The first time that you open BBM,
you are prompted for your BlackBerry
ID. If you have used BBM
before, consider the following:
- If you are switching BlackBerry devices, you can use the Device Switch feature in BlackBerry
Link on your computer or on a device running BlackBerry 7 or later to transfer your device data, including your
contacts and groups from BBM 6.2 or earlier, to a new device.
- If you previously associated BBM with your BlackBerry
ID (for example, on your current device), you can sign in with
the same BlackBerry
ID to restore your BBM data over the wireless network.
After setting up BBM,
your contacts, profile, and groups are automatically backed up over the wireless network
based on your BlackBerry
ID. It's still a good idea to regularly save a backup file for your
device on a computer using BlackBerry
Link in case your device is lost, stolen, or corrupted.