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Hello again readers! Dear Berry is here once again with a mailbag full of BlackBerry questions and woes. Today's question comes from Alex who asks:
I've been using the Q10 for a while, and am now in need of sending it in for service. During it's absence, I'll have access to pre-BB 10 devices, but no BB 10 ones (among other devices, I have a Bold 9900 I can use while it's out for repair). I am wondering if there's a way to transfer all the information (SMS, e-mails, BBMs, etc.) to the BB 7 device, as I seem to only be finding information on using device xfer wizard between pre-BB 10 devices, or pre-BB to BB 10, but nothing for having a BB 10 device as the source device.
For right now as I know you are looking to send your device in for repair, I wanted to give you a brief overview. As of now BlackBerry 10 data cannot be transferred to a BB7 smartphone using BlackBerry Link. You could synchronize your contacts and calendar to Microsoft Outlook on the PC or Mac through Link and then use Desktop Manager to synchronize back to the Bold 9900.
I have come up with alternatives if this is not an option for you.
How to transfer contacts from the Z10 to 9900 via Bluetooth
I for one would like to see BlackBerry Link and the Device Switch app have the capability of switching both ways. However, until that day arrives there are multiple ways of going back and forth between the two in case something happens as it did in this case. The ones listed above are just a few ways in which you can do so. Of course, this does not count devices that are activated through their company's IT administrator.
Anyone have experiencing switching back and forth from legacy to BlackBerry 10? Let us know some of your tricks and tips in the comments below.
See you next time!
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