1. khaled10's Avatar
    I want factory reset my Blackberry Motion so I want to take backup of all my Contacts.. How to take safe backup
    06-10-19 12:53 PM
  2. conite's Avatar
    I want factory reset my Blackberry Motion so I want to take backup of all my Contacts.. How to take safe backup
    Sync with cloud email like gmail or outlook.com.
    06-10-19 01:31 PM
  3. DanylW's Avatar
    Also, for good measure, save to SD card. Open Contacts app, tap on Settings (Gear icon) in upper right, tap on Contacts Management, tap on import/export, tap on Export to Storage. After that tap ok. The file is actually saved to your phone so you have to physically move it to your SD card. I use the cloud as @conite mentioned and SD card backup method cause I'd rather have two backups, just in case.
    06-10-19 04:59 PM
  4. FishhPoohh's Avatar
    I want factory reset my Blackberry Motion so I want to take backup of all my Contacts.. How to take safe backup
    Get out a note pad and pencil. Start writing them down. Safest way to back up your contacts
    DanylW likes this.
    06-11-19 10:28 AM
  5. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Use the built in backup features of Android...

    But I agree at this point I have all my contacts in one of three "synced" accounts, never store contact in the "on device" account.
    skilas likes this.
    06-11-19 10:30 AM
  6. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Get out a note pad and pencil. Start writing them down. Safest way to back up your contacts
    Agreed. Safest.

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    06-11-19 10:41 AM
  7. skilas's Avatar
    Use the built in backup features of Android...

    But I agree at this point I have all my contacts in one of three "synced" accounts, never store contact in the "on device" account.
    Same. I just spent the last few weeks sorting my contacts, since I have work contacts from several phones on the one device. I copied everything over to a Microsoft Outlook account. And then synced it to my Outlook on my computer. This way I can easily edit contacts from my computer
    06-11-19 12:55 PM
  8. hatchaholic's Avatar
    Also, for good measure, save to SD card. Open Contacts app, tap on Settings (Gear icon) in upper right, tap on Contacts Management, tap on import/export, tap on Export to Storage. After that tap ok. The file is actually saved to your phone so you have to physically move it to your SD card. I use the cloud as @conite mentioned and SD card backup method cause I'd rather have two backups, just in case.
    Does Export (to SD) copy to or move to?
    02-27-20 06:45 PM
  9. hatchaholic's Avatar
    More info please about import/export contacts!
    Where are they stored in the first place? SIM? I don't see in internal or SD. "Storage " refers to SD?

    If they're on the SIM can I remove the SIM to wipe the phone, then reinstall without losing this?
    03-01-20 05:28 PM
  10. DanylW's Avatar
    Does Export (to SD) copy to or move to?
    Sorry for the untimely response but I just saw this. Hopefully you got an answer to this already but just in case you didn't... it copies to the SD card. You should get a file that looks something like this "00001.vcf". The number 1 at the end may change but it should look similar to that. Hope this helps.
    bob_n_along likes this.
    05-12-20 09:06 PM
  11. joeldf's Avatar
    I just ran the backup option in the contacts app and it dumped it in internal storage. No option to chose where, and I do have an SD card.

    Of course, you can then move it wherever you want.

    This is on a Galaxy S9, but the same BlackBerry Contacts app, so it should run the same.
    05-13-20 11:02 AM
  12. ashish_BB's Avatar
    Same. I just spent the last few weeks sorting my contacts, since I have work contacts from several phones on the one device. I copied everything over to a Microsoft Outlook account. And then synced it to my Outlook on my computer. This way I can easily edit contacts from my computer
    What method did you use to sync with Outlook on your computer?
    05-14-20 01:24 AM
  13. joeldf's Avatar
    What method did you use to sync with Outlook on your computer?
    Just add the outlook.com account in Outlook as an Exchange account.
    05-14-20 09:42 AM
  14. SkiBerryDude's Avatar
    I successfully backed up my contacts to a vcf file that I transferred to my new phone. But, I've tried 4 times now, and the import fails after a few minutes. Now, I've got multiple copies of many contacts and haven't been able to import all of them.

    Does anyone know why this isn't working successfully? (it worked for me the last time I had to move to a new phone - same phone both times: Motion to Motion)

    Does anyone know how to delete all the contacts at once so I can try again without getting so many duplicates?
    08-31-20 07:32 PM
  15. mh1983's Avatar
    I successfully backed up my contacts to a vcf file that I transferred to my new phone. But, I've tried 4 times now, and the import fails after a few minutes. Now, I've got multiple copies of many contacts and haven't been able to import all of them.

    Does anyone know why this isn't working successfully? (it worked for me the last time I had to move to a new phone - same phone both times: Motion to Motion)

    Does anyone know how to delete all the contacts at once so I can try again without getting so many duplicates?
    Can you use one of the cloud sync recommendations above? Google contacts includes a tool that lets you resolve duplicates, and that way, they'll be easy to sync to a device without being tied down to that device.

    Posted via CB10
    08-31-20 07:56 PM
  16. conite's Avatar
    I successfully backed up my contacts to a vcf file that I transferred to my new phone. But, I've tried 4 times now, and the import fails after a few minutes. Now, I've got multiple copies of many contacts and haven't been able to import all of them.

    Does anyone know why this isn't working successfully? (it worked for me the last time I had to move to a new phone - same phone both times: Motion to Motion)

    Does anyone know how to delete all the contacts at once so I can try again without getting so many duplicates?
    Try importing the contacts with your computer. The web tools are generally more robust.
    08-31-20 07:57 PM
  17. SkiBerryDude's Avatar
    Thanks, all.

    My contacts were local, and not on Google or any cloud. I have some sensitive contact info that I shouldn't put on the cloud. But, I finally said F it, backed up to Cloud and imported using Google.
    09-01-20 01:38 AM

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