BlackBerry PRIV - v5.1 Instruction Manual

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PRIV

Version: 5.1

User Guide

Published: 2015-10-22

SWD-20151022080949135

Contents

 

Setup and basics...........................................................................................................................................

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Your device at a glance...................................................................................................................................

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Insert the SIM card.........................................................................................................................................

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Insert a media card........................................................................................................................................

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Move between home screens.........................................................................................................................

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Get around with navigation buttons................................................................................................................

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Touch screen gestures...................................................................................................................................

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Motion gestures...........................................................................................................................................

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Apps, widgets, and shortcuts.......................................................................................................................

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Personalizing your device.............................................................................................................................

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Phone and voice..........................................................................................................................................

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Phone icons.................................................................................................................................................

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Find your own phone number.......................................................................................................................

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Change your ringtone...................................................................................................................................

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Making calls.................................................................................................................................................

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Receiving calls.............................................................................................................................................

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Blocking calls..............................................................................................................................................

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Add a contact or number to your speed dial list.............................................................................................

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Call waiting and call forwarding....................................................................................................................

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Start a conference call.................................................................................................................................

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Turn on Voice Over LTE.................................................................................................................................

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Wi-Fi calling.................................................................................................................................................

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Voicemail.....................................................................................................................................................

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Keyboard, language, and typing...................................................................................................................

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BlackBerry Keyboard and typing..................................................................................................................

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Selecting word suggestions that appear while you type.................................................................................

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Spell check..................................................................................................................................................

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Creating custom text shortcuts.....................................................................................................................

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Language.....................................................................................................................................................

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Keyboard input methods..............................................................................................................................

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Applications and features.............................................................................................................................

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Find help for apps........................................................................................................................................

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Organizing your home screen.......................................................................................................................

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Clock...........................................................................................................................................................

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Hangouts.....................................................................................................................................................

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Search.........................................................................................................................................................

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Location services and Google Maps..............................................................................................................

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Keyboard shortcuts......................................................................................................................................

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Google Chrome and Downloads....................................................................................................................

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Printing........................................................................................................................................................

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Settings.......................................................................................................................................................

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Customize your device settings....................................................................................................................

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Overview of Quick Settings...........................................................................................................................

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Overview of device settings..........................................................................................................................

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Notifications................................................................................................................................................

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Storage space and media cards...................................................................................................................

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Connections................................................................................................................................................

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Battery and power.......................................................................................................................................

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Display......................................................................................................................................................

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Accessibility..............................................................................................................................................

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Users.........................................................................................................................................................

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Backup and reset.......................................................................................................................................

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Update your device software......................................................................................................................

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Security.....................................................................................................................................................

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Locks, passwords, and protecting your data...............................................................................................

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Finding and protecting a lost device...........................................................................................................

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Security settings........................................................................................................................................

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Legal notice...............................................................................................................................................

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User Guide

Setup and basics

Setup and basics

Your device at a glance

1.Nano SIM card tray

2.Media card (microSD card) tray

3.Notification LED

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4.Front camera

5.Volume up

6.Mute

7.Volume down

8.Headset jack

9.Multi-function port (supports USB and video)

10.Power on/o€ key: Press to lock the screen; press and hold to power on/o€; press and hold for 10 seconds to reset

Insert the SIM card

Your device uses a nano SIM card. If you don't have a SIM card or don't have the right type of SIM card, contact your service provider.

CAUTION: Do not use a larger SIM card that was cut to a smaller size. Your device might not recognize the SIM card, or the SIM card might get stuck because it is thicker than a nano SIM card.

1.Position your device so you can see the back cover and the top of the device.

2.Release the SIM card tray by pushing the tip of the tool (provided in the box) into the hole on the top-right side of your device. If you don't have the tool that came with your device, you can also use a paper clip.

3.Pull out the tray completely and set it on a flat surface.

4.Hold the SIM card so that the metal contacts are facing down and the notch is aligned with the notch in the tray.

5.Put the SIM card in the tray.

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6.Push the tray back into the slot.

Insert a media card

If you want more storage for pictures, videos, music, and documents, you can insert a media card (microSD card).

1.Position your device so you can see the back cover and the top of the device.

2.Release the media card tray by pushing the tip of the tool (provided in the box) into the hole on the top-left side of your device. If you don't have the tool that came with your device, you can also use a paper clip.

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3.Pull out the tray completely and set it on a flat surface.

4.Hold the media card so that the metal contacts are facing down and the notch is aligned with the notch in the tray.

5.Put the media card in the tray.

6.Push the tray back into the slot.

Move between home screens

You can move between your home screens with a gesture on the screen.

On the screen, swipe left or right.

Tip: You can also move between your home screens by swiping left or right on the physical keyboard, or by moving your finger across the dots that appear above the favorites tray.

Get around with navigation buttons

No matter what you're doing on your device, navigation buttons appear at the bottom of your screen. Do any of the following:

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To go back to the previous screen, tap .

To go to your home screen, tap .

To see your recently opened apps and screens, tap .

Touch screen gestures

Take a moment to learn the common gestures that you can use on the touch screen.

Wake up your device

Tap the screen twice.

Select items

Do any of the following:

To select an item, tap it. If the item can be opened, it opens.

To select multiple items, such as photos that you want to share or email messages that you want to delete, touch and hold one item. Tap more items. To clear an item, tap it again.

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Scroll or move between items

Slide your finger to scroll through a list or move between items, such as photos.

Check your notifications

You can check your latest notifications (for example, email messages and text messages) at any time.

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Swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap a notification to open it or pull down to see more notifications.

Open Quick Settings

You can open Quick Settings to turn on or turn o€ common settings such as Wi-Fi and airplane mode. Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

Open an app

You can open one of three default apps from anywhere on your device.

Slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen. Move your finger over the app that you want to open. Lift your finger.

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Use a slider

If a slider appears on your screen, you can progress through a file, such as a song or video, or adjust a setting, such as the screen brightness.

Drag the slider handle to the right or left.

Zoom in to or zoom out from the screen

If you want to see something in more detail, such as a photo or part of a map, you can magnify the image. To zoom in, slide two fingers apart.

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To zoom out, slide two fingers together.

Tip: In some cases, you can tap twice to zoom in or zoom out.

Motion gestures

You can use motion gestures to do things more quickly or eƒciently. To turn motion gestures on or o€, swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger. Tap > Advanced interactions.

Flip to mute

If this feature is turned on, when you receive a call and it isn’t a convenient time to respond, you can turn your device facedown on a flat surface to silence the ringtone or vibration. You still receive a notification of the missed call.

To turn this feature on or o€, tap the Flip to mute switch.

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Flip to save power

If this feature is turned on, when you place your device facedown on a flat surface, your device goes into sleep mode to extend battery life. You still receive notifications for incoming calls, messages, and alarms.

To turn this feature on or o€, tap the Flip to save power switch.

Hold to stay awake

If this feature is turned on, the screen stays on longer when you hold your device in your hand. To turn this feature on or o€, tap the Hold to stay awake switch.

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Apps, widgets, and shortcuts

About apps, widgets, and shortcuts

When you tap

on your home screen, a tray opens where you can access installed apps and widgets and set up

shortcuts.

 

The Apps tab includes a complete list of the apps installed on your device, including apps that you download on Google Play.

Widgets are like miniature apps that you can often interact with on the home screen. For example, the BBM widget shows a small view of your current chats. The Bookmarks widget shows all of the websites that you have bookmarked so that you can open them right from the home screen.

Shortcuts help you perform the tasks that you do the most. For example, if you frequently write email, you can set up an email shortcut. Tapping the shortcut opens an email composer.

Search for installed apps, widgets, and shortcuts

1.On the home screen, tap .

2.Enter a search term in the Search apps, widgets, and shortcuts field.

Add an app, a widget, or a shortcut to your home screen

1.On the home screen, tap .

2.Tap Apps, Widgets, or Shortcuts.

3.Touch and hold an app, a widget, or a shortcut, and then release your finger when the home screen appears.

After you add a shortcut to your home screen, you might be prompted to set up the shortcut. For example, if you add the Email Contact shortcut, you must tap the contact that you want to send an email to.

About pop-up widgets

Pop-up widgets are associated with the apps that you add to the home screen. When you add an app that includes a popup widget, an indicator appears beneath the app icon ( ). Pop-up widgets are useful because they allow you to have widgets that don't take up space on the home screen.

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Turn on pop-up widgets

1.Tap > .

2.Select the Pop-up widgets checkbox.

Open a pop-up widget for an app

With pop-up widgets, you can access a widget for an app without having that widget on the home screen. If a pop-up widget is available for an app, an indicator ( ) appears beneath the app icon.

On the home screen, swipe up or down on an app that has a pop-up widget.

Turn o€ pop-up widgets

On the home screen, do one of the following.

• To turn o€ a pop-up widget, swipe up or down on the app icon. In the upper-right corner of the widget, tap

> Turn

o€ pop-up Widget.

 

• To turn o€ all pop-up widgets, tap > . Clear the Pop-up widgets checkbox.

Change the pop-up widget for an app

If an app has more than one widget available, when you first swipe up or down on the app icon, you choose a widget to set as the pop-up widget. You can change the pop-up widget at any time.

1.Swipe up or down on an app icon.

2.In the upper-right corner of the widget, tap > Change widget.

3.In the list of available widgets, tap another widget.

Turn o€ pop-up widgets

On the home screen, do one of the following.

• To turn o€ a pop-up widget, swipe up or down on the app icon. In the upper-right corner of the widget, tap

> Turn

o€ pop-up widget.

 

• To turn o€ all pop-up widgets, tap > . Clear the Pop-up widgets checkbox.

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Open apps with a gesture

You can use a gesture to open an app from anywhere on your device. The default apps for this feature are BlackBerry Device Search, Google Now, and the BlackBerry Hub. You can assign di€erent apps to this gesture as well.

1.To open an app, swipe up slowly from the bottom of the screen or from .

2.Slide your finger to the app that you want to open, and then release your finger.

Change the apps that you open with a gesture

You can change the apps that you open with a gesture. You can even set up a gesture to start an action, such as composing an email.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Swipe Shortcuts.

3.Tap either the left or right circle.

4.Do one of the following:

To set the gesture to open a di€erent app, tap Open app, and then tap an app.

To set the gesture to call a contact, tap Speed dial, and then tap a contact.

To set the gesture to send an email or a text message to a contact, tap Send message. Tap Email contact or Text contact, and then tap a contact.

To set the gesture to start an action, tap All shortcuts.

Turn o€ the gesture to open an app

If you set up a gesture to open an app or use a shortcut, to turn o€ the gesture, do the following:

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Swipe shortcuts.

3.Tap either the left or right circle.

4.Tap Clear.

Personalizing your device

Learn how to personalize your device and make it uniquely yours. For example, you can change your ringtone or set a picture as your wallpaper.

Customize your device settings

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Change your ringtone

Set your wallpaper

Add a contact or number to your speed dial list

Add an app, a widget, or a shortcut to your home screen

Change your font size

Change how you view your recent apps and screens

Set up a screen lock

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Phone and voice

Phone icons

During a call

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Turn on the speakerphone

 

 

 

Mute your microphone

 

 

 

Put a call on hold

 

 

 

Show the dial pad

 

 

 

Merge calls to start a conference call

 

 

 

Split a conference call into multiple calls

 

 

Find your own phone number

Open the Phone app.

Your number appears at the top of the screen.

Change your ringtone

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Sound & noti®cation > Phone ringtone.

3.Tap a ringtone and then tap OK.

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Making calls

Make a call

1.In the Phone app, tap .

2.Enter the number.

3.Tap .

Call a recent number

1.In the Phone app, tap Recents.

2.Tap a name or number > Call back.

Call a contact

1.In the Phone app, tap Contacts.

2.Tap a contact.

3.Tap the number that you want to call.

Tip: To send a text message to a contact, beside the number, tap .

Speed dial a contact

1.In the Phone app, tap Speed dial.

2.Tap a speed dial contact.

Show or hide your number on outgoing calls

Depending on your service provider, this feature might not be supported.

1.In the Phone app, in the upper-right corner of the screen, tap .

2.Tap Settings > Call settings > Additional settings > Caller ID.

3.Tap Show number or Hide number.

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View your call history

You can view past outgoing, incoming, and missed calls on the History screen.

1.In the Phone app, in the upper-right corner of the screen, tap > Call History.

2.Do any of the following:

To see the details of a specific call, tap a contact or phone number, and then tap Details.

To view missed calls, tap Missed.

To clear your call history, tap > Clear call log > OK.

Receiving calls

Answer or dismiss a call

1.If your device is locked, touch and hold .

To answer a call, slide your finger until it covers . Release your finger.

To dismiss a call, slide your finger until it covers . Release your finger.

2.If your device is unlocked, in the call notification, tap Answer or Dismiss.

Send a quick response to a caller

You can send a caller a brief text message instead of answering an incoming call. Depending on the recipient of the quick response, additional text messaging charges might apply.

Note: If a call is from an unknown caller, the option to send a quick response does not appear.

1. When you receive an incoming call, touch and hold

. Slide your finger until it covers

and then release your

finger.

 

 

2.Do any of the following:

To send one of four default messages, tap a message.

To compose a new message, tap Type a reply.

When you dismiss a call to send a quick response, the caller is sent to voicemail. If you do not have voicemail, the caller receives a busy signal instead.

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Change your default quick response messages

You can create your own quick response messages to replace the available defaults.

1.In the Phone app, in the upper-right corner of the screen, tap .

2.Tap Settings > General settings > Quick responses.

3.Tap the quick response you want to change.

4.Type a new message.

5.Tap OK.

To reset to the default quick responses, on the Edit quick responses screen, tap . Then tap Reset default app.

Answer or dismiss a call with the slider

By default, you can open the slider to decline an incoming call and send a text message reply to the caller. You can change your settings so that opening the slider answers a call or does nothing instead.

Note: If you choose the Open to dismiss and reply option, the caller is forwarded to your voicemail. If you don't have voicemail, the caller receives a busy signal instead. If the call is from an unknown number, opening the slider does nothing.

1.In the Phone app, tap > Settings > General settings > Slider options for incoming calls.

2.Choose one of the following:

To answer a call when you open the slider, tap Open to answer.

To dismiss a call and send a text message reply, tap Open to dismiss and reply.

To make opening the slider do nothing when you receive a call, tap Do nothing.

Silence the ringtone when you receive a call

If you receive a call while your sound or vibration notifications are turned on, you can quickly silence your ringtone and stop your device from vibrating. After you silence the ringtone, you can still answer or decline the call.

When you receive an incoming call, press the Volume up, Volume down, or Mute key.

Move a call from your headset to your device

When you have a Bluetooth headset connected to your device, incoming calls are automatically received on your headset. You can manually move the call back to the device.

1.While on a call, tap .

2.Do one of the following:

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To move the call to your device, tap Handset earpiece.

To move the call to your device speakerphone, tap Speaker.

Prevent calls from going to your Bluetooth headset

You can disconnect your Bluetooth headset from the Phone app so that calls are sent to your device instead.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap Bluetooth.

3.Beside the paired headset you want to disconnect, tap .

4.Clear the Phone audio checkbox.

Put a call on hold

While on a call, tap .

To resume a call, tap again.

Blocking calls

Block all incoming or outgoing calls

When you block calls, you can stop all incoming or outgoing calls, and prevent all incoming or all outgoing calls when roaming. Contact your service provider for more info on blocking specific phone numbers. Depending on your service provider, this feature might not be supported.

1.In the Phone app, in the upper-right corner of the screen, tap .

2.Tap Settings > Call settings > Call blocking.

3.Select any of the checkboxes.

The first time that you turn on call blocking, you are prompted to create a password to lock your call blocking settings. To change your call blocking password, tap Change call blocking password.

Send a number straight to voicemail

You can send any incoming calls from a specific contact directly to voicemail by restricting their number. Verify that the number you want to restrict is listed as a contact in your Contacts app.

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1.In the Contacts app, tap the contact you want to block.

2.Tap > .

3.Select the All calls to voicemail checkbox.

Limit the phone numbers that you can call

When you set up and use fixed dialing numbers, you can make calls and send SMS or MMS messages only to the phone numbers that you added to the fixed dialing numbers list. For example, if you give your device to your child to use, you can limit the phone numbers that your child can call. To use fixed dialing numbers, your service provider must set up your SIM card for this feature. Depending on your service provider, this feature might not be supported.

1.In the Phone app, in the upper-right corner of the screen, tap .

2.Tap Settings > Call settings > Fixed Dialing Numbers.

3.Tap Enable FDN.

4.Enter the SIM security code provided to you by your service provider.

5.Tap OK.

6.Tap FDN list > > Add contact.

7.Type a name and phone number.

8.Tap Save.

Add a contact or number to your speed dial list

There are two di€erent speed dial lists that you can add contacts or numbers to. You can add contacts or numbers to the BlackBerry Keyboard's speed dial list so that you can dial a number by pressing and holding a single key on your keyboard. By default, your voicemail access number is included in your keyboard's speed dial list. To learn more, see Use a keyboard shortcut.

You can also add contacts to the speed dial list in the Phone app.

1.In the Phone app, tap Contacts.

2.Tap a contact.

3.Tap .

Remove a contact or number from your speed dial list

1.In the Phone app, tap Speed dial.

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2.Touch and hold the contact you want to remove.

3.Drag the contact over Remove. Release your finger.

Call waiting and call forwarding

Turn call waiting on or o€

Depending on your service provider, this feature might not be supported.

1.In the Phone app, in the upper-right corner of the screen, tap .

2.Tap Settings > Call settings > Additional settings.

3.Tap the Call waiting checkbox.

Set up call forwarding

Depending on your service provider, this feature might not be available.

1.In the Phone app, in the upper-right corner of the screen, tap .

2.Tap Settings > Call settings > Call forwarding.

3.To change the number that your calls are forwarded to, tap a call forwarding option and type a number.

Start a conference call

1.While on a call, make or answer another call.

2.To merge the calls, tap .

Answer a second call while already on a call

Verify that call waiting is turned on.

1. While you are on a call and receive a second call, touch and hold

. Slide your finger until it covers

and then

release your finger.

 

 

2.Do one of the following:

To put the first call on hold and answer the second call, tap Hold current call.

To end the first call and answer the second call, tap End current call.

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3. If you put the first call on hold, to merge both calls and start a conference call, tap

.

To add more people to the conference call, repeat steps 1 and 2.

 

Make another call while already on a call

When you make another call while you're already on a call, your first call is automatically put on hold.

1.While on a call, tap .

2.Do any of the following:

Use the dial pad to enter a number.

Tap above the dial pad to go to the Phone screen. Tap a contact.

3.To merge both calls and start a conference call, tap .

To add more people to the conference call, repeat steps 1 to 3.

Remove people from a conference call

1.While in a conference call, to view the conference call participants, tap Manage conference call.

2.Do one of the following:

To remove a person from the conference call and hang up, tap .

To remove a person from the conference call and keep them in a separate call, tap .

Turn on Voice Over LTE

Using Voice Over LTE, you can use your device to make calls with high definition audio quality and fast connections over an LTE network.

Depending on your service provider, this feature might not be supported.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > More > Cellular networks > IMS settings.

3.Turn on the IMS switch.

4.Turn on the Voice Over LTE switch.

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Wi-Fi calling

Turn on Wi-Fi calling

Your device can make and receive calls over Wi-Fi networks, even if you have limited or no mobile network coverage.

Depending on your service provider, this feature might not be supported. Contact your service provider for more information.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > More > Wi-Fi calling.

3.Turn on the Wi-Fi Calling switch.

4.To see when your device will make Wi-Fi calls, turn on Wi-Fi Calling Status.

5.Tap Wi-Fi calling preferences > Connection preferences.

To use a Wi-Fi network, even when you have a cellular signal, tap Wi-Fi preferred.

To never use a cellular network and only use a Wi-Fi network, tap Wi-Fi only.

To only use a Wi-Fi network for calls when you don't have a cellular signal, tap Cellular network preferred.

Make a Wi-Fi call

Make sure that is at the top of your device's screen.

1.In the Phone app, tap .

2.Enter the number.

3.Tap .

Voicemail

Set up your voicemail

Depending on your service provider, this feature might not be supported. Contact your service provider for more info.

1.In the Phone app, in the upper-right corner of the screen, tap .

2.Tap Settings > Call settings > Voicemail.

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3.Tap Setup. If the Voicemail number field is blank, tap Voicemail number, and then enter your voicemail access number. If you don't have a voicemail access number, contact your service provider.

4.Do any of the following:

To select a notification profile, tap Sound.

To set the voicemail notification to vibrate, select the Vibrate checkbox.

After you set up your voicemail, to call your voicemail from the Phone app, touch and hold 1.

Visual Voicemail

Visual Voicemail is another way to access and manage your voicemail. In an app, you can see and scroll through your messages on your device. Some Visual Voicemail services can also transcribe your voicemail messages into text and send messages over email and SMS.

Your service provider might have a Visual Voicemail app preloaded on your device or available for you to download.

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Keyboard, language, and typing

BlackBerry Keyboard and typing

Use the BlackBerry Keyboard to communicate with the world. You can type eƒciently by creating custom text shortcuts and by using prediction, correction, and spell check. After you set up your keyboard preferences, learn how to cut, copy, and paste text, and delete words. With prediction, you can select word suggestions that appear while you type. You can also set up or change your display, typing, and keyboard languages.

Your device has a touch sensitive slider keyboard and a touch screen keyboard. Both keyboards support finger swipe gestures that allow you to choose word suggestions, edit text, and show the number and symbol list quickly.

Using gestures with the slider keyboard

You can use the slider keyboard to interact with your device without touching your screen. Keeping your finger in contact with the BlackBerry Keyboard at all times can increase your productivity.

To insert the cursor into a block of text, double-tap the slider keyboard. To move the cursor to a specific location in the text field, on the keyboard, slide your finger left, right, up, or down.

To scroll through a list, such as the message list in the BlackBerry Hub, or the text of a document, on the keyboard, slide your finger up and down.

To turn the pages of an eBook or to scroll up or down in webpages or other documents, rotate your device horizontally and slide your finger along the keyboard.

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Show or hide the touch screen keyboard

Do any of the following:

To show the keyboard, close the slider and tap any text entry field.

To hide the keyboard, tap the screen outside of a text entry field. If there is nowhere to tap on the screen, tap .

Typing on the BlackBerry Keyboard

Learn how to use accented and uppercase letters, symbols, and numbers on your keyboards.

Type an uppercase character

To type an uppercase character, do one of the following:

On the touch screen keyboard or slider keyboard, press , and then tap a letter.

Press and hold the letter.

To turn on CAP lock, press and hold .

Type numbers and symbols

1.On the touch screen keyboard or slider keyboard, swipe down to open the number and symbol picker. Swipe down again to scroll to the next page of numbers and symbols.

2.Tap a number or symbol on the screen, or press the key on the slider keyboard that corresponds to the symbol that you want.

Type an accented character

The list of available accents depends on the current input language. If you set multiple input languages, the accents for the same language family that can be predicted appear together for a letter. For example, if you have set more than one language with a Latin-based alphabet, you see accent options for all Latin-based languages that you have set.

On the touch screen keyboard or the slider keyboard, press and hold the letter that you want to add the accent to, and then do one of the following:

When accented characters appear on the screen above the slider keyboard, tap the character that you want to insert.

When accented characters appear above the letter on the touch screen keyboard, slide your finger onto the accented character that you want to insert, and then lift your finger.

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Change the settings for keyboard, input, or typing

You can personalize your typing experience by changing the BlackBerry Keyboard, input, or typing settings on your device.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Language & input.

Type more accurately with prediction and correction settings

You can change the BlackBerry Keyboard settings so that your device automatically predicts what you are likely to type and corrects typing errors. The keyboard can also capitalize new sentences or insert a period when you press the space key twice.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Language & input > BlackBerry Keyboard Settings > Prediction and correction.

3.Tap the settings that you want to change.

Type faster with key press feedback settings

You can change your typing settings to help you type faster and more accurately on your BlackBerry Keyboard. Your device can be set to vibrate and make a sound when you tap keys on the touch screen keyboard.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Language & input > BlackBerry Keyboard Settings > Key press feedback.

3.Tap the settings that you want to change.

Select text using the BlackBerry Keyboard

1.Highlight the text that you want to select:

On the screen, touch and hold a word.

On the screen, when you edit text, tap the text to insert the cursor handle.

On the slider keyboard, when you edit text, double-tap the keyboard to insert the cursor handle.

2.To expand the text selection, do one of the following:

On a highlighted word, drag a cursor handle until your entire selection is highlighted.

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• Move the cursor handle to the beginning of the text that you want to select. Touch and hold

, and then drag

the cursor handle to highlight your selection.

 

To dismiss the selection, tap anywhere on the screen.

Cut, copy, and paste text

1.Select the text that you want to cut or copy.

2.Lift your finger o€ the screen or slider keyboard.

3.Do one of the following:

To copy the text, tap .

To cut the text, tap .

To paste the text, touch and hold the location where you want to paste the text, and then tap Paste.

Delete text using the BlackBerry Keyboard

On the slider keyboard or the touch screen keyboard, swipe from right to left to delete a word. If you are typing in a right-to- left language, swipe from left to right to delete a word.

Use emojis

1.Do one of the following:

• When you type on the slider keyboard, press and hold > tap .

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When you type on the touch screen keyboard, press and hold the Period key > tap .

2.Do any of the following:

Tap the icons under the emojis to switch the emoji category.

Swipe left on the emoji list to see more emojis.

3.Tap an emoji.

On the touch screen keyboard, tap to return to the keyboard view.

Type using voice dictation

You can use voice dictation to type hands-free instead of using your keyboard.

Do one of the following:

When you type on the slider keyboard, press .

When you type on the touch screen keyboard, press and hold the Comma key.

To close voice dictation, tap .

Selecting word suggestions that appear while you type

Your device is designed to learn what you tend to say and where in a sentence you tend to say it. Your device uses this information to try to predict what word you might type next. Suggested words appear on the letters of the touch screen keyboard or on the row of screen keys above the slider keyboard. You can quickly select a suggested word by placing your finger on either keyboard under the word and flicking it up toward the screen.

Select a suggested word

To use a word that appears above the slider keyboard or on the touch screen keyboard, place your finger on the keyboard below the word, and flick it up toward the screen.

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Spell check

The BlackBerry Keyboard includes a spell check feature. Third-party spell checkers can be installed and used with the keyboard, but for best results, use the BlackBerry Spell Checker.

Turn on spell check

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Language & input > Spell checker.

3.Set the Spell checker switch to On.

4.Select the BlackBerry Spell Checker.

Change spell check settings

You can change spell check settings, such as whether the spell checker can look in your contact list for name corrections.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Language & input > Spell checker.

3.Tap beside the BlackBerry Spell Checker.

Accept spelling suggestions

If spell check is turned on, spelling mistakes are underlined as you type.

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Tap an underlined word.

To accept a spelling suggestion, tap the suggested word.

To add the word to your personal dictionary, tap Add to dictionary.

Edit your personal dictionary

When you use the spell check feature, you can add words that are marked as incorrect to a custom dictionary on your device so that spell check recognizes them as being correct. The words that you add to your personal dictionary can be edited at any time.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Language & input > BlackBerry Keyboard Settings > Prediction and correction > Personal dictionary.

3.Tap a language. To apply the setting to all languages, tap For all languages.

4.Do any of the following:

To add a new word to your personal dictionary, tap , and then add the new word. When you are finished, tap

.

To edit a word that's already in your personal dictionary, tap the word.

To delete a word from your personal dictionary, tap the word, and then tap .

Edit the restricted word list

The words in the restricted list are never used to correct your typing.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Language & input > BlackBerry Keyboard Settings > Prediction and correction > Restricted words.

3.Do any of the following:

To add a new word to the restricted list, tap , and then add the new word. When you are finished, tap Ok.

To delete a word from the restricted list, tap and hold the word, and then tap Delete.

Creating custom text shortcuts

The word substitution feature lets you create your own text shortcuts. When you set up a shortcut, your device replaces the shortcut with a word or phrase.

Note: Word substitution is also known as autotext.

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Add a new text shortcut

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Language & input > BlackBerry Keyboard Settings > Prediction and correction > Word substitution.

3.Tap a language for your shortcut or, if you want the shortcut to be available in every installed language, tap For all languages.

4.Tap .

5.In the Shortcut field, type the shortcut phrase. For example, bb.

6.In the Target field, type the substitution text for the shortcut. For example, BlackBerry.

7.Tap twice.

If you add bb as your shortcut, and BlackBerry as the target, when you type bb, BlackBerry is inserted into your text.

Change or delete a text shortcut

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Language & input > BlackBerry Keyboard Settings > Prediction and correction > Word substitution.

3.Tap the language where your text shortcut appears.

4.Tap an item in the Substitution List.

5.Do one of the following:

Update the Shortcut text or Target output.

To delete the shortcut, tap .

Language

If you speak more than one language, you can use the language settings to change your display, typing, voice input, or BlackBerry Keyboard language. You can also switch to another typing language while you type.

Switch your input language

If you turn on more than one input language on your device, you can switch between input languages while you type.

Note: If the input language that you want to use isn’t listed, you might have to install a keyboard for that input language from the Google Playstore.

1.To turn on input languages, swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

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2.Tap > Language & input > Keyboard settings > Input languages.

3.If the Use system language switch is turned on, turn it o€. Turn on the switch beside each input language that you want to use.

4.To switch between input languages, while you type, tap . Tap an input language.

Change your display language

The language that you selected during the initial setup of your device is your display language. The home screen, BlackBerry Hub, and supported applications display content in this language.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Language & input > Language.

3.Tap a language.

Keyboard input methods

An input method allows you to type words or characters that are not available using the characters on your keyboard layout. In some cases, input methods give you a phonetic approximation of a word based on the keyboard layout you are using. Your device can then suggest a character or diacritic based on the sound you choose.

In other cases, input methods provide you with gestures and key combinations for languages. Some keyboard input methods are common to all supported languages, such as word prediction or selecting accented characters by pressing and holding keys.

Both the touch screen keyboard and the slider keyboard support input methods. The keys on the touch screen keyboard display the language's special characters. The physical keys on the slider keyboard map to special characters, so if you press a latin alphabet key, a corresponding character appears.

If the input method for the language you want is not available on your device, check Google Playfor additional input methods to download.

Show the touch screen keyboard when the slider is open

You can keep the touch screen keyboard open while you are typing on the slider keyboard. This setting allows you to switch between keyboards easily and shows you the character key map for the physical slider keyboard when you are typing in another language.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Language & input > Current Keyboard.

3.Turn on the Hardware switch.

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Turn on Chinese and Japanese input methods

By default, GooglePinyin Input, GoogleZhuyin Input, and GoogleJapanese Input are available on your device. Check Google Playfor other Chinese and Japanese input methods.

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.

2.Tap > Language & input > Current Keyboard > Choose Keyboards.

3.Turn on the Google Pinyin Input, Google Zhuyin Input, or Google Japanese Input switches.

Chinese and Japanese input methods are now available in the Language & input > Current Keyboard keyboard selector.

Typing in Arabic

The Arabic language has more characters in the alphabet than there are keys on the keyboard. As a result, more than one character appears on one key. There may be alternate letters that are related to a primary letter or that have a similar form. You can press and hold a letter or press the key again to access the second and third characters.

The Arabic keyboard layout supports word prediction and the flick feature, which allows you to flick word suggestions up onto the screen (if you have this feature turned on)

To access emojis and voice dictation on the touch screen keyboard, press and hold the Comma key. The following image shows the slider keyboard in Arabic:

Typing in Greek

The Greek keyboard supports word prediction and the flick feature, which allows you to flick word suggestions up onto the screen (if you have this feature turned on). The Greek keyboard also allows you to type alternate characters two di€erent

ways. You can press

, and then press a letter, or you can press and hold the primary character and then select the

alternate character from the options.

The following image shows the slider keyboard in Greek:

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Typing in Russian

The Russian keyboard and language supports word prediction and the flick feature, which allows you to flick word suggestions up onto the screen (if you have this feature turned on).

To access more Cyrillic characters on the Russian keyboard layout, you can use one of the following methods:

To type an uppercase character, you can press , and then press a letter.

Alternate characters are available for A, I, L, N, and Z. To type an alternate character, you can double-press the primary character.

To type an accented version of a character, you can press and hold the primary character, and then select the accented character.

The following image shows the slider keyboard in Russian:

Typing in Hebrew

The Hebrew keyboard supports word prediction and the flick feature, which allows you to flick word suggestions up onto the screen (if you have this feature turned on). The Hebrew keyboard also allows you to type alternate characters two

di€erent ways. You can press

, and then press a letter, or you can press and hold the primary character and then select

the alternate character from the options.

The following image shows the slider keyboard in Hebrew::

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