Guide on transfering contacts from Nokia Asha 305 to Nokia Lumia
What you need
Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Lumia and a PhoneCopy account
Transfer contacts from your Nokia Asha 305 to the cloud server
How to start?
Primarily in this case we will be using Nokia Asha 305, a cellphone with Series 40 Development Platform 2.0 operating system. The list of officially supported devices is here.
Registration on Phonecopy.com
Phonecopy client registration is simple. Choose your username and insert your email address, where we will send you a confirmation email that you will need to activate your account.
Nokia Asha 305 cellphone setup
To have your contacts saved you have to synchronize the Nokia with PhoneCopy. First step is to set up the synchronization on the Nokia. For better illustration, we've made some screenshots, but experienced users naturally won't need and will be able to set up the phone on their own, or following. In that case, please scroll down to the end of the article, where we are describing the way to transfer the contacts into the iPhone. But back to the screenshots now: create a new synchronization profile in the menu:
Follow the instructions to set up the connection. Choose your username and password. Fill in Server and Account name according instructions. It is possible to backup your contacts, calendar or notes.
Follow the instructions and continue to synchronisation.
Start the synchronization now.
Assign your Nokia Asha 305 to your PhoneCopy account
After your phone is synchronized, go back to your PhoneCopy online profile (probably you will have it still open in the browser since you activated your account) and accept the assignment of your phone to the account. If you do it within the hour after the synchronization, the phone will be assigned automatically and you will only need to confirm the process. If the delay is greater than one hour, you will be asked by the server for the cellphone's identification number, called IMEI. This number can be easily found under the battery of the cellphone, or you can type in the symbols *#06# and the IMEI will appear on the display.
And now it's time to transfer contacts to your Nokia Lumia
How to start?
Considering that a number of users using Windows Phone is significant, more and more people find themselves in need of synchronize contacts. For these purposes there is a simple solution PhoneCopy.com, which we've prepared this tutorial for. Because of technical limitation there is not possible to export your existing contacts from device directly, but you can use your contacts stored on PhoneCopy on your Windows Phone device.
Synchronize contacts between PhoneCopy.com and Windows Phone
Go to folder „people“ and choose „set up account“ and Choose „Outlook“. Type in your email as firstname.lastname@example.org, your password and choose „sign in“. Now phone should perform all necessary settings and start syncing (last figure). Otherwise, type your user name and choose „sign in“ again.
Now, Choose „advanced“. Type all boxes and choose „show all settings“. Type and choose only contacts. Click to „sign in“
There you complete your export.
Now you have all your contacts synchronized on PhoneCopy and you can edit your contacts in your online account. PhoneCopy can also be used as a regular synchronization service, should you lose your phone or the stored data, or if you just run out of battery and you need to see your contacts online. Also, on your online account, you will see full history of your contacts, as well as the data that you've deleted in between the synchronizations. You can find them in an archvie from where you can restore them.
If you want, you can see our video describing those steps on YouTube here:
Some additional tips
Contacts can be then transferred to another device eg. iPhone, other Nokia, SonyEricsson, Samsung, LG etc). You can always edit your contacts in your online account. PhoneCopy is often used as a ultimate backup service, should you loose your phone or the stored data, or if you just run out of battery and you need to see your contacts online. Also, on your online account, you will see full history of your contacts, as well as the data that you've deleted in between the synchronizations. You can find them in an archvie from where you can restore them. And if this is still not enough of a backup for you, you can download a .CSV file, that you can store in your computer.
The whole backup, including the settings, can be done in several minutes and the service is completely free.