If you own a BlackBerry, there are probably numerous reasons why you enjoy it. The easy of use and durability are probably the primary two aspects of the mobile phone that make it truly enjoyable and unique. However, did you know that there are hints, tips, and tricks that can make the phone even easier to use? They can also enhance the overall efficiency of the phone. Here are some popular tidbits of advice to help your BlackBerry smartphone run even smoother.
Audio Video Tips:
This may not work on every style of BlackBerry phone, but it is a nifty tip all the same. While inside of an audio or video file, you can do such much. If you would like to pause the sound file or video, simply press the mute key. To continue playing the file, press mute again.
If you are listening to the music stored on your smartphone and you would like to skip ahead to the next song in queue, simply press and hold the volume up key on the phone. Perhaps you skipped a song you really like. If this is the case, go back and replay that song by pressing and holding the volume down key.
Everybody has become familiar with typing shortcuts when messaging. Popular examples are LOL, ROFL, NVM, and things of that nature. However, your BlackBerry mobile phone has many typing shortcuts to make your texting experience go by even faster. Let’s say you are typing and you want to do special things to your message. To put a period at the end of a sentence, press the space key twice. A period is inserted and the next letter is capitalized. If you are speaking a foreign language and you need to place an accent on a particular letter, press and hold that letter’s key, and then slide your finger to the left or right along the trackpad. When the letter or special character you need is selected, release the letter key, and the character is inserted into the message successfully.
On the Internet:
While surfing the internet on your BlackBerry, you may need to understand basic shortcuts and tricks to navigate smoother. If you are typing in a web address, press the space key to insert a period, press the shift key and the space key together to insert a slash. To stop loading a particular web page, press the escape key. If you would like to close the browser, press and hold the escape key. While on a webpage, if you want to add a bookmark or favourite to your web browser, press A. If the page freezes and needs refreshing, press R.
These are some of the most impressive and useful hints, tips, and tricks for BlackBerry phones. Please keep in mind that these tips and tricks may not work on all styles and models of the BlackBerry mobile phones, so depending on what style you own, you may not be able to access all the special shortcuts. For the most part, however, they should serve to enhance the overall efficiency of the phone.