Move iPhone & Android Contacts and Calendar to BlackBerry 10 Easily With Free Device Switch Apps

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BlackBerry has teamed up with Media Mushroom to create a slick solution for migrating your contacts from an iPhone or Android to BlackBerry 10 if you do not have a cloud contact solution like Gmail or Exchange. Media Mushroom created apps for iOS and Android that make moving over your contacts and calendar easy. You just need to install the app on both devices and then connect them to the same Wi-Fi network.

It performs:

  • Contacts transfer (including contact photos, birthdays, etc.)
  • Calendar transfer (including recurring entries)
  • Duplicate prevention

The app is totally free and is available in the Android Google Play store here and the Apple iTunes App Store here. You also need to install Device Switch on your BlackBerry 10 device (Q10 & Z10) to make it all work. You can also find the instructions at www.blackberry.com/appswitch

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  1. Haha. They should make one for blackberry! Link was absolutely horrendous when I made the switch from my 9780.

  2. For Contacts from BBOS, Viet Hop Software has Contact X Exporter which will export all contacts from all accounts to vcf file and you just send the file to your BB10 and use Contact X to import. Hope it helps :)

    Great post Ronen. Contact is all we always care when switching devices/platforms :D

    • Good point Louis!

    • Doesn’t help in exporting from bbos, unless they have a legacy app that i’m not aware of. My issue was with the original bb link which has been fixed but there is still much room for improvement.

      When you get into several hundreds to thousands of contacts. BB does a poor job of managing them. Even the Contact X app you mentioned will only look at contacts that are stored locally on the device. There are nearly a dozen sources on my device. Nearly impossible to manage across. BB offered a weak link function, but it loses the settings after any backup restore. Merge from contact x could be a nice feature but it only looks at a fraction of the total contacts.

      Not that the other platforms do it any better, but BB is targetting the business user. Efficient contact management is a must.

      • Hi Jimmy, tell me more about your issue, on BBOS i have a small tool to export all contacts from all accounts (not including social accounts like facebook, twitter…)

        On Contact X, BlackBerry still doesn’t allow me to touch on social accounts as well. Only local, sim, cardDAV contacts.

        Let me know here or louis.keeper@gmail.com

        I will try my best to work on it.

        Thank you.

  3. I personally didn’t have any significant trouble when transferring from my 9700. Took a while for the fields to populate on the Z but it worked and that was all I cared about.

  4. If you have your contacts saved as CSV you can easily import them to Outlook or Gmail, here’s a guide on how to do this:http://www.blackberryconverter.com/blog/2012/jan/18/importing-blackberry-contacts-to-outlook/

  5. After two days of constant headache trying to get iphone 4 calendar onto Z10, I hoped this would be a miracle answer. App installed, was processing transfer, but again, nothing. I hate apple.

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