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BlackBerry® Z10

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Posts: 26
Registered: ‎05-09-2013
My Device: Blackberry Z10
My Carrier: Vodafone

Z10 Tricks

Swipe up to unlock

Press the power button on the top of the Z10 and then slowly swipe your finger up from the bottom of the screen (where the BlackBerry logo is) to unlock the phone. If you've got it on the BlackBerry Hub page you can peek into your inbox.

Swipe up to peek at notifications and back to apps grid

Not sure how many emails you've not read? Or Twitter mentions you've got that you are still to look at. Swiping up when you are on the app grid reveals the notification list regardless of where you are in an app or not as long as that app is in portrait mode.  You also swipe up to take you out of an app and back to the home screen with your apps on it. 

Inverted L

Regardless of where you are you can always get straight to the BlackBerry Hub by performing an inverted L shaped gesture on the screen. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and then in one smooth motion slide your finger to the right. It will reveal your unified inbox.

Swipe to reveal the keyboard

Whatever you are doing a two-finger swipe from the bottom of the screen reveals the keyboard. Handy when you need to type something quickly and can't find the keyboard icon.

Swipe to see settings

As with Android a swipe from the top with a single finger will reveal the settings panel giving you quick access to Settings, Bluetooth, the Alarm, Rotation Lock, Wi-Fi, and Notifications.

Swipe to go to sleep

If you don't want to be disturbed you can swipe downwards while on the lock screen to launch the BlackBerry Clock. Sleep tight. To exit you can either swipe down or up on the phone.

Turn off accidental gestures when locked

If you are worried about turning your phone on by mistake if you accidentally stroke it you can turn this feature off, meaning you can turn the phone on only by pressing the power button. Go to Settings > Display and then select "Allow Gestures when Locked" to off.

Apps grid and Active Frames

Like Android and iOS the BlackBerry 10 home screens are split between a grid of app icons and something BlackBerry calls Active Frames - basically panels that show what apps you've got open so you can quickly dive back in.