If you’ve been using a BlackBerry device for quite a while and you’ve finally decided to ditch it in favor of an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, then you’re in luck, because today we’re going to tell you all the steps that you will need to take in order to transfer all the data from your iPhone 6 to iPhone 6 Plus.
iOS 8 came with many new features, which made a lot of BlackBerry 10 smartphone users to ditch their devices for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Let’s not forget that these flagships have more powerful specs than any BlackBerry smartphone, and it’s easy to understand why anyone would want to buy either the iPhone 6, or the phablet version.
It is good to know that there is an easy way to transfer calendars, contacts and many more via a cloud service. For example, in case you are using Gmail on your BB10 device, then your address book and calendar will be very easy to transfer to the iOS via iCloud.
In case your contacts are either the ones from Twitter or Facebook, then you should know that iOS will allow you to bring all your friends into the default Contacts application.
Using Third Party Applications
If you don’t trust iCloud or Google, then there is an alternative: you can use third party applications such as InTouch. With this application, you will be able to upload and restore content between devices. However, it is always better to use Google or iCloud instead of a third party application because of safety reasons.
As for the music, pictures and other files, it is good to know that you can use native applications such as DropBox, Box or Google Drive.
Keep in mind that Box application will even offer automatic uploads for the BlackBerry 10, which makes it easier to get all your pictures into the cloud. You will just need to download the application for iOS and you will have access to all of your media files that you’ve uploaded from your BlackBerry 10 device.
In case you don’t want your data to be saved on the cloud, you can use the BlackBerry Link to transfer contacts from your BlackBerry to your computer. In case you are using this feature regularly, then there is a high chance that all your data is already saved and you can import it to your iOS device using iTunes.
Using the BlackBerry Link
First of all, download and install the BlackBerry Link application on your BlackBerry 10 device. After that, plug the BlackBerry 10 device into your computer, using an USB cable. Then click on the arrow from the Tab (located at the bottoms side) and under Synchronization select “Set Up Contact Syncing”. In case your computer is running on Windows OS, you will need to select the Outlook application or the Mac Contacts application, in case your computer runs on Mac OS.
You can do the same for Calendar syncing, but when it comes to music, videos and pictures you will need to handle them using the BlackBerry Link application, only that they will be backed up to iTunes.
To do this, connect your BlackBerry to your computer using an USB cable and click the gear icon from the top-right side. After that, make sure that you are monitoring the same directory as the iTunes music, videos and pictures libraries. At the same time, you will need to make sure that under the device tab, all of the content types you want to import are checked and finally select the “Backup Now” button.
HINT: You can simply copy the files manually, without using the BlackBerry Link. To do this, just connect the BlackBerry to your computer and manually copy the files from your mobile device to your computer. After that, you can move the files to where the iTunes application can sync up with them.
Finally, use the iTunes application to get everything from your computer to your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus or whatever iOS device you own.
Install iTunes on your mobile device and sign into your Apple ID account (if you don’t have one, create it!). You can use iTunes either via Wi-Fi or USB, but we suggest you to do it via an USB cable, as it is faster and more stable.
Just follow the prompts and iTunes should start getting the music, videos and pictures from your computer. Keep in mind that the contacts will be imported via the iTunes application. Now you’re done and you can say “goodbye” to your old BlackBerry 10 device!
Do you own a BlackBerry 10 device? In case you decide to buy an iOS device, will you use this article to save all your important data from your old BlackBerry 10 device?