Set backup preferences

You can set up BlackBerry Link to automatically back up your BlackBerry device data when you connect your device to your computer. You can also customize the backup file name that BlackBerry Link creates and select which types of data to include in your backup file.

  1. On your computer, open BlackBerry Link.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, click your device.
  3. Click the Settings icon.
  4. In the Settings view, click General.
  5. To set up BlackBerry Link to automatically back up your device data, do the following:
    • Select the Back up my device checkbox.
    • In the drop-down list, select how often you want to back up your device data and settings.
    By default, BlackBerry Link backs up all of your device data.
  6. To back up specific data, do the following:
    • Select the Select data to include in your backup files checkbox.
    • Select the checkboxes beside the data you want to include in your backup files.
  7. To change the backup file name, click the Edit icon beside the File name field and type a new backup file name. Press Enter.


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