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How to Copy Contacts to SIM Card on Android Phone?

"I have newly got a Google Nexus 6 and insert the original SIM card from my old Nexus 4 into the new phone so that I can have all the contacts with it. But what I finally find is that there is only part of the contacts. Why? How can I copy all contact list from a Nexus 4 to Nexus 6 without any data loss or complicated operations? " -- Ronson

If you have met the same condition like above. Never feel strange. That is because contacts on an Android phone can be saved to two place. One is the SIM card and the other is the phone internal memory card. Saving contacts in the SIM card is better and more convenient than saving in phone memory card, especially when you change to a new phone. The reason is that the contacts stored in the phone memory card will be kept on your former phone. Nowadays, it is common to switch from one phone to another, thus it is necessary for you to find an easy and fast way to copy all contacts to SIM card on your Android phone before your change into another new phone and start the contacts transfer.

To copy contacts to SIM card on Android phone, you can have a try with the Coolmuster Android Assistant or Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac, with the help of which you can copy contacts in .vcf or .json format from computer to SIM card on an Android phone without any quality loss. In addition, you can also export contacts from your Android phone to computer in html, vcf and json formats, add new contacts to Android in batch, through the professional tool. Besides, it's an easy-to-use Android manager to help you transfer text messages, photos, videos, music, apps and many more between Android and computer.

Now, you can download the free trial version of Coolmuster Android Assistant to have a try here. Just install it on your computer to get ready. Then, follow us to begin the copying contacts to Android SIM card process.

Direct Way to Transfer Contacts to SIM Card on Android Phone

Step 1: Launch Android Assistant for copying contacts to SIM card

Run Coolmuster Android Assistant and connect your Android phone with your computer via a USB cable. Or you can connect it through WiFi network. Then the Android Assistant program will start to detect your Android device automatically. Check if you have enabled the USB debugging on your Android phone, if not, you need to follow the instructions below to open it first.

Follow the below instruction to enable USB debugging on your Android phone. If you did it before, you can skip to next step.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

After you finish the USB debugging, you can go to your device screen to tap the "Allow" option. Then, the parameter information of your device, including phone model, system version and storage space size will be shown in the main interface.

Step 2: Start to copy contacts to Android SIM card

Navigate to the "Contacts" tab in the left-hand column. Click to open it and you can see where all contacts in your Android phone are saved. To transfer contacts to Android SIM card, you should click the "Import" button from the top line, browse the location where the .vcf or .json files are saved and import them.

Above are all steps needed for copying contacts to SIM card on an Android phone. Pretty simple, right? So, why not download this Android manager program and have a try on your own?

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