I have just replaced my old phone with a new HTC Hero. Is there a way of importing all my contacts from CSV onto my HTC?
Don’t worry, in this article I will show you two best ways to help you import CSV contacts into Android.
Method 1: Import Contacts to Android from CSV with a Gmail Account
If you have a Gmail account, that’s so great, it will be so easy to transfer .csv contacts to your Android phone. You only need to upload the CSV file to your Gmail account, and then sync the account on your Android phone. The detailed steps are as follows:
Step 1: Sign into your Gmail account.
Step 2: Click on the large Gmail letter on the top left below the Google logo and get the drop-down box.
Step 3: Click on Contacts. Find More and select Import in the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Then you will see a dialogue, asking you to import contacts. Click on “Choose File”, go to where the CSV file is saved, select it, and click Open, choose Import to upload the CSV file to your Gmail account.
Step 5: After the above Step is done, all the contacts in CSV format have been uploaded to your Gmail account.
Step 6: On your Android phone, sign into your Gmail account.
Step 7: Go to Settings > Accounts & sync. Find your Google account and choose it. Select Sync Contacts > Sync now. When this is done, all CSV contacts will be on your Android phone.
Note: If you mistakenly deleted contacts, sms, photos or other important data from your Android phone(Samsung Galaxy ,HTC , Motorola,Sony etc.), you can use Android Data Recovery Tool to help you get back all lost.
Method 2: Import CSV Contacts without a Gmail Account
That is extremely convenient if you have a Google account. But what if you don’t have one, you also can add contacts from csv to Android without a Gmail account. The detailed steps are as follows:
Step 1: Do the same the above mentioned 5 Steps, and skip Step 6, click More… > Export… select the group where all the CSV contacts are saved. Choose to save as vCard format. Click Export to download the vCard file on your computer.
Step 2: Connect your Android phone to computer with an USB cable. Once detected successfully, go to Computer and find your Android phone.
Step 3: Open Android phone. Copy and paste the vCard file.
Step 4: On your Android phone, tap Contacts category and click the virtual button left to the main button to show the menu. Choose Import/Export > Import from USB storage > Import from SD card.
Step 5: Then save Contacts to Phone or your accounts. Search for the vCard file, and choose Import vCard file. Then all CSV contacts will be imported to Android phone.
I find the two ways to add contacts from CSV to Android in here, hope can help you.