Toss that dedicated MP3 player of yours. Your BlackBerry smartphone can store and play all kinds of music files. Transfer music onto your BlackBerry using either Windows 8 File Explorer or the BlackBerry Link application that came with the device.
Transfer Using BlackBerry Link
Connect your BlackBerry device to your computer using the USB cable that came with the phone and wait for BlackBerry Link to launch on your computer. If you don't have Link on your computer, you can download and install it free from BlackBerry's website (link in Resources).
Click the “Music” tab in BlackBerry Link and select the tracks you want to transfer onto your BlackBerry. Hold down the “Ctrl” key to select multiple tracks or albums. Click the icons under the All Music heading to sort music by artist name, album name, genre or playlist.
Drag and drop the selected music onto the device icon at the bottom of the Link window. The name of this icon is dictated by the name of your BlackBerry device. If you’re using a Z10, for example, the icon will be labeled “Z10.”
Transfer Using File Explorer
Connect your BlackBerry device to your computer using the USB cable that came with the phone. Close the BlackBerry Link software if it opens automatically.
Launch the File Explorer application on your computer and browse to the folder containing the music you want to transfer to your BlackBerry. The fastest way to open File Explorer is to press “Windows-E.”
Highlight all the music you want to transfer and press “Ctrl-C” to copy it to your computer’s clipboard. Click the BlackBerry icon on the list of removable devices displayed in File Explorer and open the Music folder. Press “Ctrl-V” to paste your music files into this directory on your BlackBerry.
Tips & Warnings
- When using BlackBerry Link, monitor the bar at the top of the screen to see how much space is available on your device. The blue portion of the bar indicates how much music is on the device. The amount of total free space remaining is displayed at the right end of the bar.
- You can purchase and download music directly from the BlackBerry World application on your BlackBerry device. In addition, several third-party music apps are available for use on devices running BlackBerry 10.
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