Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Sync with Blackberry Contacts

Before Android smartphones dominate the market, you may have been familiar with the Blackberry smartphone. The ability to send and receive email at that time, as well as the Blackberry Messenger services (BBM) make this smartphone to get their own place. Now, when the smartphone market flooded with Android phones, lot of Blackberry users decide to migrate to Android smartphone, including the Samsung Galaxy SIII.

If you are one of Blackberry users who decide to migrate to the Samsung Galaxy SIII, you might also want to migrate the data from your Blackberry to your shiny Samsung Galaxy SIII. One of the important data you might want to migrate is the contacts. Luckily, you can easily transfer your Blackberry contacts to your new Samsung Galaxy SIII.


How to transfer Blackberry contacts to Samsung Galaxy S3?
Basically, there are 3 steps you need to do, first of all you need to export contacts from your Blackberry as .csv file, import .csv file into Gmail contacts and followed by syncing them with your phone. Well, here they are:
Export Blackberry contacts
  1. On your computer or laptop, open the Blackberry desktop software and connect the device.
  2. Click Organizer menu in the left side of the screen.
  3. Click the Configure settings button.
  4. On the pop-up window select the Address Book option , then in the following pop up windows select ASCII exporter/importer option to generate .csv contact files as this type of file is allowed to import on the Gmail contacts.
  5. Select One way sync from device, then save the file with .csv extension to export the contact to .csv file. Select the files as the targets and the setup will finish.
  6. Now you'll see in the Organizer menu the checkbox in the left side of the Address Book option is ticked.
  7. Click the Sync button located at the bottom right corner to start exporting.
  8. Click Yes button to confirm exporting contacts.
  9. The app will count the number of contact being exported, if the number is correct then click the Yes button to finish exporting.

Import exported .csv file into Gmail contacts
  1. On your computer launch the web browser by clicking the browser icon on the desktop or access it through the Start button then all programs.
  2. On the browser address bar type gmail.com to navigate to Gmail and then sign in using your Google account associated with your device.
  3. On your Gmail, click Contacts.
  4. Click More.
  5. In the drop down menu select Import.
  6. Click Choose File to select the .csv file that you've just exported from your Blackberry.
  7. Click the Import button.
  8. Finish. Now, the .csv file has been imported into your Gmail contacts.
  9. Sign out from gmail.com

Sync Gmail contacts with the Samsung Galaxy S3
  1. On your Galaxy SIII, go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.
  3. Tap Accounts and sync.
  4. Tap your Google account.
  5. Here you can choose what you would like to sync by ticking the checkbox next to the option or you can tick all the options displayed on your screen, then tap Sync now button to synchronize the contacts.
  6. Finish. Now your imported contacts Blackberry has been synced with your Galaxy SIII.
  7. If you have not activated your Google account on your phone, then you need to activate it first to allow your phone to sync your phone with your Gmail contacts.
    See also: How to Activate Google Account on Samsung Galaxy S3

Well, by knowing these steps, now you can easily transfer your Blackberry contacts to your Samsung Galaxy SIII. So, hope this helps :)

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