How to export contacts on Nokia Lumia 520

How to export contacts on Nokia Lumia 520

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How to export your contacts on your Nokia Lumia 520

We will see in this tutorial how export your contacts on your Nokia Lumia 520. Contacts are a very important feature of your Nokia Lumia 520 and so you may want to export them from your Nokia Lumia 520 to another phone or the Cloud.


To make the best use of the features offered by the contacts it is very simple.

We will see how to export your contacts from your Nokia Lumia 520 to another smartphone first, from your Google account located in the ‘Cloud’ in a second step, thirdly from files in vCard format or VCF files, and to finish CSV files Editable with a spreadsheet application like Google Sheet.

How to export contacts on Nokia Lumia 520

Export your contacts from another device to your Nokia Lumia 520

To export contacts from another device, you must first export them to your SIM card or an SD card.

To do this, you will need to insert a SIM or SD card into your new Nokia Lumia 520. Once done, go to the Contacts category of your Nokia Lumia 520. In this menu, you can press the ‘Settings’ button at the bottom right of your Nokia Lumia 520. An ‘Export’ option to the SIM card or Memory card will be available.

How to export contacts on Nokia Lumia 520

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Press it depending on your backup mode.

Follow the on-screen instructions and your contacts will be exported to your backup media inserted in your Nokia Lumia 520.

Export your contacts from Google Cloud to your Nokia Lumia 520

This is a little known but very interesting option for who knows how to do it: export your contacts from the Cloud to your Nokia Lumia 520. To do this, go to the ‘Settings’ menu, accessible from the home screen of your Nokia Lumia 520, then in ‘Account and Synchronization’. Once there, click on your Google Account.

This opens a new window that will allow you to check the synchronizations of contacts, emails and calendars.

Choose what you want to activate and it will automatically export your contacts to the Google Cloud.

Export your contacts to a VCF file on your Nokia Lumia 520

Another option to export your contacts from Nokia Lumia 520 is to use the VCF file system. This option will allow you, along with CSV files, to share your contact lists from your Nokia Lumia 520. As in our first paragraph, go to the ‘Import / Export’ section of the ‘Contacts’ folder of your Nokia Lumia 520. From there, click on ‘Export’ and then choose the VCF format.

Once you have validated the operation and selected the source VCF file, you can export all your contacts from your Nokia Lumia 520. Conversely, you can import contacts to make a new backup on your Nokia Lumia 520.

Export your contacts to a CSV file from your Nokia Lumia 520

If you want your files to be in CSV format, then exporting them to your Nokia Lumia 520 will require you to export them from your Gmail account.

Once in your Gmail account, click ‘Contacts’ above the Email Dial button.

Then click ‘More Actions’ and finally ‘Export’. Choose the CSV file to which you want to export your contacts, and validate.

Once finished, you can synchronize any Nokia Lumia 520 with your Gmail account as mentioned in the previous paragraph.