How to Transfer Address Book from BlackBerry to iPhone on Mac
Transfer all contacts from Blackberry Pearl to new iPhone 5?
My uncle just upgraded from a BlackBerry to iPhone. Only problem being, as the sim cards are different, we cannot simply import all contacts from sim.
He has just under 300 contacts, so I really hope there is a simple way I can transfer the Address book from BlackBerry Pearl to the new iPhone, please tell me this is so!!
Any advice would be much appreciated.
iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.2, Blackberry import?!
With the coming of iOS 7 and possibly the new generation of iPhone, you might be getting ready to buy your new iPhone and dump the old BlackBerry. This how-to guide will help you transfer your BlackBerry contacts to your iPhone on Mac in a few easy steps.
BlackBerry to iPhone Data Transfer
SyncMate, take care of your phone and Mac synchronization, and will sync contacts and calendars for absolutely free.
To accomplish the transferring and syncing job between BlackBerry and iPhone, at first, you need to backup BlackBerry contacts to your computer; then sync address book to your iPhone from Mac, with only one free app – SyncMate.
First, Backup and transfer BlackBerry contacts to Mac:
Step 1. Download SyncMate Free edition and Install
The first to sync address book from BlackBerry to iPhone on Mac is to download the tool – SyncMate Free edition and install it on your Mac.
Step 2. Connect BlackBerry and Mac
You can transfer contacts, calendars, media files folders between BlackBerry and Mac for free via USB cable.
Click ‘Add connection’ button, which is located in the upper right corner of the main screen, and ‘Device connection Wizard’ will be invoked.
Choose ‘BlackBerry device’ connection:
Connect the device to your Mac via USB cable (choose USB drive mode). After that, the device will automatically appear in ‘Devices list’ area.
Step 3. Select transfer contacts from BlackBerry to Mac
Select ‘Contacts’ option in the left column. Then you can see the detail instructions on the main interface of the program: You can sync your Adress Book and Entourage with your Mac, other Macs, Contacts at your Windows Mobile device, Nokia phone, and Windows PC.
Choose ‘BlackBerry device to Mac’ sync direction, which allows to backup BlackBerry contacts to your Mac easily.
Then just click ‘Sync now’ button to start copying contacts from BlackBerry to Mac.
Then, Sync contacts you have backed up from BlackBerry to iPhone:
Step 4. Connect iPhone to Mac via USB
After having BlackBerry Address Book on your Mac, disconnect the BlackBerry and connect your iPhone with Mac. You can sync your iPhone with Mac via USB. And it doesn’t limit the quantity of Macs you can sync your iPhone with.
Alike the connection of BlackBerry, you can get the device info on the left column of the program. Here you can get WHAT YOU CAN SYNC: Contacts, Calendars with free edition, and Bookmarks, Media files (Music/Video/Photos), Mail notes, Stickies, Folders, and even more with Expert edition. For transferring the BACKED UP BLACKBERRY CONTACTS TO IPHONE, Free edition is totally enough.
Click ‘Contacts’ tab, then select sync direction as: This Mac < – > iPhone.
After all that settings, now just click ‘Sync now’ button to have your BlackBerry contacts on your iPhone. And of course, you can have your iPhone contacts updated with BlackBerry anytime.
Sync Even More:
SyncMate is a excellent Mac and device sync tool that is total free for syncing Contacts and Calendars in Mac and Devices. As well as a free Mac SMS reader that you can read SMS messages of your phones.
To sync more data of more devices with your Mac, you should UPDATE TO EXPERT EDITION, which offers you additional options. You can sync Safari bookmarks, Mail notes, and Entourage notes, favorite music and videos*, photos*, Stickies, Folders, and more. You can also sync data on Mac with iPhone, Nokia S40 phones, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry devices, other Macs and Windows PCs, Sony PSP, mounted storage devices, MTP devices, iPods Nano or Touch, iPads, Google, Dropbox, iCloud, Yahoo! accounts. And auto-sync is possible with the ‘AutoSync’ plugin.
Moreover, your devices can be mounted as additional Mac disk and the content can be browsed from Mac with ‘Mount disk’ Plugin.
OK! That’s all the process of transferring Address Book from BlackBerry to your iPhone 5 / 4S on Mac. One application is enough. And the most important is: this solution is totally free!
NOTE: This BlackBerry contacts to iPhone transfer solution is just for Mac users. If you’re a Windows PC user, you can turn to this guide: sync BlackBerry with iPhone.