Transfer Contacts From a Blackberry to an iPhone

Transfer Contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone Computer Repair

Did you recently make the switch from a Blackberry to a newer iPhone?  You are not alone; recently RIM’s blackberry has been falling behind in the smart phone market and losing waves of users to the two giants of the industry, Android and iPhone.  One of the first things you will need to know as a new user is how to transfer contacts from a Blackberry to an iPhone.  This can be a bit tricky, especially for those of us who are not so technologically inclined.  There are actually several different tools available for contact transfers that are conveniently available for your use.  Which particular method is best suited for you will depend on how you currently have your contacts set up on your Blackberry phone.


If you use a Google account to sync your contacts, then the easiest method for you will be to use Google’s “sync” app and service.  The “sync” app will back up all of your contacts to your Google account when you run it on your Blackberry; it will download those same contacts on to your new phone when you run it on your iPhone.  For an in-depth guide on how to use Google’s syncing app you should check out this article.

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft’s Outlook also offers a similar contact-syncing service.  If you are using Outlook to sync your contacts already, then this will be your best bet to transfer them.  Syncing with Outlook will require you to connect your Blackberry to the Blackberry Desktop Manager program on your PC.  You can get detailed instructions on syncing through outlook here.  Using one of these two syncing services is the ideal way to transfer your contacts because they will also be backed up and available online if you ever lose or damage your phone.

SIM Card

There is also a third method for transferring your contacts that does not involve a syncing service.  All it really requires is taking the SIM card out of your Blackberry and inserting it into your iPhone.  If you already have separate contact lists in Gmail or Outlook that you do not want to merge with your Blackberry contact list, then this might be the best method for you.   You can follow this simple guide to SIM card transfers for step-by-step instructions.  Be sure that all of the contacts that you want to transfer have been saved to your SIM card before attempting this method.

If you encounter any problems while transferring your smartphone contacts that you cannot solve on your own, you can use TalkLocal to find a local professional computer technician to provide technical support.  Just enter your contact info, time availability, and a short description of your problem and TalkLocal will connect you in minutes to someone who can help.

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