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  1. Ragbert's Avatar
    ContactsImEx has been my goto BB10 app for backing up Contacts also. It does only one thing, but it does it extremely well. Simple, free, and so far, still available in BBW. Glad you found it, @Myi66081 !

    So in the end I did some searching online for the best method, and a post from Crackberry forum's turned up, this one post from a few years back, but boy was this a breeze. Can't believe I'm only bumping into this thread just now!

    Downloaded the app from the blackberry world app store, and then started the process to export all my contacts, now on a blackberry Q10/Q20 when exporting the contacts it only saves it to the device, so you have to move it to the sd card, and from there I took out the sd card and popped it into my Android device, and then you have two options either go to the folder and select that file and it will ask you where you want to import the contacts to.
    Or if you're using someone else's phone and want to save it to a specific Gmail account on the device then go into an incognito browser and then go to the contacts app on the Gmail interface or from a new tab search " Gmail Contacts " and a page for that will come up on your Android device, and from there you can label your import folder and then hit the import button ,all you need to do is find the file and Bam all your hundred or thousand of contacts are synced!

    Real simple and definitely recommended for anyone who has contacts in their local contacts which are not in the Gmail account and then merge everything on your Gmail account.
    Assuming you were successful in syncing all your contacts to your blackberry.

    And you can do the same to manually put all your contacts on your blackberry by exporting all your contacts from you Gmail account and then place them on sd card and pop it back into the blackberry and then go into the app and hit import and there you go.

    But for all future contacts to be able to sync with your Gmail account I suggest that you try to get the carddav thingy working on your blackberry!

    Thanks a ton @Ben xfg and @TrumpetTiger
    You guys are amazing and keeping the BB alive and well! Let's hope for many more years.
    And not to forget here's the post I was referring to from years back for this amazing, simple app that I used.



    Of course guys feel free to post back would love to know if you guys were successful in what I did with that app? Would love to hear feedback.


    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    03-02-20 02:05 AM
  2. Myi66081's Avatar
    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    What about your classic?
    03-02-20 02:09 AM
  3. Ragbert's Avatar
    Sorry about that! I fat-fingered the screen while I was typing and it posted nothing. I've now fixed it. ^^

    What about your classic?


    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    03-02-20 02:13 AM
  4. Myi66081's Avatar
    ContactsImEx has been my goto BB10 app for backing up Contacts also. It does only one thing, but it does it extremely well. Simple, free, and so far, still available in BBW. Glad you found it, @Myi66081 !





    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    If only I would have found this years ago! But better late than never!

    And how can I change my username to just @myi and not all those number after it? Really annoying.
    That way it's the same user name I use on other forums. Who to pm? Which mods?
    03-02-20 02:14 AM
  5. Ben xfg's Avatar
    If only I would have found this years ago! But better late than never!

    And how can I change my username to just @myi and not all those number after it? Really annoying.
    That way it's the same user name I use on other forums. Who to pm? Which mods?
    See,
    To request a user name change, email accounts@mobilenations.com with your current and requested user names. When selecting a new name, you should first go to the Member List to check if the new one you'd like is available. Use the drop down for "search members". If the new one doesn't show up in the search, it's available.
    https://forums.crackberry.com/members/list/
    03-02-20 11:33 AM
  6. Myi66081's Avatar
    See,
    Gotchya I see that one is taken, but never been used that account.

    Anyways now I'm back in my contacts on my BB and I see 3x every contact, not again.
    Let me try to merge all contacts on my Gmail account and then remove it from my BlackBerry and then resync all the contacts.
    Let's hope it works!
    03-02-20 12:04 PM
  7. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    So in the end I did some searching online for the best method, and a post from Crackberry forum's turned up, this one post from a few years back, but boy was this a breeze. Can't believe I'm only bumping into this thread just now!

    Downloaded the app from the blackberry world app store, and then started the process to export all my contacts, now on a blackberry Q10/Q20 when exporting the contacts it only saves it to the device, so you have to move it to the sd card, and from there I took out the sd card and popped it into my Android device, and then you have two options either go to the folder and select that file and it will ask you where you want to import the contacts to.
    Or if you're using someone else's phone and want to save it to a specific Gmail account on the device then go into an incognito browser and then go to the contacts app on the Gmail interface or from a new tab search " Gmail Contacts " and a page for that will come up on your Android device, and from there you can label your import folder and then hit the import button ,all you need to do is find the file and Bam all your hundred or thousand of contacts are synced!

    Real simple and definitely recommended for anyone who has contacts in their local contacts which are not in the Gmail account and then merge everything on your Gmail account.
    Assuming you were successful in syncing all your contacts to your blackberry.

    And you can do the same to manually put all your contacts on your blackberry by exporting all your contacts from you Gmail account and then place them on sd card and pop it back into the blackberry and then go into the app and hit import and there you go.

    But for all future contacts to be able to sync with your Gmail account I suggest that you try to get the carddav thingy working on your blackberry!

    Thanks a ton @Ben xfg and @TrumpetTiger
    You guys are amazing and keeping the BB alive and well! Let's hope for many more years.
    And not to forget here's the post I was referring to from years back for this amazing, simple app that I used.



    Of course guys feel free to post back would love to know if you guys were successful in what I did with that app? Would love to hear feedback.
    You're quite welcome myi! I'll be here serving the faithful (as I'm able given life events) until they ban me....and even then I'll be on the Blackberry Phoenix subreddit.
    Myi66081 likes this.
    03-02-20 03:46 PM
  8. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Gotchya I see that one is taken, but never been used that account.

    Anyways now I'm back in my contacts on my BB and I see 3x every contact, not again.
    Let me try to merge all contacts on my Gmail account and then remove it from my BlackBerry and then resync all the contacts.
    Let's hope it works!
    I have had this happen to me if I delete and re-add my account too quickly, and it doesn't seem to rectify itself either. I agree though to first merge all duplicates in your Google account (preferably on a desktop), then delete the account from your device, wait until no contacts remain on device, and only then re-add the account.
    Myi66081 likes this.
    03-02-20 04:59 PM
  9. popeye4krish's Avatar
    Thank u so much Ben. this post has helped me in contact sync. Thanks a lot. This link works well for BB passport for syncing google contacts.
    04-10-20 12:46 AM
  10. ozangil's Avatar
    Bro! I can't thank you enough! i was about to go crazy!
    04-20-20 02:20 AM
  11. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Bro! I can't thank you enough! i was about to go crazy!
    Cool. Glad it's still working.
    04-20-20 04:23 PM
  12. bscroggie's Avatar
    14 May 2020 - followed the instruction from Ben xfg to get my Google contacts to synch to my Z10 again.
    The process worked as described ( I was using two step verification, make sure that an app password is generated and used) . Thanks you for the writeup.
    Ben xfg likes this.
    05-14-20 11:48 AM
  13. choesli's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I tried the method posted by Ben xfg but I do not have a gsuite (personal google account). I don't think it is possible to turn on "less secure apps" in this case? I have 2FA turned on but am using the app password. I still get the error message "An unexpected problem occurred. Some features may not be working correctly." I should note that my e-mail syncs just fine and my calendar and contacts only started having issues about 1 week ago. I hope there are still kind souls willing to help. I've also contacted google support as I do pay for extra storage with them.
    06-21-20 02:44 AM
  14. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I tried the method posted by Ben xfg but I do not have a gsuite (personal google account). I don't think it is possible to turn on "less secure apps" in this case? I have 2FA turned on but am using the app password. I still get the error message "An unexpected problem occurred. Some features may not be working correctly." I should note that my e-mail syncs just fine and my calendar and contacts only started having issues about 1 week ago. I hope there are still kind souls willing to help. I've also contacted google support as I do pay for extra storage with them.
    If you are making double sure that you're following all the steps correctly, and have the correct information in all the fields then I'm not sure what to say.
    Make sure there are no unconfirmed security alerts active, and sign out of browsers on your device.
    Other than that just keep trying I guess.
    choesli likes this.
    06-21-20 08:42 AM
  15. choesli's Avatar
    Well, I don't know what changed since yesterday, but I re-started my phone, generated a new app password and then immediately tried again and it worked this time (I don't know what I did differently because yesterday I had already tried several times with two different app passwords making sure to dot all the "i"s). In the meantime, someone from google also go back to me - I'm not sure if they did something behind the scenes... In any case, contacts issue now seems to be fixed! @Ben xfg I owe you a virtual beer.
    06-21-20 12:04 PM
  16. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Well, I don't know what changed since yesterday, but I re-started my phone, generated a new app password and then immediately tried again and it worked this time (I don't know what I did differently because yesterday I had already tried several times with two different app passwords making sure to dot all the "i"s). In the meantime, someone from google also go back to me - I'm not sure if they did something behind the scenes... In any case, contacts issue now seems to be fixed! @Ben xfg I owe you a virtual beer.
    Cheers!

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