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  Is your cellphone always running out of battery? Do you find yourself always looking to charge your phone? Want some helpful tips to save batter life? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     Adjusting Brightness level 1. Start by taking down the brightness level of your screen. 2. Tap the Settings icon on the home screen. 3. Select Display, and drag the slider under Brightness Settings to the desired level.   Adjusting Backlight Timeout 1. Tap the Settings icon on the home screen. 2. Select Display, and scroll down to Screen Lock and tap Screen Lock Timeout to select the time you want.   Monitor Battery Usage 1. To turn it on, tap the Settings icon on the home screen. 2. Then select App Manager and Device Monitor 3. Look at the Battery tab to see which apps are using up your battery.   Turning off Wi-Fi, GPS & Bluetooth 1. You can also try disabling your Wi-Fi & Bluetooth and GPS when you’re not using them. 2. Tap the Settings icon on the home screen. 3. Select Network Connections and toggle Wi-Fi & Bluetooth off, and select Location Services to turn your GPS off.   Closing Active Programs & Apps 1. If you’re already in the app, just Swipe Up from the bottom of the screen then tap X to close. 2. If you’re on your home screen, click on the Active Frame icon and then hit X on the apps to close.   Animated Wallpapers and Screensavers Avoid using animated wallpapers or screensavers. We know they look pretty, but your battery will thank you if you get rid of them.
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  Switch over your contacts, calendars and music from your old device to your new one. BlackBerry has made it super easy to make the move, with an easy-to-use device-switching app called, appropriately, Device Switch.   The Device Switch software will transfer contacts and calendars between your devices over Wi-Fi. Before you do anything, ensure your iPhone and BlackBerry 10 device are on the same wireless network. Preferably your home network.     Moving Contacts and Calendars     On your iPhone: Tap to open the App Store. Search for “Device Switch” (made by Media Mushroom) and tap to download and install. Grant the app the permissions it requires: - Access contacts - Access Calendars - Access Reminders - Access Photos     On your New BlackBerry 10 Device:   Open BlackBerry World, search for an install and launch “Device Switch.” Swipe left to begin the process. Select “iPhone.”     On your iPhone:   Tap your BlackBerry in the Select Device window. All you need to do now is hit a few on-screen buttons; your iPhone and your BlackBerry 10 device will communicate with each other and complete the transfer.     Switching from Android to BlackBerry 10     On your Android:   Tap to open the Play Store. Search for “Device Switch” (made by Media Mushroom) and tap to download and install. Open the app and tap Next to get started     On your New BlackBerry 10 Device:   Open BlackBerry World then search for an install and launch “Device Switch.” Swipe left to begin the process. Select “Android.”   Your Android device and your BlackBerry 10 device will talk to each other wirelessly (provided they’re on the same wireless network) and will complete the transfer.     Moving Music   On your iPhone:   Sync your iPhone with iTunes using your iPhone’s USB cable. On your computer, download BlackBerry Link. Install and run the software. Connect your BlackBerry 10 device  to BlackBerry Link, go to Music Content, then drag and drop music from the Desktop tab to the BlackBerry tab.     On your Android:   If your Android device has a microSD card inserted and you’ve been saving your music there, remove it and put it into your BlackBerry 10 device. Did your music show up? Great! If not, no problem.   Here’s what to do:   Connect your BlackBerry 10 device and your Android device to the computer. Your BlackBerry 10 and your Android device will appear as removable drives. On your computer, drag music from the Android device removable drive and drop it onto your BlackBerry 10 removable drive.
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  Have you lost or forgotten your Blackberry ID passward? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how to reset it.   Steps: 1. First go to   www.blackberry.com   and hover over Support in the drop down menu at the top. 2. From there, choose Blackberry ID, and in the Manage your Blackberry ID section select Reset your password. 3. Now you can enter your Blackberry ID user name and the verification letters from the picture and hit Submit.  
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  Your BlackBerry ID gives you access to BlackBerry websites, apps and services; makes syncing with your computer easier; and makes transferring your info to a new device a breeze.   Here’s how to set it up:   When you set up your new device, on the BlackBerry ID screen, tap   Create New. Complete the simple instructions on the screen. That’s it!
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  Texting Shortcuts   You know the keyboard on your BB10 device is great at predicting what you want to say. You can bend this powerful dictionary to your will, too. For example, have your BlackBerry dictionary automatically substitute the text short form “OMW” to read “on my way,” or automatically insert your office address whenever you type “myoffice.” Those are just a couple of examples. Think about the phrases you end up writing out often and create your own texting shortcuts.     Open the   Settings   menu, choose   Language and Input, then   Automated Assistance,   then Prediction and Correction and, finally,   Word Substitution. Ensure the toggle switch for   Word Substitutions   is set to the   On   position. Tap the plus sign in the bottom bar. Enter your shortcut text, followed by your long-form text. Save. (Take heart in the fact that it’s the last time you’ll ever have to write out these words on your BlackBerry.)   Now, when entering text in an email, text message or elsewhere, just type your short form (e.g., “myoffice”) and hit space. Your BlackBerry will replace it with your long-form text – in this case, your full office address.     Sub Me In!   In addition to allowing you to create as many text shortcuts as you can dream up, BlackBerry 10 includes some handy, pre-loaded shortcuts. There are short codes to insert your BlackBerry PIN for people to add you on BBM, to insert the date and time, and more. Here are a select few.   You’ll find others in   Settings > Language and Input > Prediction and Correction   >   Automated Assistance > Word Substitution.   You type: Your BlackBerry changes it to: ld Today’s date lt The current time mypin Your BlackBerry / BBM PIN myver Your BlackBerry model and OS version information mynumber Your phone number     Inbox: Zero (Unread Messages)   For all but the most vigilant minimalist, inbox overload is an unfortunate reality for many of us. There’s a little-publicized trick that can help you tame that seemingly unwieldy mass of unread messages, though: mark messages as “read” prior to a date you choose. So, if it’s July 15 th   and you’ve got 87 unread messages dating back to July 10 th , simply use the Mark Prior Read function to change unread messages from July 14 th   or earlier to read.  If nothing else, your inbox “unread” count will give you a much better idea of what you actually have to deal with.   In the Hub, swipe down to the date at which you want to clean the slate. Tap and hold on the date header. A sidebar pops up. In the sidebar, tap the   open envelope icon. Tap   Continue   to confirm.     Take Control   When you’re listening to music on your BlackBerry, which do you do more often: change the volume or skip tracks? Like most, you probably do a lot of both. Thankfully, you can change the physical volume keys on the side of your BlackBerry to control both the volume   and   the playback.   Here’s how:   Open the   Settings   menu, swipe down to   Main Volume   and select. Swipe to set   Music Shortcuts   to On.   Now, when you’re listening to music, the “up” rocker key will skip forward a track and the “down” rocker key will skip back just by pressing down.  
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  When you can’t take a call – if you’re in a meeting, if you’re driving or if your phone is off – voicemail will take it for you.   Here’s how to set up your voicemail:   Open the dialer on your BlackBerry 10 handset. Press and hold the 1 key to dial in to voicemail. The first time you dial in, you’ll be prompted to record a greeting and configure your voicemail box. Follow the voice prompts to complete voicemail setup.   Tip:   You can access your voicemail from any phone by dialing your wireless number and then hitting   #   when the greeting plays
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