How to import contacts from computer to Hotmail?

Do you have any contacts backup saved on computer and want to upload to your email account such as Gmail, Hotmail, AOL mail, Yahoo mail? In an earlier guide, we discussed how you can download contacts from Hotmail account to computer. Email services mentioned above and other email providers also provide similar contacts import and export features. Today we will use Hotmail in the demo to demonstrate how to upload contact files from computer to your Hotmail account.

Once you imported contacts to Hotmail account, you can set up your email account on smartphones such as iPhone, Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei, Xiaomi, Nexus and sync contacts from Hotmail to your mobile phone. You can refer to this guide to set up Hotmail account on Samsung mobile phones. If you are an iOS users, you can refer to this guide to add Hotmail account to iPhone and this tutorial to configure Hotmail account on iPad.

How to import contacts from computer to Hotmail?

Open a web browser on your PC or Mac, such as IE, Edge, Safari, Firefox, Opera. Log on your Hotmail account from the web, you will open the Outlook.com mail screen by default. You need to switch to People tab, then go to the Import contacts section where you can move your contacts over by importing them from Google, Yahoo!, other services and your local computer. Click Start import button at the bottom, you will open a screen like this.
import contacts to hotmail
Alternatively you can also quickly open above screen by visiting this link and log on using your Hotmail address and its password. From above Import contacts screen, you can find options to import contacts from outlook.com account to Hotmail, from Google Gmail to Hotmail, from Yahoo mail to Hotmail, from Outlook program to Hotmail, from Windows Live Mail to Hotmail. To upload contact files saved on your PC or Mac to your Hotmail account online, select Other, you will be taken to a new screen like below.

upload csv contacts from computer to hotmail account

Now browse to the CSV file with your contacts on your computer and click Upload button to import contacts from computer to your Hotmail account. After that you will also have the option to clean up duplicate contacts. If your local name card files, or contact address book files are saved in other file formats, you can refer to this article to convert the contact files from vCard, Spb, spba to CSV format using Kies. This is a free software offered by Samsung. Feel free to download and use it. You can find the download link from the previous linked article.