Switch your device

Before you begin: Before you switch from your current BlackBerry® device to a new BlackBerry device, you should verify that you have the most recent version of the BlackBerry® Desktop Software on your computer.
  1. Connect your current device to your computer with a USB cable.
  2. In the BlackBerry Desktop Software, click Device > Switch device.
  3. Click the icon for your current device.
  4. Do any of the following:
    • To transfer your existing device data to your new device, select the Device data check box.
    • To transfer any third-party applications that are compatible with your new device, select the Third-party applications check box.
  5. Click Next. Your device data is backed up.
  6. At the prompt, connect your new device to your computer with a USB cable and click Next.
  7. Click the icon for your new device. Your device data is imported to your new device.
  8. Move your SIM card and your media card (if you have one) to your new device.
After you finish: If you are switching from a device that is associated with the BlackBerry® Internet Service, on your new device, in the setup wizard, open the email setup screen. Update your device PIN.
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