FAQs related to media backup and sync with your Blackberry Curve 8530

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2014

Answers to some of your questions about transferring files between your computer and BlackBerry Curve 8530

  • What is BlackBerry® Desktop Software?

    You can download and install BlackBerry Desktop Software on your computer. You can then synchronize music, pictures, and videos between your computer and BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530.

    Install and sync with BlackBerry Desktop Software - Windows.
    Install and sync with BlackBerry Desktop Software - Mac.

  • What is Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)?

    MTP is a feature built into the BlackBerry Curve 8530. It doesn't require extra software.

    After you plug your BlackBerry Curve 8530 into a computer, it automatically connects using MTP.

    Your BlackBerry Curve 8530 now behaves and installs as a storage device. You can then access the memory card and phone storage.

    Transfer files to and from your BlackBerry Curve 8530 via a USB cable.

  • How does the memory card work?

    The memory card is the main storage for your BlackBerry Curve 8530. Your BlackBerry Curve 8530 also has 256MB internal storage.

    Captured images or video automatically save to the memory card.
    All Internet and application downloads, Bluetooth® file transfers, and most media types automatically save to the memory card as well.

    Your BlackBerry Curve 8530 supports microSD cards up to 32GB.

    Sprint recommends storing data to your memory card so you can easily transfer the card to another device.
    Your data is safer if you need to troubleshoot your BlackBerry Curve 8530.

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