How to Restore Or Recover BBM Contacts

More often than not, many of us would want to restore or recover our BBM Contacts if we ever change our Blackberry device or loose it. Within this page, we discuss how to recover or restore our BBM Contacts even if we have never backed up the BBM Contacts.

What is BBM Contact Back Up?


The BBM Contact back up is like a store or safe box wherein your Blackberry messenger contacts are being saved and synced though the frequency for which this is being done is determined by your BIS or BES subscription and the service provider.
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More so, you can manually back up your BlackBerry Messenger contact in a folder on your media card(Memory Card). For details on how to do that, read this article on how to Back Up your BBM Contacts for Easier Restoration.

So, How Do I Restore Or Recover My BBM Contacts?


Depending on the option you used when backing up your BBM Contacts, you can either restore or recover your BBM Contacts using the locally saved method (Media Card) or, from the remote server.

How to Restore your BBM Contact from A Remote Server


This is the best option you have as a BBM user because you only need the email address you configured with your Blackerry device as the key to your BBM Contacts however, you can restore or recover your BBM Contacts only if you have an active BIS or BES subscription on iyour phone and it will restore your BBM Contacts to the last minute you had BIS or BES active on your previous Blackberry device.

Now, to restore your BBM Contacts using this option, first configure the email address you use on your previous Blackberry device on the one you now use then, open/lunch/run BBM on your Blackberry device, depending on how it starts (If you are running BBM for the first time, it starts up differently), just navigate it to its normal screen then, press the "Blackberry menu button" and scroll down to "Option". This displays personalization and managment options for BBM app. Scroll down to "Back Up Managment" and click "Restore"

Choose to restore from "Remote Server". The device automatically detects the email address you configured with the Blackberry device and the restoration process begins immediately.

How to Recover or Retore your BBM Contacts from Media Card

Before you can be able to recover your BBM Contacts from a media card, you need to have access to the media card and secondly; you should know the exact folder in which your BBM Contacts were backed up during the back up process.

Now, to restore your BBM Contacts, open/lunch/run BBM on your Blackberry device, depending on how it starts (If you are running BBM for the first time, it starts up differently), just navigate it to its normal screen then, press the "Blackberry menu button" and scroll down to "Option". This displays personalization and managment options for BBM app. Scroll down to "Back Up Managment" and click "Restore"

Choose to restore locally i.e from media card. If you have not changed the default folder for BBM Back up files, it displays the folder otherwise, navigate to the folder in which you have saved your BBM Back up file and "Select" then, you can proceed to "Restore".







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