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mihalios
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Registered: ‎01-16-2013
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9790
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Lock Button will not password lock

So I want to password protect my bberry. When I try to lock the device using the menu button everything works fine. If I press the lock button (on the top of the device) or the "*" key when I try to unlock the device it does NOT ask for a password. Any clues?

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John_Clark
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.0.1154; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917

Re: Lock Button will not password lock

The lock button on the top is simply a keyboard/screen lock. If you have keyboard shortcuts enabled you can press the "L" key to password lock the keyboard.
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mihalios
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Re: Lock Button will not password lock

What you're saying is that the top button is a just for locking the keyboard/screen but not for password locking them? And since it's not a convenienve key it cannot be configured to do otherwise?

 

So I can just make the convenience key (rear right) to password lock the keyboard/screen? I think that's the only solution. Got any other idea?

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John_Clark
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My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.0.1154; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917

Re: Lock Button will not password lock

That is correct.

Yes, you can set "Password Lock" to a convenience key. I prefer to use keyboard shortcuts and just use the L key, though, and save my convenience keys for other things.
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mihalios
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Re: Lock Button will not password lock

Yeah...quite idiotic to have the lock button on top of the screen just for non-password locking. And not giving the option to be used as a convenience key. Oh well... thanks for your time.

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