Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Copying your contacts to your SIM card with a Samsung Galaxy S2

If you've got a Samsung Galaxy S2 mobile phone and want to copy your contacts from your phone onto the Sim card you may find yourself getting a little bit lost. Here we are going to guide you threw the process of "exporting your contacts".

To start this press on the "Phone" icon on the bottom of your phone to open up the "Keypad". At the top of the screen you sill see tabs. "Keypad" (the one you've landed on), "Logs" (the history of all your calls and texts), "Contacts" and "Favourites". At this point you need to click on the "Contacts" tab. Here you will find a list of all your contacts, which in some cases can be a huge amount if your contacts have been synced from Facebook. At this point you need to click on the menu button and you will see a menu pop up at the bottom of the screen. The menu will have an option saying "Import/Export contacts" which is the option you need to select.

To put the contacts onto your SIM card you need to select the "Expert to SIM card" option (whilst to get contacts from your SIM card you need to select "Import from SIM card). The next screen you will see if your contact list with tick boxes for you to select a number of contacts to export. When you've selected all your contacts click on "Export" and then "OK" and you're done the contacts will now be on your SIM card.

If the contacts from things like facebook you won't really need to export too many as you will likely be replacing the phone in the future with something else you can sync to your facebook account (or even google accounts) which means the future will see you being able to move numbers with out needing them on your SIM (in fact you can even use various apps for the job now).