Switch from Android/iPhone to BlackBerry 10

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Switch over your contacts, calendars and music from your old device to your new one. BlackBerry has made it super easy to make the move, with an easy-to-use device-switching app called, appropriately, Device Switch.

 

The Device Switch software will transfer contacts and calendars between your devices over Wi-Fi. Before you do anything, ensure your iPhone and BlackBerry 10 device are on the same wireless network. Preferably your home network.

 

 

Moving Contacts and Calendars

 

 

On your iPhone:

  1. Tap to open the App Store.
  2. Search for “Device Switch” (made by Media Mushroom) and tap to download and install.
  3. Grant the app the permissions it requires:

- Access contacts

- Access Calendars

- Access Reminders

- Access Photos

 

 

On your New BlackBerry 10 Device:

 

  1. Open BlackBerry World, search for an install and launch “Device Switch.”
  2. Swipe left to begin the process.
  3. Select “iPhone.”

 

 

On your iPhone:

 

Tap your BlackBerry in the Select Device window.

All you need to do now is hit a few on-screen buttons; your iPhone and your BlackBerry 10 device will communicate with each other and complete the transfer.

 

 

Switching from Android to BlackBerry 10

 

 

On your Android:

 

  1. Tap to open the Play Store.
  2. Search for “Device Switch” (made by Media Mushroom) and tap to download and install.
  3. Open the app and tap Next to get started

 

 

On your New BlackBerry 10 Device:

 

  1. Open BlackBerry World then search for an install and launch “Device Switch.”
  2. Swipe left to begin the process.
  3. Select “Android.”

 

Your Android device and your BlackBerry 10 device will talk to each other wirelessly (provided they’re on the same wireless network) and will complete the transfer.

 

 

Moving Music

 

On your iPhone:

 

  1. Sync your iPhone with iTunes using your iPhone’s USB cable.
  2. On your computer, download BlackBerry Link. Install and run the software.
  3. Connect your BlackBerry 10 device  to BlackBerry Link, go to Music Content, then drag and drop music from the Desktop tab to the BlackBerry tab.

 

 

On your Android:

 

If your Android device has a microSD card inserted and you’ve been saving your music there, remove it and put it into your BlackBerry 10 device. Did your music show up? Great! If not, no problem.

 

Here’s what to do:

 

  1. Connect your BlackBerry 10 device and your Android device to the computer.
  2. Your BlackBerry 10 and your Android device will appear as removable drives.
  3. On your computer, drag music from the Android device removable drive and drop it onto your BlackBerry 10 removable drive.
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