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how do import phone book from iphone 4s to Mercedes c class

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how do import phone book from iphone 4s to Mercedes c class 180 komp 2008
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  MB Paul replied 4 years ago.

MBpaul :

Hi, this is a problem that we see quite a bit on Mercedes - officially there is no support to download the address book from your phone to your C Class. This is a limitation of the iphone and not the Mercedes system. The iphone does not support the standard business card transfer feature which the car needs to receive the contacts from your phone.

MBpaul :

There is however a work around which requires a pcmcia card adapter with an SD memory card - you will also need the full version of Microsoft office to transfer the contacts to your car

MBpaul :

First of all on your home computer you need to open iTunes and select "sync contacts with" and select outlook from the menu

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you need to the open Microsoft Outlook and go into the contacts tab

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you should see the contacts that were synced from your phone via itunes

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Right click on each contact in turn (you have to save each one individually)and select "message save"

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set the destination folder as your SD card

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ensure the format is vcard .vcf

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this will then save the contacts to the sd card

MBpaul :

on the front of your radio is a pcmcia card slot - insert the adapter with the SD card in here

MBpaul :

press the telephone hang up, 7 & 9 together to open the dealer menu on your radio

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select user data

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select read from pcmcia

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the data is written to the car

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Note - I have only tried this with COMAND vehicles - I am unsure if this is the same on audio 20 units

MBpaul :

I would also recommend the pcmcia adapter and SD card is a genuine Mercedes one as some non genuine cards are not compatible

MBpaul :

I know this is a bit of a long job but it is a workaround and the official answer is the transfer of contacts is NOT supported with the iphone!

MBpaul :

Best regards, Paul

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