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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-25-2008
My Device: Not Specified

"Active" Profile?

I've been reading and searching everything I can find, but I just can't find an answer to the simplest question--What does the "active" mean in profiles?  I selected one ringtone for one contact; now, when I look at "profiles", it has the statement, "use active profiles for all contacts EXCEPT" the one I have a ringtone for??  Does this mean if I change the phone to "vibrate" and the person assigned a ringtone calls, it will ring?  I am finding many things about the bb that are not quite so simple to use, such as having to buy additional software so that it will notify me of a missed call more than once (older phones seem to be able to do that just fine).
Elite II
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: "Active" Profile?

In BlackBerry device by default Loud, Vibrate, Quite, Normal, Phone Only and Off profiles are available. You can change the details of each profile by pressing Advanced -> highlighting the profile -> click Menu and selecting Edit. When you press Advanced button then you see 'active' right beside a profile i.e. Normal (active). This means that active profile is in work now and all the details that are set under Normal profile will work.

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Elite I
Posts: 6,269
Registered: ‎10-04-2008
My Device: STORM 9550 Verizon <><

Re: "Active" Profile?

WelcSmiley Happyme to the FSmiley Happyrums!


I agree with Tanzim - and to add to that, yes the ringtones you have an exception to will be exceptions on which "active" profile you select. 


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