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Tips & Tricks: Calendar Settings

Tips & Tricks: Calendar Settings

When it comes to getting organized, the BlackBerry calendar application is one of the most powerful tools at the disposal of a BlackBerry smartphone owner. However, you may not be aware of all the things you can do with the calendar. With that in mind, we’ve collected some tips to help you get up and running with the calendar; we’ve also included a chart of the most commonly used hotkeys so you can quickly navigate your calendars.



Add an appointment

Add an appointment

There are several ways to add an appointment to a calendar. If you have a calendar open, you may add an appointment by:

  1. Pressing the Menu button and then selecting New
  2. Selecting an empty time in Day View
  3. Pressing the C key while viewing the calendar

Note: This works only if Quick Entry is not enabled.

Additionally, if you have Quick Entry enabled, you can add appointments by following these steps:

  1. In Day View, type the name you wish to give the appointment.
  2. In parentheses, type the location of the appointment.
  3. Roll the trackball to select the end time for the appointment and then click the trackball to save.

To enable Quick Entry, open the calendar, press the Menu button. Select Options, then General Options. Scroll down to Enable Quick Entry and switch it to Yes.

Reschedule an appointment

Reschedule an appointment

To reschedule an appointment that you’ve already made, follow these steps:

  1. In Day View, select the appointment and click the trackball.
  2. Change the Start and End fields.
  3. Press the Menu button.
  4. Select Save.
Delete an appointment

Delete an appointment

To delete an appointment, follow these steps:

  1. In Day View, select the appointment and click the trackball.
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. Select Delete.
View Agenda screen

View Agenda screen

To switch to Agenda View, which shows you a list of your scheduled appointments on any given day, follow these steps:

  1. Open a calendar.
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. Select View Agenda.

Alternate method: If Quick Entry is not enabled, you can switch to Agenda View by pressing the A key while in the calendar.

Select which calendar sends you reminders

Select which calendar sends you reminders

If you have multiple calendars and would like to receive reminders from only certain ones, follow these steps:

  1. Open a calendar.
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Click on the calendar you would like to receive messages from.
  5. Change the Display Reminders field to Yes
Change default calendar sync parameter

Change default calendar sync parameter

To enable or disable wireless synchronization for your calendar, follow these steps:

  1. Open a calendar.
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Select the calendar.
  5. Change the Wireless Synchronization field to Yes or No.

Calendar shortcuts

Knowing these hotkeys will let you quickly navigate through your calendar. These hotkeys work only if Quick Entry is not enabled.

Function Hotkey(s)
Switch View: Today T
Switch View: Day D
Switch View: Week W
Switch View: Month M
Switch View: Agenda A
Previous Day P
Next Day N or
Space
Create New Appointment C