Move BB10 Data To Priv With The Help of ‘BlackBerry Content Transfer App’

Move BB10 Data To Priv With The Help of ‘BlackBerry Content Transfer App’
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As BlackBerry has switched to Android, you might be wondering how to move all your BB10 content to Priv. There is no need to worry. When there is a problem, there is a solution. And “BlackBerry Content Transfer App” is the solution this time.


With the help of the BlackBerry Content Transfer App, you can move the following data from your BB10 to Android-powered Priv:



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Text Messages






Email accounts

On your old BlackBerry phone

Before moving to Priv, you will need to set things straight on your own BB10 phone. Go to Blackberry Content Transfer App from the Blackberry World and download it. As soon as you open the app, you will be directed to the Welcome page. Tap Next. You will now be given two choices: either use Google account or Google Drive account to backup your data or use your microSD card.

If you choose any of your Google accounts for backup, enter your Google credentials and hit Allow. Now choose which data you want to save, then hit Start. Now set the password and tap Next. For microSD card, instead of choosing a Google account, select Use Another Method. Select your data backup options and tap Next. Once the phone is done with the backup, it will show you Finished. Tap on it, and you are done.

Moving on to BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Content Transfer App comes pre-loaded on Priv. Just open the app, and on the Welcome screen, tap on This Is My New Device. Follow the same procedure you followed on your BB10. If you choose to use a Google account, enter your credentials and allow permissions. For microSD card, choose Use Another Method. Now let the app search for data you have transferred from BB10. Once the data is found, tap Transfer. The app will now ask for a password. Enter the one you had set on your BB10 app. Tap Next and the transfer will begin. After transferring your data, you will also be given an option to Remove Transfer Files.

With the launch of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, Apple also introduced a similar app for Android users, “Move To iOS,” which was a failure, to be honest. But with BlackBerry making it easier for old customers to switch to the new device, the app may just serve its purpose.