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  Having an overload of downloaded apps? Looking to get rid of the ones you are not using anymore? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     Steps: Android OS 5 1. Click Settings from your home screen. 2. Scroll to the Device section and select Apps. 3. Now you just select the apps that you want to get rid of and click Uninstall when you’re done.   iOS 1. Tap and hold an icon until all the icons start jiggling around. 2. Now just tap the X on the top right corner of the app you want to uninstall, and press the Home button to stop the icons from jiggling.   Blackberry 1. Tap and hold the app you want to uninstall until it jiggles. 2. Then just tap the Trash Can icon on the top right corner of the app.   Windows Mobile 1. Swipe left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Then tap and hold the app you want to get rid of and tap Uninstall, then Yes to confirm.
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 Restoring isn’t for the faint of heart. It will erase all your date, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, calendar information and any other data. (We did say “all” your data!).  Your phone will be restored to its factory condition.     Desperate? Need to restore your iPhone? Here’s how:   TIP:   Apple highly recommends that you perform a sync prior to restoring in order to back up any changes since your last sync.   Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed and running. Connect your iPhone to your computer. Select your iPhone when it appears in iTunes under   Devices. Select the   Summary   tab. Select the   Restore   option. When prompted to back up your iPhone settings before restoring, select the   Back Up   option. NOTE:   During the Back up and Restore process, do not disconnect the iPhone from the computer or shut down iTunes.  This may corrupt the data in your iPhone or possibly corrupt the iPhone software altogether. Select the   Restore   option when iTunes prompts you. Once the restore process has completed, the iPhone restarts and displays the Apple logo while starting up. Note: After a restore, your iPhone will display the “Connect to iTunes” screen. Keep your device connected until the “Connect to iTunes” screen goes away or you see “iPhone is activated.” If iTunes does not have an Internet connection, you cannot complete this step. Select the backup you want for your iPhone (select “as new”) and select the   Continue   button in order to complete your device’s restoration.
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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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  Looking to back up and store your files from your Samsung Device? Switching devices and looking to retain your old files? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     Steps: First, make sure you have the latest version of Samsung Smart Switch. Next, connect your device to your computer and click on the Backup tab. When it is done transferring, you will have completely backed up your device on your computer. To restore your device from a previous backup, click Restore. Once it is complete, you will have successfully restored your old backup on to your current Samsung device
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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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  Just made the leap from an iOS device to an Android device? Looking to transfer all your existing data? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     Steps:   Transfer Photos 1. Download the free Google Photos app from the App Store. 2. Login with your Google Account, and under the settings menu, turn on Backup and Sync. 3. After it is complete, you can view all your photos on your new Android device through the Google Photos app.     Transfering Music 1. Install Google Play Music Manager on your computer. 2. Music Manager will upload upto 50000 songs from your iTunes librairy to the cloud. 3. On your Android phone, open the Google Play Music app to access your music.    Transfering Contacts 1. Goto   www.icloud.com on your computer and export your contacts as a vCard. 2. Once complete, transfer the new vCard to your Android device via email or USB cable.  3. On your Android device, select the Contacts app. 4. Under settings, select Import and Export contacts and add the vCard. That's it!  
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Backing up your Android is simple. And while a backup is definitely something you should do before an upgrade, it’s a good idea to set your device to perform periodic, automatic backups, too.   There are many apps and services for Android, but for sheer simplicity and security, cloud-based backups are best for their ease of use. You don’t need to worry about getting an external hard drive to store your backed-up files, and because everything’s stored virtually, in the cloud, you can access and sync with it from anywhere, on any Web-enabled device.   Once installed, some backup apps, such as Easy Backup, let you save your backed-up files, including your contacts, calendar and text messages, to wherever you choose, such as to Google Drive and Dropbox, or right onto your device’s microSD card.   Bonus:   Easy Backup is free, although services like Dropbox charge a nominal monthly fee depending on the storage you need.     How to back up your Android using Easy Backup:   Download the free app from the   Google Play   store. Once installed, click on the app. You’ll be asked if you’d like to perform a backup now. Tap   Yes. Select which types of files you’d like to back up; choices include SMS, MMS, Call Log, Calendar, Contacts and more. Choose where you’d like to save your files: SD card, Gmail, Dropbox or Google Drive. You’ll be asked to configure your account with the app. Do so now. When prompted, enter in the title of the backup (e.g., today’s date). Click   OK. To access the saved files, go to the saved location and open the file.   TIP:   It’s a smart idea to back up other files, such as videos, pictures and music, periodically.
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  Just made the leap from an Android device to an iOS device? Looking to transfer all your existing data? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     Steps:   Transfer Photos 1. Download the free Move to iOS app from the Google Play Store. 2. Make sure both devices are plugged into a power source and connected to WiFi. 3. Set up your new iOS as normal until you get to the Apps & Data. 4. On your iOS device, Select Move from Android. On your Android device, select Move to iOS. Follow the on screen instructions. 5. Wait for the Transfer Data screen to appear on your iOS device and choose what content you would like to transfer then tap Next.   6. Leave both devices alone until transfer is complete. Complete the rest of the iOS setup and you are done!
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  One of the iPhone’s tricks is the ability to keep an always up-to-date backup of your info, apps, settings and personal preferences in the cloud. If you switch phones or buy an iPad, log in and all your info comes with you. To set up iCloud backup:   Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup Under iCloud Backup, slide the switch to On Your phone will back up to the cloud any time it’s on, locked, connected to a power source and connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. To restore your phone from a backup, choose Restore from iCloud Backup on the initial setup screen and enter your Apple ID and password.
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  With near field communication technology, you can quickly share digital information – videos, music, links, photos and other saved files – by simply touching two devices together.   It’s called Android Beam.   Here’s how to get started:   Turn on Android Beam by going to   Settings > More > Android Beam   and then hitting the switch. Navigate to whatever resource you want to share (a contact, a picture, a web page, an app). Place your phone back to back with another Beam-enabled Android device. You’ll hear a chime and you’ll see your screen shrink. Tap on the screen to share. Once the beam is initiated you can move the phones apart.
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  Wi-Fi Calling lets you make and receive phone calls, plus send and receive text messages, wherever you have a Wi-Fi connection.   Looking to set up the Wi-Fi Calling feature on your phone? Do you have a compatible iOS device? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     Steps: First, make sure your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network.  Tap the Settings icon, scroll down then tap the Phone icon. Under Calls, tap Wi-Fi Calling and slide the "Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone" switch to the On position. And you’re done! Wi-Fi calling is now ready to use
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  Notice your device feeling sluggish after a recent software upgrade? Looking to give your phone a fresh start? Well you are in luck.    Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     Steps: To do a factory reset on an Android device Click the Settings app on your home screen. Then scroll to the Personal section and select Backup & Reset. In the Reset section select Factory Data Reset.   To do a factory reset on an iOS device Open your Settings app and select General. Then select Reset and Erase All Content and Settings.   To do a factory reset on a Blackberry device Start by selecting Settings from the home screen. Then Select Security and Privacy and click Security Wipe. Type in BlackBerry and then click Delete Data.   To do a factory reset on a Windows Mobile device Swipe left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. Select Settings, About, then Reset your Phone. You’ll see two warnings at this point, tap Yes on the first and then Yes again.
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  Heading out of the country for a trip? Looking to stay connected while out and abroad? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     Steps:   Android Devices: 1. Open the Settings app. 2. Under Wireless & Networks,  select Cellular Networks. 3. Turn on the Data roaming slider. Select OK and you're done!     iOS Devices 1. Open Settings app. 2. Tap Cellular, then open Cellular Data Options.  3. Turn on the Data Roaming slider. Select OK and you're done!
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Wi-Fi Calling FAQs     UPDATE:    Your compatible device must have been purchased from Rogers/Fido. If you have a non-Rogers Apple device and no conflicting services, Wi-Fi Calling may work, but we can’t assure that the feature will work properly on your device.   You may experience an error message like this:       What is Wi-Fi Calling? Wi-Fi Calling lets you call and text in more places so you can stay connected with friends and family. You can call and text wherever you have a Wi-Fi connection in places like basements, condos and tall buildings — places where you may have had trouble getting reception before.     Do I need a specific phone or plan to use Wi-Fi Calling? Yes. To use Wi-Fi Calling, you will need the following: An iPhone 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus (must be purchased from Rogers or Fido) with iOS 9 or later installed — remember to update your carrier settings when prompted to do so at the end of the OS installation The Wi-Fi Calling feature enabled on your phone Wi-fi Calling Ready Account Voice and Data plan with LTE enabled   Please note that prepaid customers or customers with voice only plans can’t use Wi-Fi Calling.     What type of Wi-Fi connection do I need to use Wi-Fi Calling? To use Wi-Fi Calling, you must have access to a public or private Wi-Fi connection. The connection must meet minimum required download and upload speeds to support voice calls; some Wi-Fi connections may not support Wi-Fi Calling.     Does Wi-Fi Calling use data from my wireless plan? No, Wi-Fi Calling does not use up data from your wireless data plan. When you make a call over Wi-Fi, you will be consuming data over the Wi-Fi connection instead. Internet service charges and overage rates (if applicable) may apply in accordance with your internet service provider. To give you a sense of how much data is used, a one-hour Wi-Fi voice call will consume approximately 75MB of data through a Wi-Fi connection.     How is Wi-Fi Calling billed when I am in Canada? Incoming calls and text or picture messages received over Wi-Fi Calling while in Canada will be deducted from the airtime and messaging limits associated with your wireless plan. Outgoing calls and text or picture messages sent over Wi-Fi Calling while in Canada will be billed as follows: Calls/texts to Canadian numberswill be deducted from the airtime and messaging limits associated with your wireless plan, and no long distance charges will apply. If you exceed your monthly plan limits, overage rates and/or current Pay-Per-Use wireless rates will apply. Calls/texts to non-Canadian numberswill be billed according to the rates outlined in your wireless plan or current Pay-Per-Use long distance wireless rates.   Please note: You may incur additional long distance charges and/or international text or picture message charges if your VPN, DNS or internet provider is set to a country outside Canada.      How is Wi-Fi Calling billed when I am travelling outside of Canada? If you are using Wi-Fi Calling while outside of Canada, the following will be deducted from your wireless plan without incurring any long distance or roaming charges: Incoming calls and text or picture messages received from anywhere in the world Outgoing calls and text or picture messages made or sent to a Canadian number   Roaming and/or long distance charges will vary depending on the roaming option you have on your account. If you have: Roam Like Home TM   Outgoing Wi-Fi Calling calls or text or picture messages made to a non-Canadian number will incur the Roam Like Home daily charge. If you have already incurred this charge, then all outgoing Wi-Fi Calling calls and text or picture messages made or sent within that 24-hour period will be deducted from the Roam Like Home allocation.   If you have a Travel Pack or other roaming add-on, all outgoing Wi-Fi Calling calls, text or picture messages to a non-Canadian number will be deducted from the limit associated with your Travel Pack or roaming add-on. If you exceed your limit, overage rates outlined in your Travel Pack or roaming add-on will apply.   If you do not have Roam Like Home, or a Travel Pack or roaming add-on, your outgoing Wi-Fi Calling calls, and text or picture messages to a non-Canadian number will be billed according to roaming Pay-Per-Use rates.     What happens if I try to make an emergency Wi-Fi call to 9-1-1 while travelling within Canada and the U.S.? If you plan on using Wi-Fi Calling while travelling throughout Canada, make sure to update the emergency address in your phone’s settings, as that’s the address that will be given to emergency services if you call 9-1-1. While using Wi-Fi Calling in the U.S., you may be able to call 9-1-1, however, we do not support U.S. emergency addresses so you will need to verbally tell the dispatcher where the emergency is located. We recommend making emergency calls over a mobile network.     What happens if I try to make an emergency Wi-Fi call to 9-1-1 while outside of Canada and the U.S.? Calls made to emergency services while using Wi-Fi Calling outside of Canada and the U.S. won’t be connected. You can make emergency calls outside of Canada and the U.S. only when they’re made over a mobile network.     How do I switch from using Wi-Fi Calling to a mobile network and vice versa? While in Canada, your phone will automatically connect to a mobile network instead of Wi-Fi Calling if both are available. However, while roaming, your phone will automatically connect to Wi-Fi Calling instead of any mobile network if both are available. You will need to remain in your Wi-Fi or mobile network’s range in order to continue your call; if you move between the two connections, the call will be disconnected. Visit   rogers.com/coverage to see where you are covered by our mobile network.     Are there any services that will not work with Wi-Fi Calling? Customers with select features and services, including any of the following, will not have access to Wi-Fi Calling: Data blocking Ringback tunes Advanced Call Manager Teletypewriter Rogers One Number TM   You’ll need to remove these features if you wish to enable Wi-Fi Calling on a compatible phone. To get access to Wi-Fi Calling or to learn more, please reach out to us here in the Community.     Do location-based calls work with Wi-Fi Calling? Some location-based calls may not work if you’re using Wi-Fi Calling when you’re outside your phone’s local calling area. Your phone will assume that you’re making a call from your phone’s local calling area. These calls include 3-1-1 (City Services); 5-1-1 (Traffic Reporting) and 8-1-1 (Health Services).     What if I am having trouble activating the Wi-Fi Calling feature on my device? If you have trouble activating the Wi-Fi Calling feature, try using Apple’s   support page   or reach out to us here in the Community.     How do I turn on Wi-Fi Calling? Wi-Fi Calling is easy to use and simple to set up. Go into your phone settings and do the following:   Select   Settings Select   Phone       Turn onWi-Fi Calling. Follow the on screen instructions if it is your first time doing this.         The status bar will display “WiFi Rogers” when Wi-Fi Calling is ready to use.
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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.     Turn on Battery Saver 1. To turn Battery Saver on, swipe left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Then scroll down and tap Settings, then select Battery Saver.   Turning off Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Just swipe down from the home screen to bring up the Action Center, and tap either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to disable. You can tell they’re off because they look greyed out.   Turning off GPS 1. Swipe  left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Then scroll down and tap Settings. 3. Select Location and then turn Location services off, then just turn it back on when you need it.   Adjusting Brightness level 1. Swipe left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Scroll down and tap Settings, select Brightness, and turn off Automatically Adjust and set the level to low.   Adjust Screen Lock timer 1. Swipe left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Then scroll down and tap Settings, select Lock screen, and adjust the Screen times from the drop down menu.   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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  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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  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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  Got the latest and greatest iOS device? Looking to take advantage of its video calling feature? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     To use FaceTime, you’ll need one of these compatible devices: iPhone 4 or later iPad 2 or later iPad mini iPod touch (4th generation) or later Steps: 1. To get started, tap on setting. 2. Next, select FaceTime and swipe to toggle FaceTime On. 3. Now the next time you’re on a call, just tap the FaceTime icon to invite the other person to a video call.   Making a video call using the FaceTime app Just choose the person you would like to video call and tap the FaceTime icon next to their name to get started.   Making a video call using your Contacts app Open the app, choose the person you would like to video call and tap the FaceTime icon next to their name to get started.
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    So you’ve decided to join the fast-moving masses and get yourself onto the super-quick Rogers LTE network. Luckily accessing the Rogers LTE network is as easy as 1, 2, 3!  Check off the following list to make sure your LTE device is properly connected and up and running:     LTE Device   To access the Rogers LTE network you need an LTE enabled device. See our list of available devices here.     LTE SIM Card   An LTE SIM card is required to access the Rogers LTE network. When you purchased your LTE-capable device, you should have also received an LTE-capable SIM card.  If you did not receive an LTE SIM card with purchase of your LTE device, simply go back to the Rogers store that you purchased the device from (please bring your receipt) and they will provide one free of charge.   TIP:   To insert your LTE SIM card, you may need to remove your device’s backplate and lift out the battery. To do so, make sure you first turn off your device.     LTE Wireless Internet Plan   ALL Rogers wireless internet plans are LTE compatible. This means you don’t have to make any changes to your current plan to access the LTE network. Looking for a new plan? Check out your options   www.rogers.com/plans   TIP: Look for ‘LTE’ on your screen Your device must say “LTE” where the network name appears. If it says “4G LTE” not to worry, you’re still connected to LTE
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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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