Find out how to transfer contacts and more from your old mobile to your new Xperia™ smartphone.

Transfer your contacts

We’ll help you to transfer your contacts from your old phone to your new Xperia™ smartphone. And if you use Xperia™ Transfer, we’ll also help you to copy photos, bookmarks, messages and more.

Get it right from the start

Changing to a new smartphone can be a hassle. You may have information saved on your phone memory, SIM card, memory card, and perhaps even have files on a computer. So, now is the time to get it right, once and for all.

Transfer contacts using a computer

There are 2 computer applications, Xperia™ Transfer and Contacts Setup, that can help you transfer contacts and content from your old phone to your new Xperia™ smartphone.

Xperia™ Transfer

Use Xperia™ Transfer to move your contacts, messages, music, photos, videos and more onto your new Xperia™ smartphone.

Read more about Xperia™ Transfer.

Xperia™ Transfer is compatible with:
- Any Android phone with Android version 2.1 or later (Sony Ericsson, Sony, Samsung, HTC, LG etc.)
- iPhone with iOS 4.0 or later (iPhone 3GS and later)
- Blackberry™ with Blackberry™ OS: 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 and 7.1

Contacts Setup

If your old phone is a Sony, Sony Ericsson, HTC, LG, Samsung or Nokia:
Use Contacts Setup on your computer to collect the contacts from your old phone and search for contact backup files. Contacts Setup helps you upload the contacts to your Google™ account, or transfer them directly to the phonebook on your new smartphone.

Note! Make sure you have both devices’ USB cables at hand.
Contacts Setup is available here:

Saving contacts online

It’s a good idea to save your contacts online, for example to a Google™ account. This means that they are safely backed up and accessible from any device. The next time you need to change devices you can simply log in to your online account and your contacts will be available on your smartphone.

Can I use my SIM card to transfer contacts?

We recommend that you do not import or export contacts using a SIM card. If you use the SIM card to store and transfer contacts, there is a high risk that you will lose your information. Your SIM card may not have enough space on it to save all contacts, and some SIM cards can only save one phone number for each contact.

Other methods available

If you want to transfer contacts directly between two devices, you can send them using Bluetooth™ technology, or you can copy contacts to your old phone’s memory card and insert the card into your new smartphone. Please check the user guide for your old phone and the new device for further assistance.

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