How to backup, restore and recover accidentally deleted or lost Blackberry contacts

How to recover accidentally deleted Blackberry contacts

Have you ever lost all your Blackberry contacts in one fell swoop either through you or someone else’s error? Believe me when I tell you it can be a strong sedative. You wake up to realize it wasn’t a dream, all your Blackberry contacts are really gone! In this guide, we’ll cover three important aspects of Blackberry contacts management: Backup, Restore and Recovery.

How do I backup Blackberry contacts?

There are several methods of backing up Blackberry contacts but we’ll focus on just two methods; Blackberry Desktop Manager method and Blackberry Protect method. Its good practice to backup before upgrading / updating the Blackberry Operating System (See https://journal.hovatek.com/how-to-downgrade-upgrade-or-update-a-blackberry-operating-system-os-to-a-prefered-version/ )

1. Blackberry Desktop Manager Method of Backing Up Blackberry Contacts.

  • Download Blackberry Desktop Manager
  • Launch the program
  • Connect the Blackberry phone to the PC via USB cord
  • The phone should get detected by Blackberry Desktop Manager and the phone’s details displayed
  • Click Device at the upper left
  • Click Backup
  • Tick Full (all device data and settings) or any backup option you want
  • Click Back up
  • Do NOT disconnect or interact with the Blackberry during backup as it could result in an incomplete or corrupted backup
  • Close Blackberry Desktop Manager after backup is complete

2. Blackberry Protect Method of Backing Up Blackberry Contacts.

  • Download and install Blackberry Protect
  • Launch the app and sign in using your Blackberry ID
  • Choose what data is backed up
  • Set your preferred backup interval
  • You will be asked about location reporting. Ticking this box allows you to locate the Blackberry on a map
  • Click Connect to finish setup
  • On the main screen, click Backup now
  • Your personal data will be automatically backed up.

How do I restore Blackberry contacts?

Since our focus is on only Blackberry Desktop Manager and Blackberry Protect, we’ll treat contacts recovery using just these two methods. The restore functionality comes in handy after recovering from a Blackberry Operating System crash (See https://journal.hovatek.com/how-to-fix-repair-a-corrupt-nuked-or-crashed-blackberry-operating-system-software-os/ )

1. Blackberry Desktop Manager Method of Restoring Blackberry Contacts.

  • Launch Blackberry Desktop Manager
  • Connect the Blackberry phone to the PC via USB cord
  • The phone should get detected by Blackberry Desktop Manager and the phone’s details displayed
  • Click Device at the upper left
  • Click Restore
  • Select the backup file you wish to restore from the list ( ensure to check properly so you don’t restore the wrong backup as it could cause hanging issues)
  • You could choose All device data and settings (recommended) or Select device data and settings (only if you know what you’re doing)
  • Click Restore
  • A warning box will appear, click Yes to proceed
  • Do NOT disconnect or interact with the Blackberry during restore as it could result in an incomplete or corrupted restore

2. Blackberry Protect Method of Restoring Blackberry Contacts.

  • Launch Blackberry Protect
  • In the main screen, click Restore from Backup
  • If applicable, select the smartphone to restore data from
  • Select the date of the backup you wish to restore from
  • Tick the boxes to select what items you wish to restore
  • Click Next
  • Supply the password for the Blackberry account
  • Click Start Restore

How do I recover accidentally deleted or lost Blackberry contacts?

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Recovering accidentally deleted or lost Blackberry contacts isn’t so difficult. You can apply to following recovery techniques:

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