Add your smartphone to the BlackBerry Desktop Software

You can start using the BlackBerry® Desktop Software by adding your BlackBerry smartphone.
  1. On your computer, open the BlackBerry Desktop Software.
  2. Connect your smartphone to your computer. If prompted, click Yes to make this smartphone the active smartphone.
    • To start using this smartphone, click Get started with this device.
    • To switch from an existing smartphone, click Copy data and settings from another device. Follow the instructions on the screen to move your data to your new smartphone.
  3. If your smartphone is associated with a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, do one of the following:
    • To use your corporate email account and email address, click Add my enterprise email account. Follow the instructions on the screen to associate your smartphone with your corporate email account that is on your computer.
    • To use a different email account, click Don't add the account.
  4. Type a name for your smartphone. This name is displayed in the BlackBerry Desktop Software on the home screen and in the Device menu.
  5. To start certain tasks automatically each time that you connect your smartphone, do any of the following:
    • To back up your smartphone data and settings, select the Back up my device check box. In the drop-down list, select how often you want to back up your smartphone data and settings.
    • To synchronize your calendar entries, contacts, memos, and tasks, select the Organizer data check box.
    • To synchronize your songs, pictures, and videos, select the Media files check box.
    • To keep your smartphone time synchronized with your computer, select the My computer's date and time with my device check box.
  6. If you want to synchronize your music, in the Media on my Computer section, select the music source for your music library.
  7. If your smartphone includes built-in media storage and you want to save your media files to this storage location instead of a media card, in the Store media on drop-down list, click Device.
  8. To delete existing media files from the storage location that is selected in the Store media on drop-down list, click Delete all media.
  9. Click Finish.
After your smartphone is added, keep it connected to your computer so that the BlackBerry Desktop Software can check for updated software that might be available.

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