Press and hold the volume down and Power buttons at the
same time until you feel a vibration (about 10–15 seconds).
When you feel the vibration, release the buttons, and then
immediately press and hold the volume down button until you see a
large exclamation mark.
Once the exclamation mark appears, press the following four buttons
in this order: ...
It is possible to import your contacs using a VCF file. I just did it with this app: "contacts+message backup" by Microsoft. Here is the store link.
I created a backup using the app (settings). After that I replaced the backup with the VCF file from my old Android device and restored it using the app. Worked just fine.
Not sure if you can fix this on your phone, but try the following:
Go to https://people.live.com
From the top menu, select Manage → Clean up contacts
Mark all the duplicate contacts you want to merge and click "Clean up"
Normally when typing a contact's name, you'll get an auto complete list of all the matches, with all the numbers for those matches - you can then choose to send to (say) their work number or their mobile number, etc.
All of your contacts and calendar reminders seem to be available online, right? Then I would agree with the MS Tech support to go ahead and do a hard reset. This usually does solve a lot of issues related to the W10 update.
To save a number from the call history to your contact list, do the following:
Tap on the little profile icon to the right of the phone number. This brings up the contact page for "Unknown contact".
Tap the Save icon at the bottom.
Choose an existing contact to add the number to. Alternatively, to add a new contact, tap the + icon at the bottom, then enter ...
I guess the easiest solution would be to have two separate contacts, one with you wifes maiden name and her e-mail address and one with her "nickname" and her phone number. You could try linking those contacts but I'm not sure how for example an incomming call would be announced - something to try out.
If you're worried about loosing your phone, there are ...
It is a bit of a pain to transfer data from Android to Windows. I wanted to transfer from a Huawei P7 to a Lumia 640. I tried importing the contacts as a CSV file, but it could not import all the phone numbers. I tried sharing all my contacts to the Windows mobile using Bluetooth but it didn't work either.
However in the Windows phone there is an app called ...
Try the following solution:
Save the .vcf file to your computer
Open Gmail (new version, not basic)
Click the Gmail button (above the Compose button) and select Contacts
Click on More
Click on Import
Select your .vcf file
Now your contacts should be imported to Gmail and you can sync them to your phone.
Per my comment, this can happen when the surname is in the wrong field, for instance, in the middle name field. Observe:
The screenshots are from Windows 10 Mobile, but the effect is the same in Windows Phone 8.x as well.
To fix, simply open each of the contacts, tap the Edit button, then tap the + icon next to the name field. This will give you the form ...
I fixed the issue.
The issue was from the pictures associated with the contacts at Google so I removed all of the pictures then the sync worked perfect.
The pictures may be too large for Windows Phone to handle.
You might get back all of them if you connect your facebook acount and your Live.com (Windows Live) acount back.
You may go to Settings, and then to |Acounts and then add an acount. Then you have to add the same live ID that you've been using while on WP7. Then you connect via the Acounts tab your Facebook. Restart the phone and your contacts should be on ...
You should find your contacts are synchronised with the primary Microsoft Account that you used when first setting up the phone; So the steps to access them on the phone start with getting the screen fixed, if the handset is hard reset before returning to you, simply set the phone up again with the same account, and all your contacts (and much more if you ...
The contact list should automatically be updated in every OS version. If this doesn't happen check that:
You have internet connection on all devices and have updated the contacts list or gave enough time for the sync to happen
You try from the same OS version. Although this shouldn't matter, I have had cases where the win 10 PC app didn't update the win 8.1 ...
Only a hard reset worked.
I was resisting that but it turned out well, I just had to reset a few things, and obviously lost conversations etc. but the re-install of the OS and restore of the backup worked smoothly.
I can now happily add & edit contacts.
It depends on how you send a SMS. There are 2 ways to create a new message. Method 2 will provide the solution to your problem.
Method 1 :
Open the Contact profile either from People app or Call history
If you have 2 numbers stored in the same profile/contact you will see only one text button below.
Clicking on this will send the Message to the first ...
I would advise that you try a soft reset before sacrificing your data and time in doing a hard reset. Soft resets usually resolve most application and account problems.
This method will not remove anything at all from your phone and is completely safe to attempt in any problem situation, so it's best to try it out first, before proceeding with a hard reset ...
If you want to share you contacts to third party to import contacts
from outlook, you can skip to Step 8
Sign-In to your Windows Live (Hotmail) account using a desktop computer: Windows Live (Hotmail) Login Page
While on the main window, press the drop-down arrow before the “Outlook” and choose “People”.
In “People” page, select “Manage” and choose “...
You can set custom notifications for WhatsApp. Here is how you can can do it.
Open a contact's profile.
Click on custom notifications.
Turn on Custom notifications.
Click on message sound or ringtone to choose a custom ringtone for message and calls respectively.
You can't prevent your contacts from being synced with your Microsoft Account unless you have a different E-Mail Account set up with which your contacts are being associated.
I would recommend to activate your Wifi when editing the contact information so these changes will be saved correctly. You can check this by signing in to outlook.com with you ...
All the contacts on Windows Phones are synchronised with online services, or stored on the SIM card, so all you should need to do is to set your new phone to synchronise with the same online services, and transfer the SIM across (if you use contacts stored on the SIM).
If you really did want to export as VCard or CSV, your options are limited as on Windows ...
AFAIK the only way to prevent this would be to, when you are adding a new contact, choose to save it to an account other than your MS account. (e.g. Your service provider may allow you to save contacts)
That option is not available, even though there is a built in option to import contacts from SIM card, once you start that wizard, it will ask you to choose a cloud account to save them to.
The workaround us simple, connect it to WiFi and download your contacts, leave it like that. The contacts will be available just not synced. If you wish you can connect ...