How to Import a Mac Address Book to a BlackBerry

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How to Import a Mac Address Book to a BlackBerry
Synchronise your Address Book contacts to your BlackBerry mobile device. (pda and yellow book image by T.Tulic from

If you own a BlackBerry mobile device and wish to transfer your existing contacts from the Address Book application on your Macintosh computer, you can synchronise the application and the mobile phone with the help of the iSync application and the BlackBerry Desktop Software application. The iSync application found on your Macintosh computer enables devices to sync information to and from your computer's applications. The BlackBerry Desktop Software application acts as a hub that connects your computer to your mobile phone, and provides the option for one-way or two-way synchronisation depending on your preferences.

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Things you need

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software
  • Mac OS X v.10.5.5 or later

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  1. 1

    Download and install the BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac (see Resources for link).

  2. 2

    Select the "Applications" tab from the "Go" menu, located at the top of your Macintosh screen. Double-click the "BlackBerry Desktop Manager" icon to run the application.

  3. 3

    Name your BlackBerry device in the BlackBerry Desktop Manager window, and click "OK."

  4. 4

    Double-click the "iSync" icon in the Applications folder on your computer, click "iSync" at the top of the screen and click "Preferences" to open the iSync Preferences.

  5. 5

    Click the empty box next to "Enable syncing on this computer" to turn on the feature, and simultaneously press and release the "Command" and "Q" key on your keyboard to exit the application.

  6. 6

    Plug your BlackBerry device's USB cable into the USB port on your Macintosh computer, and plug the opposite end of the cable into your BlackBerry.

  7. 7

    Click "Contacts," found in the Information section of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager window. Select "Two Way" as your synchronisation setting, and click "All contacts and groups" in the sub-menu.

  8. 8

    Click the "Sync" button to synchronise your Address Book contacts to your BlackBerry, and remove the USB cable after the synchronisation completes and the BlackBerry Desktop Manager application states it is safe to disconnect.

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