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How to use Picture Password on the BlackBerry KEYone

Picture Password is a security feature that many BlackBerry users love — and it's still available on the BlackBerry KEYone. Keep in mind that you'll also need to set up a primary screen lock if you haven't done so already.

How to use Picture Password on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Swipe down from the top of the home screen and tap the gear icon.

  2. Tap Security, then Picture Password. You'll then be asked to confirm your pattern, PIN or password.

  3. Tap the toggle to turn on Picture Password. Then tap continue on the next screen.

  4. Choose a photo that will serve as your picture password (you can always change this later). Then choose a number.

  5. Now drag the circled number to a specific spot on the picture (this will be your password so don't forget where you put it!) then tap continue. Confirm the placement, then tap continue again.

  6. Now you'll be asked to test your password. Do so by dragging your chosen number to the secret spot. Tap finished.

Done! You can now use picture password on your BlackBerry KEYone for a quick, fun and one-handed way to unlock your phone!

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DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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How to change the ringtone on the BlackBerry KEYone

One of the easiest things you can do to customize your KEYone is changing the ringtone!

There are many defaults out of the box on the BlackBerry KEYone, but thanks to Android you can customize almost all of them — including the ringtone. The setting is a bit hidden if you haven't done it before, but we'll show you how to change your BlackBerry KEYone ringtone in just a few easy steps!

How to Change the Ringtone on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Swipe down from the top of the home screen and tap the gear icon to access your settings.

  2. Tap Sound, then tap Phone ringtone

  3. Here you can choose a new ringtone that might suit you better. Just tap the one you want and you'll hear a quick preview. Tap OK when you're done and it will be good to go!

You can customize your KEYone by changing the ringtone, notification sounds and more to truly make it your own!

Tip: You can set a custom MP3 or a song as your ringtone by moving the file to the Ringtones folder on your device. To do this, you'll first need to install a file manager app from Google Play.

BlackBerry KEYone

Learn more at BlackBerry Mobile

Main

Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

Visit BlackBerryMobile.com for purchase information and to register for updates.

Guides

About

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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BlackBerry KEYone now available in Austria exclusively at A1

The KEYone is now available exclusively on A1 in Austria!

As the BlackBerry KEYone makes its way to more carriers across the globe, A1 has today announced that they are the first in Austria to offer the KEYone. A1 is offering the KEyone for various rates ranging from as low as € 0 down at € 56.90 monthly to € 399 down at € 19.90 monthly. If you're in Austria and looking to snag a KEYone, this is the only straight route for now so hop on it!

As a refresher, here's what the BlackBerry KEYone is packing:

  • Dimensions: 149.3 x 72.5 x 9.4mm, 180g
  • Operating System: Android 7.1 - Nougat
  • Display: 4.5 inch IPS LCD display at 1620 x 1080 pixels = 433 ppi
  • Camera: Rear 12 MP with ƒ / 2.0, video in 4K and 8 MP front camera (for Selfies) with ƒ / 2.2, Dual LED
  • Processor: Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2 Gigahertz
  • Memory: 3 GB of RAM; 32 GB internal memory - expandable with MicroSD
  • Battery: Li-Ion with 3505 mAh - not replaceable, Fast Charging
  • Connectivity: GSM / EDGE / UMTS / LTE, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.2

You can read more on the KEYone at A1 on their blog.

Shop BlackBerry KEYone at A1

How to setup a screen lock on the BlackBerry KEYone

In addition to the awesomely fast fingerprint lock on the BlackBerry KEYone — you'll also need to use a pattern, PIN or password to keep things locked down tight. Here's how to set it up.

How to Setup Screen Lock on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Swipe down from the top of the home screen and tap the gear icon.

  2. Scroll down and tap Security

  3. Tap Screen lock.

  4. Tap Pattern, PIN or Password. On the next screen, choose if you'd like to require your chosen method upon device startup.

  5. Enter your Pattern, PIN or Password, then tap continue. Enter again and confirm.

  6. You're done! Your device will now be secured with your chosen screen lock. You can use this instead of or in addition to the fingerprint lock.

You can never be too safe — so make sure you use a strong pattern, PIN or password — and also setup fingerprint lock to keep your BlackBerry KEYone as secure as possible.

BlackBerry KEYone

Learn more at BlackBerry Mobile

Main

Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

Visit BlackBerryMobile.com for purchase information and to register for updates.

Guides

About

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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How to replace the launcher on the BlackBerry KEYone

The BlackBerry KEYone has an awesome launcher by default, but one of the fun things about Android is that you always have the option to change it up should it not be to your liking. There are literally hundreds of launchers for the choosing — each one having its own set of features that makes it unique.

How to turn off navigation button vibration on the BlackBerry KEYone

Haptic feedback for the navigation buttons on your BlackBerry KEYone are turned on by default, but you can easily disable vibration if it's not your thing

By default, the vibration for the navigation buttons is turned on out of the box for your BlackBerry KEYone. Many users like having the haptic feedback from the on-screen buttons, but other's don't really care for it. Often times we find that users leave it on simply because they don't know how to turn it off — so we're here to help!

How to Turn off Navigation Button Vibration on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Swipe down from the top of the home screen and tap the gear icon to access your settings.

  2. Scroll down and tap Sound, then Other sounds.

  3. Tap the toggle next to Vibrate on tap to disable the vibration feedback for your navigation buttons.

Done and done! Now you can tap the navigation buttons without any vibration. This is just a better feeling for some (while others prefer the haptic feedback) and it will also save you a bit of battery life as well!

BlackBerry KEYone

Learn more at BlackBerry Mobile

Main

Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

Visit BlackBerryMobile.com for purchase information and to register for updates.

Guides

About

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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How to setup Android Pay on the BlackBerry KEYone

Android Pay is an amazing feature that lets you tap your phone to a credit terminal rather than using a physical card

Android Pay is a virtual wallet that lets you store your credit and debit cards and use them to make purchases as NFC-enabled terminals. Rather than using your physical card, you simply hold your phone near the terminal to pay for your purchase. It's quick and easy and only takes a few minutes to setup!

How to Setup Android Pay on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. If you haven't already, download Android Pay from the Google Play Store.

  2. Turn on NFC by going to Settings > More > NFC and tapping the toggle to enable NFC.

  3. Open the Android Pay app and follow the setup instructions. You may need to enable a PIN, password or pattern if you haven't already.

  4. To add a card to Android Pay, tap the + on the bottom right, then choose the card type.

  5. Use the camera to capture the card info, or enter it manually. If asked to verify the card, choose a method from the provided list and then enter the code you receive. Keep in mind that in some cases you may need to verify by calling your bank or using your bank's app

  6. To make a payment using Android Pay, simply unlock your device and hold it next to a compatible payment terminal. Your device will vibrate and you'll see a confirmation if the payment was successful.

Android Pay is an extremely useful tool as it allows you to pay using just your phone. Granted, it won't work at every terminal, but it's becoming more widely adopted around the world. You can add multiple credit and debit cards, as well as loyalty and gift cards, helping to keep you organized and slim down your wallet!

For more help setting up or using Android Pay, check out this link.

BlackBerry KEYone

Learn more at BlackBerry Mobile

Main

Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

Visit BlackBerryMobile.com for purchase information and to register for updates.

Guides

About

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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How to set Google Voice Search to the convenience key on the BlackBerry KEYone

Set Google Voice Search to your convenience key for quick and easy access

Google Voice Search is an awesomely handy tool on Android. But If you aren't a fan of saying "OK Google" all the time to activate it, there's a better way. You can easily set it to open with a quick press of your convenience key. The trick is picking voice search as the app — and not just Google as many would think. Here's how to make it happen:

How to Activate Google Voice Search with the Convenience Key

  1. Swipe down from the top of the home screen, then tap the gear icon to access your settings.

  2. Scroll down to Convenience key

  3. Tap Open app, then scroll down and choose Voice search

That's all there is to it! Now you can simply tap the convenience key on your BlackBerry KEYone to easily search using your voice!

BlackBerry KEYone

Learn more at BlackBerry Mobile

Main

Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

Visit BlackBerryMobile.com for purchase information and to register for updates.

Guides

About

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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How to use custom views on BlackBerry Hub with KEYone

Custom views in the Hub for Android can take your BlackBerry KEYone to the next level by giving you better filtering of your multiple communication streams.

Custom views are essential to maximize your use of the BlackBerry Hub on Android. You can setup custom views to refine your viewing experience within the app and organize your inbox more effectively.

You can assign key channels like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to a Social view for example, or you could fold multiple work emails into a Work view. This helps keep things in the right place and easily accessible so your critical work email doesn't get lost during the influx of new Instagram likes coming from your BlackBerry KEYone's awesome selfie camera.

BlackBerry Hub already allows you to look at individual account notifications on a per account basis. Custom views save you time; instead of jumping between three different Twitter accounts you could set an umbrella Twitter custom view to get a look at all those notifications in one list.

Setting Custom Views BlackBerry Hub with KEYone

  1. Launch BlackBerry Hub.
  2. Swipe from the far left to the right to pull out the side menu.
  3. Tap the + Add View option at the top right.
  4. (You can also create custom views in the BlackBerry Hub settings under Views.)

  5. At the top Enter View Name.
  6. Under Accounts select the rounds you want to display in the custom view.
  7. In addition, you can set filters for: Unread, Flagged, High Importance, Attachments and From.
  8. Once set hit the gray Check icon at the top left.
  9. Your Custom View is now sorted at the top of your Hub side menu.

Bam! You're ready to go. You should now have a custom view setup to help keep yourself organized. Get more out of your KEYone by investing some time to maximize the software experience.

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DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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How to get the most out of the Hub on the BlackBerry KEYone

Get the most out of Hub on the BlackBerry KEYone with this guide to some of the most useful BlackBerry Hub for Android features.

If you're just getting started with the BlackBerry Hub on Android or are a longtime user this guide will help walk you through some of the strongest features and customizations to help you get the most out of your new BlackBerry KEYone smartphone. The finer customizations listed in this overview can be accessed within the BlackBery Hub application settings.

Keyboard Shortcuts

BlackBerry Hub for Android is built to interact directly with the physical keyboard on the BlackBerry KEYone. Here are some of the keyboard shortcuts you can use to maximize your efficiency. Initiate the following actions while in the Hub message list:

  • C = Compose
  • S = Search
  • T= Move to Top
  • B = Move to Bottom
  • N = Next Date Header
  • P = Previous Date Header
  • U = Next Unread Message

Unified Social

Your BlackBerry Hub can support over a dozen different social app integrations. Download and install your favorite social apps like Instagram or Skype and Hub+ Services will prompt you to integrate the account into the Hub. Seamless social! Here are the different accounts that you can add to your BlackBerry Hub.

  1. Twitter
  2. Facebook
  3. Facebook Messenger
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Whatsapp
  6. BBM
  7. Instagram
  8. Pinterest
  9. Slack
  10. Skype
  11. Viber
  12. WeChat
  13. Line
  14. Kik
  15. Telegram
  16. Google Hangouts

Swipe Gesture Actions

Turned on by default swiping left or right on a message within the BlackBerry Hub for Android will invoke a predefined action. For example, swiping to the left will delete the message from your BlackBerry Hub and swiping to the right will snooze the notification. You can do some interesting things with the snooze feature, like getting up a geo-target for snoozed notifications to pop back into the Hub when you make it to the office, connect to your home Wifi and other advanced options you can tweak in the BlackBerry Hub general settings.

Custom Views

If you manage multiple email accounts on one device BlackBerry Hub lets you set up custom views where you can aggregate your accounts down to separate views within the app. If you have 20 accounts installed on the device but for work only need to access four, you could easily setup a "Work" custom view to filter out all the noise so you can stay focused on the email and messages that matter most. You can setup a "Social" view so only Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn notifications can be seen and so forth.

Checkout this handy help and how to for details on setting up a custom view within the BlackBerry Hub.

Pinch Gesture Action

With hundreds of messages hitting your inbox the built in Pinch Gesture is a great way to consolidate down longer lists of email and notifications clutter down to a more organized set. By default, the pinch gesture is set to "Unread" when you pinch on a list within BlackBerry Hub the list will collapse down and show only Unread messages. In the settings you can modify this gesture to show Snooze, Unread, Flagged, High Importance and Muted conversations to tailor the experience to suit your needs.

Hub Widget

BlackBerry added widget support to the BlackBerry Hub on Android giving users additional ways to interact with the Hub. You can effectively pin a large widget to a page on your device and always have the Hub a swipe away or you can utilize the Pop-up widgets built into the BlackBerry Launcher to flick on the BlackBerry Hub icon with three dots below. The three dots indicate the application supports a widget and the widget can be invoked with the flick gesture on the all icon. This functionality is a quick way to peek into applications and check to see if there are new notifications or updates for you to interact with.

Hub Attachments

At the top of the BlackBerry Hub for Android app, there is a paperclip icon that is extremely useful. Tapping this icon loads an "Attachments" view where you get a reverse chronological list of all the recent attachments you've been sent across all integrated email accounts. This is helpful for quickly pulling up collaborative word documents or .PDFs for resharing with colleagues. You can even filter the attachments view down further and organize the list by date, sender, and file name.

Dark Theme

If looking at white screens all day hurts or eyes or if you just prefer the dark visual aesthetic you can jump into your BlackBerry Hub settings and enable Dark Theme. Go Settings > General Settings and under Display there's an option to toggle Dark Theme on and off. Dark Theme will go across the entire Hub experience from the accounts screen to your conversation threads. It's a dark Grey backdrop and text is flipped to White for easier viewing.

*Note: Enabling Dark Theme does not extend to the BlackBerry Hub Widget which will remain at its default white only configuration.

Account Color Organization

You can learn how to add an email to the BlackBerry Hub or get help with merging Exchange ActiveSync with the BlackBerry Hub by hitting the links above. What you'll notice within those breakout guides is a step that includes setting up an account color to your various email accounts. When adding email once you've synced your credentials to the BlackBerry Hub you can also set an account color by tapping on the search at the end of your email setup process. This is handy to give you a visual on message designation for different accounts. You can keep work email on brand or even setup family email to your favorite color. However, you may choose to use this the colors will work on both the light and dark theme Hub display settings.

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DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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How to change e-mail ringtones on the BlackBerry KEYone

Setting custom alerts in BlackBerry Hub can give you the flexibility to discern different types of email notifications from one another giving you an audible alert when you have incoming messages.

Your BlackBerry KEYone is built to work the way you work. The software on board your BlackBerry can be customized to meet your needs and organize the incoming notifications. Add in the use of the BlackBerry Hub for Android and your email experience gets boosted with the added features BlackBerry had built into the custom alert system within BlackBerry Hub.

Setting Custom Alerts for Email within BlackBerry Hub

  1. Launch BlackBerry Hub.
  2. Swipe from the far left to the right to pull out the side menu.
  3. Tap the Settings option at the bottom left.
  4. Near the top tap the Custom Alerts option.

  5. Here you can press + Add Rule to begin creating an alert.
  6. Set a Rule Name to distinguish different alerts (Example: Work or Family).
  7. Set up the rule to apply to specific email account(s).
  8. Once the rule is setup tap Next at the top right.
  9. Under your new rule tap Notification Sound.
  10. Select a sound from the pop-up menu and press Ok.

  11. When done hit Save this will add your new rule and custom alert.

That's it. Now you should be able to set custom ringtones to alert you using the customer alert system within BlackBerry Hub for Android.

BlackBerry KEYone

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Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

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DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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How to customize LED notifications for e-mail on the BlackBerry KEYone

Setting custom alerts in BlackBerry Hub can give you the flexibility to discern different types of email notifications from one another giving you a visual LED alert when you have incoming messages.

Your BlackBerry KEYone is built to work the way you work. The software onboard your BlackBerry can be customized to meet your needs and organize the incoming notifications. Add in the use of the BlackBerry Hub for Android and your email experience gets boosted with the added features BlackBerry had built into the custom alert system within BlackBerry Hub.

Setting Custom Alerts for Email within BlackBerry Hub

  1. Launch BlackBerry Hub.
  2. Swipe from the far left to the right to pull out the side menu.
  3. Tap the Settings option at the bottom left.
  4. Near the top tap the Custom Alerts option.

  5. Here you can press + Add Rule to begin creating an alert.
  6. Set a Rule Name to distinguish different alerts Example: Work or Family.
  7. Set up the rule to apply to a specific email account(s).
  8. Once the rule is setup tap Next at the top right.
  9. Under your new rule tap LED notification color.

  10. Select a color from the pop-up menu and press Ok.

  11. When done hit Save this will add your new rule and custom alert.

It's as simple as that. Now you should be able to set custom LED notification colors to alert you using the customer alert system within BlackBerry Hub for Android.

BlackBerry KEYone

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Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

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DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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How to set up Exchange e-mail on the BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry Hub comes preloaded on your BlackBerry KEYone and supports numerous popular email systems like Exchange ActiveSync.

Whether you want to setup a POP3, IMAP or Exchange Active Sync account on your BlackBerry KEYone, take a look at the steps below to get started!

How to add Exchange ActiveSync Email to BlackBerry Hub

  1. Launch BlackBerry Hub.
  2. Swipe from the far left to the right to pull out the side menu.
  3. Tap the + Add Account option at the bottom left.
  4. Under Account Setup input Exchange email address.
  5. Next tap Manual Setup.

  6. Choose account type Exchange ActiveSync.
  7. Some information will preload on next screen.
  8. Input email and password per admin configuration (more information around this can be found here).
  9. Hit Next and proceed through prompts finish account integration in BlackBerry Hub.

BlackBerry KEYone

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Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

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About

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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How to access the Hub on the BlackBerry KEYone

What is the BlackBerry Hub and how do you access it on the BlackBerry KEYone?

The BlackBerry Hub is a smart way to manage multiple email and social account notifications in one place on your BlackBerry KEYone. It's a unified inbox that's been amplified with key BlackBerry productivity features and integrations. Everything from emails, text messages, call logs, and social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram can be channeled into the BlackBerry Hub.

Accessing the BlackBerry Hub on BlackBerry KEYone

  1. To access the BlackBerry Hub tap on the BlackBerry Hub icon on your device.
  2. It comes on your device home screen by default but you can also access it in the app grid by hitting the white circle with six dots inside of it.

  3. Grant permissions so Hub can integrate with your device and apps.
  4. Tap through initial Hub tutorial.
  5. Start adding accounts.

BlackBerry KEYone

Learn more at BlackBerry Mobile

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Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

Visit BlackBerryMobile.com for purchase information and to register for updates.

Guides

About

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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How to take a screenshot on your BlackBerry KEYone

How do you take a screenshot on the BlackBerry KEYone? Just follow these steps!

The BlackBerry KEYone follows the same method of taking a screenshot as other Android-based BlackBerry devices. Very simply, this involves pressing the volume down key and the power key at the same time. It can be used on any screen to capture whatever is displayed as a separate image file. That image file can then be saved for later reference or shared to others.

How to take a screenshot of the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Open the app you want to screenshot and go to the exact screen you want to capture.
  2. Press and hold the Power key on the left side and the volume down key on the right side.
  3. The screen will flash white, you'll hear a sound effect, and the screenshot will be saved to the Screenshots directory.

How to view screenshots on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Open the Photos app
  2. Tap the menu icon in the top-left, and tap Device folders. Tap Screenshots to see all of your saved screenshots.
  3. Screenshots will also show up in the notification tray once you've taken them. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the thumbnail to view the image, or tap the Share or Delete buttons.

Your screenshot will show up as an option across many apps that let you send images, like Messenger or Instagram, though you can share to those apps from Photos as well.

BlackBerry KEYone

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Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

Visit BlackBerryMobile.com for purchase information and to register for updates.

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DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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BlackBerry KEYone Beginner's Guide

BlackBerry KEYone Beginner's Guide

How to get started using your BlackBerry KEYone.

The BlackBerry KEYone is unlike any other Android phone. To get the most out of the physical keyboard and everything the phone can do, you'll want to start off right by setting things up properly.

Setup and Data Transfer

Customize your KEYone

Optimization Tips and Tricks

Five great Android Nougat features on the BlackBerry KEYone

The BlackBerry KEYone comes loaded with the latest version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat, here are some standout features to help you get the most of out the smartphone.

Android 7.0 Nougat brings many subtle refinements to the Android OS experience. This version brings new features and build on existing functionality. In this guide you'll learn about give great Android Nougat features you can start using on your BlackBerry KEYone right away.

Split Screen Multitasking

Want to play a YouTube video while responding to a text message or email simultaneously? With Android Nougat on your BlackBerry KEYone, your device supports split-screen multitasking out of the box.The easiest way to enable this is to long press the Recents Key (◻) while in a supported app. The app will minimize to half the screen allowing you to launch another app below it. As an added benefit you have a physical keyboard on the BlackBerry KEYone so you don't have to fumble around with a virtual keyboard when multitasking which gives you more free space to enjoy on screen content.

Quick App Switching

On BlackBerry KEYone you can quickly switch between your two most recently opened applications by double-tapping the Recents Key (◻). This is a quick way to save time moving back and forth between two applications without having to rifle through the entire open apps list. Odds are you'll really only need to move between two apps at a time to move or transpose information between them, so this a handy additive that's packed in with Android 7 Nougat that you can take advantage of on BlackBerry KEYone.

Quick Reply System Notifications

Notifications on Android Nougat are now stacked by type so you have more organization to the different kinds of incoming notifications. Along with this redesign quick reply support has been built into the operating system which means you'll be able to send quick reply messages to your contacts without having to launch fully into the application. When you get notifications you'll see a text area below the notification where you can seamlessly add your reply and hit send. This is a huge time saver and it's great that it works across the OS so that there's consistency with the interface.

Doze on the Go

Doze reduces battery consumption by deferring background CPU and network activity for apps when the device is unused for long periods of time. This now works on the go on Nougat meaning your device is always working to minimize background tasks and extend your battery life. There's nothing user-facing here that you'll need to interact with but it's a noticeable benefit you'll enjoy when using your BlackBerry KEYone on the latest version of Android 7.1 Nougat. There are other data saving option you can access within the device settings to take this optimization even further to maximize your battery life.

Refined Settings App

There's an updated layout and user interface with Android 7 Nougat. Not only do you have the default list view you can scroll through that you're familiar with but you can swipe a side menu out from the left to make navigation in the settings app much less tedious. For instance, if you're at the bottom of the settings app you can pull out the side menu and jump directly into the next section you're looking to explore. It's a small detail that really makes navigation much more enjoyable on the device when searching through the numerous settings options available on BlackBerry KEYone.

With these five great features in your arsenal, you're ready to make the most of Android Nougat on the BlackBerry KEYone.

BlackBerry KEYone

Learn more at BlackBerry Mobile

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Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

Visit BlackBerryMobile.com for purchase information and to register for updates.

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About

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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BlackBerry KEYone battery

Make your BlackBerry KEYone battery life last longer with these simple tips.

The BlackBerry KEYone has the biggest battery used in a BlackBerry yet. We're going to make sure you get as much usage from it as possible with a few simple best practices.

Lower screen brightness

One of the biggest drains on a smartphone battery is the display. Lowering brightness will make it harder to see in some circumstances, but will ultimately keep your BlackBerry KEYone going for even longer.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers.
  2. Tap and drag the sun icon all the way to the left side of the slider.

Use Boost mode to charge faster

Thanks to Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0, the BlackBerry KEYone can get a 50% charge in only 36 minutes. You'll want to enable Boost mode to make sure you get the most juice for the short amount of time you're plugged in.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the gear icon to go into Settings.
  2. Tap Battery.
  3. Tap the three dots in the top-right, and tap Boost mode.
  4. Tap the Boost mode toggle at the top to turn it on.

You'll also find additional options for Boost mode here, such as turning on Airplane mode when charging, which will minimize power use and help you top up quickly.

Use Battery saver when you need it

Battery saver is a special mode that automatically changes a bunch of settings all at once in an effort to keep your BlackBerry KEYone going longer. This includes turning off location services and background data. An option to enable Battery saver mode will pop up in the notification tray once the BlackBerry KEYone reaches low power, but you can enable it manually as well.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the gear icon to go into Settings.
  2. Tap Battery.
  3. Tap the Battery saver toggle at the top to turn it on.
  4. Tap the Turn on automatically to have Battery saver activate when the power level reaches 5% or 15%.

Uninstall power-hungry apps

Apps can run in the background, sending and receiving data, and being a drain on system resources.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the gear icon to go into Settings.
  2. Tap Battery.
  3. Scroll down to the list of apps and tap on the app you want to remove.
  4. Review usage data and tap Stop or uninstall the app.
  5. Tap Uninstall at the top.
  6. If you don't want to completely uninstall an app, tap Data usage.
  7. Tap the Background data toggle to turn it off.

Reduce time for auto-lock

The BlackBerry KEYone will automatically lock itself and shut off the screen if left inactive for a certain amount of time. By reducing that time, you can save power that would be spent while the phone is idle.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the gear icon to go into Settings.
  2. Tap Display.
  3. Tap Sleep and select a shorter timeout duration.

BlackBerry KEYone

Learn more at BlackBerry Mobile

Main

Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

Visit BlackBerryMobile.com for purchase information and to register for updates.

Guides

About

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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BlackBerry KEYone pop-up widgets

Ever notice the small three dots beneath icons on the BlackBerry KEYone home screen? These indicate a great little feature.

The three dots beneath an icon on the home screen of the BlackBerry KEYone denote that it can be used with pop-up widgets. These offer all of the at-a-glance functionality of a standard Android widget without taking up precious space on your home screen.

How to use pop-up widgets on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Swipe up or down on an icon with three dots beneath it.
  2. Select the default widget to appear.
  3. Interact with the widget as desired, then tap the home screen to close it.

How to change a pop-up widget

  1. Swipe up or down on an icon with three dots beneath it.
  2. Tap the three dots in the top-right of the pop-up widget.
  3. Tap Change widget.
  4. Select a new widget.

How to turn off pop-up widgets

  1. Swipe up or down on an icon with three dots beneath it.
  2. Tap the three dots in the top-right of the pop-up widget.
  3. Tap Turn off widget

How to re-enable pop-up widgets

  1. Tap and hold the home screen icon you want to re-enable.
  2. Drag the icon to the top-left to remove it from the home screen.
  3. Tap the All Apps icon (six dots in the middle of the bottom of the screen).
  4. Find the app you want to re-enable.
  5. Tap and hold the icon to place it back on the home screen.
  6. Swipe up or down on an icon with three dots beneath it.
  7. Select the default widget to appear.

BlackBerry KEYone

Learn more at BlackBerry Mobile

Main

Unlock your productivity with the Android-powered BlackBerry KEYone!

Visit BlackBerryMobile.com for purchase information and to register for updates.

Guides

About

DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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Getting started with photos and videos on the BlackBerry KEYone

Getting started with photos and videos on the BlackBerry KEYone is easy.

The BlackBerry KEYone comes loaded with a wide range of settings and options for taking photos and recording videos but if you're just looking to get up and running quickly with the basics, here's how to get started.

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