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Registered: ‎06-13-2011
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9700
My Carrier: Etisalat

transfer contacts from one blackberry to another without deleting existing contacts in the destination device

Hi,

 

How would I transfer contatcs from one blackberry to another without deleting existing contacts in the destination smartphone.

 

Thanks

Mathew

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: transfer contacts from one blackberry to another without deleting existing contacts in the destination device

Use the BlackBerry Desktop Software > Switch Device Wizard.

It will leave the original device intact.

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Registered: ‎06-13-2011
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9700
My Carrier: Etisalat

Re: transfer contacts from one blackberry to another without deleting existing contacts in the destination device

Hello,

Thanks for the post. Sure it's just add, not a restore (wipe out the whole list and restore from old device) ?. I want to make sure that my new device contacts will not be eraed.

 

Thanks

 

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Registered: ‎04-30-2013
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9780
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Re: transfer contacts from one blackberry to another without deleting existing contacts in the destination device

Thnis information is incorrect.  I just used Switch Devices.  All my previous contacts were delted on the destination phone.

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Re: transfer contacts from one blackberry to another without deleting existing contacts in the destination device


PeterinSlovakia wrote:

Thnis information is incorrect.  I just used Switch Devices.  All my previous contacts were delted on the destination phone.


PeterinSlovakia, the information posted in this thread is a year and half old, I believe.

 

Do you have a backup of the destination device from BEFORE the Switch Device Wizard was used?

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Re: transfer contacts from one blackberry to another without deleting existing contacts in the destination device

Thanks very much for your offer of help. 

 

 know the information is old but that is what you see when you approash the site through Google.  It's a bit dangerous having that information on the site. Anyway, I have now actually solved the problem. 

 

I uploaded the contacts from both devices to Outlook Express.  When you then dowload from Outlook Express you get both contact lists combined.  I also recommend using the manual option for resolving conflicts when uploading the contacts to OE through Blackberry Desktop because you may have the same contact on both devices..

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Re: transfer contacts from one blackberry to another without deleting existing contacts in the destination device

good... and that is one of the methods I would have recommended, there are others, and that one is probably one of the easiest.

 

Good luck.

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