Skip to content
Help and manuals  >  Devices  >  BlackBerry Classic  >  Setup and basics
Version: 10.3.3

BlackBerry Classic keys

The BlackBerry Classic keys help you efficiently make and answer calls, select menu options and items, and go back to the previous screen or the home screen.
Key Description

The Call key


  • Open the Phone app
  • Answer a call
  • Redial (press twice)

The Menu key


  • Open a menu
  • Apply the action for a highlighted menu item
  • On the home screen, press to open the device settings
  • In an app, open the app settings and Help (press and hold)
  • Apply the default action (press twice)

The trackpad


  • Select and open an item
  • Select adjacent items (press and hold the Shift key and slide your finger on the trackpad)
  • Select multiple items (press and hold the Shift key and press the trackpad to select or clear)

The Back key


  • Go back to the previous screen
  • Minimize an app when there is no previous screen to go back to
  • Close a menu
  • Close a highlighted, minimized app

The End key


  • End a call while in the Phone app
  • While on a call but not in the Phone app, press to return to the Phone app. Press again to end the call.

    Tip: To end all calls with a single press of the End key, in the Phone settings, tap End Call. Turn on the Press the End Key Once to End a Call switch.

  • Decline an incoming call
  • Go back to the home screen
  • Turn on or turn off your BlackBerry device (press and hold)