Transfering Contacts from Blackberry to Iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jcloud8, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Jcloud8 macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2010
    **sorry if this has been asked before**

    I am a verizon customer and will be making the switch to the iphone. Is there any way for me to transfer my contacts from my blackberry to the iphone? I do have a macbook pro, could i place them in my address book and then sync it with my iphone some how?
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    Yep, what i did is enter all my contacts that were in my previous verizon phone and manually put them in address book and have kept them all organized that way since it comes in very useful.

    Then when you get your iphone and launch itunes there will be an option to sync contacts so you may sync any you add in address book and on your phone will both be up to date each time you sync.

    I've synced them with previous iPods and my iPad the same way mentioned above and i like it alot.
  3. Jcloud8 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2010
    i figured thats what i would have to do. Is there no way to import them from my blackberry to addressbook on my mac?
  4. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
  5. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    The easiest way would be to just have a Verizon associate transfer them over for you at any store. You would of course need to have both of the phones with you when you ask them to do so. I guess whenever you go pick one up would of course be easiest unless you'd be ordering online. I'm not sure if they can do this at the Genius booth.
  6. Jcloud8 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2010
    Thanks for the replies...I just checked the verizon website and apparently the backup assistant will work.
  7. Syndrom macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2011
    What I did was export my contacts to MS Outlook with BB Desktop Manager, and then import them into your iPhone with iTunes.

    Takes about 2 minutes and works like a charm.
  8. caseyjames macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2011
    Hey thanks for the phone, will try it out on my iphone and see if its works.
  9. njaremka macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2010
    i too have a macbook pro and a blackberry. all you need to do is grab the latest version of the blackberry desktop software, and sync your blackberry contact list to the mac address book. then, i suppose, all you need to do is connect the iphone to the macbook pro and sync contacts fromt he address book to the iphone. should be a piece of cake!
  10. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    Well something I did to make all my contacts from my blackberry jump over to my iPod Touch was I just used google sync.

    Install google sync on my blackberry and then that syncs with my google account. Every contact I have on my blackberry is copies over to my google account and if I update it either on Google or my blackberry it is updated everywhere.

    To get them on my iPod was I used the exchange set up for iPod and all the contacts copies over.
  11. mjaco002 macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2009
    I had to do this when I had a blackberry two years ago and decided to switch to the iPhone...the worst part was that my blackberry's USB port was all screwed and it wouldn't let me charge the phone nor would it let me use the blackberry sync.

    What I did was I connected my blackberry to the Macbook Pro using bluetooth and then using my blackberry I transferred all my contacts using bluetooth. It had given me an option for this. All my contacts were transferred into one single vcf file and when I opened the file on my mac it just said if you wanted to transfer all contacts to your address book.

    Then when I connected my iphone all my contacts were there and ready to be synced.

    Hope this will help you
  12. mavrick1903 macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    I used a combination of a secondary profile in outlook to clean things up. and sent from Blackberry to a yahoo account created for the sole purpose of moving the contacts. so from Bbry to yahoo, cleaned them up in outlook, then passed them onto gmail to get to the phone.
  13. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2008
    from the verizon iphone faq:
  14. njaremka macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2010
    seriously, the EASIEST way to sync your contacts to a new iphone will be through your mac. going through the blackberry desktop software, you will also be able to sync any pictures, memo notes, tasks, calendar entrys, etc. to your mac, and then once everything is on the mac it will be CAKE to get them to your ihone.
  15. onepoint macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2010
    This is worked for me as well.

    First, I installed Google Sync on my Blackberry, which uploaded my contacts and calendar to my Google account.

    When I moved from the Blackberry Curve to a Samsung Captivate, the Sammy pulled down all of my Google contacts and calendar without issue once I entered my Google login/pass on the phone. I then returned the Captivate and switched to the iPhone and it worked without a hitch once again after I set up my Gmail account as a Microsoft Exchange account (instructions here).
  16. trsnrtr macrumors 6502


    Nov 21, 2009
    Central Illinois, USA
    Yes. I regularly sync my BB through the BB Desktop with my iMac, including calendars and contacts. You can also access your BB as a a device and remove any files that you need such as pics and videos.

    Once on the Mac, they are then available to all of your i devices through iTunes.

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