Transferring data to your new device

You can transfer data from your previous BlackBerry device to your new BlackBerry 10 device. To transfer data between BlackBerry devices, you can use either BlackBerry Link on your computer or you can use a media card in your device.

Note: You can only use the options listed below to transfer data from one BlackBerry smartphone to another BlackBerry smartphone.
  • Updating from BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 or later? You can use BlackBerry Link on a computer to switch devices. .
  • Updating from BlackBerry 7.0 or BlackBerry 7.1? You can use a media card on your device to switch devices. .

For more information about switching devices, visit

For information about returning your previous device to Research In Motion for recycling and safe disposal, visit The recycling and trade-up program is only available in certain areas.

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