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Apr 20, 2010
Anand Srinivasan

How To Transfer Blackberry Messenger Contacts To New Phone

Here is a step by step procedure for users to transfer their BBM contacts to a new phone

Backing Up Contacts From Old Phone

Step 1 : Ensure your Blackberry’s battery, SIM card and media card are in place on your old phone
Step 2 : Launch Blackberry Messenger. Confirm that you can view all the contacts and group settings from your old phone
Step 3 : Tap on the ‘Menu‘ option. You will find an option to ‘Backup Contact List‘. Select that option
Step 4 : You will be prompted with the destination folder. Select ‘Backup files Locally
Step 5 : Now change the ‘Save files to’ option to Media card in order to save the files in the media card. Note the generic name that the backup file is saved as

Transferring Contacts To New Phone

Step 1 : Remove the battery, SIM Card and Media card from old phone and set them up on the new phone
Step 2 : Launch Blackberry messenger
Step 3 : Hit the Menu option and click on ‘Restore Contact List
Step 4 : You will now be asked for source file. Select ‘Restore using a backup file from device
Step 5 : Find the media card folder and navigate to IM -> Blackberry Messenger ->
-> Back up
. Select the backup file created on the old phone
Step 6 : You will now see a confirmation message : “This operation will replace all your existing contacts. Are you sure you want to proceed“. Press ‘Yes’.

You are done. However please note that this will replace all your existing contacts on to your new Blackberry. However, that should not be a problem if this is a new phone

1 Comment

  • So won’t this send a request ack to all my contacts, since its a new phone and they don’t have this pin saved for my add (which is saved in their bbm’s)

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