A Full Guide to Transfer from BlackBerry to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus)

So you're looking for a new phone and are torn between Blackberry and iPhone? Just upgrade BlackBerry to the iPhone, but have difficulty in transferring content from BlackBerry to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus)? Find it hard to adjust iPhone from having BlackBerry for a long time, especially for excellent BlackBerry messenger? Whatever the situation is, I'm sure you will find what you want after reading this article. Here some easy ways for you to transfer data from Blackberry to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus), including music, photos, videos, contacts etc. With MobileTrans, it is easy to transfer contacts from Blackberry to iphone. Try it free.

Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone

After comparison, you want to ditch your old BlackBerry for an iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus), but stuck at the content transfer? Don't worry. It's not a big deal as along as you have made a backup of your BlackBerry to the computer with the BlackBerry® Desktop Software. In this part, I'd like to show you how to transfer contacts and SMS from BlackBerry backup file to iPhone by MobileTrans Phone Transfer. MobileTrans is one click to transfer data from Blackberry to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus).

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How to Transfer Contacts and Text Messages from BlackBerry to iPhone

Step 1. Backup your BlackBerry with BlackBerry® Desktop Software

In order to transfer contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone, firstly install the BlackBerry® Desktop Software on the computer. Run it and use USB cable to connect your BlackBerry to computer. When your BlackBerry is recognized and shown in the window, click "Back up now" to backup your personal data on your BlackBerry to computer.

Note: Skip the step when you have made the backup already. Additionally, iTunes should be installed on the computer to guarantee the Wondershare MobileTrans work properly.

BlackBerry to iPhone-select device mode

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer

Download and install the BlackBerry to iPhone data transfer software on the computer. Use an Apple USB cable to get your iPhone connected. In the primary window, go to the Restore from Backup mode and click it. In its menu, select "BlackBerry backup file".

BlackBerry to iPhone-select device mode

Step 3. Transfer SMS and contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus)

After recognized, your iPhone appears in the window. On the left side, click the inverted triangle to show the pull-down list. Select "BlackBerry backup file". Then, all backup files you have ever made with BlackBerry® Desktop Software are listed out.

BlackBerry to iPhone-connect devices to computer

Select your wanted ones. As you see, contacts and SMS are ticked. If you just want to transfer contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone, you need to uncheck "SMS". To transfer both, you can directly click "Start Transfer".

BlackBerry to iPhone-connect devices to computer

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Part 2. BlackBerry Apps for iPhone

Finally, you manage to switch BlackBerry to an iPhone, but don't want to leave any salient apps on your BlackBerry behind, including BlackBerry Messager app, BlackBerry Ringtone app and more. However, apps on BlackBerry phone are totally different from those on the iPhone, how can you continue to use your favorite apps on BlackBerry phone? Don't worry. Here, I show you some troubleshooting, I hope it can help you.

1. BlackBerry messenger for iPhone

BlackBerry Messenger, BBM for short, is an instant messaging app for BlackBerry devices. With it, you're able to keep close touch with your families and friends. It gives you the power to send instant messages with video, voice note and photos and make voice call for free. Feel joy to use this app and don't want to leave it behind after switching from BlacBerry to iPhone? Don't worry. You can use the BlackBerry messenger on iPhone without any question.

BlackBerry to iPhone-instant messaging apps for iphone and blackberry

2. BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone downloading

To download BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone, you can open iTunes and connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable. On the left sidebar, click "iTunes Store" > "App Store". Search it and download it to iTunes Library. Then, click your iPhone to show its control panel. Click "Apps" tab and install it to your iPhone.

BlackBerry to iPhone-messenger apps for blackberry and iphone

3. BlackBerry Messenger alternatives for iPhone

Besides the mentioned messenger app for blackberry and iPhone, here is another popular Messenger app named WhatsApp Messenger. Whenever your 3G or WiFi is tuned on, you can use WhatsApp to text with your families and friends. It allows you to send and receive messages, photos, audio notes and video messages easily.

Besides BlackBerry Messenger and WhatsApp Messenger, there're some apps that have the similar functions to bring you and families and friends together through chat. They're Kik Messenger, ChatPlus, Touch™, Hookt, Viber.

BlackBerry to iPhone-blackberry messenger app for iphone

Part 3. BlackBerry Ringtones for iPhone

Have saved many ringtones on your old BlackBerry phone and now want to transfer to your iPhone? Unfortunately, the ringtones are .mp3 formats, which can't be directly used as ringtones on the iPhone. What can be done? Don't worry. Here is an easy way to help you out. Follow the easy steps below, and you will make it effortless to transfer data from BlackBerry to iPhone.

BlackBerry to iPhone-blackberry ringtones for iphone

Step 1. Export ringtones on a BlackBerry phone to the computer and create a folder to save them. Open iTunes and click Files to show its pull-down menu. Choose "Add Folder to Library…" Browse your computer to find the folder where the ringtones are saved and import them to iTunes Library.

BlackBerry to iPhone-blackberry ringtones on iphone

Step 2. Find the imported playlist and scroll down to select a ringtone as the one you want to use on your iPhone. Right click the ringtone and in its drop-down list choose "Get Info". In the pop-up dialog, click "Options" tab. Enter the "Start Time" and "Close Time" and tick them. Then, click "OK".

BlackBerry to iPhone-blackberry ringtones for iphone

Step 3. Right click the same ringtone for the second time and choose "Create AAC Version". BU is doing this, the customized ringtone in .m4a will show up in the playlist, . Drag and drop it to your computer.

BlackBerry to iPhone-blackberry ringtones iphone

Step 4. Try to change its extension from .m4a to .m4r. If you can't directly see the extension, you have to show the extension first. Click "Start" > "Control Panel". Scan the setting and find "Appearance and Personalization". Click it and then choose "Folder Options". In the pop-up dialog, click "View" and uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types". Click "Apply" and "OK". Then, find the exported ringtone and change its extension from .m4a to .m4r.

Part 4. BlackBerry Z10 VS BlackBerry Q10 VS iPhone 5

BlackBerry Z10 is a touchscreen smartphone, running BlackBerry OS 10. It empowers you to download apps, games, music, videos, magazines, books and more for entertainment easily. You can take photos, edit and share them with your friends effortlessly. The touchscreen keyboard quickly learns your typing style and gives you suggestions while typing to help you type fast.

BlackBerry Q10 is also a touchscreen smartphone, but it looks more traditional. It offers you physical QWERTY keyboard, which lets you type anything effortlessly. It gives you easy access to your email and apps and lets you stay close to all that's important to you. By using BBM video, you can even see anyone you want to meet and share photos via browser.

iPhone 5, the sixth generation of the iPhone, is much thinner and refined. It's also the first iPhone to run iOS 6 and use A6 process, which gives a stunning experience while using it.

Want to pick a phone among BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Z10 or iPhone 5, but still don't know which one is better, BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Z10 or iPhone 5? Look at the tablet and it will tell you what the exact differences among the three smartphones?

Comparison BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Q10 iPhone 5
Device type smartphone smartphone smartphone
OS BlackBerry OS 10 BlackBerry OS 10 iOS 6
Released date January, 2013 January, 2013 September, 2012
Dimensions 130 x 65.6 x 9 mm 119.6 x 66.8 x 10.35 mm 23.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Size 4.2 inches 3.1 inches 4 inches
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels 720 x 720 pixels 640x1136 pixels
Touchscreen Yes Yes Yes
Keyboard No QWERTY No
Processor 4.2 inches 3.1 inches 4 inches
Internal storage 16GB 16GB 16GB
Expandable storage Yes (microSD) Yes (microSD) No
Front-facing camera 2 megapixels 2 megapixels 1.2 megapixels
Rear camera 8-megapixel 8-megapixel 8-megapixel
Capacity 2 megapixels 2 megapixels 1.2 megapixels
Talk time 600 min 810 min 480 min
Standby time 18,300 min 21,312 min 13,500 min
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, etc Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00 Yes, v 4.00 Yes, v 4.00

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