Backup & Restore Contacts in BBM 7 Now Done Through BlackBerry ID


Capture on 11 14 2012 13 26 10 580x435 Backup & Restore Contacts in BBM 7 Now Done Through BlackBerry ID

With the newly announced BBM 7 with BBM Voice Chat, you may be wondering, how do I backup my contacts? Where is the backup/restore feature that was in BBM version 6 and below? Well everything is now automatically backed up as soon as you login with your BlackBerry ID. For those of you wondering how will your contacts be restored when you get your BlackBerry 10 devices? Well as stated earlier BlackBerry ID will be used for both backing up and restoring! If you need help just drop a comment below or ask in the forums.

Comments

  1. tosin author says

    i have just downloaded BBM 7 and I connect my Bb with my laptop to transfer some file through BB desktop software and it pop for new update for my OS. If I update my OS, how will restore my BBM contacts?

  2. hozefa author says

    Hi
    I just updated my blackberry messenger after I signed in to my blackbery Id all my bbm contacts had disappeared I tried to restore back from my pc bt it did not get restored. Please help because I have some very important contacts.
    Thank you

    • kamala ramsoondar author says

      I just updated my blackberry messenger after I signed in to my blackbery Id all my bbm contacts had disappeared I tried to restore back from my pc bt it did not get restored. Please help because I have some very important contacts.
      Thank you

  3. samer zeinni author says

    please i have problem as Hozefa, i lost all my contacts when i have installed the new bbm and i was unable to restore it from my old back up file, it is giving an error. any ideas to try plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  4. author says

    i just downloaded my bbm to bbm 7 and whole of my contacts has been deleted, my bb id try to restore my contacts, but i declined this options by accident, so, the old way to restore the contacts is gone, help me please. i have no contacts now.

  5. Anar author says

    Hi i had my own blackberry ID . a few minutes ago my friend asked my blackberry ID to upgrade his BBM after upgrading i have lost all of my contacts and my display name , display picture and etc. how can i restore my own BBM 7.0 ? with own contacts

  6. saurabh author says

    hi i downloaded bbm 7…after downloading it asked me to install new BBID…so i did tht….then it gave me a one time option of restoring my BBM contacts through email, or from device or memory card…there was no backup in device memory and memory card…i accidently missed out to see in that first option of restoring through e-mail….now i have lost all my BBM contacts….i need to restore them asap…earlier backup also din’t help- giving an error that u’r device is updated with ur new BBID….plzz help….plzzzzzz reply…
    Thanx

  7. pissedoff! author says

    So is no one gonna fucking reply to any of these queries!!!! I’m actually quite pissed off cause I backed up my contacts and now its telling me that my email isn’t associated with a blackberry messenger ID. Who is the fucking retard who created this update without properly insuring that your contacts can be returned now I’ve lost over 200 contacts of friends and family all over the world! At christmas time too!!! Is there any way to get back my contacts cause this is bullshit!!!

  8. AB@@d author says

    Try to delete blackberry messenger and download the old one blackberry 6 and back up sorry about my english ^^

  9. iskak author says

    i have the same problem as the others above…pleas help me…i have lost all almost 300 contacts of my own…tq…

  10. Gxk author says

    I had the same problem today after updating to 7.1.0.714 – all contacts on bbm gone and no bbm chat. I resolved it by going to app world and updating firstly app world itself and then blackberry id followed by bbm. It appears that the latest update has older versions and the bbm contacts are now held on your blackberry id rather than backed up during the upgrade. However because the version of blackberry id is out of date, it cant retrieve the bbm contacts from blackberry protect until it is updated. My contacts all re-appeared once i had done the above.

    • kju author says

      I am having the same problem. BBM 7 was restoring for 2 hours and didnt bring anything back. does anyone know where BB keeps the individual backups of your pins? and how i can manually restore them?

  11. alvin author says

    Helo,pls I need ur help as soon as possible.
    I was formaly usin a bold 2,backd up my contacts,got a bold 5 nd upgraded to BBM 7 but cdnt restore.pls ow do I restore my contacts?

  12. chijioke author says

    updated my bbm to bbm 7 and it asked for my blackberry ID which I put then it showed restoring bbm and for over 3hours it has been showing it I don’t know what to do pls when

  13. noureddine author says

    You can backup your contacts before you install version 7. And if you want to restore your backup of contacts you will be do that with the “Blackberry desktop” on your pc or laptop. If you started up your software app on your pc, than cames a one block to say if you want the restore or backup and you say restore.

    Sincerly,

    Noureddine

    PS: if have any quetions els you can write a letter to mbark81@hotmail.com

  14. malaygen author says

    Stupid blackberry.. I lost my contact everytime my device had a problem.. At least I learn something.. But I don’t wanna learn from this company again.. Bye blackberry.. I choice win8 mobile.. More secure and I can do anyting.. Chow blackberry

  15. Sasha author says

    Im fedup with these BlackBerry problems, i recently wiped my phone and backed up all of my BBM contacts to my computer, installed BBM 7 after I wiped my phone and when I went home to restore all of my BBM Contacts it says something like this :you cant use this backup file because BBM is already associated with you BBID___________ (email) and select continue on the previous screen to automatically restore you BBM contacts based on your BBID, im not sure if im doing the right thing but when i go back to my previous screen i see nothing about continue or whatever it mentioned, please help I have important contacts that i lost .

  16. mubashir author says

    hi i downloaded bbm 7…after downloading it asked me to install new BBID…so i did tht….then it gave me a one time option of restoring my BBM contacts through email, or from device or memory card…there was no backup in device memory and memory card…i accidently missed out to see in that first option of restoring through e-mail….now i have lost all my BBM contacts, pllzzzzz help me…

  17. Thurai-yaa author says

    Please please help me, I’ve updated my bbm and now I can’t restore any of my contact. I’m going crazy trying all options I can think of and nothing is working. ..please help

    • Tunde author says

      Go to set up, click device switch, choose media card…u cn also check the save email option. You will asked to create a password for application data and also reenter it. Then click save. It will back up. Just did mine now. Torch 9860 OS 7

  18. khatija moosa author says

    Hey
    I got bbm ver 7. And I got a new phone but I’m using my old memory card, how do I get all my contacs on to my new phone ? Please help
    Thanks

  19. bisho author says

    i want to format my phone . but i cant find the backup icon ? its not display in the “option” .. How Can i backup ?

  20. adhitya author says

    after installing BBM7 (+numerous restart +high amount of stress caused by BBM not working +this and that) i finally can get my BBM to work again. Just left with this 1group “waiting to join”. I checked left and right through the net, most of them tell me to backup and restore. but as we all know, the great BBM7 do not supply us with that power anymore, so how do i get through this ???????

  21. N.ALI author says

    LOST MY CONTACTS WHEN UPDATING BBM7 AND BB ID

    I downloaded my bbm to bbm 7 and my contacts has been deleted. BB ID tried to restore my contacts, but i declined this options by accident!!! So, the old way to restore the contacts is gone. I have a backup on my desktop using Blackberry desk top client.

    Plz HELP!!!

  22. Natz author says

    I wiped my phone and now my blackerry messenger not working it has been saying “restoring bbm” for 3days now help please!

  23. munir abbas author says

    The same problem I am facing with others, I downloaded the new version but my friends are not appearing why please help me out

  24. kerry author says

    i lost a few bbm contacts and im trying to restore them but it doesnt give me the option to restore or back up bbm contacts anymore on version7. please help me get those contacts back. thanks

  25. Anthony Martin author says

    I recently upgraded my BB Bold 9780, I tried to install my bbm but it says temporary error. it also say backup file corrupted. What do I do.?

  26. Gavin author says

    I am wondering if you can possibly help me out.
    Every time I reboot my phone my BBM contacts on my Bold 9900 seems to restore to a previous back up, one that I have not made.
    Is there a way that I can choose when I wish to back up my contacts and stop my BB from restoring my contacts to the original grouping and re-inviting ones that I have deleted?

    Thanks

  27. george author says

    hi Gxk proposed solution for this problem worked… see his thread below.. pls broadcast… thanks Gxk u are a genious

    I had the same problem today after updating to 7.1.0.714 – all contacts on bbm gone and no bbm chat. I resolved it by going to app world and updating firstly app world itself and then blackberry id followed by bbm. It appears that the latest update has older versions and the bbm contacts are now held on your blackberry id rather than backed up during the upgrade. However because the version of blackberry id is out of date, it cant retrieve the bbm contacts from blackberry protect until it is updated. My contacts all re-appeared once i had done the above.

  28. jav author says

    how can i restore my contacts if my bbm is set up on my old email which has now got blocked, can i switch my email address to another will my blackberry i change ?

  29. isaac sealey author says

    i have a blackberry torch and it has the bbm voice stuff and then i got a black screen so i got this black berry curve 9800 will it move all my bbm messenger to the old phone

  30. Notriga author says

    my 9900 just went dead i cant even start the phone due to mother board issue.. can i get my bbm contacts on a new phone i buy? plz help!

    • John M. author says

      Did you do any backups of your data thru BlackBerry Desktop Manager? As far as your BBM contacts as long as you had BBM 7.0 they are still saved to your BBID so once you open your BBM and sign in they should all reappear for you.

  31. Simon Aguilar author says

    before. i was using old version of blackberry messenger and i made a back up file for my contacts. now when i updated my blackberry messenger to v7.0.1.23. it came out of my mind that i want to restore my contacts. but i didn’t find the “restore” in options unlike to the old version. it only shows this following

    List view
    chat view
    bbm connected apps
    recent updates
    invitations to bbm
    miscellaneous

    that’s all.. please help.

  32. Colin author says

    To whom it may concern,

    How do I restore my contact list from a Blackberry torch backup to a blackberry Q5?
    Thank you for the assistance.

    Regards

  33. Kemar author says

    Hey i have a 9810 i have the old version of bbm on my torch but i was wondering how do i save my contacts on my blackberry id because when i downloaded the new bbm and signed in with my blackberry id it didn’t save my contacts all were gone so i had to downgrade it and had to restore with the backup file i had save so can anyone help me?

    • bilaalsaghir author says

      Maybe try backing up your contacts via email and choose the email address you use for BBID. As far as I can remember, it automatically backs it up to your BBID once you update BBM, I might be wrong though.

  34. abod author says

    i have installed bbm 7.0 and i chose to have my contacts back from a file, but i chose a file that is old and unwanted. now i want to re-select a new file to restore hw can i do that any feedback?

  35. sinxa author says

    In case i have old bbid contains 200contacts. For some reason i make another bbid. How is the fastest and easiest way to transfer contacts from my old bbid to the new one?

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