How To: Sync Your Yahoo Address and Yahoo Contacts to your Blackberry Playbook

With the release of BlackBerry PlayBook tablet OS 2.0, native email and PIM (personal information management) apps are now included. The new Messages app offers a universal inbox and tightly integrates with the Contacts and Calendar apps as well as social networks to give you a BlackBerry communications experience that you’ll love on your BlackBerry tablet! But some Yahoo users especially Rogers Yahoo user have reported having issues with syncing their respective accounts here may be a possible fix.Here are the steps to connect your account.

  1. Check your password and confirm if it contains special characters (e.g. @, $, #, etc.)
  2. If your password contains special characters change it using the instructions provided on the Yahoo webpage
  3. Once you are certain that your password is free of special characters proceed with connecting your Yahoo account
  4. On the Home Screen of your Playbook, click on the Options cog (Gear icon)at the top right corner of the Playbook in the System TrayScreen Shot 2012-03-25 at 12.39.21 PM
  5. Click on Accounts icon

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Press on Add New Account button (bottom right corner)

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  1. Click on Email, Calendar and Contacts iconScreen Shot 2012-03-25 at 12.39.43 PM
  2. Enter your email address in the Email Address field and you password in the Password fieldScreen Shot 2012-03-25 at 12.39.51 PM
  3. Note: You may use the Show Password tick box to verify that your password is correct
  4. Press the Continue button
  5. On the next screen ensure that Sync Contacts and Sync Calendar are set to ON as requiredScreen Shot 2012-03-25 at 12.39.59 PM
  6. Under Advanced Setup you may maintain the parameter required such as Sync Interval, Initial Retrieval Amount, etc.
  7. Press the Save button
  8. Each connection is created as a separate line in the Accounts area of the Playbook

Follow this link for Syncing your Yahoo contacts