How to Backup your Nokia phone Contacts to computer

by Mayur on September 21, 2010

in How To's, Mobile

One must backup their mobile phone contacts by transferring them to computer because disaster comes without any notification. We are here to discuss as how to backup or transfer the contacts/phonebook of Nokia phones and store them on your computer.

Follow the steps below to Save Nokia contacts to PC

1. Download and Install Nokia PC Suite version of your phone model on computer.

2. Connect your Nokia phone to computer via a USB cable or Bluetooth connection.

3. Launch Nokia PC Suite and open the “Contacts” option.

nokia_pc suite

4. Nokia Communication Centre will now open, and the Contacts of your connected device will appear. Select all the contacts using Ctrl+A or choose specific contacts by selecting the preferred contacts while holding the Ctrl key.


5. Open the File menu and select the “Export” option. A window will now appear asking where to save the .csv file of phone contacts. Save the file.

save csv file

6. Upon exporting the contacts, you will see ‘contacts exported’ message.

contacts exported

You can also edit contacts before exporting them. Open the .csv file with MS Excel.

This method is recommended if you don’t want to create a full backup of phone data and settings because that doesn’t lets you explore the contacts, as the backup file is saved with .nbu extension. Though, you can open .nbu backup files with Nokia Nbu explorer but that’s a pretty typical task.

Note You may not be able to backup contacts of some Nokia phones using this method because Nokia PC suite is not supported by low end phones.

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{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Shankar September 22, 2010 at 11:09 am

Is there similar app for HTC?


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