How to switch from another Android device to the BlackBerry KEYone

If you want to transfer your data from another Android device to your new, Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone, you can use the BlackBerry Content Transfer app.

Getting Started

Before getting started with the BlackBerry Content Transfer app, it's important to know what can and cannot be transferred using this process. You can transfer the following types of data that are saved in the storage space on your previous Android device:

  • Contacts
  • Calendar events
  • Pictures (non-DRM)
  • Videos (non-DRM)
  • Music
  • SMS text messages (The BlackBerry Content Transfer app transfers up to 3500 of your latest text messages.)
  • Documents (Android version 4.4 or later)
  • Email accounts (The BlackBerry Content Transfer app detects the accounts on your previous device and prompts you to enter the passwords for each account on your new device.)

In order to transfer any data, you must have the BlackBerry Content Transfer app downloaded onto your previous Android device as well as your BlackBerry KEYone. BlackBerry KEYone comes with it preloaded, and the Android version can be downloaded here.

Transfer data using Google Drive

Before you begin: You must add a Google account to your new device. In Settings, tap Accounts > Add account > Google, and follow the prompts.

  1. On your new device, open the BlackBerry Content Transfer app, and then tap This is my new device.
  2. Tap Next again, and then choose the Google account that you want to use for the transfer.

  1. On your previous device, open the BlackBerry Content Transfer app, and then This is my previous device.
  2. On your previous device, then tap Next, then choose the Google account you want to use for the transfer.
  3. On your previous device, select the type of data that you want to transfer to your new device, and then tap Start.
  4. On your previous device, on the Create password screen, do the following:
  • To protect your data, enter a password. Enter the password again, and then tap Next.

  1. On your new device, open the BlackBerry Content Transfer app, and then tap This is my new device, then tap Next
  2. Then choose the Google account you used for the transfer. BlackBerry Content Transfer will find the files from your old device and let you know Transfer files available
  3. Tap on Transfer to begin transferring your files.

Keep in mind, during this process you may be prompted for the password that you created earlier to transfer files. Additionally, you may also be asked for your email account passwords if you decided to transfer those.

After your data is transferred to your new device, you can delete your data from Google Drive. Tap Remove transfer files.

The method above is one of the most reliable ways of transferring your content when using the BlackBerry Content Transfer app. Keep in mind, though, there are multiple third-party options available for moving your content available on the Google Play Store.

BlackBerry KEYone


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BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.


Width Height Thickness
5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption

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