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Moving to BlackBerry 10 doesn’t mean losing all the info you have on your old BlackBerry. There are two ways to transfer your data over.

OPTION 1: Transfer data using a media card

Using a media card (microSD card) in your older BlackBerry handset, it’s easy to make a backup of all your contacts, settings, notes, tasks and so on and then transfer this data to your new BlackBerry 10 handset.

Here’s how:

  1. On your old BlackBerry, locate Setup and launch it
  2. Select Device Switch, then choose Using a Media Card
  3. Choose Save Data
  4. Follow the Device Switch screens to select whether to backup emails and to enter and confirm a password to protect your backup data. Make sure you write this password down; you’ll need it to import the backup to your new handset.
  5. The backup will proceed; you’ll see what’s being backed up and the overall progress.
  6. You’ll be alerted to any content that couldn’t be backed up as well as a list of everything that’s been successfully backed up.
  7. Transfer the media card from your old BlackBerry device to your new BlackBerry 10 handset
  8. On your new BlackBerry 10 device, select Setup and Device Switch on the homescreen.
  9. Follow the simple on-screen instructions to import your BlackBerry data.
  10. When prompted, enter the password you created for the backup.

Tip: Your backup includes everything from address book entries and options to bookmarks and camera preferences.

Tip: If you don’t have a media card or if your media card isn’t big enough, you can complete the backup and transfer using a computer. Download BlackBerry Link and follow the process to complete your current BlackBerry device backup and transfer this data to your BlackBerry 10. For more information, go to http://blackberry.com/startswitch.

OPTION 2: Transfer data using a computer and BlackBerry Link

BlackBerry Link – the new name for BlackBerry Desktop Software – lets you securely back up all your contacts, email, pictures, preferences and even your personalized dictionaries and transfer them to your new BlackBerry 10 device. This option is only available if you’re switching from a BlackBerry 7 device (or later).

Here’s how to do it:

  1. On your computer, download and install BlackBerry Link from http://blackberry.com/startlink.
  2. Open BlackBerry Link
  3. Connect your current device to your computer using a USB cord
  4. Follow the instructions you see on your screen
  5. When prompted, connect your BlackBerry 10 device using a USB cord
  6. Follow the simple on-screen instructions to import your BlackBerry data
  7. Transfer the media card from your old BlackBerry device to your new BlackBerry 10 handset
  8. On your new BlackBerry 10 device, select Setup and Device Switch on the homescreen.
  9. Follow the simple on-screen instructions to import your BlackBerry data.
  10. When prompted, enter the password you created for the backup.

For more information visit: Rogers.com/bb10


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Norm, on said:

Seems to be an error in the instructions posted here.

Blackberry’s site says that if using the media card to transfer the data, then the OS on the old device has to be 7 or higher.

But if using the Link, then the OS has to be 5 or higher.

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Gregg, on said:

is my blackberry 0700 a 7 or higher?

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Jason Taylor, on said:

My BB Curve doesnt have the "device Switch" option in setup or settings. Also, I tried BB Link. Contacts and Apps didnt transfer. Now what?

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Abie, on said:

I have transfer my old data from my Bold 4 to Z10 using the BlackBerry Linnk. Why is the contact details is not copied to my Z10 completely? Any other way to copy all the contacts to my Z10? Pls advice.

Thank you.

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    @RogersNicolas, on said:

    Hi Abie,

    Can you please reach out to our Customer Care team via our Facebook page or Twitter @RogersHelps?

    We’ll assist you!

ConnectedStaff, on said:

You’re very welcome!

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