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How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

Posted February 20, 2008 at 1:01am · 25 comments · Add Comment
Leehanvoon - October 28, 2012 at 8:43am
Hi, I've got the SIM contacts bit covered. But I have no idea how to copy / access the SMS that were recorded in SIM. I have a 256 kb SIM with 4 different partitions.. Stores 250 contacts and xx SMS in each partition.. Now I would like to transfer all of them to my phone. Anyone if you have the solution to this SMS transfer from SIM to
Robert Goldwyn
Robert Goldwyn - April 11, 2010 at 10:30pm
Remove the SIM from the old phone to be copied. Use the wire provided by iPhone to open the iPhone SIM card tray. Remove the iPhone SiM card and replace it with the card to be copied. Open the iPhone menu to settings, to contacts, to copy SIM card. When the operation is finished, replace the iPhone SIM card into its original position. Your address book will now be on the iPhone. Most blogs that I read never mentioned the need to physically exchange SIM cards.
Soumitra Ghosh
Soumitra Ghosh - October 18, 2011 at 5:22am
Thanks for the excellent suggestion of using the SIM card to transfer contacts. Worked like a charm.
norberto - July 2, 2009 at 3:46pm
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Blade_76 - March 26, 2009 at 6:06pm
Chaps, I been trying to do this for ages too.. Then I realised something! Its a standard thing on the 2.2.1 software, if you go - settings - mail, contacts,calendars - under the contacts list is a "import sim contacts" button! ha ha.. God I feel an idiot now...
marty - October 23, 2009 at 6:42am
do you know how to hide the sim contacts?
Kim Truong
Kim Truong - January 14, 2010 at 3:04am
i LOVE you!!!! i was taking ages too until i read your comment and i got it in 5 seconds flat! Thanks!
iFiNi - February 28, 2009 at 9:39pm
I am on 2.2.1 Cannot find Simport on my Cydia Does it even work for firmware 2.2.1?
IXEL - August 13, 2008 at 9:48am
Hi! I´ve tried to install SIMPORT with the firmware 2.0.1. when i push the package too install it appears an error: "unable to decode package more info al" What is the reason? it could be that the simport v 1.0 is old for this firmware ( 2.0.1).
emma - July 8, 2008 at 6:00am
brilliant!! took me a while but i got it in the end - much easier than entering them all in manually!! thanks!
Kkapil I. Damania
Kkapil I. Damania - April 21, 2008 at 6:11am
i have 1.1.3 unlock which only copy provider's numbers What should i do ?
Daniel - March 24, 2008 at 4:59pm
Gem - March 10, 2008 at 10:17pm
Excellent - worked great!!!!!!!!
sch15m - March 10, 2008 at 6:47am
this program simply doesnt work for me, im on 1.1.4 iphone unlocked, it just copied 5 numbers that have to do with my provider, to check balance, and check voicemail, all my other contacts are gone., any ideas?
Poldark - March 4, 2008 at 11:08am
Hi Guys. I have a problem. I have ran Simport and all my Sim contacts are showing in my iphone. But when one of my contacts phones me I still get the phone number NOT the contact name. Any solution to this please? URGENT Thanks. My phone is a 1.1.3 freed with ziphone 2.3
Moodi Hamad
Moodi Hamad - March 3, 2008 at 5:27am
Hello guys, I m having a problem with this app, i installed it and copied all of my 250 contacts normally HOWEVER all my SIM contact numbers begin with "+" which is the inetrnational prefix before the country code so when i copied the contacts the "=" sign wansnt copied. its a problem since if i dial any number it will give me an error since the "=" sign must be there. why doesnt it copy the "=" sign ?? thank u in advance
kiran - February 29, 2008 at 9:04pm
Dear Sir, I have 1.1.2 version , and i unlocked the phone , added app support patch for unsupported countries , added volume patch , let me know whther i have to install iphone region format settings . the problem with my phone is the volume is very low , early in the morning i cannot talk with other in the phone , the person whom i call says that the phone is muted , is there any connection with the iPhone Region Format for All Locales settings , or do i have to install iworld please help me out Sir also tell me is there any necessity to install anySIM1.2U Region format patch (1.1.3) Baseband updater (i havent installed the above yet , please let me know do i have to install all of them , i have a 1.1.2 version phone) please tell me how to overcome the volume problem i have App support Patch (1.1.2) version 1.2 , Volume Boost (1.1.2) version 1.0, Community sources version 3.6 , BSD subsystem version 2.1 , Installer 3.0 version installed please mention is there any other patches to added so that my volume problem is sorted out cheers kiran
AB - February 27, 2008 at 7:46pm
How do I get rid of the SIMport icon from the home screen once I'm done ?
Poldark - February 24, 2008 at 7:20am
Hi Guys. I have a problem. I have ran Simport and all my Sim contacts are showing in my iphone. But when one of my contacts phones me I still get the phone number NOT the contact name. Any solution to this please? URGENT Thanks.
baby - February 20, 2008 at 11:09pm
Hi guy's nice page i need to past my contacts from outlook, it's given me hard times thanks
iphoneapps - February 20, 2008 at 10:17pm
lol i have none this for so long, exept i used the simport from the frinchiphone,con source to get sim port like about 2 mounths back :)
Eric - February 20, 2008 at 4:17pm
When I try to install the simport, I get the error message as main script execution failed. Could you help on this? Thanks.
Danner - February 20, 2008 at 1:59pm
Shame is that it does not recognize the country prefix so I have to add a + to all the numbers. Is there anyway I can change the phone settings to a European (or German) phone? I might have missed that part. Thanks.
Danner - February 20, 2008 at 1:48pm
Ahahaha... thats fantastic, I was about to start synching and doing all that stuff and now there's a solution to it. Thanks a lot!
The_Kid - February 20, 2008 at 1:01pm
It would be very nice if you could create a dail function from the sim card
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