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Import .csv Contacts into Android

The problem is simple: You have an Android phone that is new or reset to wipe contacts or phone book. Your phone book or contacts are in a .CSV file or Excel and you want to import into the Android phone.

All kinds of strange and convoluted solutions are given out there but the one that worked for me on several occasions is a tool called CSV to VCard. It is free software that accepts .CSVfiles, allows you to make adjustments, then converts into VCard (.vcf) format. You can copy the .vcf onto your phone and then open that file via Android to import into Android Contacts.

The process is shown graphically below:

  1. Launch "CSV to VCard":
2. Open .CSV File:

3. Edit Fields in VCard (Right side is editable by clicking "select" and scrolling the list to select best filed name):

4. Edit the export file name (It is a .vcf) and location:

5. Click "Convert" to convert and save. You get the following message in about 1/2 a second...:

6. Copy the .vcf file to the phone's SD card or internal storage:

 You can now open the .vcf file using the Android file File Manage by browsing to the folder in which you saved the .vcf and tapping it to open the file.

I wish you success.

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