BlackBerry Q10 - Overview of device settings

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Overview of device settings



Airplane Mode

• Turn off all wireless connections.

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 (if supported), mobile hotspot, and Internet



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

Main Volume

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


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

BlackBerry Hub

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

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.

Shortcuts and Speed Dial

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

Data Management

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

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

Battery Saving Mode

• Turn on or turn off the option to enter Battery Saving Mode


• Customize settings for extending battery life when Battery Saving Mode

is turned on.

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.

BlackBerry Assistant

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

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.

Device Connections

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

synchronizing media.

BlackBerry ID

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

BlackBerry Protect (if available)

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

lost or stolen.

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.

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App Manager

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

Media Sharing (if available)

• Connect to a device to wirelessly share media content.

Date and Time

• Change the time zone, time, and date.

Software Updates

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

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.

Location Services

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

Advanced Interaction

• Turn on or turn off specific gestures that allow you to perform simple

tasks more quickly.

Payment Options

• Add payment accounts.
• Set preferred payment methods.


• 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.


• 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.

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• View or change the name for your device that appears if another device

detects it over a Bluetooth connection or wireless connection.