Bedside Mode gives you the ability to change some settings when charging your Blackberry. It is especially handy if you charge your device over night in the same room that you sleep, and you want your BlackBerry to remain on (in case you want to use the alarm) but don’t want your BlackBerry to make any noise or flash any lights.
Here are some tips on using Bedside Mode:
Bedside Mode is available only on Blackberry devices that have Operating System 4.6 or higher.
Do you sleep with your BlackBerry charging in your room? Do you use Bedside Mode? Let us know.
Bluetooth is a great wireless technology that lets your Blackberry communicate with other hardware without the need for a physical, wired connection. Bluetooth is most commonly used to pair (“connect”) your BlackBerry to a hands free microphone/speaker headset.
Let’s take you through the process of setting up a Bluetooth connection:
When your Bluetooth is on you will see the Bluetooth icon in your main screen, at the top in the status bar. It is a good idea to turn Bluetooth off when you are not using it, as a security measure, and to save on battery drain. Please note that using Bluetooth use will tend to drain your battery faster than normal.
Do you use Bluetooth connections with your BlackBerry? For what kind of Devices? Do you have any tips or tricks for using Bluetooth? Let us know.
If you are sending an email and you definitely want to know it was received by a BlackBerry on the other end, then here is a quick tip:
This is a great feature for one-off emails that are important, that you know will be received on the other end by a BlackBerry, and can give you peace of mind.
Is confirmation of receipt for your emails an important feature for you? Let us know.
The BlackBerry End Call / Red Button (to the right of the Track Ball/Pad) is more than just for disconnecting a call and turning your phone on and off.
Here are some ideas to help you take better pictures with your BlackBerry camera:
Please let us know if you have any other tips to taking great pictures on your BlackBerry, we’ll publish the best ones we receive.
Do you have any other phone tips? Let us know and we will publish the best ones.
We are finding some great new features in the BlackBerry Operating System 6.0.
You can easily add photo links to your favorite contacts directly to your Home screen for easy access. This works best if the contacts you choose already have pictures set up for them.
I use this feature a lot. I have a group of people I contact all the time, and this tool makes it simple for me to choose how I want to contact these people. I also love having pictures of my favorite contacts right on my main screen…it is a great way to personalize my BlackBerry and it provides great functionality as well
Please leave a comment to let me know if you have tried this function and what you think about it.
Have any other OS 6.0 tips? Let us know be leaving a comment, and we will publish the best.
The other day I received an email that had a signature “Please excuse any spelling mistakes in this email, I am typing on my BlackBerry® and I have fat fingers”. I thought that was a great idea and a very unique signature!
You can easily add anything you want to personalize your signature on your BlackBerry email, including getting rid of the standard wording “Sent from my BlackBerry”.
If you are NOT on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server:
If you are on a Blackberry Enterprise Server:
The native BlackBerry® browser does provide a “zoom” function to make the text on a web page larger.
The easiest ways to zoom in is to press the trackball if you see a magnifying glass on your screen, or just press the letter “i” on your keyboard.
You can also click your “Menu” button when you are in the browser and select “Zoom In”.
But using the “Zoom In”, and increasing the size of the text of the web page will often push the text outside of the screen. To solve that problem, press the letter “Z” and the text will then be formatted to fit your screen to make reading easier.
To “Zoom Out”, you can simply press the letter “O”, or you can click your “Menu” button and select “Zoom Out”. This tip applies to all Operating Systems that are 5.0 or lower.
The BlackBerry® calendar is a great application that we all use a lot. But having to click in the “Menu” button to make any kind of changes just slows me down. Fortunately there are some good and easy short cuts….here are few:
To Change Views:
Press “W” to change to Week view;
Press “M” to change to Month view:
Press “D ” to change to Day view;
Press “A” to change to Agenda view;
Press “C” to create a new calendar event;
For these shortcuts to work you need to turn off the ‘Enable Quick Entry’ setting in the Calendar options. Here is a picture of what that looks like :