The option to save contacts to SIM cards is a pretty old one and no doubt will be gone completely in the coming years. Unlike other contacts options, you can only save name and numbers on SIM card, and it doesn’t have the option to add email addresses, physical addresses, photos, birthdays, notes, etc. If you are wondering how to transfer contacts from SIM to phone, we have you sorted.

How to import contacts from SIM to phone

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The process of how to transfer contacts from SIM to phone is a pretty simple one. It will only take a couple of minutes to import contacts from SIM to phone. To do so, Follow these basic steps:

  • Go to the Contacts icon
  • Tap on Settings
  • choose Import/Export
  • Click on Import from SIM card.
  • You have to give the process a few minutes. Once complete, check if all phone numbers are in the contacts app.

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Transfer contacts from SIM to iPhone

Moving contacts from SIM to iPhone is also pretty simple. Just follow these simple steps and all your contacts will be imported from SIM to iPhone

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  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Contacts
  • Now, tap on Import SIM Contacts
  • If asked, choose where you want to import your SIM card contacts.

Be patient and wait for the import to complete. Do not forget to check and ensure that all your contacts are imported in the right manner.

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Use smart contact app to transfer contacts from SIM to phone

 There are several third-party applications which make it super easy to import contacts from SIM card to phone. Covve, for instance, keeps your contacts organized and safe. You can download this app on several devices and quickly transfer contacts from old phone to the new one.

PS: We recommend saving contacts to your Google account. To import contacts to your Google account:

  • Insert the SIM card into your device
  • open the Contacts app
  • At the top left, tap Menu 
  • Go to Settings and here click on Import
  • Tap SIM card

You are done!