move contacts from blackberry to iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pick, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. pick macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks
    I have came over from the dark side (blackberry) and bought myself a Iphone , the only problem is that i can not work out how to move over my contacts from my old phone. I do not have a gmail address.
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    Well, they are free.

    Once you get the contacts into a phone using gmail you can remove the gmail account from the phone and it will ask if you want to leave the contacts on the iPhone. Just say yes and you'll be good to go.
     
  3. pick thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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  6. pick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried google sync but it says not available in uk
     
  7. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Do you have a SIM card for your phone? If it's GSM, which, I think almost all UK carriers are, then it must.

    If so, save the contacts on your blackberry to the sim first:

    http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-Bold/Saving-contacts-on-SIM/td-p/106138

    Then, put the sim into your iPhone, and import:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4994?viewlocale=en_US

    Tada :D

    Once imported, be sure to enable iCloud so they backup!
     
  8. pick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The sim cards are differant sizes, iphone use micro sim
     
  9. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Cut sim or use sim adapter. Many carriers transfer contacts for you, call your local store.

    You've been provided with a few potential solutions, research further and try.
     
  10. chele519 macrumors regular

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    I exported mine to outlook and created vcards, then synced them thru icloud. I found instructions online somewhere.
     
  11. pick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Gmail sync not available in uk, orange in uk won't do it. not going to cut sim incase i make a b??lls of it.further research needed.
     

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