Blackberry text messages to Iphone 6

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I have someone switching from Blackberry to iphone. They want to copy over all the text messages from Blackberry to Iphone.   How can I do this?

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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
Top Expert 2016

Commented:
There is a software called BerryMover. It does the transfer of data for you. See link...

http://download.cnet.com/BerryMover/3000-2064_4-75588083.html
GorapsI.T. Manager

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Nothing shows up when I search app store for that name.
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
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you need to download it to the PC and install it there. It's not a phone app.
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GorapsI.T. Manager

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When I click on link it brings me to a itunes download and install page...  I already have itunes installed.
MacGyver80Senior Systems Administrator

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Not really a fan of the Outlook client and MS does a horrible job of fixing issues and adding functionality.  Here are some of the issues with Outlook Mobile Client:

1. Outlook doesn't reformat html emails for phone, and outlook doesn't have any way to zoom in so some emails are illegible. The ability to zoom in and out within the application is extremely difficult to use.  You have to consistently pinch in and out in order to zoom in or out which doesn’t work all of the time and when it does the email message is not entirely viewable.  Just about all other mail clients have this capability which can be used with no issues.  Some issues with the pinching touch command:
• Will not always respond to the pinching of the screen and most times not respond at all.
• Limited in the zoom in and zoom in – the application may zoom in just a little but after zoom will not allow the user to scroll around to see entire contents of email message and it is difficult to zoom back out - extremely sporadic functionality.

2. The OTHER mail app doesn't seem to queue emails for sending when it's off line - just says 'server not reachable' and doesn't have an outbox.  When the unit has no service, it will behave just like Outlook(non-cached mode) for Windows.  Without network connectivity the user cannot save drafts and other functionality is not available off-line

3. Outlook calendar doesn't synch correctly so cancelled or deleted events don't get cleared out. Same issue when off-line.  Updated calendar entries do not send the update unless it has a live network connection

4. Outlook doesn't download body of messages so can't reliably work off-line. Same issue when a live network connection is not available.  The Outlook client received the email but because there is not active network connection present, the user will click on the email but then see nothing with the exception of the To: and Cc:  fields.
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
Top Expert 2016

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Lets do the first step. Download the Blackberry Desktop Software and backup your Blackberry. Then we need to find a good link for the BerryMover software which will move the data to the IPhone.
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
Top Expert 2016

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I tried to get that software it looks like its no longer available. There has to be a way to move that data to the IPhone.
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
Top Expert 2016

Commented:
I think I found another solution for you. See if this helps. It looks like you will need to download the Blackberry Desktop Software and then follow the rest of the instructions.

https://www.recovery-android.com/transfer-sms-from-blackberry-to-iphone.html
Well, I think you can use data transfer tools to transfer the texts between two phones, Transfer Text Messages between BlackBerry and iPhone. Hope this helps.
Jackie Man IT Manager
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I think I found another solution for you. See if this helps. It looks like you will need to download the Blackberry Desktop Software and then follow the rest of the instructions.

https://www.recovery-android.com/transfer-sms-from-blackberry-to-iphone.html

Just read the comments further down in the link above saying that it is a scam as it only moved contacts, not text messages.
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
Top Expert 2016

Commented:
Thanks Jackie, good catch. I did not see that.
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
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I would give myself a thumbs down but we do not have that here. :(
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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Actually, it is a tough question even for the experts.

Please allow some time for me to do a deeper look of any potential solution.
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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Just a quick look and find out that there is no straightforward, free solution.

The most difficult part is on how to import the exported text messages as iOS is a closed ecosystem as you cannot import text messages to your iPhone using iTunes.
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
Top Expert 2016
Commented:
Go to google playstore download movetoios use this app to get the data ready to move to the Iphone. Wipe Iphone and during the initial setup you will see an option to restore from an Android device using your wifi. This is as per Apple support.
IT Manager
Top Expert 2010
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Fill up the missing parts of the puzzle now.

https://epicwindmill.com/sms-backup/

Follow the steps in the link above to export SMS from Blackberry and import SMS into Android device.

Source: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-z10-f254/sms-z10-samsung-a5-1077321/

In short, you need to pay for SMS Backup app and the cost of an Android phone running Android 4.0.3 or above.
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
Top Expert 2016

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@Jackie Man  the app I have posted, as per Apple support will backup everything.  Hopefully one of the solutions will work. :)
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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@Jackie Man  the app I have posted, as per Apple support will backup everything.  Hopefully one of the solutions will work. :)

Need to combine my comment (from Blackberry to Android) and your comment (from Android to iPhone) or it will not work.
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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We need combined efforts. 1+1>2
Natty GregIn Theory (IT)

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itunes will do that for you when you setup the iphone as a new device you get an option to transfer from other device
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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@Natty

There is no option to transfer from BlackBerry when you setup an iPhone as a new device.
I managed to get it done with the following steps:
  1. First, backup Blackberry phone with Blackberry Desktop Manager.
  2. Then download and install PhoneTrans app.
  3. Connect iPhone to computer and select the items to be copied.

A few minutes later, all sms on BB will be synced to iPhone.  More details:
http://www.androidphonesoft.com/resources/transfer-contacts-from-blackberry-to-iphone.html
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