Getting a new phone is often a time of excitement and exploration as you learn the features, with a healthy dose of dread and frustration as you realize that you now need to copy over your entire contact list. Importing contacts saved on your old phone's SIM card can save you time and effort and gets your new Windows Phone up and running in just a few minutes.

Importing Your Contacts

Step 1

Insert the SIM card with your contacts into your new phone.

Step 2

Go to the Start screen and select "People."

Step 3

Tap "More (...)" and then "Settings."

Step 4

Tap "Import SIM contacts."

Step 5

Tap "Import" to copy over all contacts stored on the SIM. To copy individual contacts, tap "Clear," choose the contacts you want to transfer and then tap "Import."