Hostile... Do your parents care if their Outlook contacts are mingled with their Gmail contacts?
If it's not a big deal, why not import the Outlook contacts into Gmail, then simply use Gmail as the primary email client? (....or are they married to using Outlook for some reason or another?)
A quick browse of Google Play shows that there are apps that can sync contacts to phone from outlook, but you have to purchase a desktop client for $10+, depending on the app.
There are others that let you export via csv file, but the convenience factor for that depends on how often your parents collect new email addresses.
Last edited by Slowkums; 09-17-2012 at 04:51 PM.
As others have mentioned,
i just bricked my iphone and picked up the s3. I exported a csv file of my contacts from icloud.com, then i wen to gmail and imported them into the contacts in there. After that i sync'd my gmail contacts with my phone. Easy capresi sandwhich.
In other words. Export your contacts in a csv file and keep it in your computer as a safety caution for whenever **** like this happens.
Also, i sync'd my entire exchange/outlook to my calendar and contacts as well on the phone. Fairly capresi sandwhich as well.
When you say sync do you mean with a USB cable?
Are they opposed to using their Gmail account as their main email account? That would make things much easier. Any contact info that is changed through the Gmail web interface would automatically update the phone OTA and vice versa. Another advantage of this is that contacts are always backed up.
I have my OS X contacts, Gmail contacts and Android phone contacts all linked up. Any changes made on one of these simultaneously updates the other two. My calendars also work this way. Works pretty good.
Last edited by Honda_Appliance; 09-23-2012 at 01:15 PM.
I recently setup gSyncIt for a client and it works great. Syncs Outlook to Google... then phone syncs with Google. Seamless. Worked so well that I set it up on my computer too even though I already had an Exchange account, that way other Google users could see my calendar.
I always plug in USBs right the first time.
1. On your PC, go to the contacts piece of Outlook, export your contact as Comma Separated Values (Windows). Select the Contacts entry from the "Select folder to export from" list.
Finally, name and find a location to save the exported file to, and click Finish.
2. Log into your Gmail account on the PC where you exported your contacts. In the Gmail window, choose Contacts. Import Contacts CSV file you save before.
3. Now, all you have to do is run the sync on your mobile device. Each phone will handle this differently, but more than likely, all you need do is wait a moment and the device should auto-sync the new contacts.
You can also follow this tutorial to have it done.
How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Outlook
Last edited by DavidImola; 05-16-2014 at 04:28 AM.