Transfer BlackBerry Contacts to Android via Bluetooth

In this tutorial, you will learn how to transfer all your contacts from a BlackBerry phone to an Android device. Both devices will be paired using Bluetooth. This method was tested using a BlackBerry Curve and a Galaxy Tab, but the principle should remain very similar across all devices.

Activating Bluetooth on Android

  • The first step is to activate Bluetooth on your Android device.
  • Go to Settings > Wireless & networks > Bluetooth Settings. Check the box next to Bluetooth and then check the box next to Visible in order for the device to be detected by the BlackBerry.
  • Once Bluetooth is activated, it's time to pair the devices.
  • From the BlackBerry home screen, click on Options (wrench icon)> Networks and Connections > Bluetooth Connections. Turn the Bluetooth option to On.
  • Next, go to Paired Devices, click on Add a new device, and then click on Search.Your Android device should be detected.
  • Once detected, select your Android device and click on Submit to prompt your device.

Transfer Contacts via Bluetooth

  • Paired devices should now appear on your BlackBerry screen. Select your Android phone from the menu. Next, press the BlackBerry button and select Transfer contacts.
  • Authorize Bluetooth access on the Android device and wait for the transfer to be completed.

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