How to copy contacts to sim card?
I finally have my contacts synced up correctly with Windows Mail. I deleted my SIM contacts on purpose so that I could update my SIM to the current contact list. How do I copy all contacts to SIM?
- Retired Mod
07-22-2008, 11:06 PM #5
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- PIN:ky Tuscadero
Go to your address book > go to contact > press trackball >
press menu and select Copy to Sim Phone Book >
press menu again and select save.
You cannot do this en masse, only one at a time.
- CrackBerry Genius
12-15-2009, 03:05 AM #9
- 2,011 Posts
- KY AND THE BRAIN, BRAIN, BRAIN...
A SIM card entry can only contain a name and a number. There's no support for email addresses, PINs, chat client names, physical addresses, birthdates, etc. Plus there's not much storage space on a SIM card. As far as contact storage goes, it's very dated technology.
There are so many ways to keep your contacts with you or stored on-line and move/copy them onto new devices, I truly think this is not something RIM "overlooked" but more likely something they've deemed unnecessary.
This is something that gets asked a lot though, so I can't say you're alone in wanting the feature, but can you give a reason why it would be preferable to store incomplete contacts on your tiny SIM card rather than use Google Sync or Desktop Manager and keep complete contact entries backed up wherever you go?
- CrackBerry User
03-10-2010, 04:04 PM #10
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I am wanting to get my Blackberry Bold 9000 contacts over to a new Samsung Impressions phone for my husband. Any ideas how to accomplish that without copying one by one to the sim card? I have them backed up to my Desktop Manager. Any way to get them from there to the Samsung?
- 11-30-2012, 10:31 AM #12
old thread but people might still be struggling with this
I struggled for half a day to export my contacts. It was mostly due to having 2 contact lists, but only one would synch. Some of the solutions to export the contacts only worked for one of the lists. In the end I bought a 99 cent application on Blackberry App store called "contact backup". It created a VCARD file on the SD card that can be uploaded into gmail, and then you can sync your new device with that. You do need a SD card - It wouldn't create the file without it. (Actually created 2 for me - probably because I had 2 contact lists, although one file had all the contacts.) You can then connect the BB to the computer through the USB (or any sim card reader) and then just copy the file to your computer for upload to gmail or another device software.
- CrackBerry Newbie
04-25-2013, 02:20 AM #13
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