More Tips & Tricks

More Tips & Tricks

Simplify Bluetooth & web browsing

In this edition of the BlackBerry Connection® newsletter we show you how to connect to your Bluetooth®-enabled peripherals and provide some tips on how to personalize your browser.

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Bluetooth Tips

With Bluetooth, your BlackBerry® smartphone can wirelessly communicate with tons of useful peripherals, including headsets, printers, and keyboards. In this section, we provide some tips that let you manage all your Bluetooth devices, including how to enable Bluetooth on the phone and how to connect it to new peripherals.

Turn on Bluetooth technology

On the Home screen, press the Menu key and click Manage Connections. Select the Bluetooth checkbox. To turn off Bluetooth technology, clear the Bluetooth checkbox.

Visor Mount Speakerphone The BlackBerry® Visor Mount Speakerphone VM-605 uses Bluetooth® to let you enjoy calls and your favorite music from your BlackBerry® smartphone with the convenience and sound quality of your car's FM stereo system.

Change the pairing name for your BlackBerry smartphone

On the Home screen, press the Menu key and click Options and then Bluetooth. Press the Menu key and click Options. Adjust the name of your Bluetooth device to personally identify it.

Search for other Bluetooth devices

On the Home screen, press the Menu key and click Manage Connections. Click Set Up Bluetooth and click Search. Simply click the desired device and provide the appropriate passkeys.

Application tips

Applications are what let you add more functionality to your BlackBerry smartphone. Understanding applications means always having the right tool at your disposal.

Find new apps

Visit on your desktop computer or on your BlackBerry smartphone to download BlackBerry App World™.

Switch Applications

When running an application, press the Menu key, click Switch Applications and then an application icon.

Browser Tips

Being away from your desktop computer doesn't mean you have to give up your usual browsing habits. With your BlackBerry smartphone web browser, the whole Internet is at your fingertips. In this section, we'll show you how to customize and use your BlackBerry smartphone browser the same way you use your non-mobile browser, with bookmarks, custom homepages, display preferences, and a whole bunch of hotkeys for faster navigation.

Visit a web page

From the Home screen, click the Browser icon, type in the web address and click the trackball or touch screen to retrieve the site.

Add a bookmark

On a web page, press the Menu key, click Add Bookmark and adjust the name if desired. Then press the Menu key and click Add.

Add a Bookmark Folder

In the BlackBerry® Browser, press the Menu key, click Bookmarks and then highlight a bookmark folder. Press the Menu key and click Add Subfolder.

Change the default browser view

In the BlackBerry Browser, press the Menu key, click Options then General Properties. Change the Default View field, press the Menu key and Save Options.

Set your browser home page

To set the BlackBerry Browser home page, from the Browser, press the Menu key. Click Options, then Browser Configuration, and type your desired web site in the Home Page Address field.

BlackBerry Browser font settings

In the browser, click Options. Click General Properties and then set your font preferences.

Refresh a web page

While on a web page, press the R key. You can also press the Menu key and click Refresh.

Forward a web page address

On a web page, press the Menu key, click Send Address and choose the method in which you want to deliver the address.

Browser Shortcuts

QWERTY Shortcut SureType® Shortcut
Insert a period Press the Space key Press the Space key
Insert a slash mark Press the Shift key and the Spacebar Press the Shift key and the Spacebar
Move up one screen Press Shift key and the Spacebar Press Shift key and the Spacebar
Move down one screen Press the Spacebar Press the Spacebar
Move to the top of a page Press T Press 1
Move to the bottom of a page Press B Press 7
Return to the home page Press H
Open bookmarks Press K Press 5
Add a bookmark Press A Press ?
Refresh page Press R
BlackBerry App World

Support Forums

The BlackBerry® Support Community Forums are a great place for your BlackBerry device users to get help—and a place for you to connect with other IT administrators. Do you have questions about BlackBerry Enterprise Solutions? Are you looking for support on devices or accessories? Visit the BlackBerry Support Community Forums.