How to Backup and Restore Contact List with BlackBerry Messenger 5.0

How to Backup and Restore Contact List with BlackBerry Messenger 5.0

One of the important feature introduced in BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 is the ability to back up and restore BBM contacts. In previous version of BlackBerry Messengers, it was a pain when you switch your BlackBerry and restore BBM contacts via Desktop Manager. In many of those instances, those contacts do not get updated and you have to manually re-request all your contacts to add them with new PIN. Now, it’s much more convenient and peace of mind for not loosing a single BBM contact info.

Let’s start.

How to Backup and Restore Contact List with BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 How to Backup and Restore Contact List with BlackBerry Messenger 5.0

How to Back up Contacts with BBM 5.0

You have two options to back up your contacts with BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.

  1. In the BlackBerry Messenger application, display the menu, and click Options.
  2. In the Contact List section, select Back Up. This will display 2 options:
    1. "Back up files remotely" will back up wirelessly (This will require a registered email address).
    2. "Back up files locally" will back up locally to device memory or a media card.

How to Backup and Restore Contact List with BlackBerry Messenger 5.0

How to Restore Contacts with BBM 5.0

  1. In the BlackBerry Messenger application, display the menu, and click Options.
  2. In the Contact List section, select Restore.
    1. "Restore using email" will restore the contact list via the registered email address chosen in the backup stage.
    2. "Restore using a backup file from the device" will restore the contact list via the backup saved locally in the device memory or on a media card.

Back up your contacts and get ready to test the beta version of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0, if you have signed up for beta releases and enrolled yourself in the respective program.

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  1. mohamed

    what will happen if i backup my bbm massenger contacts on the second one

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