I have just got Ubuntu Touch up and running on my phone (Nexus 4) and am enjoying it! I have got my photos and music onto it, but I cannot find how to import my .vcf contacts file. I have read all the articles I can find on the subject and they only have instructions for importing contacts from Google, but that is useless for me. I have searched askubuntu to no avail.


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Ubuntu Touch has EDS (Evolution-data-server) installed. So you can sync it using syncevolution.

First install latest stable version from repo:

sudo add-apt-repository deb http://downloads.syncevolution.org/apt stable main
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install syncevolution-evolution

If you are using Google-Contacts, then export all contacts as vcf (i.e allcontacts.vcf) & then import it using following command at terminal (Change the path & database accordingly):

syncevolution --import /path/to/file/allcontacts.vcf backend=evolution-contacts database=Personal

To know the names of all available databases type:

syncevolution --print-databases

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