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Blackberry backup file to iPhone
mmoq
Member

My Blackberry got wet and is dead.  No info can be retrieved off of it, however I have it backed up with Desktop Manager.  How do I get my contacts from the old BB (via the backup) onto my new iPhone?

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leeford54
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I believe you will have to use Backup Assistant at My Verizon. Did you ever do a back up that way?

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StreetDocRN
Leader
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Hi,

If you backed up your Blackberry device's data with Blackberry Desktop Software, you can only restore that data onto another Blackberry.  The other person who posted is correct, Backup Assistant would be one of the ways you could get your contacts, provided you ever used BA with your Blackberry.  Sorry.

Doc

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TBhouston
Sr. Member

Do you have a google account?

 

I'm not sure if this method would work without it.

 

save info as a csv file on desktop manager, import to google, in itunes sync with google.

 

You might even be able import a csv with itunes 

 

 

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RalphT
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We would like to thank all of the community members for your responses.  We have provided some additional information below that should help you transfer your contacts.   
  1. Connect the iPad / iPhone to the computer using the USB cable.
    Note By default, iTunes opens automatically.
  2. Select the iPad / iPhone under Devices on the left-hand side of iTunes.
  3. Select which tab to sync:
    Info (contacts, mail accounts, calendar, etc.)

 Info

  1. Select from the following options:
    MobileMe
    Sync Contacts with
    Sync Calendars with
    Sync Mail Accounts from
    Other
    Advanced

 

 

MobileMe

Note Support provided by Apple.

 

Sync Contacts with

  1. Enable / disable Sync Contacts with.
    Note Enabled when check mark is present.
  2. From the Sync Contacts with drop down menu select one of the following options:
    Note If presented select Switch / Cancel.
    • Google Contacts
    • Windows Contacts
    • Yahoo! Address Book
  3. Click Configure.
  4. If prompted, enter account user ID / password then click OK.
  5. Select one of the following options:
    • All contacts selected
    • Selected groups
  6. Click Apply.
Thank You
RalphT_Verizonsupport 
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SoccerRef
Novice

Ralph,

I think you misread the OPs original predicament. The solutions you provided do not help him get contacts from a BB backup to an iPhone. Your solution only provides for Google, Windows and Yahoo. Any other ideas?

Jerry

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KinquanaH_VZW
Verizon Employee

 

  1. Ensure the device is connected to the computer via the supplied USB cable.
  2. Launch BlackBerry Desktop Software.
    Note From the Windows desktop, navigate Start > Programs (All Programs) > BlackBerry > Desktop Manager.

  3. Click Backup and Restore.
  4. Click Back up.
  5. Click Save.
    Note The Backup file will be named with the current date and saved in My Documents.
    Note Backup is complete when the Transfer in progress window closes.

Backup Data (Advanced)

  1. Ensure the device is connected to the computer via the supplied USB cable.
  2. Launch BlackBerry Desktop Software.
    Note From the Windows desktop, navigate Start > Programs (All Programs) > BlackBerry > Desktop Manager.
  3. Click Backup and Restore.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. From the Device databases section, select the database(s) then click the left arrows to transfer.
    Note To select multiple databases, press and hold down the CTRL key then click the appropriate databases.
    Note To select a range of databases, press and hold the Shift key then click the appropriate databases.
  6. Click File > Save As (located in the upper-left).
  7. Click Save.
    Note The Backup file will be named with the current date and saved in My Documents.
  8. Click Close.
KinquanaH_VZW

 

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SoccerRef
Novice

Sigh,

These VZW reps just don't get it. First they describe how to back & restore an iPad. Then they describe how to back and restore a BlackBerry. The OP wants to know how to get the contact info from a BB backup file (.ipd) to an iPhone. Be advised that the BB is dead, so using Back Up Assistant is not an option.

 

The question is:

 

What are the steps to get contact info from a BB backup file to an iPhone.

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SoccerRef
Novice

This may be a 3 step process. There are a few free/trial programs that will convert your .ipd file to a .csv file (ABC Amber BlackBerry Converter looks like it might be a good one). Then you need to figure out how to convert the .csv file into some thing that will load into you iPhone contacts. This may be your only recourse as there doesn't seem to be a easy solution. Good luck!

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