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Old 04-27-2008, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I will be upgrading from a Pearl to a Curve this week, but I want to be sure I switch all of my contacts over easily. I created a backup file on my Desktop, can I just load that ".ipd" file into my new Curve?
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easiest way is use the Switch Device Wizard

it will move everything over for you
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The switch device wizard will not override the OS correct?
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no its just apps/settings/PIM data
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So will that backup file not work?
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it will work, but the switch device wizard is more efficiently.
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The switch device wizard moves over customer data AND OTA loaded applications. It does use an IPD. As Sith said, it is much more efficient.
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So when I get the new phone, do I hook my current one up, then select "Switch Device?"
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Yes. Start the Switch Device Wizard and follow the instructions carefully.
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click Switch Device, it will prompt for the old device, connect it, click next, it will prompt for the new device connect and hit next. all done.
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no its just apps/settings/PIM data
Thank you. I would have restored the backup had i not seen this thread.
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Thank you guys for your valuable input.
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