How to import BlackBerry 10 Password Keeper data to PRIV

How-To

app-password-keeperDid you can export your BlackBerry 10 Password Keeper data and import it into your PRIV smartphone?

The process only takes a few minutes and will allow you access to all of your login details, important records and more using Password Keeper on your PRIV.

Step 1 – Export your BlackBerry 10 Password Keeper data

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  1. Open Password Keeper on your BlackBerry 10 device.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap Settings.
  3. Tap Export Passwords.
  4. Leave Encryption enabled and enter your Password Keeper password.
  5. Tap Next.
  6. Proceed to export method 1, 2, or 3*

*For those using a BlackBerry 10 device with NFC, proceed to step 3.

Export Method 1 – Transferring the export file to your device memory using your computer

  1. Tap Save.
  2. Connect your BlackBerry 10 device to your computer.
  3. Navigate to Misc folder.
  4. Copy the export file to your computer, i.e. pk_backup_2015-11-06.pkb.
  5. Connect your PRIV to your computer.
  6. Copy the export file from your computer, to your PRIV Documents folder 
  7. Proceed to step 2.

Export Method 2 – Transferring the export file to your device using a media card

  1. Tap bb10_folder followed by bb10_3bar
  2. Tap Media Card.
  3. Tap Documents followed by Save.
  4. Remove the media card from your BlackBerry 10 device.
  5. Insert the media card into your PRIV
  6. Proceed to step 2.

Export Method 3 – Transferring the export file to your device using NFC

Note: This method requires an NFC-enabled BlackBerry 10 device

  1. Tap Save.
  2. Open the File Manager on your BlackBerry 10 device.
  3. Navigate to the misc folder.
  4. Tap and hold the Password Keeper export file, i.e. pk_backup_2015-11-06.pkb.
  5. Tap Share followed by tapping NFC.
  6. Place your Blackberry 10 device and PRIV back to back. 
  7. Using your PRIV device, accept the file transfer.
  8. Open BlackBerry Password Keeper on your PRIV.
  9. Tap priv_long3bar followed by tapping Settings.
  10. Tap Import Passwords.
  11. The File Picker will appear, tap Internal Storage.
    • If Internal storage does not appear, tap on the right side of the screen
    • Tap priv_3dot followed by tapping Show SD Card.
  12. Tap beam.
  13. Tap on the export file created in step 1, i.e. pk_backup_2015-11-06.pkb.
  14. Enter your Password Keeper password used on your previous device.
  15. Your records are restored, step 2 is not required.

Step 2 – Importing your Password Keeper data to PRIV

  1. Open Password Keeper on your PRIV.
  2. Tap gs_priv_3bar followed by tapping Settings.
  3. Tap Import Passwords.
  4. The File Picker will appear, tap Internal storage.
    • If internal storage does not appear, tap  on the right side of the screen.
    • Tap gs_priv_3bar followed by tapping Show SD Card.
  5. Complete of the following based on the export method used.
    • If you followed export method 1, tap gs_priv_3bar followed by tapping Internal storage.
    • If you followed export method 2, tap gs_priv_3bar followed by tapping STORAGE CARD.
  6. Tap Documents
  7. Tap on the export file created in step 1, i.e. pk_backup_2015-11-06.pkb
  8. Enter your Password Keeper password used on your previous device.
  9. Your records are restored

After your data is imported, learn more about Password Keeper by opening the BlackBerry Help app and searching for ‘Password Keeper’.

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