How to Transfer Contacts to Blackberry

By Ryan Mooney

BlackBerry phones allow you to manage your phone book. Manually entering contacts time and again into the BlackBerry can be a tedious process. However, you can transfer contacts in order to speed the process. You can transfer contacts from your Outlook program or you can transfer contacts that are saved to your SIM card.

Things You'll Need

  • USB Cable
  • BlackBerry desktop software

Transfer Contacts from Computer

Step 1

Make sure that you have installed the Desktop Manager computer software for BlackBerry Internet E-mail (BIE). If you need to install, see Section 3 below.

Step 2

Connect your BlackBerry to the PC with the USB cable.

Step 3

Click the icon for the BlackBerry Desktop software on your computer (if there is no icon, go to "Start > Programs > BlackBerry Desktop Manager.")

Step 4

Click the menu option for "Synchronize."

Step 5

Select the check box to "Synchronize organizer data," which will copy your Outlook contacts.

Step 6

Select "Synchronize Now" and make sure that the synchronization progress window appears.

Step 7

Verify that the progress window closes when you are done transferring contacts.

Step 8

Click the "Address Book" icon on your BlackBerry to check that you properly transferred your contacts.

Transfer Contacts from SIM Card

Step 1

Click the "Contacts" icon on the main screen of the BlackBerry.

Step 2

Press down on the "Menu" button to bring up options.

Step 3

Select "SIM Phone Book."

Step 4

Scroll to and select the contact that you want to transfer to the BlackBerry or select the option for "Transfer All Contacts."

Step 5

Click "Add to Contacts" when the pop-up appears.

Install Computer Software

Step 1

Insert the CD that came with your BlackBerry into your computer and click "Next."

Step 2

Click the "Typical" installation option.

Step 3

Click on "Integrate with a personal email account."

Step 4

Select the items (such as contacts, server address) that you want to install from your email account and click "Install."

Step 5

Click "Finish" and connect your BlackBerry to the computer to start the transfer process (see Section 1 above).