Copy Contact to SIM card

If you're like me and switch devices a lot, you may find yourself losing contacts in your address book from time to time. This doesn't happen as much as it used to thanks to the many sync options on BlackBerry however. If you want to be sure you carry your contacts along when you switch devices, simply save them to your SIM card and they'll always be with you. Unfortunately there is no decent way to copy all of your contacts over to your SIM at once, so you'll have to do it one by one for each contact. The process is super easy and will only take you a few clicks, so keep reading and see how to make it happen!

How to save a contact to your SIM card

Keep in mind that older CDMA devices that don't use a SIM card won't be able to do any of this.

  • To copy a contact to your SIM card, first find the contact in your address book.
  • Press the Menu key, then select View
  • Highlight the phone number you want to add your to SIM phone book, then press the Menu key and choose Copy to SIM Phone Book.
  • Fill out the info on the next screen. Feel free to change/edit the name or add another number or email address. You can choose to have the contact hidden so you'll need a password to view it as well. 
  • When you're all done, press the Menu key again and choose Save.
  • Repeat for any other contacts.

That's it! Your contacts are now safe and sound on your SIM card. Just remember that if you for some reason switch SIMs, your contacts will stay with the old one. Thankfully, copying contacts back from your SIM to your address book is much easier as it lets you copy them all at once.

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