1. Y. Z.'s Avatar
    Hi All

    Just got my BB z10 yesterday, super excited I wanted to know how I can transfer my Contacts from the BB 8520 to the z10?
    I will download BB Link later...(have been trying to dl a Auto loader for abt 4 hrs now ) but I wanted to know will BB Link work with BB 8520? I doubt it, so asking the forum for advice. Thanking All in advance for the replies, Peace
    09-04-15 11:43 AM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    You will download Link later because Link is the solution to your question: The Device Switch option.

    How will it work with the 8520? It won't. It's for BB10/PlayBook only.
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    09-04-15 11:50 AM
  3. Y. Z.'s Avatar
    Thanks for your answer diegonei . So, if I understand you correctly : "Link is the solution to your question"...but you say that it wont work for the BB 8520. So then how am I supposed to transfer my contacts from BB 8520 to BB z10?....confused at your answer. Thanks
    Last edited by Y. Z.; 09-04-15 at 12:19 PM.
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    09-04-15 12:08 PM
  4. diegonei's Avatar
    Thanks for your answer. So, if I understand you correctly : "Link is the solution to your question"...but you say that it wont work for the BB 8520. SO then how am I supposed to transfer my contact from BB 8520 to BB z10?....confused at your answer. Thanks
    Just install Link and follow the Device Switch. It IS the answer.

    And Link will NOT work with Legacy devices. It is NOT made for Legacy devices. It's made for BB10. Legacy devices use BB Desktop Software. Coincidentally, BB10 devices won't work with BB Desktop Software.

    So if you want something to work with the 8520, you'll keep Desktop Software in the PC.

    If you want something to work with the Z10, you'll keep Link in the PC.

    If you want something to work with a PlayBook, yay for opitions, use either. But my two original stamements are not mutually exclusive.
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    09-04-15 12:12 PM
  5. Y. Z.'s Avatar
    Hi All,

    Problem still not resolved ; Need help.

    Please tell me how I can transfer my Contacts from BB 8520 to BB z10.
    Thanks in advance for the replies. Peace
    09-07-15 02:47 AM
  6. arnavmadhav's Avatar
    I don't think you can because as explained by diegonei above BlackBerry 10 devices will work on BlackBerry Link while the legeacy devices will not on the other hand BlackBerry legacy devices will work on blackberry desktop software but the BlackBerry 10 devices will not. So in my opinion you cannot transfer.

    Posted via BlackBerry Z30STA100-2/10.2.1.3442
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    09-07-15 05:43 AM
  7. diegonei's Avatar
    You can transfer... Either with the device or a backup from it, and you use Link to get it done.

    OP, just give it a try, open Link, hit device switch and follow the step by step...
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    09-07-15 12:56 PM
  8. Y. Z.'s Avatar
    Thanks diegonei and everybody else for the advice. I have successfully transferred my Contacts from BB 8520 to BB z10 using BB Link.
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    09-08-15 01:29 PM
  9. Y. Z.'s Avatar
    Just some pointers for those who might be doing the same, using BB Link :

    1. Both phones need to have a SIM in them.
    2. Use the old SIM in the Old phone.
    3. Make sure new phone can log into your Gmail/Yahoo account, this is necessary during the transfer.

    Good Luck, Peace
    diegonei likes this.
    09-09-15 01:21 PM
  10. diegonei's Avatar
    SIM are not needed... At least weren't back when I used DeviceSwitch... Anyway, glad you got it sorted!
    09-15-15 02:49 PM

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