How to Transfer BlackBerry Contacts to an iPhone

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How to Transfer BlackBerry Contacts to an iPhone
Sync your BlackBerry contacts to your iPhone. (USB image by Ewe Degiampietro from

Although you cannot transfer your contacts directly from your BlackBerry to your iPhone, you can sync your contacts from your BlackBerry phone to the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, and then to Outlook. Once the synchronisation is complete, you can then sync Outlook with your iPhone. Before syncing your devices it is recommended to update your iTunes and Blackberry software, and back up your device data in case any of your data is accidentally lost during the transition.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • BlackBerry Desktop Manager
  • Outlook 2007
  • iTunes 7 or later
  • USB cable

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  1. 1

    Click "Start," "All Programs," "BlackBerry" and "BlackBerry Desktop Manager."

  2. 2

    Plug the BlackBerry USB cable into your BlackBerry phone, and connect the other end into your computer's USB port.

  3. 3

    Click the "Synchronize" button in the BlackBerry Desktop Manager window and click the "Synchronization" button.

  4. 4

    Check the box next to "Address Book," select "Outlook" and click "OK." Check the circle next to "One way sync from Device" and click "Next." Click "Finish" to complete the configuration.

  5. 5

    Check the box next to "Synchronize organiser data" and click "Synchronize." Unplug your BlackBerry phone from your computer once the synchronisation is finished.

  6. 6

    Click "Start," "All Programs," "Apple" and "iTunes" to run the iTunes program.

  7. 7

    Plug the iPhone USB cable into the bottom of the iPhone and plug the other end into your computer's USB port. Click the "iPhone" tab in the iTunes sidebar.

  8. 8

    Click the "Info" tab, and check the box next to "Sync Contacts from Outlook." Select "All Contacts" or "Selected Groups." If you select the latter option check the boxes next to the groups that you wish to sync.

  9. 9

    Click "Apply" and unplug the iPhone from your computer when the "iPhone sync is complete. OK to disconnect" message appears.

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