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Registered: ‎06-14-2008
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how do I delete ALL contacts from my 8300?

New to BB and to the 21st Century technology.  I am an old dog (60's) really trying to learn new tricks!!

 

I have upgraded my 8300 Curve to an 8310 with built in GPS.  I am able to sync my address book/contacts using PocketMac software.  so far so good.

 

However, I now cannot get my contacts OFF the old 8300 unless I do them one by one.  Is this really the only way?  

 

I want to give the 8300 to my grandson, but want to be sure all info is completely cleared.  Is there a global "search and destroy" command?

 

Thanks..... 

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Posts: 1,054
Registered: ‎05-23-2008
My Device: 8110, 8300, 8800, 8700, 9000

Re: how do I delete ALL contacts from my 8300?

Wipe the device.. Its sets it back to factory settings as when you first opened it from the box.

 

Options> Security settings > General Setting >{Menu Button}> Wipe handheld

 

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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎09-25-2008
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Re: how do I delete ALL contacts from my 8300?

I've downloaded about 200 songs already onto my Blackberry curve 8310.  How do I delete the address book without wiping off everything else??
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Posts: 396
Registered: ‎08-03-2008
My Device: Blackberry 9530

Re: how do I delete ALL contacts from my 8300?

When you wipe the device, ALL info is erased.  Move the songs to a sd card then wipe it clean.
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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎09-25-2008
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Re: how do I delete ALL contacts from my 8300?

That's actually a great idea, but how do I keep the emails that I've received. They don't go into my AOL email account any more, and if I wipe the phone everything will be lost.

Any ideas?

The songs are on a memory card and I also have an ebook-encyclopedia on the device. 

Is there another way to delete the address book?

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Posts: 396
Registered: ‎08-03-2008
My Device: Blackberry 9530

Re: how do I delete ALL contacts from my 8300?

Forward your emails to another account.  If you don't have one, get a gmail or yahoo account.  This will at least save them for viewing later.
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Registered: ‎11-17-2010
My Device: blackberry 8330 curve
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Re: how do I delete ALL contacts from my 8300?

this was really helpful because sprint could not even help me!