In Windows Phone 8, it is possible for an app to create contacts in it's own contact store. These will be deleted if the app is removed. I don't know if there are any limitations on these contacts.
Custom contact store for Windows Phone
It is also possible read most, if not all, of the contact information on your phone.
Read-only access to Contacts and ...
The answer is the same as for Windows Phone 7. You cannot import directly from this file to the phone, but you can import the contacts to your linked email account and then they will be synced down onto the phone.
What kind of email account do you use on the phone? Gmail can import a vcf file directly, but hotmail will make you convert it to a csv file ...
You can import them into your Live Calendar and then that will sync with your phone. To do that just do the following:
Go to the events page on FaceBook.
Scroll down to the bottom and look for where it says "Past Events · Birthdays · Export" and click on "Bithdays".
Scroll down to the bottom and look for where it says "Past Events · Export Birthdays" and ...
Tap the details to bring up the contact -- if you swipe across to the history, you'll see things like:
1 missed call
1 missed call
Which then tells you which contact number they used to get hold of you.
The easiest and best way to do this, is to sign up for a Microsoft Account (you probably already have one, since your phone requires it for app purchases, etc).
Sign into http://www.outlook.com/ using the Microsoft Account you used to sync your phone. Click the / arrow next to Outlook and select "People" --
Then select "Import from file"
Then select your ...
Edit: Microsoft has re-branded the Calendar UI. I have modified instructions below (without updating the screenshots).
The good news is yes, you can disable notification for birthday reminders that are coming from Facebook.
You cannot do this from within the calendar app but you can do it by using your Windows Live Calendar. The steps:
Log on to calendar....
Since you had an Android phone before, I guess you might have synced all your contacts to your gmail account. Add your gmail account to Windows phone, and set sync options to include contacts. All your contacts are automatically synced. (even without the vcf files.)
You can switch phone numbers in SMS thread.
It is same procedure as you would switch to some online IM channel - use little button with two arrows on it. It is located at the bottom right corner of the screen, in the application bar. When you tap it, SWITCH TO page is shown and it contains link more phone numbers which (after tapping) reveals other contact'...
I believe you mean that photos you manually add to contacts stored in your Live account are not shown in your contacts online?
What you need to do first is make sure that the photos are associated with the contact entry on the Live account that you are looking at online. If the photo is associated with a contact stored in, for instance, Google, while it ...
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.
Any email account will work with the WP8 email client, regardless of using IMAP, Exchange, POP3. Gmail accounts can use both IMAP and POP3, for the free email as well as for business accounts.
So no worries as I am in the same situation and all email accounts work on my HTC 8S.
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.
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.
The contacts are stored locally on your device, however there isn't a "phone only" address book.
Contacts are kept synchronised with your Live account (or any other account that supports SyncML, such as Google, or if you have one, Exchange Server - or anything that can pretend to be one), so you can choose which cloud service you prefer to use to back up ...
You can use the Nokia contacts transfer app (iPhone 4 and higher) or your SIM card.
If you only want to transfer your contacts, use the Transfer my Data
app on your new phone. If you don’t have this app, you can download it
from Store. If you have previously had a micro-SIM or micro-RUIM card,
you can also copy your contacts from your card to your ...
You might need to convert the file to a .csv file first if you plan to upload it online, this depends from service to service. It's required for Windows Live on my first look. Try http://labs.brotherli.ch/vcfconvert/ or search an off-line variant.
In case you have Windows Live:
Go to http://live.com/ and log into your Windows Live.
On the Inbox page, click ...
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
On Start, tap People.
Flick to All, and then tap New .
Tap New contact.
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 ...
Your best bet is to export from your old Microsoft account and the import that data into the new account. To do this, start at the bottom of my answer here, and then go to the top and work your way down.
If they are associated only with Facebook, simply go to
Settings -> email and accounts -> Add -> Facebook
If you have two Facebook accounts, I'...