I have moved from Android to Windows Phone 7. I transferred all my contacts via Bluetooth and have added my Gmail account to the phone.

If I add/edit contacts will they be synchronised to my Gmail contact list? If not, is there any way to do it?

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Yes, when you add a contact you are offered the option of what service to create the contact in, Gmail, Windows Live, etc.

To create a new contact

  1. On Start, tap People.
  2. Flick to All, and then tap New .
  3. Tap New contact.
  4. Tap the account you want to create the contact in.

Reference: Windows Phone Help - How to add a contact

If you edit a contact that is from your Gmail contacts, those changes will sync back to Gmail.

To Manually Sync changes back to the cloud account If you don't want to wait for changes to automatically sync back to the account.

  1. Navigate to Settings
  2. System
  3. email+accounts
  4. Long press on the account and the option to sync is displayed.
  • Thanks seems to work. Initially thought it didn't as it takes a while for the changes to sync.
    – row1
    May 11, 2012 at 4:26
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    @row1 Great! I'm not sure of the sync schedule, but if you are testing it out, you can manually sync the account. Go to settings > system > email+accounts and then long press on your Gmail account, it will give you an option to sync.
    – jmmr
    May 11, 2012 at 4:30
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    @jimueller you can add this info about manual sync to your answer. It should not remain only here, in little comment ;)
    – jumbo
    May 11, 2012 at 13:54
  • I believe the email sync schedule also applies to contacts. Don't quote me on it but if you set it to "as items arrive" it should be immediate, I believe. May 12, 2012 at 16:08
  • I'm not sure @jimueller's answer is still correct. It used to work like that but I'm finding that it no longer does. Please see also my question today.
    – hawbsl
    Sep 29, 2013 at 11:03

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