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How-to Transfer iPhone Contacts to a BlackBerry Priv

Discussion in 'BlackBerry' started by DustenRust, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. DustenRust

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    Use iTunes to Sync iPhone Contacts with a Google Account:

    NOTE: Using iTunes on a computer connected to the Internet, you can sync the contacts on your iPhone with your Google account. You can then sync the account data, including contacts, with the BlackBerry Priv.
    1. Connect the iPhone to your computer using the Lightning cable
    2. Open iTunes on the PC
    3. In iTunes, click the iPhone to access the device’s summary page
    4. Access the “Info” tab and turn on “Sync Contacts With
    5. Select “Google Contacts” from the drop-down menu
    6. Sign in with your Google account, or alternatively, click “Configure” and select an existing account, if available
    7. Click “Apply” and wait for the sync to end
    8. Once the sync is complete, switch to the BlackBerry Priv, register the same Google account, and allow it to sync contacts with your Android device
    Using iCloud:

    NOTE: In case your iPhone contacts have already been backed up on your iCloud account, you can access your iCloud account on a computer with an active Internet connection, and export the contacts in vCard format for Android use.
    1. Open the Internet browser on the computer
    2. Visit iCloud
    3. Sign in with your iCloud account and access “Contacts
    4. Select the contacts you want to share
    5. Click “Settings” > “Export vCard
    6. Once the vCard is downloaded you can perform one of the following two steps:
      • Import the vCard to “Google Contacts
      • Connect the BlackBerry Priv to your computer via USB, copy the vCard file to the phone’s storage, and use “Contacts” to import the vCard to your phonebook
    Using “My Contacts Backup”:

    NOTE: Although the methods above require access to a computer connected to the Internet, you can also transfer your contacts using third party applications instead. My Contacts Backup is an iOS app that can be used to back up and transfer iPhone contacts via email.
    1. Go to the App Store and install “My Contacts Backup” on the iPhone
    2. Launch the application and tap “Backup
    3. After the backup file has been created, tap “Email
    4. Make sure the backup file is attached to the email
    5. Send the email and attachment to your own address
    6. Switch to the BlackBerry Priv and open the email
    7. Download the vCard attachment and import it to your phonebook using “Contacts
    Using Send Anywhere:

    NOTE: Another third party app you can use to transfer contacts is Send Anywhere, available on Android and iOS. The app can be used to transfer contacts and other file types, cross-platform, over a peer-to-peer connection without needing a computer.
    1. Go to the App Store and install “Send Anywhere” on the iPhone
    2. Visit the Google Play Store and install the same app on the BlackBerry Priv
    3. Launch the app on both smartphones
    4. On the iPhone, tap “Send” > “Contacts
    5. Select the contacts you want to share
    6. Tap “Send
    7. Select a transfer method. For example, you can tap “Receive” on the BlackBerry Priv and enter the transfer code generated on the iPhone, or tap “Generate QR Code” on the iPhone and scan the code with the Priv’s camera to begin the transfer
     



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