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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-22-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Copying contacts from phone to sim card

how do you back up your contacts from your phone to the SIM card with out retyping them or do them one by one??
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Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: Copying contacts from phone to Simi card

Hi and welcome to the forums!

According to the manual, it's a one at a time procedure, page 225.

 

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/deliverables/2970/userguide_bb9000_umts.pdf

 

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New Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-29-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Copying contacts from phone to sim card

That proceedure is 1-by-1. Is there not a way to copy all? I had all my contacts from my old phone on the SIM. I put the old SIM into the BB and it immediately recognized that there were contacts and it asked my if I wanted to copy them to the BB, which I did. Took seconds. Now I want to do the same thing in reverse, copy ALL the contacts now in the BB's memory to the new SIM.
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-30-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Copying contacts from phone to sim card

Download the Blackberry Desktop Software v4.7.  You'll be able to sync your contacts including email from one blackberry to another.  You can also manually move your media files over to your computer acting as a hub to transfer those files.
New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-06-2010
My Device: blackberry 8830

Re: Copying contacts from phone to sim card

its very strange that blackberry does not have this basic functionality of copying all contacts from SIM card to phone and vice versa....really very disappointed ...this is what is present in 15 dollar nokia set

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-13-2011
My Device: blackberry torch
My Carrier: o2 uk

Re: Copying contacts from phone to sim card

i tried copying my sim card contacts on my blackberry torch but it keeps just showing loading and nothing happens everytime and to use set up againa i have to restart the phone . any chance of copy my contacts?

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-09-2011
My Device: BlackBerry Curve 8520
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Copying contacts from phone to sim card

Are you serious? No simple solution?

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-27-2011
My Device: 9300
My Carrier: aed 900

Re: Copying contacts from phone to sim card

how do you back up your contacts from your phone to the SIM card with out retyping them or do them one by one?
New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-31-2011
My Device: blackberry curve
My Carrier: Zain

Re: Copying contacts from phone to sim card

I have 529 contacts on my BB some of which are on the sim card and others in memory.  I do not want to do a 529 manual copy to sim and wondering if there is a better way doing.  I have 2 hones and I used the NOKIA phone when my BB lost power but could not find my contacts as it still in BB...

Has there been any effort to make this easier?

 

Super Contributor
Posts: 401
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: O2

Re: Copying contacts from phone to sim card

I too am amazed that Blackberry software on the phone lets you copy ALL from SIM to phone - but not the other way around.

 

It's a bit bizarre.

 

Is there a quick answer if you have 529 contacts - and don't have a computer?  My friend about over 100 contacts and at the moment has no PC. 

 

Must she do 100+ manually???