1. scubafan's Avatar
    My daily driver IS my Q10 but I'm trying to figure out how to switch to the Passport I bought & still have the ability to easily switch back if I can't get used to the 3 row pkb.

    1st noob question is whether I can name the Passport with the same name as the Q10 so I can use BlackBerry Link to have everything in Outlook move into it as a starting point. I haven't been able to sync with my laptop since the micro USB port died but at least I can get the majority of my calendar and contacts onto the Passport that way. I will then try using the SMS backup app to move the text threads in.

    Will this work or do I need to do something differently?

    Just my $.02, YMMV ! ;-) sent via my Q10
    02-01-19 10:06 AM
  2. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Think it uses more than the name to make sure you are securely syncing data between the correct devices. But give it a try and see.

    I'd just use Ultimate Backup, if LINK isn't an option for a Device Switch. (actually I'd use the Cloud... )
    02-01-19 11:04 AM
  3. EFats's Avatar
    Err..silly question but if your Link is working, why get complicated? Just backup your entire Q10 and restore it onto the Passport. It can have a different name.

    That's what I do with all my BB10 devices, everything gets moved as far as I recall. Email settings, calendar, the whole bit.

    After that I just swap the same SIM between my Q10 and Passport whenever I feel like it.

    Posted via CB10
    02-01-19 01:59 PM
  4. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Err..silly question but if your Link is working, why get complicated? Just backup your entire Q10 and restore it onto the Passport. It can have a different name.

    That's what I do with all my BB10 devices, everything gets moved as far as I recall. Email settings, calendar, the whole bit.

    After that I just swap the same SIM between my Q10 and Passport whenever I feel like it.

    Posted via CB10
    He said the USB port died (Classic)... I assume all he has in LINK is wireless sync data, but no current backups.
    02-01-19 02:29 PM
  5. scubafan's Avatar
    Err..silly question but if your Link is working, why get complicated? Just backup your entire Q10 and restore it onto the Passport. It can have a different name.

    That's what I do with all my BB10 devices, everything gets moved as far as I recall. Email settings, calendar, the whole bit.

    After that I just swap the same SIM between my Q10 and Passport whenever I feel like it.

    Posted via CB10
    Thanks for the thought, I really wish that I could! I can't sync the Q10 anymore because the micro USB port died. Before that happened I was able to sync every few days to a week to my windows 7/64 pc. I tried setting up a Bluetooth connection with the pc but link doesn't see it for some reason. Otherwise I'd be set...

    Just my $.02, YMMV ! ;-) sent via my Q10
    02-04-19 05:00 AM
  6. Shrikant Somani's Avatar
    If USB port is dead then how u charge ur phone on? Daily basis

    Posted via CB10
    02-06-19 05:09 AM
  7. Ragbert's Avatar
    The Q10 has a removable battery. I suspect he keeps an extra charged battery handy and then swaps them when the installed battery gets low. I really miss that feature since I moved from my Q10 to a Classic.

    If USB port is dead then how u charge ur phone on? Daily basis

    Posted via CB10


    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    02-06-19 07:40 AM
  8. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    It's one reason I've converted over to wireless charging mostly... don't won't to wear out my USB port.
    02-06-19 11:08 AM
  9. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    Thanks for the thought, I really wish that I could! I can't sync the Q10 anymore because the micro USB port died. Before that happened I was able to sync every few days to a week to my windows 7/64 pc. I tried setting up a Bluetooth connection with the pc but link doesn't see it for some reason. Otherwise I'd be set...

    Just my $.02, YMMV ! ;-) sent via my Q10
    +1 for Ultimate Backup. Backup everything to the SD card, transfer card to Passport, restore. Easy peasy.
    02-06-19 08:37 PM
  10. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    If USB port is dead then how u charge ur phone on? Daily basis

    Posted via CB10
    Very carefully.......
    02-06-19 08:54 PM
  11. the_boon's Avatar
    It's one reason I've converted over to wireless charging mostly... don't won't to wear out my USB port.
    Or you could just charge via cable and have the wireless be there as a backup in case the port ever fails
    02-06-19 10:26 PM
  12. scubafan's Avatar
    Yes, I have two spare batteries and an external charger. All from Amazon. The charger can handle any cellphone, camera or other similar battery. For not being QC 3.0 or even QC 2.0 it charges faster than using the 2.4A charger I have for other gadgets did. I never have to wait tethered to the wall or even my 12,000 mAh portable USB battery. While I plan to use the wireless charging whenever possible to reduce wear and tear on the micro USB port I'm really going to miss the "instant" recharging.

    Just my $.02, YMMV ! ;-) sent via my Q10
    02-07-19 05:38 AM
  13. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Or you could just charge via cable and have the wireless be there as a backup in case the port ever fails
    Need the port for other things... like PC Backups with Smart Switch or when in a hurry and need to do a quick charger from time to time...
    02-07-19 07:07 AM
  14. Ragbert's Avatar
    +2 for Ultimate Backup and Ditto. Fantastic app. You can also back up to .csv format and import to Excel or any other database program on your PC.

    +1 for Ultimate Backup. Backup everything to the SD card, transfer card to Passport, restore. Easy peasy.


    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    02-07-19 07:58 AM
  15. Ragbert's Avatar
    Unfortunately the Q10 doesn't support wireless charging.

    It's one reason I've converted over to wireless charging mostly... don't won't to wear out my USB port.


    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    02-07-19 08:01 AM
  16. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Unfortunately the Q10 doesn't support wireless charging.





    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    Yes unfortunate....

    Just pointing out the advantage of that feature on most modern phones today.

    I also had two PlayBooks, both of them had bad USB ports that were replaced under warranty. Thankfully the PlayBook too had another means of charging, and I took advantage of that after those replacements.
    02-07-19 08:19 AM
  17. Ragbert's Avatar
    The dock! :-D

    Yes unfortunate....

    Just pointing out the advantage of that feature on most modern phones today.

    I also had two PlayBooks, both of them had bad USB ports that were replaced under warranty. Thankfully the PlayBook too had another means of charging, and I took advantage of that after those replacements.


    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    02-09-19 03:41 PM
  18. scubafan's Avatar
    Unfortunately the Q10 doesn't support wireless charging.





    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    I meant that one reason I'm going to try the Passport is because IT has wireless charging in the AT&T version I bought.

    Just my $.02, YMMV ! ;-) sent via my Q10
    02-10-19 02:24 PM
  19. Ragbert's Avatar
    Gotcha. :-)

    I meant that one reason I'm going to try the Passport is because IT has wireless charging in the AT&T version I bought.

    Just my $.02, YMMV ! ;-) sent via my Q10


    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    02-10-19 10:04 PM
  20. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    The dock! :-D





    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    I didn't have a dock.... just the charger that used the magnetic contacts.
    02-18-19 07:17 AM
  21. Ragbert's Avatar
    That's what I meant. :-) I called it a dock because you "dock" the device directly into it, instead of inserting a charging cord into the device.

    I didn't have a dock.... just the charger that used the magnetic contacts.


    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    02-18-19 01:29 PM
  22. scubafan's Avatar
    There is really a dock or magnetic connection for the Passport like on my old BlackBerry 9000?? That would give me much faster charging than the Qi wireless would yet still avoid wear & tear on the micro SD port... or did I misunderstand that the post references to a different model?

    Just my $.02, YMMV ! ;-) sent via my Q10
    02-20-19 06:39 AM
  23. scubafan's Avatar
    Quick question, when I bought the (supposed to be new) used Passport I created a new BlackBerry World account since I wasn't sure if it would mess with the one for my Q10. But since I am now planning to try to xfer everything from the Q10 to it, I figured that it'll be easier to factory reset 1st & then log it into my actual BlackBerry ID & then open BlackBerry World to download the apps. Does this make sense?

    Second, if I name it the same as the Q10 will BlackBerry World automatically put all the apps I currently have on the Q10 into the Passport or will I have to install them one by one?

    Just my $.02, YMMV ! ;-) sent via my Q10
    02-20-19 06:45 AM
  24. Ragbert's Avatar
    We were discussing the PlayBook at that point. You can charge a PlayBook with one of those magnetic bases, yes. I've never had a Passport, so I don't know if the same thing exists for charging one. (Sorry for the confusion!)

    There is really a dock or magnetic connection for the Passport like on my old BlackBerry 9000?? That would give me much faster charging than the Qi wireless would yet still avoid wear & tear on the micro SD port... or did I misunderstand that the post references to a different model?

    Just my $.02, YMMV ! ;-) sent via my Q10


    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    02-20-19 07:50 AM
  25. Ragbert's Avatar
    By "new BBW account" do you mean BBID? If you plan to replace the Q10 with the Passport, you don't need a new BBID. Log into the Passport with your Q10's BBID and then go to BBW and look under "My Apps". Everything you had on your Q10 should be there and you can re-download them to the Passport. Both devices use the BB10 OS so you don't need a new BBID unless you want them both being used at the same time.

    Also you can use the Content Transfer app or Device Switch (both also in BBW) to simply transfer everything from your Q10 to your Passport in one fell swoop. I used Device Switch to go from my Q10 to a Classic. It walks you through the process, and was pretty easy.

    One thing I also did before switching: make sure both devices are using the latest OS version available to you. Having them both up to date there will help everything else run a lot more smoothly. I have 10.3.3.3204 on both devices now. (Remember, you can't go back to 10.3.2 once you upgrade to 10.3.3)

    Quick question, when I bought the (supposed to be new) used Passport I created a new BlackBerry World account since I wasn't sure if it would mess with the one for my Q10. But since I am now planning to try to xfer everything from the Q10 to it, I figured that it'll be easier to factory reset 1st & then log it into my actual BlackBerry ID & then open BlackBerry World to download the apps. Does this make sense?

    Second, if I name it the same as the Q10 will BlackBerry World automatically put all the apps I currently have on the Q10 into the Passport or will I have to install them one by one?

    Just my $.02, YMMV ! ;-) sent via my Q10


    Posted with my Classic, SQC100-3/10.3.3.3204
    02-20-19 08:08 AM

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