1. KR2013's Avatar
    I currently have a Z10 and just bought a Q10 which is on the way. I thought using Device Switch via BB Link will allow me to back up everything from my Z10 to the new Q10, but I am getting the feeling Device Switch will do more than just backing up data from one device to another. Can somebody please explain what would be the difference if I use Device Switch to transfer data vs. just backing up my Z10 and then Restoring the backup file to the Q10 via Link?

    Please note that I don't use BBM, and would like to use one BlackBerry ID on both devices. Do I get the app update notice from BBW on both devices with either method?

    Posted via Z10
    07-24-14 03:41 PM
  2. anon721037's Avatar
    unless both devices have the same os you wont be able to restore, so use the device switch, and you will only be able to sign into one at a time with your BBID
    Umaima_B_Dia likes this.
    07-24-14 03:43 PM
  3. KR2013's Avatar
    I currently have 10.2.1.3247 on my Z10, which I think is also the latest version available for the Q10. If I could get both on 10.2.1.3247, would the Restore be easier?

    Posted via Z10
    07-24-14 04:40 PM
  4. anon721037's Avatar
    Well the only problem is it might also transfer some bugs or glitches. It's always better to set up like new when ever you can.

    Posted via CB10
    07-24-14 04:55 PM
  5. anon721037's Avatar
    But yes it should work.

    Posted via CB10
    07-24-14 04:55 PM
  6. Umaima_B_Dia's Avatar
    unless both devices have the same os you wont be able to restore, so use the device switch, and you will only be able to sign into one at a time with your BBID
    Ouch this is why I wasn't able to restore from one Z10 to another! Now I don't remember which OS the old Z10 was on.
    07-24-14 04:59 PM
  7. FireChestApps's Avatar
    Have a look at the app "Backup Pro" if Link isn't working for you.

    Posted via CB10
    07-24-14 05:20 PM
  8. anon721037's Avatar
    Yes I will vouch for the person above I use his app and it's great,

    Posted via CB10
    07-24-14 05:30 PM
  9. KR2013's Avatar
    Have a look at the app "Backup Pro" if Link isn't working for you.

    Posted via CB10
    Backup Pro does not seem to transfer apps and settings, which is my main interest. For contacts, I have transferred them in the past by using saved vcf files which worked fine. I also just found out that I may be able to use the BlackBerry device like a hard drive when attached via USB to a laptop to save all the docs/pictures/...., and then transfer similarly to another BlackBerry device. If that's possible, then no problem. The main thing remaining is the apps/settings.

    Posted via Z10
    07-24-14 07:25 PM
  10. KR2013's Avatar
    Oh, my passwords/notes are also very important. I use both Noted and Enpass, and if I am not mistaken, both have the capability to back up the data, which I hope then I can read back into the same apps in the new device.

    Posted via Z10
    07-24-14 07:30 PM
  11. KR2013's Avatar
    Have a look at the app "Backup Pro" if Link isn't working for you.

    Posted via CB10
    Don't mind giving Backup Pro a try. It has received excellent reviews. Curious, watching the video, there was an option to backup to the device memory. How does that get transferred to a new device then? I would like to use that option if available, since don't want to use cloud services.

    Posted via Z10
    07-24-14 09:04 PM

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