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Version: 10.3.3

Advanced interactions

If you’re looking for ways to do things more quickly or efficiently, consider using the following gestures:
  • Lift to wake
  • Flip to mute
  • Flip to save power
  • Hold to stay awake

Lift to wake

If this feature is turned on, when you pick up your BlackBerry device from a flat surface, your device wakes up automatically. You don’t have to press the Power/Lock key or swipe up from the bottom of the screen to start using your device.


BlackBerry device showing the device being picked up from a flat surface. Shows the gesture to wake up your device.

To turn on or turn off this feature, tap image Settings > Advanced Interaction. Tap the Lift to Wake switch.

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 to silence the ring tone or vibration. You still receive a notification of the missed call.


BlackBerry device showing the device being turned facedown. Shows the gesture to silence a ring tone or vibration.

To turn on or turn off this feature, tap image Settings > Advanced Interaction. Tap the Flip to Mute switch.

Flip to save power

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


BlackBerry device showing the device being turned facedown on a flat surface. Shows the gesture to extend battery life.

To turn on or turn off this feature, tap image Settings > Advanced Interaction. Tap the Flip to Save Power switch.

Hold to stay awake

If this feature is turned on, the screen stays on longer while you hold your device in your hand. This setting overrides the value set in image Settings > Display > Screen Timeout.

To turn on or turn off this feature, tap image Settings > Advanced Interaction. Tap the Hold to Stay Awake switch.