Part 1. How to sync Windows phone contacts to One Drive
When you first sign into your Windows Phone using your Microsoft Account, One Drive sets up automatic synchronizing for contact files. This means that any new contacts added to the phone will automatically be synched to the cloud.
But what if you had some contacts on the PC and you needed them to be synched to the phone? Here is how to go about it:
One Drive is a unique Windows app that allows you to store up to 1GB of files. It has the same functionality as the folders in the Windows Phone. It displays your library contents on the file explorer. Syncing your documents, pictures and contacts is simple as dragging them to the One Drive app.
Step 1. Go to “People” on your Phone
Tap the Windows Logo and go to “People” on your phone.
Step 2. Go to Settings
Tap on the “More” button to reveal settings and tap on the “Settings”.
Step 3. Click on “Add Contacts”
Click on the part written “Add Contacts”. This takes you to a part labeled “Add an account”, next to “Get apps.” Next, choose “Microsoft Account” and click on “Sign In”
Step 4. Choose Back-Up
This finishes the process and the contacts are now synced up on OneDrive.
For the contacts in the PC, you may follow the steps below:
Step 1. Sign in with the Same Microsoft Account that you use on the Phone
On the computer, simply sign into your outlook account and use the same details that are on the phone.
Step 2. Go to People on Outlook
Look for the part written “People” which can be found on clicking “Outlook.” Next, transfer files to the Windows Live Account. This synchronizes the contacts between the computer, OneDrive and the phone.
Part 2. How to sync Windows phone contacts to Outlook
Windows Outlook is a professionally designed app to allow you to move your contacts and other important file documents to a safer place. The procedure is simple and allows complete sync of the selected files.
Step 1. Navigate to People
First open the People app from your Windows phone and tap on the double quotation marks “ ”. From the bottom of your screen, tap on Settings.
Step 2. Add account
Scroll down from the Settings screen to Account and then tap on Add account right below it to create another account.
Step 3. Select Microsoft account
From the new pop-up window, choose Microsoft account, enter your Outlook.com address and password then sign in. You don’t have an account with Outlook.com, create one immediately.
Step 4. Sign in with your Microsoft user account
On your computer open a new browser and type https://login.live.com and sign in with your new or existing Microsoft username and password.
Step 5. Scroll down to People
Once in the account, scroll down to People and click on it as displayed above.
Step 6. Select your contacts
Your Windows contacts are automatically loaded to the Outlook address. Instead of checking at each contact numbers, check All on the top left of your screen to select all the contacts.
Step 7. Click Manage
Still under the People screen, click on Manage dialogue box and select Export to Outlook.com and other services– the second bottom option.
Step 8. Sync your contacts
A CSV folder will be downloaded to your PC. You can save the CSV file to a folder of your choice. You contacts will now have been sync to Outlook.com and you can access them whenever you want to.
Part 3. How to sync Windows phone contacts to Gmail
Google Gmail services allow you to move not only contacts but also important documents to your Google account. Whenever you delete the contact or file from your phone the item ceases to exist on the Google account also.
Step 1. Go to setting
Swipe you phone to the right to access main Menu and choose Settings.
Step 2. Navigate to emails and accounts
From you Settings window, tap on Emails & accounts
Step 3. Add account
Select Add account option to create a new account with Google.
Step 4. Sign in
Tap on Google, enter the new username and password and click on Sign in the dialogue box.
Your Windows phone will start to sync with your Gmail account. The process may take a while since it is the first time and the volume of the contacts you have. The subsequent sync will be fast. You may also opt to alter the settings of your account to suit your likings.
Part 4. How to sync Windows phone contacts in 1 Click
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Part 5. Windows Phone Contact Management Tips
Here are the best tips to help you manage your contacts on your Windows phone
i. Sync your phone
Look out for the best app and start synchronizing your contacts. Your contacts will now be safe wherever they are transferred to unless the app you chose is unreliable.
ii. Backup your contacts
You may also consider backing up your contacts to your contacts to your PC or other alternatives. This includes (but is not limited to) Google Contacts and some cloud-based solutions like iCloud.
iii. Filter your contact list
You can do away with the duplicate contacts on your phone filling up your memory space and causing lots of confusion. Too many duplicate contacts may be the reason why your Facebook or skype friends contacts cannot be displayed. To filter your contacts, go to your Menu then People, navigate to more menu, then Setting and finally filter your contacts list.