Moving content from Sony Ericsson Elm to iPhone SE

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  1. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

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    I bought an iPhone SE for my mother, who owns a Sony Ericsson Elm at the moment.

    Does anyone have an idea how we can copy all her contacts and, very important (!) her text messages to the iPhone? We use Macs.

    Thank you :)
     
  2. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Are you saying that it's not a smartphone that she's coming from?
     
  4. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it is:

    sony ericsson elm
     
  5. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Oh, I see. Looks like a simple Feature Phone. If you Google, "moving from feature phone to iPhone" there seem to be some resources that might help.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    See if you can copy her contacts to the sim and then import them to the iphone.
    I dont think you will be able to save any texts messages and transfer them to the iphone.
     
  7. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just searched that and it seems to be quite complicated. Doesn't look as if it could work. Also, contacts could still be imported manually, but that's not possible with text messages, these would be more important to her. The thing with the SIM-card won't work either, it's not the same format!
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you.
    The text message conversations will definitely not carry over to the iPhone format.
    Go to settings, contacts, import sim contacts.
    That will put all contacts to the iPhone from the SIM card if you can copy them there from the old cellphone.
     
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  10. 1080p, Apr 9, 2017
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    What I would do:

    #1.) Go thought the iPhone setup and when you get to "Apps and Data", choose "Setup as new iPhone" and then when it asks to sign into iCloud, DO NOT SIGN INTO YOUR iCloud ACCOUNT! Sharing iCloud accounts is a bad idea. Create a new iCloud account for your mom.

    #2.) On one of your Macs, create a user profile for your mother (even if she will never use it). Sign into her new iCloud Account. Make sure "Contacts" are turned on in the iCloud settings.

    #3.) Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.... on the phone and on the Mac.

    #4.) Pair the phone to the Mac in the Bluetooth settings (of the phone and/or the Mac)

    #5.) On the Sony phone.... somewhere.... in the contacts or maybe in the bluetooth settings.... there should be an option to send contacts. Some old feature phones were good enough to even have an option to "Send All Contacts." Anyway.... you need to send all of the contacts via bluetooth to the Mac. I googled and found this manual for Sony phones:
    http://www-support-downloads.sonymo...ansfer_contacts_using_Bluetooth_global-en.pdf

    #6.) On the Mac, if you were signed into you the Mac user account you made for your mom, and it is properly signed into iCloud, and contacts sync is turned on on the computer, the computer should start syncing and uploading the contacts just transferred to the computer.... to the iCloud. Once the contacts are in the iCloud....

    #7.) On her new iPhone... Go to the Settings and then the iCloud settings... make sure the "Contacts" toggle is turned on (green). If all goes as plan... the contacts should already be populating in the Contacts app of the phone! (Sync'd from iCloud)
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    Hope it helps.
     
  11. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's what I was planing to do more or less. :) Thanks for your help!
     
  12. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    I always keep hearing the carrier will help you transfer the stuff over but how well this happens in reality I dunno.

    If the old contacts can be extracted to a file, the chances of converting it to a format IOS likes is fair. Is been a while but when I switched from flip phone to smartphone I had no problem whatsoever since I had always kept my contact backup on a PC, no way I was going to rely on 1 copy.
     

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