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Recover contacts on your Sprint Flash

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2014


Steps to recover your saved contacts

Note: You can recover your contacts only if you've previously backed them up.
  • Display options
  • Be sure all of your contacts are visible.

    1. From the home screen, tap the People icon.
    2. Press the Menu key.
    3. Tap Contacts to display.
    4. Tap All contacts.
    5. Tap OK.
    6. You can now see all of your contacts.
  • Memory card

If you saved your contacts to the memory card on either your Sprint Flash™ or a previous device, you can recover your contacts.

  1. From the home screen, tap the People icon.
  2. Press the Menu key.
  3. Tap Import/export.
  4. Tap Import from SD card.
  5. Tap the location where you want to save your contacts.
  6. Your Sprint Flash automatically searches for contact (vCard) files on the memory card. If the search returns more than one contact file, tap the preferred option and tap OK.

Import or export contacts to your memory card.

  • Google™

If you've saved your contacts to your Google account, you can restore them to your device.

  1. From the home screen, tap the All apps icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Accounts & sync.
  4. Tap ADD ACCOUNT.
  5. Tap Google.
  6. Tap Existing.
  7. Enter the Google account credentials and then tap the Next arrow.
  8. You can also set up a Google+ account.
    • Follow the prompts to Join Google+.
    • To skip this step, tap Not now.
  9. You can also set up a credit card.
    • Follow the prompts and tap Set up credit card.
    • To skip this step, tap Not now.
  10. Tap the Next arrow.
  11. You've now added the Google account.

Set up a Google account.

  • Bluetooth®

Some Bluetooth-enabled devices have Bluetooth file transfer capabilities. If you stored your contacts on another Bluetooth-enabled device, you can recover your contacts.

  1. Be sure you have Bluetooth enabled on the other device and it's ready to be paired.
  2. From the Sprint Flash home screen, tap the All apps icon.
  3. Scroll to and tap Settings.
  4. Tap Bluetooth.
  5. Tap the Bluetooth slider to ON if it isn't already selected.
  6. Your device searches for available Bluetooth devices within range. Tap the name of the other device.
  7. If a Bluetooth pairing request displays, verify the passkeys match and tap Pair.
    • If prompted, enter the passkey and tap OK.
    • If you're unsure of the passkey, try entering 0000 or 1234 (the default for most Bluetooth devices).
  8. After you've paired the devices, begin the transfer of contacts from the other device.
  9. After the transfer is complete, open the file on your Sprint Flash and follow the prompts to load your contacts into your contact list.
  10. Note: Sprint recommends you save your contacts to your Google account.

Pair with a Bluetooth device.

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