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  • How to back up and restore your BlackBerry using BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac — helpblog.blackberry.com — Readability 28-12-11 16:19helpblog.blackberry.comHow to back up and restore your BlackBerryusing BlackBerry Desktop Software for MacHave you ever wondered how you can save your BlackBerry® smartphone data to your Mac®? Well,wonder no more! BlackBerry® Desktop Software for Mac will quickly and easily save your information(even media files!) to your Mac. It never hurts to be prepared for those “what if” situations! Let’s take apeek at how you would go about creating an automatic backup, restoring a previous backup file and howto backup/synchronize any media that’s on your BlackBerry smartphone.Let’s start by connecting your BlackBerry smartphone to your Mac using a USB cable. To enableautomatic back up, select Device Options, then Back up. Here, you can schedule your Mac to back up yourBlackBerry smartphone whenever it is connected on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, or even every timeyou connect your BlackBerry smartphone. Now that’s easy!http://www.readability.com/articles/yz9bq4ya Page 1 of 7
  • How to back up and restore your BlackBerry using BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac — helpblog.blackberry.com — Readability 28-12-11 16:19In addition to automatic backups, you can also perform a manual backup. To do this, open BlackBerryDesktop Software for Mac and click on the Backup icon that appears in the top right corner.You can then back up all of your data, or selected data such as your contacts or messages. You can alsoprotect the backup file by adding encryption to it, which then requires a password to open the backup filecontents. If you opt to encrypt the backup file, pick a password that you won’t forget, as the restorehttp://www.readability.com/articles/yz9bq4ya Page 2 of 7
  • How to back up and restore your BlackBerry using BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac — helpblog.blackberry.com — Readability 28-12-11 16:19process does not provide any password hints.Back up times can vary, depending on how much data is on the BlackBerry smartphone, so sit back andrelax while the BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac does the work for you!What about media files? Let’s revisit the Summary screen, and this time, select Import Media.Depending on how large your media card is, you can opt to delete the media from your BlackBerrysmartphone after the import process by checking off the box in options.Now, what if you lost your BlackBerry smartphone and need the information from that device for yournew replacement? BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac can come to the rescue!On the summary page, we are going to select Restore from the top right corner. A menu will pop allowingus to select the file we want to restore. If the backup file was encrypted, the password will have to beentered in order to restore it. Similar to the backup process, you can select which data you want to restoreto your BlackBerry smartphone.http://www.readability.com/articles/yz9bq4ya Page 3 of 7
  • How to back up and restore your BlackBerry using BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac — helpblog.blackberry.com — Readability 28-12-11 16:19Restoring Media works a bit differently, as it is synchronized to your BlackBerry smartphone. On therighthand side of BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac, select Music, Pictures and Videos.Within Music, you can select by artists, playlists or genres, and even fill your media card with randomsongs from your library if you want.http://www.readability.com/articles/yz9bq4ya Page 4 of 7
  • How to back up and restore your BlackBerry using BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac — helpblog.blackberry.com — Readability 28-12-11 16:19With your Pictures, you can transfer them all from your library, or specific ones by events or last import.http://www.readability.com/articles/yz9bq4ya Page 5 of 7
  • How to back up and restore your BlackBerry using BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac — helpblog.blackberry.com — Readability 28-12-11 16:19In the Videos menu, you can select individual ones, or all of them.When you are ready, click on the green sync arrows in the corner, and when it’s done synchronizing, yournew BlackBerry smartphone will be just like your old one – at least data-wise!Tip: If you don’t plan on using your old BlackBerry smartphone, you should consider performing asecurity wipe to remove any personal information before giving it to someone else. Check out thefollowing post for an overview how to perform a security wipe – What is a security wipe and when shouldI use it?http://www.readability.com/articles/yz9bq4ya Page 6 of 7
  • How to back up and restore your BlackBerry using BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac — helpblog.blackberry.com — Readability 28-12-11 16:19If you have any questions about this feature, please leave a comment on this post or visit the BlackBerrySupport Forums! Don’t forget to say hi on Twitter to @BlackBerryHelp. ShareOriginal URL:http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2011/03/backup-restore-blackberry-mac/http://www.readability.com/articles/yz9bq4ya Page 7 of 7