Whether you’re setting up your G Suite account on your new Android work device, or are adding your work account to your personal Android device, you can access your work mail, calendar, contacts, and other resources from anywhere, anytime. You can also transfer all your personal files from your BlackBerry® smartphone to your Android device.

Note: Android settings have different wordings depending on the device version. If the exact wording in this guide doesn’t match what’s on your phone, use the search feature in Settings to find a similar option.

What you need:

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1

Set up your account

Most Android mobile devices come with native, pre-installed versions of email, contacts, and calendar services. You only need to add your G Suite account to your mobile device once to access them.

In this section, you learn how to:

1.1

Set up your account

Use G Suite on your Android device:

  1. Go to your device’s account settings.
  2. Add your G Suite account and follow the instructions. After you finish, you see a message that says your account sign-in was successful.
  3. Choose which products you want to synchronize to your device.

That’s it. Now you can use G Suite from your Android device. If you need more help with the initial setup, see Set up your Android for G Suite.

Set up your account
2

Set up mail and contacts

It’s easy to set up your mail and move your contacts from your BlackBerry to your Android device.

In this section, you learn how to:

2.1

Set up your mail

If you have a G Suite account (such as name@yourcompany.com):

Simply sign in to the Gmail app on your new Android device.

If you have a non-Gmail work account, you need to add it to the Gmail app:

  1. Open the Gmail app on your device and tap Menu menu.
  2. At the top, next to your username, tap the Down arrow keyboard_arrow_down > Add account.
  3. Add an email address:
    • For a non-Gmail address, tap Personal (IMAP/POP).
    • For a business email address that uses Microsoft® Exchange®, tap Exchange (available for Nexus devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later).
  4. Follow the steps on the screen to add your account.

If you don’t want to use the Gmail app:

You can download other web-based email providers from Google Play.

Set up your mail
2.2

Transfer your contacts

It’s easy to transfer your contacts from your BlackBerry to your new Android device. Just choose one of the following options.

Transfer your Gmail contacts:

If your contacts are already synced with your G Suite account, Google Contacts automatically synchronizes.

Transfer your local contacts using a web-based email provider other than Gmail:

  1. On your computer, open a web browser.
  2. Sign in to the email account with the contacts you want to export.
  3. Export your contacts to a CSV file and save the file to your hard drive. You may also have the option to export your calendar at the same time. For more information, see your email provider’s help center.
  4. Open Google Contacts and sign in with your G Suite account (name@yourcompany.com).
    1. Click More and select Import.
    2. Click Choose File, select your saved CSV file, and click Import to sync your contacts to your G Suite account.
  5. Click More > Find & merge duplicates to delete any duplicates. When you sign in to the Contacts app with your G Suite account on your Android device, you see all your contacts.

Transfer your local contacts via a SIM card:

Use a SIM card or third-party app to add or transfer your contacts.

transfer your contacts
3

Set up your Calendar

Next, set up your work calendar on your Android device so you can view, add, and edit events.

In this section, you learn how to:

3.1

Add your calendars

If you used Google Calendar on your BlackBerry:

Sign in to the Calendar app on your Android device with your G Suite account.

Transfer events from most calendar apps to Google Calendar:

  1. On your computer, open a web browser and open your calendar.
  2. Export and save your calendar events as a CSV file.
  3. Open Calendar and sign in with your G Suite account.
  4. At the top, click Settings settings > Settings.
  5. On the Calendars tab, click Import calendar.
  6. Click Choose File and select the file you exported.
  7. Choose which calendar to add the imported events to and click Import. By default, events are imported into your primary calendar.

Note: If you import repeating events from a CSV file, they might appear on your calendar as a series of one-time events.

If you use a web-based email provider on your BlackBerry to view your calendar:

Download the calendar app that you used from Google Play, or enter your POP information into the Gmail app on your new Android device.

Add your calendars
4

Move texts, photos, and videos

Move your text messages, photos, and videos from your BlackBerry to your Android device in a few simple steps.

In this section, you learn how to:

4.1

Transfer your text messages

If you want to keep your BlackBerry conversations but use the text messaging service on your Android device, there are free apps on Google Play to help you transfer your SMS and MMS messages to your new Android device.

If you’d like to continue using BlackBerry Messenger® on your Android device, download the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app from Google Play.

Transfer text messages
4.2

Transfer your photos and videos

Transfer your photos and videos with a USB cable:

  1. On your computer, open the BlackBerry Desktop software.
  2. Connect your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer with a USB cable.
  3. Copy your photos and videos from your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer.
  4. Connect your Android device to your computer with a USB cable.
  5. Create a new folder on your Android device.
  6. Transfer the photos and videos from your computer to your Android device.
Transfer photos and videos
5

Get more G Suite services

Now that you’ve set up your G Suite account so you can use it for work, you can take advantage of all the other G Suite services as well. You might also want to download other apps that you use regularly so you have them on your Android device.

In this section, you learn how to:

5.1

Download and install other G Suite services

G Suite includes a suite of products to make work easier and faster. To get work done on the go, download the mobile versions of the G Suite services from Google Play. Then, to open them, just tap the app on your mobile device.

The following G Suite services are available on your Android device:

Gmail icon
Gmail

Send professional email.
Google Play store icon Gmail for Android

Calendar icon
Calendar

Online calendars designed for teams.
Google Play store icon Calendar for Android

Contacts icon
Contacts

Create an online address book.
Google Play store icon Contacts for Android

Hangouts icon
Hangouts

Send chat messages and make video calls to multiple people worldwide.
Google Play store icon Hangouts for Android

Drive icon
Drive

Online file storage.
Google Play store icon Drive for Android

Docs icon
Docs

Create and collaborate on documents in your browser.
Google Play store icon Docs for Android

Sheets icon
Sheets

Create and collaborate on spreadsheets in your browser.
Google Play store icon Sheets for Android

Slides icon
Slides

Create and collaborate on presentations in your browser.
Google Play store icon Slides for Android

Google+ icon
Google+

A social network designed for businesses.
Google Play store icon Google+ for Android

Inbox icon
Inbox

Manage your email inbox and tasks.
Google Play store icon Inbox for Android

Keep icon
Keep

Create, share, and work together on notes and lists.
Google Play store icon Keep for Android

Cloud Searc icon
Cloud Search

Find your content across Google products.
Google Play store icon Cloud Search for Android

5.2

Download other apps

For apps from your BlackBerry smartphone:

While you can’t directly transfer apps from your BlackBerry to your Android device, you can download them again easily from Google Play. Sign in after you download the app to transfer your service over to Android for free.

For new apps:

Find and download additional apps for your Android device any time from Google Play.

Download other apps

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