BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-20-2009, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: orange
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Saving and restoring contacts between blackberry devices??

Please Login to Remove!

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone can give some sound advice to me with regard a little problem I have.

My BB has decided to really throw a wobbly (falling to bits) so my service provider is sending me a new one to replace it. As such I have loaded my desk top manager and backed up my device (or I believe I have) into an ipd file which I assume contains my contacts and details?

To place my contacts on the new device when it arrives is it as simple as plugging the new replacement device onto the USB computer cable and just restoring them to the new phone by uploading the ipd file??

Thanks in advance for any help!!

JP
Offline  
Old 08-20-2009, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
MidnightDraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chester,UK
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Tesco Mobile
Posts: 9,481
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 110 Times in 110 Posts
Default

yes and yes.
__________________
~Midnight Draven

"That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings... and call off Christmas."
Offline  
Old 08-20-2009, 03:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: orange
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the advice Midnightdraven,

I am quite amazed it is that simple as even with the most well established tech gear around there are often little problems that arise in the most simple of proceedures!! LOL

Thanks again,

JP
Offline  
Old 08-20-2009, 05:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
craig3010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 149
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted

The Switch Device Wizard in the Desktop Manager can transfer contacts as well as programs from your old BB to the new one. I just used it to transfer fron my old Curve to my new Bold without any problems.
Offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 12:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
takeshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Houston
Model: 8310
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 7,741
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Price View Post
As such I have loaded my desk top manager and backed up my device (or I believe I have) into an ipd file which I assume contains my contacts and details?
This is your first backup? Make sure you're backing up and/or syncing regularly. You're lucky that your first problem wasn't an issue that prevented retrieval of your data.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.