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Secret BlackBerry codes and shortcuts

Think you know everything there is to know about your BlackBerry smartphone? Think again. Try these hidden BlackBerry codes to unlock new features on an already-fantastic phone.


If you already have a BlackBerry® or just got your hands on the new BlackBerry Classic™, you know how dedicated these devices are to helping you get things done. Sending emails, writing text messages and tweaking documents—fast and simple communication is BlackBerry’s strong suit.

Check out a few of these secret BlackBerry codes and shortcuts to get the most out of your device. They’re like BlackBerry’s version of Easter eggs—the hidden features developers build into a device or operating system that can be discovered with a few inconspicuous keystrokes.

For most BlackBerry 10 devices

  • Make weight and measurement conversions: In the calculator app, enter a value and hit the Menu key (if using a smartphone) or pull down from the top of the screen and select Unit Converter (if using a tablet). Scroll through, and you’ll find a wide variety of measurements you can convert to, such as units of speed, power, pressure, temperature and time.
  • Hide the keyboard: Hold the space bar.
  • Cut or copy text: Using two fingers, touch the beginning and end of the text you want to cut or copy, then press Cut or Copy at the bottom of the screen.
  • Zoom in on a web page: Double tap the screen quickly.
  • Add an accented character: Touch a letter for a few seconds until you see a menu of choices.

For the BlackBerry Classic

  • Type to call someone: Type “call” and the name or number of the person you want to contact (“call Alex” or “call 555-5849”).
  • Reply to all: Press L in an email or PIN message.
  • Reply to just the sender: Press R.
  • Enable speakerphone: Press the currency key when talking on your BlackBerry.
  • Compose a new message: Press C within the BlackBerry hub.
  • Launch BBM: From the Home screen, press and hold N.
  • Silence your notifications: Press and hold Q.
  • Scroll straight to top or bottom: Within the Hub, browser and a number of other lists, you can press B to go to the bottom and T to reach the top.

For the BlackBerry®  Z30

  • Type commands from your Home screen: Tap the magnifying glass search button and type a command, like “play classic rock playlist” to listen to music.
  • Take a screenshot: Press the Up key and the Down key at the same time on your volume control.
  • Restart the device: Press and hold the power button at the top of the phone and tap Restart.
  • View your unlock password as you type it: Click the eyeball icon on the right side of the prompt box.

Now that you’re in the know, try using a few of these hidden BlackBerry codes yourself!


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