How to Transfer BBM Contacts

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How to Transfer BBM Contacts
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Research in Motion's BlackBerry smartphones not only allow you to stay connected with your contacts via text messages and e-mails, but also allow you to exchange messages with other BlackBerry users with a service called BlackBerry Messenger. BlackBerry Messenger uses each BlackBerry's unique PIN to direct messages to the correct recipient. BlackBerry Messenger contacts can be backed up onto a computer using BlackBerry Desktop Manager, and the same software can also be used to transfer them to a new device.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • BlackBerry Desktop Manager
  • USB cable

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the BlackBerry that holds your contacts to your computer using the USB cable.

  2. 2

    Launch BlackBerry Desktop Manager.

  3. 3

    Double-click "Backup and Restore."

  4. 4

    Select "Advanced" and choose your contact list from the available databases.

  5. 5

    Select a destination for your backup file.

  1. 1

    Disconnect your old BlackBerry from the computer.

  2. 2

    Connect the BlackBerry that will receive your contacts to your computer with the USB cable.

  3. 3

    Double-click "Backup and Restore."

  4. 4

    Click "Restore."

  5. 5

    Navigate to the folder in which you saved your backup file and select that backup file.

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