06-13-2013 08:47 PM
In previous versions of RIM, you could download a BlackBerry Protect and not only locate and wipe your device remotely, but also back it up to the cloud.
Now the functionality apparently comes in the device out of the box. I saw the demo on how to log into BlackBerry and wipe the device or locate it from a PC, but not how to back it up.
Can anyone send me a link to that demo please?
06-13-2013 09:30 PM
06-13-2013 09:53 PM
Data backups are no longer a feature of BlackBerry Protect.... Huge bummer. Music, videos, and pictures are good to backup... but what about contacts, phones, email addresses, physical addresses, calendar, agenda? Now, this looks just like another Iphone to me, except that with Iphone you can back everything up to the cloud... Is there any other way to backup your contacts? Maybe to a PC? But, even then, I preffer backup to the cloud. Thank you for your response.
06-13-2013 11:15 PM
06-14-2013 04:46 PM
06-14-2013 05:17 PM
- For my friend who just bought a BlackBerry 10, and has never backed up anything, I presume using
BlackBerry Protect and BlackBerry Link will be sufficient to back up music, pictures, video, calendar and
- Personally, I am using a BlackBerry Torch, pre v. 10 of the OS. I backup to disk, and I backup to the cloud.
Q: How would I migrate all my contacts to BlackBerry 10, and then how would I keep doing backups of
Thank you for your input.
06-14-2013 06:06 PM
06-14-2013 06:28 PM
Thank you for the response. That is a sad state of affairs.
The reason I bought a BlackBerry is that it is a very powerful, portable and secure business communication device. Phone, SMS, BlackBerry Messenger, personal email. corporate email, compression, encryption, local backups to PCs and Backups on the Cloud, opening documents like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, calculator etc.
If taking pictures, video and music where my priority, and I did not care about encryption, security, recoverability, I would have bought an Iphone years ago. BlackBerry had all these things Apple did not. Now it looks like the opposite.
If they don´t bring back these things, they are going to loose customers like me...
Manual backups require a PC for the backup and the restore. It is a security flaw. Anyone that gets ahold of my PC can restore the contents of my device onto another BlackBerry. In addition, Backing up by hand requires that I have a PC handy. Fine when I am doing a backup, not ok if I am on Business in Buenos Aires, and my phone is lost.
I can buy a new one anywhere, but I can´t restore till I get home. So, there I am in Buenos Aires, waisting time and incommunicado. With cloud backups, I can be back and operational in twenty minutes from the time I get the new phone. Ok, maybe 30 minutes.. But that means I have ALL of my contacts. I have done this four or five times.
See my point? Now if BlackBerry wants me to go APPLE, well, gee, why don´t they just say so?
Thank you for your input.
P.S. I made this mistake with the PC world... You know, not adopting Apple in order to be more productive, concentrate on making money rather than fighting hackers.... But I have learned the lesson. I am not waiting very
long for BlackBerry to fix this in 10, or my migration, goes Apple. Just being practical. Only one life to live.
06-14-2013 07:56 PM