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Registered: ‎02-28-2010
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: T-Mobile

How to put blackberry curve 8530 to automatic keypad lock?

Simple question that I cant seem to find, I want to know how to switch my phone to automatic keyboard lock so every time I put my phone in my pocket it wont call a random number.

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Re: How to put blackberry curve 8530 to automatic keypad lock?

Press and hold the MUTE key at the top of edge of the device.



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Posts: 37
Registered: ‎03-04-2010
My Device: CURVE 8530
My Carrier: SPRINT

Re: How to put blackberry curve 8530 to automatic keypad lock?

Close, but not quite. Holding the mute button puts the phone in standby. Holding the A button will lock the keypad.

If you go into OPTIONS - PASSWORD, if you select YES for LOCK HANDHELD UPON HOLSTERING, when you use a holster that has a magnet at the approximate location of the space bar, the phone will lock when holstered. If you select NO, the phone will go into standby when holstered.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-08-2010
My Device: Curve 8530
My Carrier: Telus

Re: How to put blackberry curve 8530 to automatic keypad lock?

I set my left soft key to keypad lock. So when I go to place it in my pocket, I just press the left side button and it locks for me. go to options, screen/keyboard and change it there

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Posts: 37
Registered: ‎03-04-2010
My Device: CURVE 8530
My Carrier: SPRINT

Re: How to put blackberry curve 8530 to automatic keypad lock?

Great idea!

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Registered: ‎03-25-2010
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: How to put blackberry curve 8530 to automatic keypad lock?

I had my left soft key set to keypad lock too, but I just installed an update to my bb last night and now I can't set it back to lock. Holding down A or the mute button works fine too though

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-26-2010
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: How to put blackberry curve 8530 to automatic keypad lock?

Yeah, I just downloaded the new software for my phone yesterday too and the lock option is gone. How can I get that back? Can I take the update off? or do I have to just get used to the A* button and Mute button locking?

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-26-2010
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: How to put blackberry curve 8530 to automatic keypad lock?

PLEASE SOMEBODY tell me why this update turned off my left soft key LOCK!!!!!!!! It is so annoying and I need it to work... pressing A/mute key is terrible...

 

PLEASE FIX THIS WITH ANOTHER UPDATE ASAP!!!!!

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-26-2010
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: How to put blackberry curve 8530 to automatic keypad lock?

The same thing happened to me after I downloaded the new update my Lock icon disappeared from the Menu! Anyone know how to fix this yet?? Please help it is really annoying, i Used to use that all the time!!!

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-26-2010
My Device: 8530
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: How to put blackberry curve 8530 to automatic keypad lock?

Yea happened to me too I am going crazy please fix it or tell us how it can be fixed!!!!