Content Transfer now moves SMS and email accounts to your Priv from other Android phones

BlackBerry has just updated their Content Transfer app for Android — it can now backup and transfer your text messages and email accounts from other Android smartphones to the BlackBerry Priv. It also now supports transferring data from a BlackBerry 7 smartphone, so if you're coming from an older device, you'll also be able to transfer your tasks and email accounts over to the Priv.

Here is a full changelog of what is new in this latest update.

  • You can transfer text messages (SMS) and Email accounts from an Android device to your BlackBerry device powered by Android
  • You can transfer tasks and Email accounts from a BlackBerry 7 device to your BlackBerry device powered by Android
  • A progress indicator shows you approximately how long the transfer will take
  • If you use a media card or Google Drive to transfer your content, you can see how much space is available on your media card or Google Drive

Content Transfer's definitely a handy app to aid in switching from another smartphone to the BlackBerry Priv. I used it myself when I switched from the Passport Silver Edition to the Priv, and it transferred my content without issue. Adding email account settings and text messages to the list is just gravy.

Learn more / Download Content Transfer app for BlackBerry from Google Play

Learn more / Download Content Transfer from BlackBerry World