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kang
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-24-2008
My Device: Not Specified

How to lock phone and customize home page?

Hi all,

 

I just got my brand new BBB today and am really excited :smileyhappy:

 

However, I have read through the manual and played with the

settings screen for some time now, but I still don't seem to 

see how I can lock the phone (other than the cumbersome 

method of going into the main menu..) and to customize the

icons on the main page?

 

Can someone help me out there?

 

Thanks!

 

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sharpie9
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎09-15-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9900

Re: How to lock phone and customize home page?

I have 3 ways:

 

1) Keep your finger on "A" (*) until it locks

 

OR

 

2) Put in in your holster

 

OR

 

3) Put it ON your holster if on a table, (works only on one side of the holster)

 

Hope this helps...?

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Guru I
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Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: How to lock phone and customize home page?

Hi and welcome to the forums!

You can assign a convince key to lock if you like!

What did you mean re: customize icons?

 

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kang
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-24-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: How to lock phone and customize home page?

"1) Keep your finger on "A" (*) until it locks"

 

Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks!

 

Don't really get the part about the holster though.

 

You mean it automatically locks when in it? Or it just

prevents me from acidentally activating it?

 

Yea I know about the conv key, but I want to use it for 

my SMSes.

 

Re: Customizing icons

By default, from left to right, we have messages, contacts, 

calendar etc in that order, right?

 

How do I change these icons and their order?

 

I'm sure there must be a way.. Right?


Thanks in advance!

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Guru I
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Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: How to lock phone and customize home page?

Hi,

Go to the icon you wish to move highlight it and press the menu key the option to move or hide is there.

Just a tip I used, I created a folder on the homescreen for all the icons I didn't use and keep the in there.

Lot less clutter, and If you put the folder in the last row, it never shows.

 

You can set your BB to lock in the holster, it's activated by a magnet in the pouch It's in OPTIONS SECURITY GENERAL SETTINGS.

 

 

Hope this helps!

 

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 Just check the post that had your answer!

 Thanks 

 

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kang
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-24-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: How to lock phone and customize home page?

Thanks for the tips.

 

But how do I customize the icons on my homescreen?

 

And one more thing.. What's the shortcut to disconnect from Wi-Fi?

 

 And isn't there somewhere I can learn all the necessary

shortcut keys?

 

 Maybe I don't know any of them because I'm new to the BB series,

so a newbie guide would be helpful.

 

Thanks!

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Bifocals
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: How to lock phone and customize home page?

Here you go:

 

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/blackberry101/

 

http://crackberry.com/blackberry-101-how-lecture-series

 

Thanks,

 

 

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