How to Enter Contacts on Your Samsung Galaxy S 4 SIM Card - dummies

How to Enter Contacts on Your Samsung Galaxy S 4 SIM Card

By Bill Hughes

If your cellular carrier was Verizon, Sprint, or US Cellular, you may be confused. Your Galaxy S 4 has a SIM card. What’s the story? These carriers use CDMA technology for voice and some data. The phones using CDMA technology and data services up to 3G did not use a SIM card.

Today, all carriers in the US are implementing a super high-speed data technology called LTE, also called 4G. Because your phone is capable of LTE, you now have a SIM card.

Like many users, you probably have stored your phone contacts on your SIM card. Some GSM-based phones allowed you to store your contacts on internal memory within the phone. This allowed you to store more contacts and more information on each contact than you could on the SIM card. However, in most cases, you probably stored your contacts on the SIM card.

It’s a good idea to move them off and integrate them with your other contacts. Here is how to do this:

1From the Home screen, tap on Contacts.

You know how to do this.

2Tap the Menu key.

This brings up this pop-up screen.

These are all the options for Contacts.

3Tap the Import/Export option.

This brings up this screen.

4Tap Import from SIM Card.

It imports this information, and while you do other things, it syncs everything on your phone and then your Gmail account to your handy SIM card.