Sony Xperia XA Ultra - Transferring contacts

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Transferring contacts

There are several ways to transfer contacts to your new device. You can sync contacts

from an online account or import contacts directly from another device.

Transferring contacts using a computer

Xperia™ Transfer is an application that helps you to collect contacts from your old device

and transfer them to your new device. Xperia™ Transfer, which you can access from

within the Xperia™ Companion computer program, supports mobile devices that run on

iOS/iCloud and Android™. If you are switching from an iOS device, the App Matching

feature suggests the Android equivalents of your iOS apps.
To use Xperia™ Transfer, you need:

An Internet-connected computer.

Your new Android™ device.

A USB cable for your new Android™ device.

Your old device.

A USB cable for your old device.

You may not need your old device. For iOS devices, you can connect directly to iCloud or use

a local backup. For previously owned Sony devices you can use local backups.

To Transfer Contacts to Your New Device


Search for and download Xperia™ Companion for Windows at or Xperia™ Companion

for Mac at if the

software is not already installed.


Using a USB cable, connect your device to the computer.


After successful installation, open the Xperia™ Companion software if it is not

automatically launched, and then click

Xperia™ Transfer

and follow the relevant

instructions to transfer your contacts.

Transferring contacts using an online account

If you sync the contacts in your old device or your computer with an online account, for
example, Google Sync™, Facebook™, or Microsoft


Exchange ActiveSync


, you can

transfer your contacts to your new device using that account.

To synchronize contacts to your new device using a synchronization account


From your Homescreen, tap , then tap .


Tap , then tap

Settings > Accounts & sync.


Select the account that you want to sync your contacts with, then tap >



You need to be signed in to the relevant sync account before you can sync your contacts with


Other methods for transferring contacts

There are several other ways to transfer contacts from your old device to your new
device. For example, you can copy contacts to a memory card, use Bluetooth


technology, or save contacts to a SIM card. For more specific information about

transferring the contacts from your old device, refer to the relevant User guide.


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To import contacts from a memory card


From your Homescreen, tap , then tap .


Press , then tap

Import contacts > SD card.


Select where to store your contacts.


Select the files that you want to import and tap


To import contacts using Bluetooth




Make sure you have the Bluetooth


function turned on and that your device is set

to visible.


When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar

downward and tap the notification to accept the file transfer.



Accept to start the file transfer.


Drag the status bar downward. When the transfer is complete, tap the notification.


Tap the received file and select where to store your contacts.

To Import Contacts From a SIM Card

When transferring contacts to or from a SIM card, some contacts may get duplicated at the

destination. For information on how to resolve this, see

Avoiding duplicate entries in the

Contacts application

on page 76.


From your

Home screen, tap , then tap .


Tap , then tap

Import contacts > SIM card.


Select where to store your contacts.


To import an individual contact, find and tap the contact. To import all contacts,


Import all.