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Version: 10.3.1

Overview of device settings

Item Description

The Airplane Mode icon

Airplane Mode

  • Turn off all wireless connections.

The Connections icon

Networks and Connections

  • Set your USB connections, including USB Mass Storage Mode, Charge Only Mode, and a manual IP address.
  • Access airplane mode to turn off all your connections.
  • Set up connections to the mobile network, Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth enabled devices, NFC, mobile hotspot, and Internet tethering.

The Notifications icon


  • Turn on vibrate mode.
  • Turn off Instant Previews and LED notifications.
  • Customize audio and visual notifications for specific apps.

The Main Volume icon

Main Volume

  • Adjust the overall volume on your device.
  • Assign shortcuts for the volume keys.
  • Turn on audio boost for use with your headphones.

The Accounts icon


  • Add or change social networking and email accounts.
  • Access advanced setup options such as IMAP and POP.

The BlackBerry Hub icon

BlackBerry Hub
  • Manage email settings and messages.
  • Manage text messaging settings.
  • View recent or blocked contacts.

The Quick Settings icon

Quick Settings

  • Access settings you use frequently.
  • Access these settings at any time when you swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers.

The Shortcuts and Speed Dial icon

Shortcuts and Speed Dial

  • Assign an action or a speed dial number to a specific key.

The Data Management icon

Data Management

  • Receive a notification when you approach your monthly data limit.
  • See your data usage stats.
  • Adjust or access mobile data settings.

The Display icon


  • Select a wallpaper.
  • Change your font.
  • Adjust the screen brightness.
  • Customize screen locking.

The Battery Saving Mode icon

Battery Saving Mode

  • Turn on or turn off the option to enter Battery Saving Mode automatically.
  • Customize settings for extending battery life when Battery Saving Mode is turned on.

The Language and Input icon

Language and Input

  • Turn on or turn off text prediction, word substitution, and spell check.
  • Change the language, region, and measurement system.
  • Mute BlackBerry Keyboard sounds.

The BlackBerry Assistant icon

BlackBerry Assistant

  • Set options for device search, voice feedback, and voice interactions.

The BlackBerry Balance icon

BlackBerry Balance (if available)

  • Create or change a work space password.
  • Delete only your work space and data from your device and leave your personal data intact.

The Device Connections icon

Device Connections

  • Turn on connections to BlackBerry Blend and BlackBerry Link.
  • Set up remote access to a computer for sharing documents and synchronizing media.

The BlackBerry ID icon

BlackBerry ID

  • View your current BlackBerry ID information.
  • Sign in to your BlackBerry ID.
  • Change your BlackBerry ID password.

The BlackBerry Protect icon

BlackBerry Protect (if available)

  • Turn on BlackBerry Protect to help secure and locate your device if it's lost or stolen.

The Security and Privacy icon

Security and Privacy

  • Set up your device to use a smart card.
  • Create a device password.
  • Encrypt your device data.
  • Delete your device data.
  • Change permissions for downloaded apps.
  • Create a SIM card PIN.

The App Manager icon

App Manager

  • Change the default app used to open a specific file type.
  • Monitor apps that are using your device's memory.

The Media Sharing icon

Media Sharing (if available)

  • Connect to a device to wirelessly share media content.

The Date and Time icon

Date and Time

  • Change the time zone, time, and date.

The Software Updates icon

Software Updates

  • View the current software version running on your device.
  • Check for software updates.

The Storage and Access icon

Storage and Access

  • View available storage space on your device and media card.
  • Set up access to the files stored on your device, including USB connections, Wi-Fi file sharing, and password protection for sharing files.
  • Format your media card and delete data from your media card.

The Location Services icon

Location Services

  • Choose whether apps can use your location information.
  • Clear recent searches that you entered in the Maps application.

The Advanced Interaction icon

Advanced Interaction

  • Turn on or turn off specific gestures that allow you to perform simple tasks more quickly.

The Payment Options icon

Payment Options

  • Add payment accounts.
  • Set preferred payment methods.

The Accessibility icon


  • Use BlackBerry Screen Reader.
  • Turn on Magnify Mode and Reverse Contrast.
  • Change settings for closed captioning, screen brightness, font size, hearing aid compatibility, and TTY.

The About icon


  • Find general information about your device, such as hardware information, network details, and storage space capacity.
  • Identify your device PIN, software version, and model.
  • View your phone number and the name of your service provider.
  • View or change the name for your device that appears if another device detects it over a Bluetooth connection or wireless connection.