1. Amiboxman's Avatar
    So my phone died recently, but before it did I was able to back up most of my contacts and other things onto my computer via BB Link. I was wondering if I could use that backup on a new device like Z30?
    11-25-14 11:06 PM
  2. crazigee's Avatar
    So my phone died recently, but before it did I was able to back up most of my contacts and other things onto my computer via BB Link. I was wondering if I could use that backup on a new device like Z30?
    Yes. When you are in Link use the option to transfer data to a new device. You'll then see options to either do it directly from another device or from a backup file.

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    11-25-14 11:13 PM
  3. pvphooman's Avatar
    I did this today. When you plug your Z30 in, link will prompt you to restore compatible data from your old device. Everything from my Z10 transferred beautifully to my Z30.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1154 CB10
    11-25-14 11:23 PM
  4. OTCHRussell's Avatar
    Yes, I just did that yesterday. I backed up my Z10, then turned on my new Z30. First I updated the software. Then I found it in link and did a restore from my saved backup.
    I have found that the only files that are backed up are the local files, so I made sure that all my contacts were saved as local files on the Z10 first. I had to do some tweaking when I was done, but it worked pretty well. I then did a new sync to my Outlook calendar, as many appointments originated there, so we're not backed up.
    If you have android apps, you are better off not backing them up. I think they work better if you reinstall them on the Z30 later.
    Happily most of my settings stayed the same, and my apps arranged themselves the same as on the Z10.
    I hope I explained it so that it makes sense
    11-25-14 11:32 PM

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