Import Contacts to Droid Bionic from Your Computer - dummies

Import Contacts to Droid Bionic from Your Computer

A quick way to build up your Contacts list in your Droid Bionic is to import contacts from your computer. Your computer’s e-mail program is doubtless a useful repository of contacts you’ve built up over the years. You can export these contacts from your computer’s e-mail program and then import them into the Droid Bionic.

The key is to save or export your computer e-mail program’s records in the vCard (.vcf) file format. These records can then be imported by the Droid Bionic into the Contacts app. The method for exporting contacts varies depending on the e-mail program:

  • In the Windows Live Mail program, choose Go→Contacts and then choose File→Export→Business Card (.VCF) to export the contacts.

  • In Windows Mail, choose File→Export→Windows Contacts and then choose vCards (Folder of .VCF Files) from the Export Windows Contacts dialog box. Click the Export button.

  • On the Mac, open the Address Book program and choose File→Export→Export vCard.

After the vCard files are created, connect the Droid Bionic to your computer and transfer the vCard files from your computer to the phone.

After the vCard files have been copied to the Droid Bionic, follow these steps in the Contacts app to complete the process:

  1. Press the Menu soft button.

  2. Choose the Manage Contacts option.

  3. Choose the SD Card option beneath the heading Import Contacts From.

  4. If prompted, choose your Google account from the list, and then touch the OK button.

  5. If prompted, choose Import All vCard Files.

  6. Touch the OK button.

    The contacts are saved on your phone and are also synchronized to your Gmail account, which instantly creates a backup copy.