How to Sync iPhone & BlackBerry Contacts

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How to Sync iPhone & BlackBerry Contacts
Use Gmail and Google Sync to sync both your BlackBerry and iPhone contacts. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Google Sync is a common application that can be downloaded to both the BlackBerry and the iPhone for easy and seamless syncing. Every time a contact is added to Google and then you sync with Google Sync, the address books on both the BlackBerry and iPhone are updated. Google Sync is a free application that can be added to both devices without the use of an external computer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • iPhone
  • BlackBerry

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Instructions

    Google Sync on BlackBerry

  1. 1

    Turn on your BlackBerry. Navigate through the Home screen to the BlackBerry browser icon. Press the BlackBerry button to open the browser.

  2. 2

    Go to the Google Sync website at http://m.google.com/sync. A "Download Google Sync" link appears. Click on the link with the BlackBerry menu button. Click "Get link."

  3. 3

    Select "Download" on the Download page. Google Sync downloads to the BlackBerry Home screen.

  4. 4

    Click the "Google Sync" icon on the Home screen. Type your Google account username and password. Click "Login" and Google Sync signs in to your account.

  5. 5

    Select "Options" and enable Google Contact syncing. Google Sync synchronises your Google Contacts with your BlackBerry Address Book.

    Google Sync on iPhone

  1. 1

    Turn on the iPhone. Tap the "Settings" application on the Home screen.

  2. 2

    Tap "Mail, Contacts, Calendars." Tap "Add Account" and tap "Microsoft Exchange."

  3. 3

    Type your Google account information in the "Email" and "Password" fields. Leave "Domain" blank. Tap "Next"

  4. 4

    Type "m.Google.com" in the Server field. Tap "Next."

  5. 5

    Tap "Contacts" to connect with Google Sync. Tap "Keep on my iPhone" when prompted to keep existing local contacts.

Tips and warnings

  • Google Sync is only available on iPhone iOS versions 3.0 and above.

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