Blackberry Basics - London St. Thomas Association of REALTORS

Blackberry Basics
Blackberry Tools to Maximize Usage
Deb Rogers
2010
London St. Thomas Association of REALTORS®
Blackberry Introduction
Contents
Blackberry Introduction .......................................................................................................................................................... 2
Setting up Your Blackberry: Device Options ........................................................................................................................... 7
Set Owner Information ....................................................................................................................................................... 7
Date and Time ..................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Auto On/Off ........................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Set Font Type and Size ........................................................................................................................................................ 7
AutoText: Create an AutoText entry ................................................................................................................................... 7
Change an AutoText entry .................................................................................................................................................. 7
Turn on Bluetooth technology ............................................................................................................................................ 8
Setting a Convenience Key (to Bluetooth) .......................................................................................................................... 8
Media Card .......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Turn on/off Standby Mode ................................................................................................................................................. 8
Profiles .................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Changing Profile Settings .................................................................................................................................................... 8
Make a Profile Setting Active .............................................................................................................................................. 8
Creating Your Own Profile .................................................................................................................................................. 8
Shortcuts ................................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Switch Applications ............................................................................................................................................................. 9
Typing Shortcuts ................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Basic Shortcuts .................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Phone Shortcuts .................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Phone .................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Make a Call ........................................................................................................................................................................ 10
Mute a Call ........................................................................................................................................................................ 10
Turn on/off Speakerphone................................................................................................................................................ 10
Place a Call on Hold ........................................................................................................................................................... 10
Resume the Call ................................................................................................................................................................ 10
Switch Applications During a Call...................................................................................................................................... 10
Make a Conference Call .................................................................................................................................................... 10
Speak Privately with a Contact during a Conference Call ................................................................................................. 10
Disconnect a Contact from a Conference Call .................................................................................................................. 10
Leave a Conference Call .................................................................................................................................................... 10
Improve Sound Quality During a Call ................................................................................................................................ 10
Set Corporate Extension Dialing ....................................................................................................................................... 10
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1.
In the phone options, click Smart Dialing. ................................................................................................................ 10
2.
In the Number field, type the main phone number for a corporation. .................................................................... 10
3.
Set how long the BlackBerry® device waits before dialing an extension. ................................................................ 10
4.
In the Extension Length field, set the default length for extensions. ....................................................................... 10
5.
Click the track wheel. ................................................................................................................................................ 10
6.
Click Save................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Phone Options: General Options .......................................................................................................................................... 11
Phone Options....................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Voice Mail ......................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Call Logging ....................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Call Barring ........................................................................................................................................................................ 12
Call Forwarding ................................................................................................................................................................. 12
Call Waiting ....................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Smart Dialing ..................................................................................................................................................................... 12
TTY..................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Hearing Aid Mode ............................................................................................................................................................. 12
FDN Phone List .................................................................................................................................................................. 12
Dial an Extension ............................................................................................................................................................... 12
Make a Call Using a Voice Command................................................................................................................................ 13
Dial an Extension Using a Voice Command....................................................................................................................... 13
Add a pause or a wait to a phone number ....................................................................................................................... 13
Assign a Ring Tone to a Contact ........................................................................................................................................ 13
Contacts ................................................................................................................................................................................ 13
Add a Contact .................................................................................................................................................................... 13
Add a Contact from a Message, Call log, or Web Page ..................................................................................................... 13
Change a Contact .............................................................................................................................................................. 13
Delete a Contact................................................................................................................................................................ 13
Create a Mailing List (Group) ............................................................................................................................................ 13
Change a Mailing List (Group) ........................................................................................................................................... 13
View a Member of a Mailing List (Group) ......................................................................................................................... 14
Delete a Mailing List .......................................................................................................................................................... 14
Add a Caller ID picture for a Contact ................................................................................................................................ 14
Change the Caller ID picture for a Contact ....................................................................................................................... 14
Delete the Caller ID picture for a Contact ......................................................................................................................... 14
Sort Contacts or Tasks ....................................................................................................................................................... 14
Prevent Duplicate Names in Your Address Book .............................................................................................................. 14
Email Message Shortcuts ...................................................................................................................................................... 15
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In a Message ..................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Reply to a message ........................................................................................................................................................... 15
Reply to all......................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Forward a message ........................................................................................................................................................... 15
File a highlighted message ................................................................................................................................................ 15
View the email address of a contact listed at the top of the message ............................................................................. 15
Highlight the name in the address line Press Q ................................................................................................................ 15
In the Message List............................................................................................................................................................ 15
Move Around in a Message .............................................................................................................................................. 15
Up a screen ....................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Down a screen................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Space key .......................................................................................................................................................................... 15
To the top of the message list........................................................................................................................................... 15
To the bottom of the message list .................................................................................................................................... 15
To the next date ................................................................................................................................................................ 15
To the previous date ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
To the next unopened item .............................................................................................................................................. 15
InBox Shortcuts ................................................................................................................................................................. 15
Email Messages ..................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Compose a Message ......................................................................................................................................................... 16
Check Spelling ................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Save a Draft of a message ................................................................................................................................................. 16
Set the Importance Level for a Message .......................................................................................................................... 16
Blind Carbon Copy a Contact ............................................................................................................................................ 16
Attach a Contact to a Message ......................................................................................................................................... 16
Delete a Message .............................................................................................................................................................. 16
Delete Messages Prior to a Certain Date .......................................................................................................................... 16
Reply to a Message ........................................................................................................................................................... 17
Delete the Original Text from a Reply Message ............................................................................................................... 17
Resend a Message............................................................................................................................................................. 17
Forward a Message ........................................................................................................................................................... 17
Stop a Message from Sending (You MUST Be VERY FAST!) .............................................................................................. 17
Hide Sent Messages .......................................................................................................................................................... 17
Set How Long Your Device Stores Messages .................................................................................................................... 17
Save an Email Message ..................................................................................................................................................... 17
View Saved Messages ....................................................................................................................................................... 17
Change the Email address that you use to Send Messages or Meeting invitations ......................................................... 17
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View Messages in a Specific folder ................................................................................................................................... 17
Calendar ................................................................................................................................................................................ 18
Switch Calendar Views ...................................................................................................................................................... 18
Move Around in a Calendar .............................................................................................................................................. 18
Schedule an Appointment ................................................................................................................................................ 18
Schedule a Meeting .......................................................................................................................................................... 18
Schedule an Appointment Quickly in Day View ................................................................................................................ 18
Delete an Appointment or a Meeting ............................................................................................................................... 18
Change the List of Participants for a Meeting .................................................................................................................. 18
Respond to a Meeting Invitation ...................................................................................................................................... 18
Calendar Options .................................................................................................................................................................. 19
Change the Default Calendar View ................................................................................................................................... 19
Change the Default Reminder Time for Calendar Entries................................................................................................. 19
Change the Start and End Time for Days .......................................................................................................................... 19
Change the snooze time for reminders ............................................................................................................................ 19
Change the First Day of the Week .................................................................................................................................... 19
View tasks in a calendar .................................................................................................................................................... 19
Hide Free Time in Agenda View ........................................................................................................................................ 19
View More of the Subject Line for Appointments in Agenda view................................................................................... 19
Change How Long your Device Stores Calendar Entries ................................................................................................... 19
Turn off the prompt that appears before you delete items ............................................................................................. 19
Calendar Shortcuts ................................................................................................................................................................ 20
Alarm ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Turn on the Alarm ............................................................................................................................................................. 20
Silence the Alarm .............................................................................................................................................................. 20
Calculator .............................................................................................................................................................................. 20
Use the Calculator ............................................................................................................................................................. 20
Convert a Measurement ................................................................................................................................................... 20
Bluetooth .............................................................................................................................................................................. 21
Turn on Bluetooth Technology ......................................................................................................................................... 21
Pair with a Bluetooth Enabled Device............................................................................................................................... 21
Connect to a Bluetooth Enabled Device ........................................................................................................................... 21
Switch to a Paired Bluetooth Enabled Device During a Call ............................................................................................. 21
Share Contacts with a Paired Bluetooth Enabled Car Kit.................................................................................................. 21
Rename a Paired Bluetooth Enabled Device .................................................................................................................... 21
Delete a Paired Bluetooth Enabled Device ....................................................................................................................... 21
Make your BlackBerry Device Discoverable...................................................................................................................... 21
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Change the Pairing Name for your BlackBerry Device ...................................................................................................... 21
Turn off Bluetooth connection notification ...................................................................................................................... 21
Notifications .......................................................................................................................................................................... 22
The LED light on the top of your BlackBerry® device flashes different colors to indicate different statuses. ................. 22
Set Custom Notification for Calls or Messages from a Specific Contact ........................................................................... 22
Change a Notification Profile Exception ........................................................................................................................... 22
Change the list of Contacts for a Notification Profile Exception....................................................................................... 22
Assign a Ring Tone to a Contact ........................................................................................................................................ 22
Delete a notification Profile Exception ............................................................................................................................. 22
Filogix DMS............................................................................................................................................................................ 23
Setting Up Your Email ........................................................................................................................................................... 24
Find Your PIN and IMEI ..................................................................................................................................................... 24
Filter (Stop) Messages from being Sent to Your Blackberry ............................................................................................. 24
Import Your Address Book .................................................................................................................................................... 26
Killer Tips ............................................................................................................................................................................... 27
To Clear Your Event Log: ................................................................................................................................................... 27
Reboot Your BlackBerry Without Removing the Battery .................................................................................................. 27
Dialing Alphanumeric Phone Numbers on Full QWERTY BlackBerry Keyboard ............................................................... 27
Programming Application Switcher as a Convenience Key............................................................................................... 27
Access Default BlackBerry Apps With a Single Click from Home Screen .......................................................................... 28
Extend Your Battery Life ....................................................................................................................................................... 29
1 Set Connectivity Options Wisely .................................................................................................................................... 29
2. Automatically Shut Off your Device Each Night:........................................................................................................... 29
3. Examine Your Notification Profiles ............................................................................................................................... 29
3) Adjust Your Screen Backlight ........................................................................................................................................ 30
4) Use Power-Hogging Applications Wisely ...................................................................................................................... 30
5) Keep Battery Connections Clean .................................................................................................................................. 30
Backing up Your Blackberry .................................................................................................................................................. 31
1. Download the Latest Version of RIM's BlackBerry Desktop Manager ........................................................................ 31
2) Launch Desktop Manager, Connect Your BlackBerry and PC ....................................................................................... 31
3) Backup All or Some of the Data on Your BlackBerry .................................................................................................... 31
4) Restore Data to Your BlackBerry Using Desktop Manager Files ................................................................................... 32
BlackBerry Storm Keyboard Shortcuts .................................................................................................................................. 33
Finding Your Way Around the Storm: Navigation Tips and Tricks .................................................................................... 33
Text and Messaging Shortcuts for the Storm ................................................................................................................... 34
A Storm of Multimedia: Image and Audio Tips ................................................................................................................. 34
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Setting up Your Blackberry: Device Options
Set Owner Information
Owner information appears on your
BlackBerry® device screen when the device is
locked.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Device Options, click Owner.
Type your contact information.
Press the Menu key.
Click Save.
Auto On/Off
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2.
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6.
7.
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9.
Device Options, click Auto On/Off
Press Enter on the Weekday field – to Enable it
Scroll down to Turn On At field
Click track ball
Set a time for the device to turn on
Scroll to Turn Off At field
Set a time for the device to turn off.
Press Menu Button
Click Save
AutoText: Create an AutoText entry
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2.
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6.
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2.
Device Options, click AutoText.
Press the Menu key.
Click New.
In the Replace field, type the text to replace.
In the With field, perform one of the following
actions:
a. Type replacement text.
b. To insert a macro (for example, the
current date or time), press the Menu key.
Click Insert Macro.
In the Using field, perform one of the following
actions:
c. To capitalize the entry exactly as you typed
it, click Specified Case.
d. To capitalize the entry according to the
context, click SmartCase.
Set the language.
Press the Menu key.
9. Click Save.
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Date and Time
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Device Options, click Date/Time
Set your time zone to Eastern Standard (-5)
In Time Format, select either 12 or 24 hour format
Press Menu Key
Select Update Time
Set Font Type and Size
1.
2.
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10.
Device Options
Screen/Keyboard
Font Family (BBAlpha Sans is good)
Press Enter
Scroll to the Font you would like to use
Press Enter on the font selection
Scroll to Font Size
Press Enter, and scroll to font size
Press Menu key
Select Save
Change an AutoText entry
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Device Options, click AutoText.
Click an AutoText entry.
Change the AutoText entry.
Click the trackball.
Click Save.
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Bluetooth® technology is designed to enable you to establish a wireless connection between your BlackBerry® device
and a Bluetooth enabled device, such as a hands free car kit or wireless stereo headset. After you pair your BlackBerry
device with a Bluetooth enabled device, you can connect to that Bluetooth enabled device when the device is within
range of your BlackBerry device (a typical range is approximately 10 meters).
Turn on Bluetooth technology
1. Device Options, click Bluetooth.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Click Enable Bluetooth.
To turn off Bluetooth® technology, press the key. Click
Disable Bluetooth.
Setting a Convenience Key (to Bluetooth)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Device Options, click Screen/Keyboard.
Scroll to Convenience Key section
Place cursor in the Right Side Con. Key Opens field.
Press Enter (or click trackball)
Scroll through the list to find the application you want
the button to start
6. Press Enter (or track ball)
7. Press the Menu key.
8. Click Save.
Media Card
Turn on/off Standby Mode
If you have inserted a Media card into the Blackberry, you
must turn on Media card Support
1. Device Options
2. Media card
3. Media Card Support – On
4. Auto Enable Mass Storage Mode When Connected
– Yes
5. Menu key
6. Save
If you are not on a call, you can turn on standby mode to
avoid pressing keys accidently when you are not using the
Blackberry
Press and Hold the Mute Key (Top of BB)
Profiles
Changing Profile Settings
1. Open the Profiles Application
2. Select the profile to change
3. Follow the instructions from point 7 down
Make a Profile Setting Active
1. Open the Profiles Application
2. Scroll to the desired Profile
3. Press Track ball
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Creating Your Own Profile
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10.
Open the Profiles Application
Scroll to Advanced... (at the bottom of list)
Press Menu Button
Click New Profile
Type a Name for the profile
Scroll to BB Alerts - Calls, press Enter
Scroll to each option and set the action
Press Menu Button
Select Save
Follow the same steps for each category shown in the
list
11. When finished all changes, Press Menu Button, Select
Save
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Shortcuts
Switch Applications
Typing Shortcuts
1. In any application press the Menu
Button
2. Choose Switch Application from the
Menu
3. Highlight the Application from the
Application Bar
4. Press the Trackball or Enter Button
SHORTCUT
1. Press and Hold the ALT key
2. Press Escape Key
3. Trackball to the application
Insert a period
Capitalize a letter
Type alternate characters
Type an accented or
special character
Type a number in a text
field
Turn on number lock
Turn off number lock
Turn on CAPS lock
Turn off CAPS lock
Insert @ sign in Email
address
Insert period in email
address
Insert a Symbol
4. Release ALT key
Enter current date in a
message
Enter current Time
Basic Shortcuts
Press Shift Key
Press space bar once
Press spacebar a second time
Press the Symbol key
Type the letter that appears below
the letter
Press LD spacebar
LT spacebar
Phone Shortcuts
1. To move the cursor roll the trackball
2. To move back a screen, press ESCAPE
Key
3. To move to a list or Menu item, type
the first letter of the item
4. To select or clear a checkbox, press
the SPACE
key
5. To view all available values in a field,
press ALT
key
6. To return to the home screen or
application list press END
7. To delete a highlighted item, press the
Backspace/DEL
Space Key twice
Press and Hold the letter key until
the capital letter appears
Alt key and character key
Hold the letter key
Roll the trackball
Release the letter key when the
character you want appears
Hold the Alt key
Press the number key
Press the Alt and Left Shift Key
Press Shift key
Press Alt and Right Shift Key
key
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1. To open the phone press the Phone Button or the Space key
2. To answer a call, press SEND
3. To add an extension to a phone number , press the X
then type the extension number
key,
4. To check your voice mail press and hold the number 1
key
5. To type a letter in a phone number field press and Hold the Alt
key, press the letter key
6. To view your contact list in the phone, hold the Send
key
7. To show the last number you called, press the Space key + the
Enter key. Press the Enter key again to dial the number
8. To insert a Wait when typing a phone number press B
9. To insert a pause while typing a phone number press N
10. To set up a speed dial contact, on the Home Screen or in the
phone, hold the key/letter to which the number is to be
assigned
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Phone
Make a Call
Mute a Call
1. On the Home Screen or in the phone:
a. Type a phone number or
b. Type part of a contact name
2. Press the
Turn on/off Speakerphone
Key
3. To end the call press the
1. During the call, press the Mute key
2. To turn off Mute, press the Mute key again
1. During a call, press the Speakerphone Key
key
Place a Call on Hold
Switch Applications During a Call
1. During a call, press Menu Key
2. Click Hold
1. Press the Menu Key
2. Click Home Screen
OR
Resume the Call
1. Press Menu Key
2. Click Resume
Make a Conference Call
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
During a call, press the Send key
Type a phone number, or highlight a contact
Press the Send Key
During the second call, press the Menu Key
Click Join
Disconnect a Contact from a Conference Call
1. During a conference call, press the Menu Key
2. Click Drop Call
3. Click a Contact
Improve Sound Quality During a Call
Adjust the audio to suit their listening preferences:
1. Press the Menu Key
2. Click Enhance Call Audio
3. Select a bass or treble option
To review the different Selectable Phone Equalizers
during a phone call, press the L key. The enhancement
specific icons are displayed on the active call screen
1. Press and hold the Alt Button
2. Tap the Escape Button
3. Roll the trackball to the application
4. Release the Alt Button
Speak Privately with a Contact during a Conference
Call
1. During a conference call, press the Menu key
2. Click Split call
3. Click a contact
Leave a Conference Call
Verify that your provider supports this feature
1. During a conference call, press the Menu Key
2. Click Transfer
Set Corporate Extension Dialing
1. In the phone options, click Smart Dialing.
2. In the Number field, type the main phone
number for a corporation.
3. Set how long the BlackBerry® device waits
before dialing an extension.
4. In the Extension Length field, set the default
length for extensions.
5. Click the track wheel.
6. Click Save.
If you call a corporation frequently, you can set
smart-dialing options so that you do not have to
type the main number for the corporation. To call a
contact in the corporation, you only need to press the
Alt key + the 8 key and type the extension number
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Phone Options: General Options
Feature
Auto Answer Calls
Auto End Calls
Confirm Delete
Choices
Never
Out of Holster
Never
Into Holster
Yes
No
Restrict My Network Identity
Always
Never
Network
Determined
Phone List View
Most Recent
Most used
Name
Call Log
Dial from Home Screen
Yes
No
Yes
No
Previous
25%
50%
75%
100%
Previous
Normal
Boost Bass
Boost Treble
Show My Number
Default Call Volume
Enhance Call Audio
Explanation
When you take the phone out of the holster incoming calls will be
automatically answered
When the phone is placed back in the holster it automatically hangs
up
Yes, gives you a second chance when a message is deleted – you
can change your mind. No, sends the deleted item to the trash and
it cannot be recalled.
• To request that your phone number is hidden, set the Restrict My
Identity field to Always.
• To request that your phone number is displayed, set the Restrict
My Identity field to Never.
• To request that the network decide whether to hide or display
your phone number, set the Restrict My Identity field to Network
Determined.
• To sort phone numbers or contacts by frequency of use, set the
Phone List View field to Most Used.
• To sort contacts alphabetically by contact name, set the Phone
List View field to Name.
• To sort phone numbers or contacts by recent use, set the Phone
List View field to Most Recent.
If set to Yes, you can make calls from the Home screen, but you
cannot use Home screen shortcuts.
To hide your phone number
You can specify a default volume level that is used for
all calls, even if you adjusted the volume during a
previous call.
To improve sound quality for all calls
Phone Options
Voice Mail
Call Logging
Access Number and Password:
1. In the Access Number field, type the phone
number dialed to connect to the voice mail
mailbox.
2. In the Additional Number or Password field, enter
the password to access the voice mail mailbox.
Allows you to see specific types of calls in your message
list:
1. From the Home screen, click the Call Log icon or
press the Send key.
2. Press the Menu key and select Options.
3. Click Call Logging.
4. Change the Show These Call Log Types in Message
List option to the desired selection.
5. Press the Menu key and click Save.
Note: If entering multiple sets of digits for the password,
use a comma to separate the sets. A two second pause will
be used before dialing the additional digits.
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Call Barring
Call Forwarding
Enables you to restrict or bar certain or all types of calls to
and from your mobile phone, i.e. outgoing calls, outgoing
international calls, incoming calls. Barring is activated with
a personal code.
• Your wireless plan must include this option – you
will see it in your Menu, but it will not work
• Your SIM card has to be set up for the service to
work
• You must be given a password from your provider
For more information, or to determine if your wireless
service plan includes call forwarding, contact your wireless
service provider.
Call Waiting
Smart Dialing
1. From the Home screen, open the Phone
application, and display the Menu.
2. Click Options > Call Waiting.
3. Set the Enable Call Waiting option to Yes
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the Send key to open the Phone application.
Open the Menu and select Options.
Click Call Forwarding.
Type the phone number to which calls should be
forwarded.
The Smart Dialing feature on the BlackBerry smartphone
allows you to set a default country code and area code to
be used for outgoing phone calls.
Set the default country code and area code:
1. From the phone application, press the Menu
button.
2. Click Options.
3. Click Smart Dialing.
4. Set the Country Code and Area Code fields.
5. In the National Number Length field, set the
default length for phone numbers in your country.
6. Press the Menu key.
7. Click Save.
TTY
Hearing Aid Mode
To use the TeleType (TTY) device with the BlackBerry
device, insert the TTY connector into the headset jack
located on the side or top of the BlackBerry device.
In Telecoil mode, the magnetic signal of the BlackBerry®
device is modified to an appropriate level and frequency
response to be picked up by hearing aids that are
equipped with telecoils.
To activate TTY:
1.
2.
3.
4.
On the Home screen, open the Phone application.
Click the track wheel and select Options.
Click TTY Option.
Press the Space key and change the TTY Mode
option to Yes.
5. Click the Menu Key and click Save.
Note: Once TTY mode is initiated, it remains active until
the user changes the TTY Mode option to No.
FDN Phone List
Fixed Dialing Number (FDN) The user may only place calls
to specific numbers that are in your contact list. Useful if
you're giving a phone to kids and want to restrict their
dialing to a white-list of your choice. The FDN feature does
not affect which calls can be received on the handheld.
You can make emergency calls to 911 even if the number is
not in your contact list
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Verify that your BlackBerry® device supports telecoil
mode. For more information, contact your wireless service
provider.
1. In the phone, click the track wheel (or Menu Key)
1. Click Options.
2. Click Hearing Aid Mode.
3. Set the Mode Enabled Field to Telecoil.
4. Click the track wheel.
5. Click Save.
6. The H-T telecoil indicator appears in the device
status section of the screen.
Dial an Extension
1. While dialing a phone number: Press the X key
2. Type the extension number
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Make a Call Using a Voice Command
1. In the Voice Dialing Application,
wait for the sound
2. Say “Call” and a contact name
or phone number
3. Answer (with your voice) the options presented to
you.
Add a pause or a wait to a phone number
1. After typing the main part of a phone number in a
phone number field, click the trackball.
2. Click Add Pause or Add Wait.
3. Type the additional numbers.
4. Click the trackball.
5. Click Save.
Pause: Stops the dialing sequence, waits 2 seconds then
continues dialing with no action from the user
Wait: stops the dialing sequence and continues only when
the user presses a button to continue dialing
Dial an Extension Using a Voice Command
Verify that you have Smart Dialing Options turned On and
a company phone number entered.
You can dial extensions only within the company assigned
to the phone number entered
1. Say “Call Extension” and the extension number
Assign a Ring Tone to a Contact
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7.
8.
In the Address Book, highlight a contact.
Press the Menu key.
Click Edit.
Click the trackball.
Click Add Custom Phone Tune.
Set a ring tone.
Press the Menu key.
Click Save.
Contacts
Add a Contact
Add a Contact from a Message, Call log, or Web Page
1. In the Address Book, press the Menu key.
2. Click New Address.
3. Type the contact information.
4. Click the trackball.
5. Click Save.
1. In a message or call log or on a web page, highlight a
contact.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Click Add to Address Book.
4. Type the contact information.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
Change a Contact
Delete a Contact
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In the Address Book, highlight a contact.
Press the Menu key.
Click Edit.
Change the contact information.
Click the trackball.
Click Save.
Create a Mailing List (Group)
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9.
Address Book, press the Menu key.
Click New Group.
Type a name for the mailing list.
Click the trackball.
Click Add Member.
Click a contact.
To add another contact, repeat steps 4 through 6.
Click the trackball.
Click Save Group.
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1. In the Address Book, highlight a contact.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Click Delete.
Change a Mailing List (Group)
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2.
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4.
5.
In the Address Book, highlight a mailing list.
Press the Menu key.
Click Edit Group.
Click a contact.
Click one of the following Menu items:
a. Add Member
b. Change Member
c. Delete Member
6. Click the trackball.
7. Click Save Group.
Note: When you delete a contact from a mailing list, the
contact remains in your Address Book.
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View a Member of a Mailing List (Group)
1. In the Address Book, click a mailing list.
2. To view the details for a contact in the mailing list,
click a contact. Click View Member.
Add a Caller ID picture for a Contact
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
In the Address Book, highlight a contact.
Press the Menu key.
Click Add Picture.
Highlight a picture.
Press the Menu key.
Click Select.
Center the picture in the box(roll trackball)
Click the trackball.
Click Crop and Save.
Click OK
Delete the Caller ID picture for a Contact
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
In the Address Book, highlight a contact.
Press the Menu key.
Click Edit.
Click the caller ID picture.
Click Delete Picture.
Click the trackball
Click Save.
Delete a Mailing List
1. In the Address Book, highlight a mailing
list/group.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Click Delete Group.
Change the Caller ID picture for a Contact
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Address Book
Highlight Contact
Menu Button
Edit a contact,
Highlight the caller ID picture.
Press the Menu key.
Click Replace Picture.
Highlight a picture.
Press the Menu key.
Click Select.
Center the picture in the box.
Click the trackball.
Click Crop and Save.
Sort Contacts or Tasks
1. In the Address Book or the task list, press the
Menu key.
2. Click Options.
3. If necessary, click General Options.
4. Change the Sort By field. (space bar)
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
Prevent Duplicate Names in Your Address Book
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
In the Address Book, press the Menu key.
Click Options.
Click General Options.
Set the Allow Duplicate Names field to No.
Press the Menu key.
Click Save.
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Email Message Shortcuts
In a Message
Reply to a message
Reply to all
Forward a message
File a highlighted
message
View the email address
of a contact listed at the
top of the message
In the Message List
R
L
F
I
Highlight the name in
the address line
Press Q
Move Around in a Message
To move:
Up a screen
Down a screen
To the top of the
message list
To the bottom of the
message list
To the next date
To the previous date
To the next unopened
item
Open a highlighted message
Compose a message
Mark a message as opened
or unopened
View sent messages
View received messages
View voice mail messages
View SMS messages
View call logs
View all your messages
Enter
C (Compose)
Alt U
Alt O (Outbox)
Alt I (Inbox)
Alt V
Alt S
Alt P
Escape key
InBox Shortcuts
Press:
And hold the SHIFT key,
tap the Space key
Search for a Sender
Space key
T
B
Complete list of Messages
Access Phone Log
1. In email Inbox,
Press S
2. Type search
criteria
3. Menu Button
4. Search
Alt O
Alt P
N
P
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Email Messages
Compose a Message
1. In a message list press the Menu key
2. Click Compose Email
3. In the To field perform one of the following:
a. Type an email address
b. Type a contact name
c. Type part of a contact name. Click Contact
4. Type a message
5. Press the Menu key
6. Click Send
Save a Draft of a message
1. When composing a message, press the Menu key
2. Click Save Draft
Check Spelling
You can check spelling in messages, calendar entries, tasks,
or memos
1. In one of the above, press the Menu Key
2. Click Check Spelling
3. Perform any of the following actions:
a. Accept the suggested spelling, click the
highlighted word
b. Ignore suggested, press Escape
c. Ignore all spelling, press Menu key, Click
Ignore All
d. Add word to the custom dictionary, press
Menu key, click Add to Dictionary
e. Stop spell check, press Menu key, Click
Cancel Spell Check
Check spelling automatically before sending email
messages
1. Device Options, click Spell Check.
2. Select Spell Check Email Before Sending.
3. Press the Menu key.
4. Click Save.
Set the Importance Level for a Message
You can set the importance level for an email, PIN
Message or MMS message
1. When composing a message, press the Menu Key
2. Click Options
3. Set the Importance Field (Space Bar)
4. Press the Menu Key
5. Click Save
Blind Carbon Copy a Contact
Attach a Contact to a Message
You can blind carbon copy a contact in an email message,
PIN, or an MMS message
1. When composing a message, press the Menu key
2. Click Add Bcc
You can attach a contact to an email message, a PIN
message, or an MMS message.
1. When composing a message, press the Menu key.
2. Click Attach Address or Attach Contact.
3. Click a contact.
Delete a Message
Delete Messages Prior to a Certain Date
1. In a message or with a message highlighted,
2. Press Delete
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1. Highlight a Date field (in your list of emails)
2. Press Menu Key
3. Click Delete Prior
4. Click Delete
Note: Email messages deleted using the Delete Prior
command are not deleted from the email application on
your computer.
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Reply to a Message
Delete the Original Text from a Reply Message
1. In a message, click the trackball.
2. Click Reply or Reply to All.
1. When replying to a message, press the Menu key.
2. Click Delete Original Text
Resend a Message
Forward a Message
1. In a sent message, press the Menu key.
2. Perform one of the following actions:
3. To change the message, click Edit. Change the
message. Click the trackball. Click Send.
4. To change the recipients, click Edit. Highlight a
contact. Press the Menu key. Click Change
Address. Click a new contact. Click
5. the trackball. Click Send.
6. • To resend the message without changing it, click
Resend.
Hide Sent Messages
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
In a message list, press the Menu key.
Click Options.
Click General Options.
Change the Hide Sent Messages field to Yes.
Press the Menu key.
Click Save.
Save an Email Message
1. In a message list, highlight an email message.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Click Save.
You cannot forward MMS messages that contain content
that is copyright protected.
1. In a message, press the Menu key.
2. Perform one of the following actions:
• Click Forward.
• Click Forward As. Click a message type
Stop a Message from Sending
(You MUST Be VERY FAST!)
Verify that you are not in a wireless coverage area and
your BlackBerry® device is not connected to the wireless
network. A clock icon should appear beside the message.
1. In a message list, highlight the message.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Click Delete.
If there is no clock – your message has already been sent!
Set How Long Your Device Stores Messages
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
In a message list, press the Menu key.
Click Options.
Click General Options.
Set the Keep Messages Field.
Press the Menu key.
Click Save.
To restore messages set the Keep Messages field to a
longer period of time. Messages that you received on your
BlackBerry® device within the set period of time appear in
a message list.
View Saved Messages
1. In a message list, press the Menu key.
2. Click View Saved Messages
View Messages in a Specific folder
You can view email messages and MMS messages in a
specific folder.
1. In a message list, press the Menu key.
2. Click View Folder.
3. Click a folder.
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Change the Email address that you use to Send
Messages or Meeting invitations
Verify that your BlackBerry® device is associated with
more than one email address.
1. In the Device Options, click Advanced Options.
2. Click Default Services.
3. Change the Messaging (CMIME) field.
4. Press the Menu key.
5. 5. Click Save.
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Calendar
Switch Calendar Views
1. In a Calendar, press the Menu key.
2. Click a View.
Schedule an Appointment
1.
2.
3.
4.
In a calendar, press the Menu key.
Click New.
Type the appointment information.
If the appointment recurs, change the Recurrence
field.
5. Click the trackball
6. Click Save
Schedule a Meeting
Move Around in a Calendar
1. In a calendar, press the Menu key.
2. Perform one of the following actions:
a. To move to a specific date, click Go To
Date.
b. To move to the current date, click Today.
c. To move forward or back by a time period,
click Prev or Next.
Space Bar – will advance the view
Schedule an Appointment Quickly in Day View
Verify that your BlackBerry® device is associated with an
In the general calendar options, verify that the Enable
email account that uses the BlackBerry® Internet Service or Quick Entry field is set to Yes.
a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server that supports this feature.
For more information, contact your wireless service
1. In Day View, beside the start time, type the
provider or administrator.
subject of the appointment.
2. Type a location in parentheses.
1. In a Calendar, press the Menu key.
3. To change the end time, roll the trackball.
2. Click New.
4. Click the trackball.
3. Type the meeting information.
Note: If you have multiple calendars on your BlackBerry®
4. If the meeting recurs, change the Recurrence field.
device, the appointment appears in your default calendar.
5. Click the trackball.
6. Click Invite Attendee.
7. Click a contact.
Delete an Appointment or a Meeting
8. To add another contact to your meeting, repeat steps 5
1. In a calendar, highlight an appointment or a
to 7.
meeting.
9. Click the trackball.
2. Press the Menu key.
10. Click Save.
3. 3. Click Delete.
Note: If your device is associated with more than one
email address, in the Send Meeting Request Using field,
you can change the email address that you want to use to
send the meeting invitation.
Change the List of Participants for a Meeting
Respond to a Meeting Invitation
Verify that you are the meeting organizer.
1. In a meeting, in the Accepted or Declined field,
click a contact.
2. Click one of the following Menu items:
• Invite Attendee
• Change Attendee
• Remove Attendee
3. Press the Menu key.
4. 4. Click Save.
1. In a meeting invitation, press the Menu key.
2. Click one of the following Menu items:
• Accept or Accept with Comments
• Tentative or Tentative with Comments
• Decline or Decline with Comments
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Calendar Options
Change the Default Calendar View
1. In a calendar, press the Menu key.
2. Click Options.
3. Click General Options.
4. Change the Initial View field.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
Change the Default Reminder Time for Calendar
Entries
1. In a calendar, press the Menu key.
2. Click Options.
3. Click General Options.
4. Change the Default Reminder field.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
Change the Start and End Time for Days
Change the Snooze Time for Reminders
1. In a calendar, press the Menu key.
2. Click Options.
3. Click General Options.
4. Change the Start of Day and End of Day fields.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
1. In a calendar or task list, press the Menu key.
2. Click Options.
3. If necessary, click General Options.
4. Change the Snooze field.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
Change the First Day of the Week
View Tasks in a Calendar
1. In a calendar, press the Menu key.
2. Click Options.
3. Click General Options.
4. Change the First Day of Week field.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
1. In a calendar, press the Menu key.
2. Click Options.
3. Click General Options.
4. Change the Show Tasks field to Yes.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
Hide Free Time in Agenda View
View More of the Subject Line for Appointments in
Agenda View
1. In a calendar, press the Menu key.
2. Click Options.
3. Click General Options.
4. Change the Show Free Time in Agenda View field to No.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
1. In a calendar, press the Menu key.
2. Click Options.
3. Click General Options.
4. Change the Show End Time in Agenda View field to No.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
Change How Long your Device Stores Calendar
Entries
Turn Off the Prompt that Appears Before you Delete
Items
1. In a calendar, press the Menu key.
2. Click Options.
3. Click General Options.
4. Change the Keep Appointments field.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
1. In an application, press the Menu key.
2. Click Options.
3. If necessary, click General Options.
4. Change the Confirm Delete field to No.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
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Calendar Shortcuts
Schedule an Appointment
Agenda View
Day View
Week View
Month View
Move to the next day, week, or month
Current Date
Specific Date
C
A
D
W
M
Shift & Space Key
T (Today)
G
NOTE: Some Shortcuts won’t work if you have Quick Entry turned on.
Alarm
Turn On the Alarm
Silence the Alarm
1. In the alarm, change the Daily
• If snooze is not turned on, press any key.
Alarm Field to On or Weekdays
• If snooze is turned on, click Snooze.
Only.
2. Change the alarm options.
In the device status section of the screen, a bell indicator
appears.
Calculator
Use the Calculator
Convert a Measurement
• To press a key in the calculator, press the corresponding
key on the BlackBerry® device keyboard.
1. In the calculator, type a number.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Perform one of the following actions:
• To convert the number from imperial to metric,
click To Metric.
• To convert the number from metric to imperial,
click From Metric.
4. Click a conversion type.
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Bluetooth
Turn on Bluetooth Technology
Pair with a Bluetooth Enabled Device
1. Click Bluetooth.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Click Enable Bluetooth.
Some Bluetooth® enabled devices have a passkey that you
must type before you can pair with them.
To turn off Bluetooth® technology,
press the Menu key. Click Disable Bluetooth.
Connect to a Bluetooth Enabled Device
Verify that Bluetooth® technology is turned on and that
your BlackBerry® device is paired with a Bluetooth enabled
device.
7. Bluetooth.
8. Click a Bluetooth enabled device.
9. Click Connect.
Share Contacts with a Paired Bluetooth Enabled Car
Kit
Verify that Bluetooth® technology is turned on and that
your BlackBerry® device is paired with a Bluetooth enabled
car kit.
1. Bluetooth.
2. Click a Bluetooth enabled car kit.
3. Click Connect.
4. Press the Menu key.
5. Click Transfer Address Book.
Delete a Paired Bluetooth Enabled Device
Verify that your BlackBerry® device is not connected to the
Bluetooth® device.
1. Bluetooth.
2. Click a Bluetooth enabled device.
3. Click Delete Device.
Change the Pairing Name for your BlackBerry Device
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bluetooth.
Press the Menu key.
Click Options.
In the Device Name field, type a name for your
BlackBerry® device.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
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1. In the Bluetooth setup application,
a. click Search for devices from here
b. or Allow another device to find me.
2. Click OK.
3. If necessary, click a Bluetooth enabled device.
4. If necessary, type the passkey for the Bluetooth
enabled device on your BlackBerry® device.
5. If necessary, type the passkey for the Bluetooth
enabled device on the Bluetooth enabled device.
Switch to a Paired Bluetooth Enabled Device During
a Call
Verify that Bluetooth® technology is turned on and that
your BlackBerry® device is paired with a Bluetooth enabled
device.
1. During a call, press the Menu key.
2. 2. Click Activate <Bluetooth device>.
Rename a Paired Bluetooth Enabled Device
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bluetooth.
Click a paired Bluetooth® enabled device.
Click Device Properties.
In the Device Name field, change the name for the
Bluetooth enabled device.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
Make your BlackBerry Device Discoverable
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Bluetooth.
Press the Menu key.
Click Options.
Set the Discoverable field to Yes.
Press the Menu key.
Click Save.
Turn off Bluetooth connection notification
1. Bluetooth
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Click Options.
4. Change the LED Connection Indicator field to Off.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Save.
To turn on Bluetooth® connection notification again,
change the LED Connection Indicator field to On.
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Notifications
The LED light on the top of your BlackBerry® device
Set Custom Notification for Calls or Messages from a
flashes different colors to indicate different statuses. Specific Contact
Green: You are in a wireless coverage area.
Blue: Your device is connected to a Bluetooth® enabled
device.
Red: A new message has arrived and your selected
notification profile is set to notify you using the LED.
If you are using your device with a smart card, your device
is accessing data on the smart card.
Amber: The battery power level for your device is low.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
1.
Change a Notification Profile Exception
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
In the profile list, click Advanced.
Highlight a notification profile exception.
Press the Menu key.
Click Edit.
Change the notification profile exception
information.
6. Press the Menu key.
7. 7. Click Save.
Assign a Ring Tone to a Contact
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
In the Address Book, highlight a contact.
Press the Menu key.
Click Edit.
Click the trackball.
Click Add Custom Phone Tune.
Set a ring tone.
Press the Menu key.
8. Click Save.
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In the Profile List, click Advanced.
Press the Menu key.
Click New Exception.
In the Exception field, type a name for the profile
exception.
In the From field, press the Menu key.
Click Add Name.
Click a contact.
To add another contact, repeat steps 5 through 7.
Set the Use Profile field to the notification profile
on which the exception should be based.
To set a ring tone, select the Custom Phone Tune
check box. Set a ring tone.
Press the Menu key.
12. Click Save.
Change the list of Contacts for a Notification Profile
Exception
1. Profile List, click Advanced.
2. Highlight a notification profile exception.
3. Press the Menu key.
4. Click Edit.
5. In the From field, press the Menu key.
6. Click one of the following Menu items:
• Add Name
• Change Name
• Delete Name
Delete a notification Profile Exception
1.
2.
3.
4.
Profile List, click Advanced.
Highlight a notification profile exception.
Press the Menu key.
4. Click Delete.
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Filogix DMS
1. Start Your Web Browser
1. Go to:
http://mdms.filogix.com/mdms/l
ogin.html?sBoardID=LDON
a. When you get to this page for the first time add it to your bookmarks:
1. Press the Menu Button
2. Click Add Bookmark
3. Scroll Down to Add
4. Click the Add Button
1. Click in the User Code Field
2. Type your login name
3. Click Trackball (to get the arrow
back on the screen)
4. Click in the Password Field
5. Type your password
6. Click Trackball
7. Click Login (Red Button)
8. Click the Search by Address Link
9. Fill in the blanks as you go...
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Setting Up Your Email
1. Go to:
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/blackberry10
1/setup.jsp#tab_tab_email
2. Click your provider in the list
3. This screen will appear:
1. Create a New user Account – if your
Blackberry is brand new and not receiving
email you must to set up the email to be
sent to your Blackberry, choose Create a
New user Account
2. Login - If you already are receiving email
then you already have an account – Click
Login
Find Your PIN and IMEI
1. Be at the Home screen on your BB
2. Press Alt, Shift H
3. Enter your PIN and Device IMEI
1. Click Set Up
Account
2. Enter your email address and password
3. Click Next
A window will pop-up showing that you have added
an account.
4. Change your signature
5. Click the Edit Button to the right of the screen
6. Type the signature you would like sent at the end
of every email
7. Click Save
Filter (Stop) Messages from being Sent to Your
Blackberry
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1. Click the Filter Button
2. Click Add a Filter
3. Type a name for the Filter
4. From the drop-menu select when you would like
to apply the filter.
5. Click the button beside Do not forward messages
to device
6. Click Save
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Import Your Address Book
To import your Microsoft® Outlook® Address Book to your BlackBerry® Internet Service Address Book,
complete the following:
•
•
First, export the Microsoft Outlook Address Book to a CSV file:
1. In Microsoft Outlook, from the File Menu, select Import and Export
The Import and Export Wizard is displayed
2. Select Export to a file, then click Next
3. Select Comma Separated Values (Windows®), then click Next
If a message window appears asking you to install the Import/Export engine, you might need
the Microsoft® Office CD to complete this task
4. In the Export to a File window, select the Contacts folder that contains your Address Book
5. Click Next, then click Browse
6. In the Browse window, choose a location where you want to save the CSV file
7. In the File name field, type a file name with a .csv extension, then click OK
8. Click Next > Finished
The CSV file is created
Once you’ve completed the preceding steps, import the CSV file into BlackBerry Internet Service:
1. Connect to the BlackBerry Internet Service website and log in to your BlackBerry account
2. Click the Address Book link
3. On the navigation bar, click Import
4. Click Browse
5. In the Choose File window, browse to the location where you saved the CSV file
6. Select the CSV file and click Open
7. Click Add
Your Microsoft Outlook Address Book contacts appear in your BlackBerry Internet Service
Address Book
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Killer Tips
View Event Log Details, Free Up Memory by Clearing the List
Your BlackBerry's Event Log displays your system's recently run events
and processes. If you're experiencing a problem with your BlackBerry or
having an issue with a specific application or service, information from the
Event Log can be helpful for troubleshooting. And it can be a good
BlackBerry hygiene to clear out the log, to keep your device running
smoothly.
To Clear Your Event Log:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Go to your Home Screen
Hold down the ALT key and then type "LGLG."
Release Alt Button
Press Menu Button
Click Clear Log
Reboot Your BlackBerry Without Removing the Battery
1. The quickest and easiest way to reboot is hit ALT, RIGHT SHIFT and DELETE.
2. After pressing these three keys in tandem, your device powers down, your LED indicator turns red for a few
seconds and the reboot process commences.
Dialing Alphanumeric Phone Numbers on Full QWERTY BlackBerry Keyboard
Ever tried dialing a phone number with letters, instead of all numerals, using your BlackBerry's QWERTY keyboard?
You know, 1.800.Comcast, for example. If so, you've likely experienced the frustration of being unable to key in the
letters you want as part of your number--unless, of course, you already know this shortcut. It's simple really. Just type
the numerals as you normal would--1,8,0,0--then hold the ALT key while dialing the letters, and you're good to go.
Programming Application Switcher as a Convenience Key
The vast majority of BlackBerry devices have buttons on their side or sides that can be programmed by individual users
to activate functions of the user's choosing. These buttons are commonly known as convenience keys.
The obvious choice for convenience keys are the applications that you use most frequently, but we found an even better
use: Program one of your convenience keys to be your Application Switcher. The Application Switcher displays a taskbar
or "ribbon" with all of your active applications, so you can switch back and forth between programs without closing
them out or ever returning to your Home Screen
1. click your Options icon on the BlackBerry Home Screen,
2. choose Screen/Keyboard
3. scroll down to the Convenience Key Opens field(s).
4. Then open the corresponding dropdown menu and choose Application Switcher. (Note: You can also access
Application Switcher at any time by holding the ALT key and hitting Escape.)
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Access Default BlackBerry Apps With a Single Click from Home Screen
Many folks use their BlackBerry smartphones for messaging and Web surfing more often than they employ phone
features. If you fall into this category, you probably want to disable your Dial From Home Screen option so you can
access a variety of helpful Home Screen shortcuts.
Disable Dial from Home Screen
1. Click your Phone icon on the Home Screen or hit the green phone button on your device.
2. Press your Menu key,
3. Options
4. General Options
5. Change the Dial From Home Screen field from "Yes" to "No."
6. Hit the Escape key and choose to save your changes.
Now you'll need to hit your Phone icon or click the green phone button to dial a number and place a call, but you'll
have access to all of the following shortcuts from your Home Screen via a single click of the corresponding letter key:
WAP Browser -- W
Calculator -- U
Search -- S
Help -- H
Messages -- M
Saved messages -- V
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Alarm -- R
Options -- O
Notes -- D
Lock keypad -- K
Browser -- B
Compose -- C
Tasks -- T
Address Book -- A
Profiles -- F
Calendar -- L
BlackBerry Messenger -- N
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Extend Your Battery Life
1 Set Connectivity Options Wisely
Wireless connectivity options such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth eat up BlackBerry battery life when they're on but aren't in
use, because they constantly try to connect to networks or devices. Even leaving your device's cellular radio on when
you're not using it drains battery life, because it's communicating with cellular towers to determine if you're still in range
of the network and to update various services or applications.
Not all BlackBerry devices have Wi-Fi--in fact only a few of them do, like the 8820 and the new Pearl 8120--but most new
RIM devices have Bluetooth support, and the vast majority have cellular radios
To turn off one or all of these options, go to your device's icon screen and click the:
1. Manage Connections icon.
a. (It looks a bit like a camera tripod with a few halos around the top.)
2. From there, you can deactivate all connectivity options by hitting the "Turn All Connections Off" option, or turn
individual connections on and off by checking or unchecking the boxes next to each.
a. One caution: the cellular radio enables your device to make and receive calls, as well as view Web pages
and transfer data, so you won't be able to place calls or surf the Web when your radio is turned off. If
you enter an area with poor or no cellular coverage--when riding on a subway, for example--turn off
your radio unless it's absolutely necessary, because it will drain battery trying to reconnect with the
network.
2. Automatically Shut Off your Device Each Night:
You can also set your device to automatically shut down at night (or other little-used times) and turn itself back on, to
save battery life.
1. Goto your device's icon screen and click the Options icon.
a. (It looks like a wrench.)
2. Then click Auto On/Off,
a. select whether or not settings should apply to weekdays, weekends or both, and choose stop and start
times.
3. Examine Your Notification Profiles
The notification alerts that you use to signal new phone calls or messages can have a significant impact on your
BlackBerry battery life. For example, if you set your call notification to vibrate three times and then ring loudly, your
battery is going to drain faster than if you turn off the vibration and reduce your ring tone volume to low.
If you use a custom ring tone--a little Buffett, say--you're also using more battery life than with a traditional ring.
The most energy efficient way to employ call or message notifications:
Set your ring tone to the lowest volume you can and reduce or eliminate the use of vibration alerts.
We all need to set our devices to vibrate occasionally while in meetings or other locales that require quiet, but you can
modify your vibrations settings.
To reduce the number of times that your device vibrates when a new call or message is received:
1. Go to your device's icon screen
2. Click the Profiles icon.
a. (It looks like a speaker.)
3. From there you can adjust your various profile settings--Loud, Vibrate, Quiet, Normal and Phone Off--and access
Advanced settings.
4. Scroll down and click the Advanced option, and you'll see another list of the same profile settings. To modify
these settings, just highlight one, hit your BlackBerry menu key and click the Edit option. This displays all the
various applications and services with notification options, like your phone, e-mail inbox, text message inbox, IM
application and more. To change notification settings for an app or service, simply click one and select whether
you want your device to both ring and vibrate when you receive a call or an email message and how many times
for each.
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If you use an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) holster from RIM, you can also set different notification options
for when your device is holstered. (RIM's newer holsters have built-in magnets that let your device know it's secured.)
These options can save precious battery life, as well, because you can set your device to remain silent and still while
holster and then revert to normal settings when it's removed.
As a general rule, the fewer times you BlackBerry rings or vibrates, the less battery life your notifications use.
3) Adjust Your Screen Backlight
Newer BlackBerry devices enable you to heighten or reduce your display's backlight brightness. The brighter your
screen, and the longer that screen stays lit, the more battery life you're using.
To modify backlight settings, go to your BlackBerry icon screen and click on the Options icon that looks like a wrench.
The click the Screen/Keyboard option and set your Backlight Brightness to the lowest level you can stand without
needing to struggle to see your display. Then set your Backlight Timeout--how long your screen will stay on before going
black--to the shortest time period you can handle.
An OEM BlackBerry holster can also reduce the amount of time your screen stays lit regardless of your settings, because
it blacks out your display whenever the device is holstered.
4) Use Power-Hogging Applications Wisely
The larger the number of BlackBerry applications you use, the more power you're going to need. If you constantly use a
couple of apps, say the Viigo RSS reader and Facebook for BlackBerry, you need to consider how much power those
specific applications employ. If battery life is of the essence, you probably want to use them sparingly.
Some applications eat up power only when in use. For example, Google Maps mobile application for BlackBerry drains
significant battery life when you search for directions or satellite images of a specific locale, but it doesn't use much
power when not being employed.
But, many BlackBerry applications drain battery life even when you're not using them by pulling in new content or
updates. Viigo, a mobile RSS reader for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices, for instance, pulls in content from
whatever feeds you select. If you use Viigo and you're receiving articles from 30 feeds, the application is going to eat up
a good chunk of your battery, even when you're not reading the stories it's collecting. Or take the Facebook for
BlackBerry application: Depending on your Facebook notification settings, you could be receiving BlackBerry alerts every
time a Facebook Friend sends you a message, writes on your wall, pokes you, or interacts with one of your widgets. All
of that back and forth activity takes a lot of power.
So be aware of how much battery your BlackBerry applications need, and why, and be selective.
5) Keep Battery Connections Clean
Over time, the battery connections within your device can gather dust and other particles and impede the transfer of
power to your hardware. Every few months, it's a good idea to remove your battery and wipe clean the small sections of
metal through which battery power is transferred, as well as the metal prongs inside your device's battery slot that
connect to the power supply.
Those prongs are delicate, however, so you should be very careful cleaning them. Q Tips and cleansing wipes made
specifically for electronic gadgets work well, though they can leave residue, so you should ensure both surfaces are clear
before replacing your battery.
Finally, your battery will become less efficient over time, so it is occasionally necessary to buy a new one. If your battery
is a year or older, and you've determined that its poor performance can't be attributed to a weak cellular connection, a
power-hogging app or a similar issue, you may need to replace it.
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Backing up Your Blackberry
1. Download the Latest Version of RIM's BlackBerry Desktop
Manager
First, you'll want to download the latest version of RIM's BlackBerry Desktop
Manager Software, which at the time of this article's time of publication is
v4.5. To determine which version of Desktop Manager you're currently running, launch the program via Windows Start
Menu by clicking All Programs, BlackBerry and Desktop Manager. When the program is open, hit the Help tab on the
main screen and then choose About BlackBerry Desktop Manager. The software version will be listed on the General
tab.
If you're not running Desktop Manager v4.5, visit RIM's site and download and install the latest version of the software.
2) Launch Desktop Manager, Connect Your BlackBerry and PC
Next, launch the desktop manager software if you haven't already done so. Follow the procedure detailed above to open
the program if you didn't choose to create a desktop shortcut upon installation. When the program is running, connect
your BlackBerry device to the PC via USB cord. Close any dialogue boxes that may appear when your BlackBerry is
connected, including the desktop manager box that informs you it's searching for application updates.
Your BlackBerry should now be connected to the software and the word "Connected" should appear in both the top and
bottom left corners of the desktop manager screen. If you're still not connected, try unplugging the device and inserting
it into another USB port.
3) Backup All or Some of the Data on Your BlackBerry
Click on the Backup and Restore icon in the top right corner of the desktop manager home screen. The following screen
should offer three separate options: Backup, Restore and Advanced. To save all the personal data stored in your
BlackBerry's internal memory, hit the Back up tab, choose a name and location for the file and hit Save. The backup
process should take about a minute, and your BlackBerry screen will display a graphic of a connected handheld and PC
while it's in progress.
You can also set your BlackBerry Desktop Manager to automatically
backup device data in preset intervals (5 days, 7 days, 14 days, etc.)
whenever you launch the program and connect your smartphone and
PC. To do so, click the Options tab beneath the Backup icon, and on
the following screen fill in the box next to Back up my device data
automatically every XX days. Then choose the specific data you want
backed up. For instance, you can opt to back up all of your device data,
or all data except messages and/or data that's synced with an
organizer app. When you've selected the information you want to
copy, hit OK and then click the Back up tab on the main screen.
To further customize the specific information you wish to back up, click the Advanced tab on the main Backup and
Restore screen. You'll quickly see a dialogue box that displays the application's progress scanning your device database,
and then a screen with two columns appears: one column on the left named Computer Databases and another on the
right titled Device Databases. In the right column, select the specific device data you wish to backup and then hit the
left-facing arrow between the columns to copy the information from the Device Databases side to the Computer
Databases. Once you've transferred all the data you wish to copy, open the File dropdown menu--located directly above
the Computer Databases column--choose a name for your backup file and save it to your hard drive.
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4) Restore Data to Your BlackBerry Using Desktop Manager Files
Restoring BlackBerry device data using the desktop manager software and backup files created using the application
isn't difficult at all. First, you'll want to locate your backup files so they're easy to find when you try to restore data. Next,
launch the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, click the Backup and Restore icon in the top right corner and on the next
screen, and choose Restore. Browse to the appropriate backup file on your hard drive and click Open. You'll then be
asked to confirm that you wish to replace all the existing data on your device with the information in the backup file. Hit
Yes, and the desktop manager starts restoring your data. This can take several minutes depending on the amount of
information in the file.
Restoring only specific device data, such as address book contacts
or custom AutoText entries, is similar to the above-mentioned
process, but instead of hitting Restore on the main Backup and
Restore screen, click Advanced. Then open the File dropdown
menu on the left--directly above the Computer Databases
column--and open an existing back up file. Choose the specific
data you'd like to restore from that file and click the right-facing
arrow between the Computer Databases and Device Databases
columns. When the progress box disappears, your data has been
restored and you're good to go.
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BlackBerry Storm Keyboard Shortcuts
The BlackBerry Storm is touch-screen-based, and as such, it lacks a physical keyboard; however, three types of onscreen, virtual keyboards are available to users:
1. RIM's SureType keyboard, which is a QWERTY keyboard with more than one letter/number on each key
(available only in portrait mode);
2. a Multitap keyboard that resembles the keys on a traditional cell phone (portrait mode);
3. and a full QWERTY like the one found on your computer keyboard (landscape mode only).
To switch back and forth between keyboards in portrait mode, simply click the BlackBerry Menu key whenever a
keyboard is displayed, and click "Enable Multitap" or "Enable SureType."
1. To quickly display the Storm's onscreen keyboard, swipe a finger upward from the very bottom of the screen to
the middle.
2. To quickly hide the Storm's keyboard, swipe a finger downward from the top of the keyboard to the very
bottom of the device's screen.
3. Accented, or "special," characters can be typed via Storm in both portrait (vertical) and landscape (horizontal)
views. To enter in a special character while in portrait or landscape mode, such as an ï, bring up the on-screen
keyboard, depress the "i" key--but don't click it--and a number of options appear on screen, one of which is ï. To
choose that character, simply click it on screen.
4. To activate number lock, display the onscreen keyboard and then hold down the "123" key for about two
seconds until a lock appears on that button. The number pad will then stay on screen until you either hide it or
tap the "123" key again to return to the normal keyboard layout.
5. To activate capital lock, display the onscreen keyboard and then hold down the "Shift/Arrow Up" key for about
two seconds until a lock appears on that button. The number pad will then stay on screen until you either hide it
or tap the "Shift/Arrow Up" key again to return to the normal keyboard layout.
6. To change text input languages, hold the Storm in landscape mode, bring up the virtual keyboard and click the
"Globe" key found directly to the left of the Space key. Next, scroll to the desired language, highlight it and click
the Storm's screen to select.
Finding Your Way Around the Storm: Navigation Tips and Tricks
1. To scroll downward in a message or while viewing a Web page, place your finger lightly at the bottom of the
screen--but don't click--and drag upward. To scroll down a full screen's length, slide your finger up rapidly.
2. To scroll up, place your finger lightly at the top of the screen--but don't click--and drag it down. To scroll up a full
screen's length, slide your finger down rapidly.
3. To zoom in on a picture or a Web page, tap the screen lightly twice--but don't click it. (The BlackBerry browser
also has zoom in/out options; two separate magnifying glasses for zooming in and out sit at the bottom of the
browser screen.) To zoom back out after zooming in, click the BlackBerry Escape key until you return to the
original view.
4. To "pan," or move around while viewing a web page, hold your finger on the display--but again, don't click--and
drag it in the direction you wish to move.
5. To quickly switch between active applications from the Storm home screen, hold the BlackBerry Menu key until
the Application Switch ribbon appears on screen. Then lightly touch the ribbon and move back and forth to scroll
between available apps. To select one, click the screen when a specific app is highlighted.
6. To jump from the Storm home screen to the main icon screen, put your finger on the home screen, just above
the app dock, and click once. (You can also simply hit the BlackBerry Menu key while on the home screen to
access your icon page.)
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Text and Messaging Shortcuts for the Storm
1. To copy and paste text from one location to another, lightly touch a finger to the Storm's screen at the start of
the text you wish to copy. Then hold that first finger in place while you touch the end of the text with another
finger. The text in between your digits will then be selected. To copy it, click the BlackBerry Menu key, scroll to
"Copy" and click the screen. To paste, follow the same instructions but pick "Paste" instead of "Copy."
2. To quickly search your messages for all mailings from a specific contact, find a message from that contact in
your Messages application and then gently hold a finger on screen directly over the contact's name. After a few
seconds, all messages from that contact appear on screen.
3. To quickly search your messages for a specific subject line, or to track a thread, find a message with the desired
subject line in your Messages application and then gently hold a finger on screen directly over the subject line.
After a few seconds, all messages with that specific subject appear on screen.
4. To precisely navigate to the middle of a sentence, or even a specific word, while typing on the Storm, gently
press your finger on the Storm's screen on or around the text or character you wish to edit. Then, with your
finger on the display, but not clicking it, slide your finger around until it's exactly where you want it and then let
go. The specific character or set of characters will then be highlighted for easy editing.
5. To delete multiple messages at once via Storm, open your Messages app and gently hold a finger on a message
near the top of the list you want to delete. Keep that finger in place, and then touch another message further
down the list. All the messages between your two fingers will then be highlighted. From there, you can click the
Delete Messages key at the bottom or the screen to do away with the selected messages. Or you can continue
to select older messages by keeping one finger on the selected messages and scrolling down. When new,
unselected messages appear beneath your current selections, touch any of them to select it and all the
messages between it and your previous selections. Again, hit the Delete Messages key to trash messages when
you're ready. To unselect messages at any time, click the BlackBerry Escape key.
6. Rapidly scroll through messages by sliding a finger sideway while reading an e-mail or text. Slide your finger to
the left while in an open message to skip to newer messages; and slide to the right for older correspondence.
A Storm of Multimedia: Image and Audio Tips
1. Scroll through images just as you would messages, by sliding a finger horizontally across the Storm's display.
Slide your finger to the right while viewing an image to see newer images; and slide to the left for older pictures.
2. To zoom in on an image, tap the screen twice--don't click. Or you can also zoom by clicking the screen one time.
Zoom out by hitting the BlackBerry Escape key.
3. To "pan," or move around while viewing an image, hold your finger on the display--but again, don't click--and
drag it in the direction you wish to move.
4. To quickly search your music library for all songs from one specific artist, find a track by that musician or group
in a list of songs, and then gently hold a finger on screen directly over the musician's name. After a few seconds,
all songs from that artist appear on screen.
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