Backup contacts: Windows Live

Contacts on your Windows Phone 7 are backed up to your Windows Live account.


To sync your existing contacts to your new Windows Live account, follow these steps:


  1. Import contacts from SIM to phone. 
  2. Sync contacts from other accounts such as Facebook, LinkedIn, additional email accounts.
  3. Confirm that all account contacts have synced and are able to be viewed within the People Live tile. The process may take several minutes to fully sync.
  4. Once confirmed, swipe left and scroll to settings.
  5. Tap email and accounts.
  6. Press and hold windows live.
  7. Tap sync.