How to Send a Phone Address Book to a Different Phone

By Kenyonda Bradley

If you decide to purchase a new phone, you may become frustrated at the thought of transferring all of your contacts onto another device. Before you start to manually enter contact information into another phone, you should consider sending your contacts to another phone using Bluetooth. You may also transfer your phone's address book using a SIM card. Most SIM cards can hold upwards of two hundred contacts, which may make the process of transitioning to another phone a bit smoother.

Things You'll Need

  • Bluetooth enabled phones
  • SIM card

Bluetooth

Step 1

Turn on the Bluetooth capabilities on both phone, then access your "Settings" menu followed by "Connection">"Wireless">"Bluetooth">"New Device" to begin pairing the devices.

Step 2

Wait for the other phone nickname to populate in the Bluetooth menu. Select the option to pair the phones. You may be prompted to enter the other phone's passcode, if one has been established.

Step 3

Open your "Contacts" application and press the "Options" or "Menu" button.

Step 4

Press the "Menu" key and select the option to select your contacts. You can select individual contacts or all of your contacts at once.

Step 5

Press the "Menu" or "Options" key again and select the option "Send via Bluetooth." Wait for the address book to transfer onto the other phone.

SIM Card

Step 1

Open your "Contacts" application and press the "Options" or "Menu" button.

Step 2

Press the "Menu" button and select the option to select your contacts. You can select individual contacts or all of your contacts at once.

Step 3

Press the "Menu" or "Options" key again and select the option "Copy to" followed by "SIM Card." Wait for the address book to transfer to the SIM card.

Step 4

Power off your phone and remove the battery. Locate the SIM card slot and remove the SIM card. Insert the SIM card into the SIM card slot on the other phone. Power on the other phone and launch the "Contacts" application.

Step 5

Press the "Menu" or "Options" key and select the option "Copy Contacts." Select the option "From SIM card to Phone" when prompted to do so. Wait for the contacts to be transferred from your SIM card to the memory on your new phone.