How to Sync Windows Phone Contacts for Restoring

The contacts on the mobile phones are always important, because you need them to approach people about business or for chatting. In this article, I will tell you some nice ways to sync Windows phone contacts so that you can restore them to your phone when something bad happens to your phone.

Way 1. To sync Windows phone contacts with Outlook

The Windows Outlook is not a tool for managing the emails for you. It can also help you sync the contacts or some other important files for restoring. Here is a simple tutorial for you.

Step 1. Go to the People app on your Windows phone. Then you choose the “Settings” option on the bottom of the menu.

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Step 2. Find the “Account” app on the new screen of “Settings”. And then you need to choose to add an account to it. It is advisable that you add the Microsoft account. If you don't have one, then you create one.

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Step 3. After that, you can log in the Outlook with the right Microsoft account and passwords.

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Step 4. On your computer, you launch the Windows Outlook or simply go to the Outlook.com to log in it.

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Step 5. Then you click on the reserved arrow to find the “People” option. Click on it.

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Step 6. Then you can see all the contacts stored on your Windows phone with the help of the Outlook. Now you can choose the contacts that you want to sync, or you can simply choose them all with the button on the upper left.

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Step 7. Then click on the “Manage dialogue box” so that you can send the contacts that you chose as an email to your computer.

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Step 8. You need to note that all the contacts are stored in the format of CSV.

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Way 2. To sync Windows phone contacts with Gmail

The Google Gmail can not only help you send the emails, it can also sync the important data including the contacts for you. You can read on the guidance in the following passages.

Step 1. Go to the settings app on your Windows phone. And then navigate to the “emails and accounts” option. Click on it so that you can go on to the next step.

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Step 2. Now, you need to add a new account to the list. To use the Google Gmail, you need to add the Google Gmail account.

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Step 3. After logging in the Google Gmail, you can see all the contacts available on your Windows phone.

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Step 4. Then you can start to choose the contacts that you want to sync, and sync with your Google Gmail account with ease.

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Step 5. The waiting time will depend on the scale of your contacts.

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Way 3. To sync Windows phone contacts with One Drive

The One Drive is a nice tool to sync the contacts and other documents on your Windows phone. And it also offers a service of Cloud storage, which allows an 1 GB storage space for its users each. Just let me show you the detailed way to fulfill this.

Step 1. On your Windows phone, go to the “People” app. Then click on the “More” button so that you can get easy access to the “Settings” option.
Step 2. Then click on the “Add account” option so that you can add the Microsoft Account you have to your Windows phone. If you don't have one then, you need to create one since you will need it at all events.
Step 3. Now you can sign in it on your Windows phone without the hassle.
Step 4. There will be a list of contacts on your Windows phone, which contains all the contacts on your Windows phone.
Step 5. Then you can choose the contacts desired to sync them to the Cloud service of the One Drive.


Way 4. To sync Windows phone contacts with Wondershare MobileTrans

Now I have introduced a lot of the tools for you to sync the Windows phone contacts. What do you like of them? If you have found the one that you like, then I will always be glad to see that. Or if you don't, just take it easy, because I will now recommend you another one, which is my favorite.

The name is the Wondershare MobileTrans and Wondershare MobileTrans for Mac. It is a wonderful tool for managing the data for the mobile phones and the portable tablets. The first time I got access to it was at my friends. I asked him if he could tell me a way out since I was about to erase all the data from my Windows phone to give it a spring cleanup. But I also didn't want to lose the important files like the contacts. So he told me the Wondershare MobileTrans could help.

The Wondershare MobileTrans offers four functions:

  • 1.Phone to phone transfer
  • 2.Back up your phone
  • 3.Restore the backups
  • 4.Erase your old phone

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Now I will show you the detailed way to “Back up your phone”, although I performed the “Erase your old phone” function and the “Restore the backups” function at that time.

Step 1. Connect your Windows phone to your computer equipped the MobileTrans.

Step 2. Firstly, you should click the button of “Restore from Backups” and then click “OneDrive” to log in your account.
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Note: To restore the Windows phone contacts to iOS & Android phone via MobileTrans, you should backup your contacts from Windows phone to OneDrive firstly.

Step 3. On the screen choose the file types that you want to back up. You can either choose one or more.
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Step 4. Then simply click on the “Start Transfer” button to start the backing up process.

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As for the other functions, I believe you can learn to use it as soon as you launch the Wondershare MobileTrans, because it is really an user-friendly tool.

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