Best Methods To Transfer Contacts From Windows to Android Phone (2023)

Nowadays more and more people are using Android devices and looking to transfer their data from old Windows phone to the latest Android devices.

Just assume that you are happy to buy a new Android phone and you want to transfer all your contacts from the old device (Windows) to the new one (Android). But suddenly it shows an error message and you cannot transfer the data between two devices.

So if you are among those users who want to transfer their contacts from their windows phone to their new android phone then watch the given tutorial that will guide you on how to transfer contacts from Windows to Android phone.

But before moving into the transfer process, just ensure that you have a Microsoft Account (Windows Live, Hotmail, Outlook) account and if you don’t have then create one Microsoft account.

The next thing needs in transferring the contacts from one phone to other is the Google account. If you don’t have a Google account then create one Google Account.

Quick Navigation:

Method 1: Export Windows Live (Hotmail) contacts to Android

Method 2: Transfer Windows Live (Hotmail) contacts to your Google Account

Method 3: Easy way to transfer contacts from Windows phone to Android

Best Software To Transfer Contacts From Windows Phone To Android

Leaving the above two methods, there is yet another simple method that can help you to transfer contacts between two devices is by using professional software, Android Transfer. Using this software enables you to directly transfer data between Android, iOS and Windows phone.

The entire process goes smooth and it only takes less than 10 minutes to work. It works perfectly on all devices like Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Google, HUAWEI, Motorola, ZTE, Nokia, etc.


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Note: It is recommended to download and use the software on your PC or laptop. It is because recovery of phone data on the phone itself is risky as you may end up losing all your data because of data overriding.


Steps to follow to transfer contacts from Windows to Android

First, launch Android Transfer and connect your phone to computer. Your device will be identified and will display in primary window. It does not matter whether you transfer photos, videos or music files. Below example is taken of photos.

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Part 1: How To Transfer Photos/Videos/Music From Computer To Android

Step 1: Click Photos tab. You can see all the albums are displayed on the left-side. Select one folder to save new added pictures on your phone.

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Step 2: Click Add > Add File or Add Folder.

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If you want to select few photos, then simply click Add File. You can create new albums and add photos in it. Click on Photos category located on the left panel and then click on New Album.

If you want to transfer all photos in one folder, then click Add Folder.

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Step 3: Choose the photos or complete photo folder and add it to your Android phone. Now hold Shift or Ctrl key to select multiple photos

Part 2: How To Export Photos/Videos/Music From Android To Computer

Step 1: From the photo management windows, select your favorite photos that you want and then click on Export > Export to PC.

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Step 2: This will bring up the browser windows. Here select the destination path where you want to save photos from your Android device to computer.

If you want, then you can transfer entire photo Album to your PC from Android device.

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Apart from exporting photos to PC, it also support export photos to another iOS or Android device. Just connect the target phone to the computer and click on 'Export Path'. Select the targeted phone and all selected photos will be transferred to the target phone.

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How To Transfer Contacts From Windows Phone To Android

From your Windows Phone, sign-in to any created Microsoft account (Windows Live, Hotmail, Outlook) and then sync your windows phone with the account.

Note: When you are syncing your Windows phone with your Hotmail account then you are syncing all the contacts from your phone to the account and contacts from account to phone. So when you access your account from computer or phone and look for the contacts page then you will find both the Windows Phone contacts and mail contacts stored.

Let’s start the contact transfer process.

1: Export Windows Live (Hotmail) Contacts To Android
2: Transfer Windows Live (Hotmail) Contacts To Your Google Account

Method 1: Export Windows Live (Hotmail) Contacts To Android

After syncing your Microsoft account with Windows Phone open your computer and export and save all the contacts from Microsoft Account to (”CSV” – “Comma Separated Values”) file. To do that:

1. First sign-In to your Hotmail account on your computer:

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2. On the main window, press the drop-down arrow next to “Outlook” and select “People”.

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3. In the “People” page, choose “Manage” and select “Export”.

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4. Now click “Save” to store the exported contacts file “WLMContacts.csv” on Desktop.

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5. Close the Windows Live Mail.

Related: How to Transfer Apps from Android to another Android?

Method 2: Transfer Windows Live (Hotmail) Contacts To Your Google Account

To transfer your Hotmail contacts to your Google Account. To do that:

1. Sign-In to Gmail account on your computer.

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2. On the main Gmail window, press the drop-down arrow next to “Gmail” and select “Contacts”.

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3. In Contacts page, click “More” menu and choose “Import”.

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4. Now click on “Choose File” button.

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5. Move to the location where you have saved the Hotmail Contacts file (WLMContacts.csv) in the previous step and “Open” it.

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6. Now click on “Import” button and wait until and unless the process gets over.

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Close Gmail and sync your Android phone with Gmail Account.

Also Read: Best Ways To Transfer Contacts From Android to iPhone 13, 12, 11

Bonus Tip- Import Contacts From SIM Card To Windows Phone

In fact, many users want to transfer contacts from an old device to the new one, then they can follow the below steps to easily transfer contacts from old windows phone to a new Android phone or vice-versa.

  • Insert the SIM card that stores contacts to the new device
  • Now click on “More > Settings > Import from SIM
  • Here you have to select the account you want and after that tap on “Next
  • Select the contacts that you want to import or select all and click on “Import” button

That’s it. Now you can check whether the contacts are imported or not on your contacts app.

Conclusion

Well, there are several users who just want to transfer their data from Windows phones to Android devices. But lack of knowledge can’t help them to transfer data from one device to another. However here in this blog, I have mentioned some of the best methods to do so.

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James Leak

James Leak is a technology expert and lives in New York. Previously, he was working on Symbian OS and was trying to solve many issues related to it. From childhood, he was very much interested in technology field and loves to write blogs related to Android and other OS. So he maintained that and currently, James is working for androiddata-recovery.com where he contribute several articles about errors/issues or data loss situation related to Android. He keeps daily updates on news or rumors or what is happening in this new technology world. Apart from blogging, he loves to travel, play games and reading books.

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