How to backup and transfer windows mobile contacts to iPhone?

"I recently bought a new iPhone 3Gs and want to transfer all my windows mobile contacts to the new iPhone. I have so many contacts on my windows mobile phone and don't want to have to type them each into the iPhone. Is there a way to backup and transfer all my windows mobile contacts to iPhone diretly?" - John

Yes, iPhone can sync Outlook contacts with iTunes. So you can backup your windows mobile contacts into Outlook, Outlook Express, or Windows Mail for Vista users first, then sync them to your new iPhone using iTunes.

Tools you'll need:
1. iMobileTool Contacts Backup to transfer contactsto Outlook or Outlook Express.
2. ActiveSync to copy the contacts backup file to computer.
3. iTunes loaded on your computer (free from Apple) to sync contacts to iPhone.

Here is the step by step guide on how to backup and transfer windows mobile contacts to Outlook and then sync to iPhone:
  • Step 1. Backup contacts from windows mobile phone as a .cbf file to your computer with iMobileTool Contacts Backup. Here is the step by step guide on how to backup windows mobile contacts to PC.

  • Step 2. Import contacts from .cbf file into iMobileTool ContactsManager. (step by step guide)

  • Step 3. On iMobileTool ContactsManager, Click File->Export->CSV File(*.csv)
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  • Step 4. On the Field Configuration screen, choose the configs you have saved named Outlook.( Click Here to learn how to save field configs) and then click Start.
    Now you have saved the windows mobile contacts to a Outlook format CSV file.

  • Step 5. Import contacts to Outlook from the Outlook format CSV file.
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    * Select File | Import and Export... from the menu in Outlook.
    * Make sure Import from another program or file is highlighted.
    * Click Next >.
    * Now make sure Comma Separated Values (Windows) is selected.
    * Click Next >.
    * Use the Browse ... button the select the desired file.
    * Typically, choose Do not import duplicate items.
    * Click Next >.
    * Select the Outlook folder you want to import the contacts to. This will usually be your Contacts folder.
    * Click Next >.
    * Click Map Custom Fields ....
    * Click OK.
    * Now click Finish.
    Now, all your windows mobile contacts are in Outlook.

  • Step 6. Sync your Outlook contacts to iPhone with itunes
    When you open itunes, your iphone should get recognize automatically. Go to the iTunes Info tab and click the checkboxes to sync your contacts. Choose Outlook as the application to sync with. Click Apply, then click Sync.
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  • Done!!. Now your windows mobile contacts have been transfered to iPhone.

Free download iMobileTool Contacts Backup with ContactsManager and have a try.

You can only backup the first 20 outlook contacts under unregistered version. Get the full version to backup all the sim card contacts and outlook contacts for only $19.95!