How to transfer contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone?

If you own a BlackBerry and looking for a new smartphone, iPhone or a Android mobile is sure your best choice. iOS and Android are the two most successful mobile OS in the world. Switching phones could be a pain, as you have so much data stored at the old mobile phone. It is not easy to transfer them over from an old mobile to a new one, especially when you move from a different mobile OS to a new OS, such as from BlackBerry to iOS or move contacts from BlackBerry to Samsung. In this post, we will share with those who are about to transfer from BlackBerry to iPhone an easier solution to transfer over their contacts, text messages, calendars, photos, videos, etc. No Outlook or iTunes needed, equally easy for both Mac and PC users.

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How to transfer contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone?

To migrate your phone numbers and contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone, you need to: 1) back up BlackBerry data to computer; 2) restore BlackBerry backup to iPhone. We will break down to the details with screenshots below.

Step 1. Backup BlackBerry contacts to computer
The first thing you will need is to install BlackBerry Desktop software. It is the official data management and transfer tool for BlackBerry, free to download for both PC and Mac. Many BlackBerry users should have already installed it on their computer.  If not, you can download it below.

Once you connect your BlackBerry to computer, the BlackBerry Desktop software will recognize the device and offer you the backup option. See below screenshot.

backup blackberry contacts to computer

Click Back up now button and follow the on-screen tips to back up your mobile data from BlackBerry to computer. You can choose a custom or quick backup, if you are not sure, simply do a full backup so all data will be exported from BlackBerry to your computer.

Step 2. Restore BlackBerry contacts to iPhone

There are several third party software can do this. We recommend Mobile Transfer, a professional mobile data transfer software for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, etc. Transferring contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone using it is very intuitive and fast. You can download it below.

Run the Mobile Transfer, you will get a screen like this.

mobile transfer main interface

Choose the “Restore From Backups” option from the main screen of this mobile transfer software.

This data transfer program can automatically detect any available mobile backups on your computer. It is able to extract contacts from BlackBerry backup and other compatible data as well. Just select your latest BlackBerry backup, then select contacts or other files types to copy from BlackBerry backup to iPhone, after that click the Start Copy button to migrate your BlackBerry contacts or other selected files to iPhone.

transfer contacts from Blackberry backup to iphone

Note this mobile transfer application can not only transfer contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone, but also other files such as SMS text messages, videos, photos, music, calendars and so on. For example, it can help you transfer Photos Videos from Android to iPhone, transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone and many more. It is a all-in-one mobile data transfer you can use to transfer from BlackBerry to iPhone. Major iPhone models and iOS versions are compatible, such as iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iOS 7, iOS 8, etc.

Now download the mobile contacts transfer tool to export contacts from your old BlackBerry smartphone and import them to your new iPhone. If you use any other solutions, how do you transfer blackberry contacts to iPhone? Share with us your experience in the comment area below.