João Ribeiro

Exchange Server ;Office Communications Server and Windows Mobile / Phones

UPDATED : Copy contacts from iPhone 4 to Windows Phone 7

Hi everyone,


I am not an iPhone user, but I was requested to do something that is not as easy as many can think :


” To be able to synchronize contacts from an iPhone into Windows Phone 7 “


This is a three step move, with several minor details.


Let’s begin :


1 – Start by install the iTunes on your PC :


Next, connect your iPhone to your computer and then wait for it to show up as a device in iTunes.

Once connected, click on the “Info” tab and go down to “Contacts“. Select to sync contacts with Outlook and then sync your iPhone.

This operation will copy all contacts from your iPhone (including contact pictures, if you use them) to the Outlook Contacts folder.

Just need to make sure that the contacts were sinchronized to the Outlook.


2 – The next step is to install the Outlook Hotmail Connector, depending on your Windows Version, 32 or 64 bit :


Download details: Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit




Download details: Outlook Hotmail Connector 64-bit


You must restart Outlook and configure a new account, Hotmail, using your Hotmail username and password.

At this point, you are connected to the service using Outlook, meaning you can send and receive e-mails from Outlook and to synch contacts 😉


3 – You can now start the next step.

In Outlook, scroll to the Contacts of your Usual Mailbox and select all, by pressing CTRL+A and hit CTRL+C.

Scroll to the Contacts inside the Hotmail Mailbox on your Outlook and press CTRL+V.

Outlook will copy all the contacts to the “Cloud”. Your Hotmail contacts folder online is the destination.


On your Windows Phone 7 device, click the Right Arrow ( à ) and then choose “Hotmail”.

Press the Sync button and that’s it J


I hope this helps someone, because it would have helped me a LOT J

Kindest regards,

João Ribeiro