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Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

Import contacts from Microsoft Outlook 2010

Transferring contacts from Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 to your new Nexus 5 should only take a few minutes. You’ll need to have a Gmail™ account set up on your phone in order to sync your contacts.

If you don’t have a Gmail account, you can sign up for one at or directly from the Gmail app on your phone. Need help setting up Gmail on your phone? Just follow our easy instructions before you start the transfer process below.

On your computer

  1. Open Outlook on your computer.
  2. Click File > Open > Import.
  3. An Import and Export Wizard will open.
  4. Select Export to a file then click Next.
  5. Select Comma Separated Values (Windows) then click Next.
  6. Select Contacts then click Next.
  7. Click Browse… then type a name for the file and click OK. (By default, this file will be saved to your Documents folder unless you choose to save it to another location.)
  8. Click Next.
  9. Wait for the export to complete.
  10. Go to in a browser and log in.
  11. Click Gmail in the left navigation and then select Contacts.
  12. Click More at the top of the contacts pane and select Import
  13. Click Browse then select the CSV file that you exported from Outlook.
  14. Click Import.

On your Nexus 5:

  1. Drag the notification panel down from the top of your screen and tap settings icon > Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Accounts and tap Google.
  3. Select the Gmail account you used to import your contacts on your computer.
  4. If Contacts isn’t checked, tap it to check it. The sync should begin on its own.
    If Contacts was already checked, tap menu (three dots) icon > Sync now.
  5. Once the sync completes, your contacts should be on the phone.


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