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transfer contacts from other jolla to xperia

asked 2017-10-12 01:09:38 +0300

molly gravatar image

updated 2017-10-12 10:35:10 +0300

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First of all I'd like to thank everyone from the porting-team - you rock!

Is there any possibility to synchronise contacts via BT from other Jolla-device? Apps -> People -> start import wizard, as I don't use google, I select previous phone but there's only Lumia/Android/IPhone/Other. "Other" doesn't support bt sync ml transport. If I try to do "Bluetooth sync" from the jolla phone - it's failing.


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creating an backup on your old jollla with the backup tool and importing it in xperia should work

h.berd ( 2017-10-12 01:21:23 +0300 )edit

try to share contacts via email, this will create a temp vcard file with your contacts under /tmp. copy that file with bt to your new device and import contacts from that file

pmelas ( 2017-10-12 01:46:07 +0300 )edit

@h.berd, I tried to do backup/restore. It worked for accounts/emails/messages/notes/photos, but not for contacts)

molly ( 2017-10-12 02:13:00 +0300 )edit

@pmelas, the thing is that I can't select all of them, I can only tap to select contact one by one...

molly ( 2017-10-12 02:17:14 +0300 )edit

@molly: You are right: the option to "select all" is missing from People app. This makes sharing contacts a bit painful if there are lots of them. "Select all" is clearly a feature to be added.
"Bluetooth sync" has been removed from recent Sailfish OS versions as unnecessary because so few phones support Sync ML. Sailfish X 2.1.3 does not have it so it cannot be used here.
Please note that Sailfish X 2.1.3 does not officially support Bluetooth. It may work in some cases, though.

jovirkku ( 2017-10-12 09:56:30 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-10-12 09:09:25 +0300

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  1. Make backup.
  2. Untar backup file
  3. Open your backup folder and copy file all.vcf from People/Data
  4. Copy all vcf.all to your Xperia home directory
  5. On you Xperia open Settings -> Apps -> People -> Import from file
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This was the best option for me. Thanks.

molly ( 2017-10-12 12:46:38 +0300 )edit

But it's a looooooooooooong way to go to make this end-user friendly. I wonder, why the contacts are not restored from the backup? After all, this is one of the essential parts of a mobile phone anyway.

Venty ( 2017-10-12 13:14:12 +0300 )edit

I have 10 contacts it doesn't add using this method. I tried repeat it several times, say found 10 new contracts but they do not get added. Looking in an editor I cannot see anything strange with those contacts.

mf1910 ( 2017-10-30 09:07:39 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-10-12 09:01:21 +0300

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updated 2017-10-12 13:31:46 +0300

You have to pair Jolla and Xperia before transfering contacts. Go to Contacts in Jolla phone an select all the contacts you want to transfer. Clic on 'share' and select Xperia phone. I did that and worked for me.

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Dear @carmenfdezb, I guess you mean via bluetooth!? Right? Greetings, megalith

megalith ( 2017-10-12 12:54:39 +0300 )edit

Yes, I've connected my Xperia to my Jolla via bluetooth. See my screenshot

carmenfdezb ( 2017-10-12 13:32:07 +0300 )edit

Thx, for clarifying and adding the screenshot ;) ...

megalith ( 2017-10-12 17:03:59 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-10-29 23:29:24 +0300

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from intex phone to sony phone both sailfish: backup intex to sd card then put in sony sailfish x and all contacts, mail, agenda items, and even account settings for exchange and normal mail are perfectly imported. afterwards had to log in again in jolla account. perfect solution for me.

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answered 2017-11-19 01:50:42 +0300

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Transferring the Folder Contacts from /home/nemo/.local/share/system/privileged/ worked for me. I had read somewhere here that you might have to stop contactsd.service before, but being a klutz with bash I don't know if I did that or if it didn't happen. (I looked up the pid and killed it but then looking it up again, there was a new pid) It worked anyway, I have all the contacts from a Sailfish Moto G (no sdcard, no working cloud service) on the Xperia now. I'll try the same for Accounts tomorrow.

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