Switch from BlackBerry to Android

Following these quick steps will get your new Android device setup faster than you can say "switch". Some steps may use a lot of data, so use Wi-Fi when available.



Transfer your data between phones

BlackBerry apps cannot transfer to Android, unfortunately. However, a developer may have made a version you can purchase/download for your new phone. Head over to the Play Store to search for a similar app.


  1. Use BlackBerry Link to sync with Outlook.
  2. Export the Outlook information to a file.
    • Calendar
    • Contacts
    • Import the information into your Gmail account:
  3. From a computer, go to www.gmail.com.
  4. Sign in to Gmail.
  5. Beside Gmail, click the down arrow, then click Contacts.
  6. Click the More button at the top.
  7. Click Import.
  8. Click Choose File.
  9. Select the file that you saved.
  10. Click Import.


Transfer your photos

  • T-Mobile Store: Some retail stores can transfer contacts, calendar, pictures, and videos for you.
  • SD card: If both the old phone and the new Android phone have an SD card, you can move the SD card to the new phone. See your phone's common procedure page for SD Card for steps to save to the SD Card.
  • Computer: If you have a computer available, you can copy pictures and videos to the computer, and then to the new device. See your phone's common procedure page for steps to backup & restore using a computer.