Blackberry to iPhone data transfer
Hey guys...for those of you switching from blackberry to iPhone, I have a question.
If I had a normal phone I could use the VZ backup assistant to get all of my stuff on the iphone, but blackberry phones don't work with the backup assistant. Is the only way to transfer all my contacts and stuff going into the store and paying for them to do it? (manually is not even an option...I would cry.)
- 02-02-2011, 09:53 AM #2
How to get Backup Assistant on BlackBerry devices --- or ---
You can use the Blackberry Desktop Manager software that came with your phone on a CD... or downloaded from the internet - and sync your phone to an email application on your computer, then iTunes will sync to that same email program.
- 02-02-2011, 10:04 AM #4
- 02-02-2011, 10:10 AM #5
All you contact and calender info for your blackberry should be synced to your email client i.e. outlook, outlook express, ical etc.. You iphone can sync with these same clients. Do you if you have all your stuff on your computer you are fine.
- 02-02-2011, 10:20 AM #7
Backup assistant does work on blackberries. Im not sure what device exactly you are using, but most blackberries that I have owned (on Verizon's network of course) all you had to do was go to the app store on the device and download the backup assistant to your phone, set it up and then back up your contacts. But, if thats too difficult or I am COMPLETELY wrong, then I would suggest going the route that kch50428 mentioned. Download the Blackberry Desktop Manager here:
BlackBerry - BlackBerry Desktop Software
and just sync the information with iTunes. If you get lost, PM me or google it. There are plenty of sources out there that explain how to do it. Hope this helps buddy.
- 02-02-2011, 10:23 AM #8
Or you can go here
Google Sync for your phone
and download the google sync app for your blackberry. This will put all your contacts and calendar entries on google. That way you always have web based access to your stuff if something happened to your phone. Once that is done you set up google sync on your iPhone and it will automatically import everything. If you don't have a google account, open one. It's very useful.
- 02-02-2011, 10:25 AM #9
- 02-02-2011, 11:41 AM #10
Backup Assistant works perfectly on BlackBerries... I've gone through five BlackBerries in the past year and a half, and I've used Backup Assistant to transfer my contacts every single time. It's also by far the easiest option... all you do is click a button XD
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- 02-02-2011, 06:32 PM #11
- 02-02-2011, 06:40 PM #12
I created a Google account & downloaded Google sync to my blackberry. It added my contacts to Google no problem but my calendar entries were not added. Did I miss something? I have been using Outlook to do my BB syncs previously.....is there a way to maybe transfer my calendar from Outlook to Google since the sync didn't work?
Any help is much appreciated?
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- 02-07-2011, 12:30 PM #20iPhone Newbie
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Ok, I did it.
Going into the store wil cost you $20 per phone.
Easiest way to do it is through backup assistant right on the blackberry screen (or can be downloaded in blackberry app world) while the blackberry is still active.
When you plug in the iphone, download Verizon Contact Transfer, and that picks up the backup you just did OTA.
Any questions...let me know!
- 02-08-2011, 05:02 PM #22
Okay, I am getting frustrated. My BB Tour does not have backup assistant loaded on it. I go to the BB app store like said in this thread and it cannot be found. All I want is the stupid BB backup assistant! I don't want to do the desktop manager route as I don't use Outlook on this computer. I don't use a Gmail account so I don't want to have to create one just to transfer my damn phone numbers from my BB to my iphone. Help?????
- 02-08-2011, 05:20 PM #23
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