ARCHIVED: On a BlackBerry, how can I edit the Address Book?
In order to manage your BlackBerry Address Book, the easiest method is to edit your Outlook Contacts and then synchronize your handheld; see For mobile devices, what is synchronization? However, to edit your Address Book directly, you can use the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Your changes will propagate to your Outlook Contacts the next time you sync.
Note: This method works only with BlackBerry Desktop Manager versions 3.6 and older.
To edit your BlackBerry Address Book using Desktop Manager:
- Turn off wireless address book synchronization, if necessary, as follows:
- On your BlackBerry handheld, open the Address Book screen and click the trackball.
- From the menu, choose
Options, and then select
- Click the trackball and choose
Change Option. Use the trackball to change the selected option from
Cradle your device. If you have a password enabled, enter it so your device will connect to the desktop.
- Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager and double-click the
Backup and Restoreicon.
Advanced.... In the
Backup/Restoresection, from the "Device Databases" field on the right, select
Address Book, and then click the left arrow button to copy it to the "Desktop File Databases" field on the left.
- To open the Address Book for editing on your computer,
double-click it in the "Desktop File Databases" field on the left.
Editing Address Bookdialog box will open; here you can create, edit, and delete entries, or import from your Outlook Address Book or other personal information manager. Click
Closewhen you are finished.
Until you transfer your Address Book to your BlackBerry, the changes you've made affect only your desktop Address Book. To transfer it to your BlackBerry, either click the right arrow, or restore it as part of a full restore; see With a BlackBerry, how do I back up and restore data?
Last modified on January 30, 2013.