From time to time it’s necessary to switch mobile phones. Either your phone is outdated and you lust for one of those new, flat, lightweight and technology-loaded all-in-one phones – or your old mobile phone just collapsed. The last alternative is quite bad for your contacts. But with the following explanation, which allows you to store your phone contacts on your SIM card, you won’t suffer from that.
I will actually show this for Nokia phones of the last three generations. They all use a more or less identical operating system. All of these operating systems have the same functionality regarding this explanation. That makes any migration between Nokia phones very easy.
To get your phone contacts from the phone to the SIM card, just do this:
- Open “Adress Book” > “Options” > “Used Memory” and change it to “Phone and SIM Card”
- Open “Address Book” > “Names” > “Options” > “Copy” and select “From Phone to SIM Card” and “All”
- After this, your screen will show: “% Entries copied, % Entries not copied”
- Select “OK” and you’ll see the names of the contacts whose details have been copied to the SIM card.
To restore your SIM card “backup” to your new mobile phone, just use step 2 and copy them from SIM card to your mobile phone. Don’t forget to change Step 1 back, otherwise your contacts will be shown duplicate, as they are both on SIM card and phone. Nokia hasn’t added a function to remove any contact duplicates up to now.