Transfer Contacts from Windows to Android phone

Nowadays more and more people are using Android devices and looking to transfer their data from old Windows phone to the latest Android devices.

Just assume that you are happy to buy a new Android phone and you want to transfer all you contacts from the old device (Windows) to the new one (Android). But suddenly it shows error message and you cannot transfer the data between two devices.

So if you are among those users who want to transfer their contacts from their windows phone to their new android phone then watch the given tutorial that will guide you on how to transfer contacts from Windows to Android phone.

But before moving into the transfer process, just ensure that you have a Microsoft Account (Windows Live, Hotmail, Outlook) account  and if you don’t have then create one Microsoft account.

The next thing need in transferring the contacts form one phone to other is the Google account.  If you don’t have a Google account then create one Google Account.

Practical scenario

I have been using my Nokia Lumia phone until I my father bought me a new Samsung Galaxy S6 as the birthday present last week. I felt very excited, and also feel troublesome at the same time. Because there are over 2000 phone number storing on my Nokia Lumia phone in the past one year. Since the Nokia and Samsung runs different operating system, I can not transfer contacts between them directly, and I really don’t want to manually put my contacts in one by one, what’s worse, I don’t see where they were saved. How can I sync my contacts without spending too much of time and energy? Please give me an effective guidance, thanks very much!


How to transfer contacts from Windows Phone to Android

From your Windows Phone, sign-in to any created Microsoft account (Windows Live, Hotmail, Outlook) and then sync your windows phone with the account.

Note: When you are syncing your Windows phone with your Hotmail account then you are syncing all the contacts from your phone to the account and contacts from account to phone. So when you access your account from computer or phone and look for the contacts page then you will find both the Windows Phone contacts and mail contacts stored.

Let’s start the contact transfer process.

Also Read: Easy Way to Transfer Android Contacts to iPhone 6 / iPhone 6S (Plus)

Method 1: Export Windows Live (Hotmail) contacts to Android

After syncing your Microsoft account with Windows Phone open your computer and export and save all the contacts from Microsoft Account to (”CSV” – “Comma Separated Values”) file. To do that:

1.  First sign-In to your Hotmail account on your computer:


2. On the main window, press the drop-down arrow next to “Outlook” and select “People”.


3. In the “People” page, choose “Manage” and select “Export”.


4. Now click “Save” to store the exported contacts file “WLMContacts.csv” on Desktop.


5. Close the Windows Live Mail.

Related: How to Transfer Apps from Android to another Android?

Method 2: Transfer Windows Live (Hotmail) contacts to your Google Account.

To transfer your Hotmail contacts to your Google Account. To do that:

1. Sign-In to Gmail account on your computer.


2.  On the main Gmail window, press the drop-down arrow next to “Gmail” and select “Contacts”.



3. In Contacts page, click “More” menu and choose “Import”.


4. Now click on “Choose File” button.


5. Move to the location where you have saved the Hotmail Contacts file (WLMContacts.csv) in the previous step and “Open” it.


6. Now click on “Import” button and wait until and unless the process gets over.


Close Gmail and sync your Android phone with Gmail Account.

Method 3: Easy way to transfer contacts from Windows phone to Android

Leaving the above two methods, there is yet another simple method which can help you to transfer contacts between two devices is by using professional software, Android Transfer. Using this software, enables you to direct transfer data between Android, iOS and Windows phone.

The entire process goes smooth and it only takes less than 10 minutes to work. It works perfectly on all devices like Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Google, HUAWEI, Motorola, ZTE, Nokia etc.


Steps to follow to transfer contacts from Windows to Android

Step 1: Connect Your Android Phone To Computer.

First of all download, install and launch Android Transfer on your PC and select “Transfer” option among the available modules.

Next connect your Android device to PC via USB cable (make sure USB debugging is enabled on your Android). Once, your phone gets connected to PC, your device will get recognized by software automatically and it will get displayed in the primary Window.

Whether, you transfer photos, video or music files, the steps are similar. Here in the below-steps we take photos as an example.

Step 2: Click on Photo tab. From the photo management windows, select your desired photos that you want to transfer and then click on Export > Export to PC.

Step 3: This will bring up the browser windows. Here select the destination path where you want to save photos from your Android device to computer.

If you want, then you can transfer entire photo Album to your PC from Android device.

Apart from exporting photos to PC, it also support export photos to another iOS or Android device. Just connect the target phone to the computer and click on “Export to Device”. Select the targeted phone and all selected photos will be transferred to the target phone.

Bonus Tip- Import contacts from SIM card to Windows phone

In fact many users want to transfer contacts from old device to the new one, then they can follow the below steps to easily transfer contacts from old windows phone to new Android phone or vice-versa.

  • Insert the SIM card that stores contacts to new device
  • Now click on “More > Settings > Import from SIM
  • Here you have to select the account you want and after that tap on “Next
  • Select the contacts that you want to import or select all and click on “Import” button

That’s it. Now you can check whether the contacts are imported or not on your contacts app.


Well, there are several users who just want to transfer their data from Windows phone to Android devices. But lack of knowledge can’t help them to transfer data from one device to another. However here in this blog, I have mentioned some of the best methods to do so.

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