Transfer Media Files - BlackBerry® Link - Macintosh®

Note BlackBerry Link (formerly BlackBerry Desktop Software) is used to sync media and back up/restore device data between BlackBerry Playbook tablets or BlackBerry 10 smartphones and a computer. If not installed, refer to Download/Install - BlackBerry Link.

Automatically Sync Content

Note Content is synchronized (transferred) between the BlackBerry smartphone and the computer each time a connection to BlackBerry Link is established.

  1. From the desktop, navigate: Finder > Applications > BlackBerry Link.
  2. Using the provided USB cable, connect the BlackBerry 10 smartphone to the computer.
  3. Click the Device tab (located in the lower-left; to the right of the computer tab).
    Note The name of the tab will vary depending upon the name of the device.
    Note If presented, enter the device password.
  4. Click the Settings icon Settings icon (located in the upper-right).
  5. From the 'Synchronization' section, select any of the following:
    • Automatically sync content
      Note Selected when a check mark is present.
      • Music
      • Pictures
      • Videos
      • Documents
  6. Click Close Settings (located in the lower-right).

 

Manually Sync Content

  1. From the desktop, navigate: Finder > Applications > BlackBerry Link.
  2. Using the provided USB cable, connect the BlackBerry 10 smartphone to the computer.
  3. Click the computer or device tab (the current location of the media to be transferred).
    Note The name of the tab varies depending upon the name of the computer/device.
    Note If presented, enter the device password.
  4. Click any of the following (located on the left):
    • Music
    • Pictures
    • Videos
    • Documents
  5. Drag and drop the song, photo, video or document to the computer or device tab (the location where the media should be transferred).
    Note To drag and drop, click and hold the file, move it to the desired location then release.
    Note To transfer all music, picture, video or document files, click All music, All pictures, All videos or All documents then drag and drop to the desired location.
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