window, with its files categorized in the left column.

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Step 2. Copy contacts to Nexus 4

After clicking Contacts in the left column, all the contact, including the ones saved in Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and more, shows up on the right panel. Click Import/Export. A drop-down list pops-up, select Import contacts from computer. Then, you have five options: from vCard file, from Outlook Express, from Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013, from Windows Address Book and from Windows Live Mail. Choose one and import the contacts.

To transfer iCloud contacts to Nexus 4, you can export iCloud contacts to a VCF card and use the Wondershare MobileGo for Android to import to your Necus 4. More info about transferring contacts from iCloud to Nexus 4.

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Note: If you sign in the accounts like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter on the Nexus 4, the contacts will be shown in the in the contact window too. Then, you can move them to the phone memory card or sim card.

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