If you have just made a switch from a BlackBerry phone to an iPhone, this guide will show you how you can transfer your contacts from your BlackBerry device over to your new iPhone. It shows multiple methods to transfer contacts so read on to learn all the available methods.
There was a time when people preferred to use a BlackBerry device over any other device due to all the security features the company provided. However, the same set of features are now available in other phones such as an iPhone and many of the users are now making a switch to the iOS ecosystem.
If you have purchased a brand new iPhone and wish to have your contacts migrated over from your BlackBerry, the following guide will teach you how to transfer contacts from a BlackBerry device over to an iPhone. It covers more than one methods of doing the job so you can go for the one that you think is the most comfortable for you. Let’s get started:
If you have ever transferred data from your BlackBerry device over to your computer, you have likely used the BlackBerry Desktop software. It is a software that allows your device to communicate and transmit data to your computer. You can use the software to have your contacts transferred from your BlackBerry over to your iPhone and the following shows how to do it.
Step 1. Download and install the BlackBerry Desktop software on your computer. Plug-in your BlackBerry device to your computer and click on Back up now in the software.
Step 2. When the software has created a backup of your device, plug in your iPhone to your computer and launch the iTunes app.
Step 3. When the iTunes app launches, select your device, click on the Info option, and ensure the Sync Contacts option is enabled. You may then sync your iPhone with iTunes.
What you did above was you created a full backup including contacts of your BlackBerry device and then you brought out contacts from the backup over to your iPhone using the iTunes app. Your BlackBerry contacts should now be available on your iPhone.
If you have been using a sync service such as Google Sync on your BlackBerry device to keep your contacts in sync, you can use the same service on your newly purchased iPhone and it will migrate all of your contacts over to iPhone.
A sync service usually keeps your contacts on the cloud and you can fetch those contacts by using the same account on your iPhone. The following shows how you can do it on iPhone.
Step 1. Open the Settings app from the springboard of your iPhone.
Step 2. When the settings app opens, find the option that says Contacts and tap on it. Then, tap on the Accounts option on the following screen to add a new account to your iPhone.
Step 3. On the following screen, tap on the Add Account option and choose the service you want to add an account of on your device. This is the service that you have been using on your BlackBerry device.
Step 4. Once you have added an appropriate account to your iPhone, choose your account from the accounts list and then make sure the option that says Contacts is enabled. It will allow for the account contacts to be synced with your device.
There you go. Your iPhone will start fetching contacts from your newly added account and all of your BlackBerry contacts will soon be available on your iPhone.
If you have no time to go through all the steps mentioned above to transfer your contacts and you would prefer a simpler and flexible method, you have one as shown below.
Meet AnyTrans for iOS, an application that allows you to easily transfer contacts from your BlackBerry and many other devices over to your iPhone. The one-click feature in the app lets you move your contacts to your iPhone in no time.
Let’s see how to copy contacts from a BlackBerry device over to an iPhone using the AnyTrans for iOS app:
Step 1. Download and install the app on your computer. Plug-in both your BlackBerry device and your iPhone to your computer using suitable cables.
Step 2. Launch the AnyTrans for iOS app on your computer and select the iOS Mover option from the drop-down menu at the top. Then, click on the icon shown in the following image to open the categories page and click on the option that says Contacts.
Step 3. On the following screen, you should be able to view all the contacts you have on your BlackBerry device. You can either choose all the contacts to be transferred to your iPhone or you can manually select the contacts you want to transfer. Then, click on the Send to iOS button at the top-right corner.
AnyTrans for iOS will start copying contacts from your BlackBerry device over to your iPhone. It should not take too long to do that.
Even though BlackBerry and iOS are two different platforms, our guide above should teach you how you can perform a cross-platform contacts transfer operation on your devices. Unless you use a sync service, AnyTrans for iOS is the method you should go for.
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