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Transferring SMS from BB to another phone

Hi I was hoping someone might be able to help me.

 

I would like to know if there is any software avaialble for backing up SMS messages from a BB device to an Andrioid or iPhone? I have seen serveral websties claiming the software works but I am not 100% sure if they are genuine.

 

Can anyone help?

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Re: Transferring SMS from BB to another phone

You can back up your SMS message to your PC using your BlackBerry Desktop Software and use various PC softwares to extract the SMS database to an XLS file or ASCII text file.

 

However, not knowing in what manner you will import that database into an Android or iPhone, and you haven't mentioned what applications you've found that want to know "are genuine", it's sorta difficult to answer your question.

 

More information is needed from you.



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Re: Transferring SMS from BB to another phone

I have backed up the blackberry and found some software called Elcomsoft Blackberry Backup Explorer, this seems to browse through and find SMS messages fine and also gives me the option to save them in various formats. What I need to do now is find out how to import them into the iPhone and Android.

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Re: Transferring SMS from BB to another phone


UKBenC wrote:

I have backed up the blackberry and found some software called Elcomsoft Blackberry Backup Explorer, this seems to browse through and find SMS messages fine and also gives me the option to save them in various formats. What I need to do now is find out how to import them into the iPhone and Android.


Exactly...  another app for your PC is MagicBerry from Menastep which does the same thing.

 

 



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Re: Transferring SMS from BB to another phone

As far as I know, it seem there is no way you can direclty transfer contacts from blacberry to Android or iPhone due to they're totally different system, but you can try blackberry desktop software to backup your messages or contacts  to computer.

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Re: Transferring SMS from BB to another phone

@Peterbrith

 

There are several methods to do so, two of which are discussed above,

 

Another method is via BlackBerry's Content Transfer app if you're moveing to an Android or Priv device.



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Re: Transferring SMS from BB to another phone

Does  BlackBerry's Content Transfer app can transfer contacts or messages from BB to my iPhone 6s? I've purchased phone transfer app from Mobiledic, it works with my phone and transfer 300+ contacts to my new iPhone 6s, but  it's not free!

http://www.mobiledic.com/android-topic/transfer-blackberry-contacts-to-iphone.html

 

I tried many apps but still not works! I think this app is worth if guys have buget.

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Re: Transferring SMS from BB to another phone


Peterbrith wrote:

Does  BlackBerry's Content Transfer app can transfer contacts or messages from BB to my iPhone 6s? I've purchased phone transfer app from Mobiledic, it works with my phone and transfer 300+ contacts to my new iPhone 6s, but  it's not free!

http://www.mobiledic.com/android-topic/transfer-blackberry-contacts-to-iphone.html

 

I tried many apps but still not works! I think this app is worth if guys have buget.


I agreed on that. First got the app on Google and works well as expected.

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Re: Transferring SMS from BB to another phone

Since BB OS is not connected with any other mobile OS now, It would be better to send them via Email or online service.

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Re: Transferring SMS from BB to another phone

If you don't want to apply them on iTunes, you may also try to find some Phone to Phone Transfer.

It would be better to transfer contacts along with SMS from BB to iPhone, I think.

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