You Should Know: Changing the wallpaper on your BlackBerry smartphone

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I like to think of my BlackBerry® smartphone’s Home screen as my mobile picture frame. Here I can display an image that reflects my mood, an interest, a loved one, or something that caught my eye. Today I’d like to give you a brief overview of how to change your Home Screen picture so you too can have your own mobile picture frame.

For an image to be used as a Home screen wallpaper, it must be stored on the device’s internal memory or on a micro SD media card that is installed in the device. This includes pictures received in an email BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) instant messages, images from web pages and more.

Meet me after the break to learn how to store received images and then set them as your wallpaper!

To save an image that you are currently viewing to your device all you need to do is highlight the picture, press the Menu key and select “Save Image”. After specifying a name and where you would like to save the image, select “Save”. You’ll also notice you have the option of specifying the image as your wallpaper using the “Set As Wallpaper” option.

In the event you want to select a different wallpaper from existing images on your device, you have two options. The first is when pressing the Menu key and selecting Set As Wallpaper when you are viewing a image that is stored on your device; i.e. a photo you took recently while using the Pictures app. You also have the option of specifying a new wallpaper using the steps below.

BlackBerry® 6 & BlackBerry® 7 OS smartphones

  1. From the Home screen, press the menu key and select “Options” from the menu
  2. From Wallpaper setting select “Change Wallpaper”
  3. Select a picture to use as a wallpaper
  4. Press the Menu key and select “Set As Wallpaper”

BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 and below

  1. From the icon screen press the Menu key and select “Options”
  2. Select “Wallpaper” and select the image you would like to use
  3. When viewing the picture press the Menu key and select “Set As Wallpaper”

Have a question or a tip for using wallpapers on your BlackBerry smartphone? Leave a comment below!

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    How to identify BlackBerry Device Software versions

    Posted by Ty Williams

    One of the things you should know if you own a BlackBerry® smartphone – or plan on purchasing a BlackBerry smartphone – is which version of BlackBerry® Device Software it is using. This is important information, as certain applications and services require you to be using a minimum version of the software.

    Today I’ll show you how you can quickly identify which version of BlackBerry Device Software you are currently using, and where you can go to see if updated BlackBerry Device Software is available for your particular BlackBerry smartphone.

    In order to determine which version of BlackBerry Device Software you are using, complete the steps below. The first set of instructions are intended for BlackBerry smartphones using BlackBerry® 6 and BlackBerry® 7 OS. If this doesn’t apply to you, complete the second set of instructions.

    BlackBerry 6 and BlackBerry 7 OS

    Select Options on the home screen (this may appear within a Settings folder depending on your current theme).

    Select Device.

    Select About Device Versions.

    The BlackBerry Device Software version will be the first set of numbers on the third line, as per the screenshot below.

    BlackBerry Device Software Version 4.0 to 5.0

    Select Options on the home screen (this may appear within a Settings folder depending on your current theme).

    Select About.

    The BlackBerry Device Software version will be the first set of numbers on the third line as per the screenshot below.

    At this point, you will be able to identify which version of BlackBerry Device Software you are currently using, so now you might be wondering how you can update it in case you need to meet the minimum requirements for an app (like Facebook® for BlackBerry smartphones version 2.0, which requires BlackBerry Device Software version 5.0 or later).

    You can easily find out if a new version of BlackBerry Device Software or an incremental update is available for you by visiting the Update Your BlackBerry Software webpage. On this website, you’ll be able to review the various methods used to see if updates for your particular BlackBerry smartphone are available.

    Don’t forget to stop by the BlackBerry Support Community Forums and say hello to our @BlackBerryHelp Twitter® account, as these are two great resources for getting additional assistance in case you have a question about the update process.

    Do you have a question about your BlackBerry Device Software? Leave a comment below and let me know.

    June 3, 2011 32 Replies

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