How to transfer contacts from Blackberry to Samsung
Staff Writer | On 14, May 2015
Are you wondering how to transfer contacts from Blackberry to Samsung?
It is universally known that transferring contacts from one phone to another can be an absolute pain, and a particularly annoying one at that. We have all been there; after a seemingly interminably long wait, your new smartphone arrives and you are obviously overjoyed at the sight of it. As happy as a kid on Christmas morning, you open up the box as quickly as possible and begin happily exploring all the exciting new features that drove you to buy the device in the first place. Then, it dawns on you; you suddenly remember that all of your content and contacts are on your old device and you have to work out how to transfer your precious data without losing any of it in the process.
Inevitably, one of the main bug bears that often comes with purchasing a new smartphone device is that it is sometimes frustratingly difficult to transfer contacts from your old device to your new one. The process could seem potentially long and complicated and, if you are unfamiliar with it, may appear daunting at first.
Nonetheless, it is a task that must be completed in order for you to make the most of your new smartphone and enjoy all the new and improved technological products supplied to the market by Samsung on a routine basis. A new phone without all your data is pretty pointless, after all.
Thankfully, the transfer process need not be too taxing or time consuming any longer, as you will discover as you read on. In this extended ‘How to’ article, I will set out to demystify the process of transferring contacts and talk you through in detail three simple ways in which you can easily and quickly transfer contacts from a Blackberry device to a Samsung smartphone. By the end, you will be fully informed on how to transfer contacts with a minimal amount of fuss.
Using Samsung Smart Switch to transfer contacts from Blackberry to Samsung
Samsung have realised that some smartphones users are so concerned about losing their contacts in the process of switching to a new device that it is putting them off from purchasing the South Korean company’s new releases. As a result, they have set up a dedicated app with the sole aim of easing the transition from other phones to Samsung smartphones. It’s called the Samsung Smart Switch, and it is an easy-to-use tool that helps a smartphone user transfer all the content of their old phone, including, of course, their all-important contacts, to their new phone.
Here’s how it works; right at the start of the process, you will need to connect your smartphone to a PC or Mac through a USB cable and back up your device, using your Blackberry’s data backup program (Blackberry Desktop Software for 0S 7.1 or earlier or Blackberry Link for OS 10 or later). The next step is to download and install the Smart Switch software on to your computer. Once you have done that, you are all set to transfer your contacts over to your Samsung smartphone. All that is left for you to do is launch Smart Switch on your computer, pick the content that you would like to transfer and then simply press “Start Transfer”. Then, you’re done, as simple as that.
This is the most widely taken option when users are considering how to transfer their contacts from a Blackberry to a Samsung and with good reason too. It seemingly makes sense to use the service set up by Samsung specifically to help their customers with this important issue, and the company also offers users a whole host of support that you can take advantage of should you encounter any difficulties during the process, including a detailed page on their website with a very helpful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section.
The Samsung Smart Switch option might be the smartest choice for most people, but there are also many other ways to transfer contacts from your Blackberry to your Samsung smartphone. Here are two further options that you have to choose from:
Using a third party transfer to transfer contacts from Blackberry to Samsung
One of the main alternatives to the Samsung Smart Switch option is the third party transfer option, which follows a similar sort of process, involving initially backing up your Blackberry files, launching the relevant third party transfer software and then, finally, importing your Blackberry contacts to your Samsung smartphone.
Here is a brief rundown of three top phone transfer software:
Following ten years of development, MOBILedit Phone Copier now quite impressively has software so good that it is used by both the US military and police departments across the globe. If it is good enough for them, it will surely be good enough for you to transfer contacts from virtually all old phones, include Blackberries, to your new Samsung smartphone.
With Wondershare MobileTrans you can transfer everything from contacts and SMS to photos and videos. Moreover, the useful software allows you to transfer data to your Samsung device not only from your Blackberry, but also from the iPhone and older handsets like the Nokia Symbian.
Free for up to 500 contacts, PhoneCopy offers back up services in addition to phone transfer software, as well as a content management system that facilitates easy editing and synchronization that shares changes between devices.
These three are just a few of the best examples of many phone transfer software that will help you to shift your contacts over from your Blackberry to Samsung if you decide to go for the third party transfer option instead of Samsung’s flagship Smart Switch option.
Using Bluetooth to transfer contacts from Blackberry to Samsung
For those who would rather not use phone transfer software and thus decide against the Samsung Smart Switch option and the third party transfer option, thankfully there is a third way for them to transfer their contacts over to their new Samsung. This third way is the Bluetooth option.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to the Bluetooth option for transferring contacts:
1. Open up your Blackberry
2. Head to Options
3. Select Network and Connections
4. Choose Bluetooth Connections
5. Click to turn on Bluetooth on your Blackberry
6. Open up your Samsung
7. Select Settings
8. Turn on Bluetooth on your Samsung device
9. On your Blackberry, click Add New Device
10. Wait for your Blackberry to automatically complete its search
11. Once the search has finished, find and select your Samsung device
12. Click Yes on your Blackberry and Accept on your Samsung device
13. Click Transfer Contacts and your task is complete
Follow these 13 simple steps, and you can swiftly transfer your contacts from your Blackberry to your Samsung device using Bluetooth technology, which may well be quicker, easier and cheaper than downloading either the Samsung Smart Switch app or other third party transfer software.
Worrying about not being able to transfer your contacts should not prevent you from upgrading your technology and trading in your old Blackberry for a brand new Samsung smartphone, which is almost always of significantly superior quality. This is because, as explored and explained in the main body of this article, you are not short of options when it comes to transferring both your contacts and other data as well.
Firstly, you can capitalise on the services provided by Samsung Smart Switch. Alternatively, you could opt for a third party transfer. Finally, you may just make the most of Bluetooth technology on the two devices to get your contacts transferred in no time. Whichever one you choose, these three easy options can take the hassle out of transferring your contacts from Blackberry to Samsung devices and render anxiety regarding losing your data a thing of the past.
Have you used any of these methods to transfer contacts from other phones to your Samsung devices? Do you know of any other ways to transfer data? We’d love to hear from you; feel free to leave a comment in the comments section below.