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Version: 10.3.1

Use a keyboard shortcut key

Some keys on the BlackBerry Keyboard have a shortcut for an action.

Press and hold the assigned key.
The assigned action is automatically performed.

Preloaded keyboard shortcuts

Your BlackBerry device comes preloaded with some shortcuts already assigned to certain keyboard keys. You can use these shortcuts from the BlackBerry Hub or from the home screen.

Tip: You can change the shortcut assigned to a key or create customized keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard key Assigned action
A Open the Contacts app
B Open the BlackBerry Browser
C or 9 Compose a new message
D or 5 Create a new BlackBerry Remember note
H Open the BlackBerry Help app
K Lock your BlackBerry device
L Open the BlackBerry Calendar app
M Open the BlackBerry Hub
N Open BlackBerry Messenger
O Open the device settings
P Open the Phone app
Q Switch between Normal and Silent notification modes
R of 3 Open the Clock app
T Create a new task
U Open the Calculator app
W or 1 Call voicemail

Delete a keyboard shortcut

You can delete keyboard shortcuts from keys on your BlackBerry device, depending on your needs and personal preferences.

Tip: If you want to replace an existing shortcut for a specific key, you can change the shortcut for that key instead of deleting the shortcut.

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap image Settings > Shortcuts and Speed Dial.
  3. Tap and hold an existing keyboard shortcut.
  4. Tap Delete.