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How to transfer contacts from Windows to Mac OS X

Windows
transfer contacts
Mac OS X

Transfer contacts from your Windows to the cloud server

PhoneCopy.com is a web service which is free for personal purposes (with few limitations). This tutorial will show you how to backup your device. The whole process can be completed in few minutes.

Download PhoneCopy for Windows to your Windows, which you can download free of charge. After downloading and installation PhoneCopy icon will appear on your desktop.

desktop icon

Start the application and small PhoneCopy icon will appear on right bottom corner of your screen on status bar. When you will press this icon at first time you will be asked to fill your username and password. Any next icon click will start synchronization.

status bar icon

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Start PhoneCopy for Windows. Fill your PhoneCopy username and password, select local directory to store contacts, and choose VCARD format which will be used (we recommend to use 3.0 which is pre-selected). Another option is to use native Windows Contacts format and synchronize directly to Contacts folder. Also you can set your proxy.



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Now you can start the first synchronization on your Windows to transfer your contacts from/to PhoneCopy server. Also you have some contacts at PhoneCopy.com server, they will be copied to selected directory. Status bar icon is animated during synchronization process.



Succesfull sync





When synchronization finish you will get confirming message.





And now it's time to transfer data to your Mac OS X

Download PhoneCopy for Mac to your Mac, which you can download free of charge. After downloading and installation press Synchronize and select Sign In (use existing account).

Start PhoneCopy for Mac Choose Log into an new account

Fill in your username and password. Press Synchronize".

Type in your username, password and captscha Select sync direction

Select synchronization direction. Press Server -> this device.

Sync in progress

Contacts from PhoneCopy.com server will be copied to your device in few seconds.

Synchronization done Synchronization done

Once everything is done, check your data on the web. Login to PhoneCopy webpage and you will see brief review of all data transferred from your device. With another mouse click, you can review the change of each particular item.

Some additional tips:

Contacts can be then transferred to another device (eq. iPhone, Nokia, SonyEricsson, Samsung, LG etc). See PhoneCopy site for supported devices.