How to move the BlackBerry 10 cursor to a specific location



A friend of mine recently upgraded from a BlackBerry 9900 to a BlackBerry Q10. One of the first questions she asked me was how to move the cursor to a specific location since her new device doesn’t have a track pad.

The answer: it’s really easy! Provided you are using BlackBerry 10.1 OS, all you need to do is tap an area you’d like to edit, and move the cursor to a specific location when it appears.

Follow these steps:

  • Tap the top of the circle to move the cursor up one line.
  • Tap the bottom of the circle to move the cursor down one line.
  • Tap the left of the circle to move to the left, one character at a time.
  • Tap the right of the circle to move to the right, one character at a time.

In the event that you do not have a circular cursor, verify that your BlackBerry 10 smartphone is using BlackBerry 10.1 OS. To check your version from the home screen, select Settings, About and look for the OS Version. For help upgrading a BlackBerry 10 smartphone, visit


To learn about a feature on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone or troubleshoot an issue, there are several great options available to help. Visit for access to product manuals, how-to demos, tips and tricks, YouTube videos, support forums, knowledge base articles, Twitter support, and contact information for your region.

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    Hi, i have blackberry Q10 but i have problem the Pin of The device is prohibited.
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  • JAB

    Thanks for your posting.

    The main problem I have with the transition from the 9900 to the Q10 is that I use a very small font in my emails (5 pt) and browser. Consequently, my index finger covers at least one word in three lines of text. Getting the cursor to appear in the neighborhood of the right word is a bit of a challenge, however moving it from the right side to the left with only one finger of one hand is a greater one. I’d say that about half the time, my finger ends up blocking my view of the place that the cursor hoop has inserted the cursor.

    Then, there remains the issue of highlighting. Using shift or alt and the trackpad was a much more efficient way of navigating through a large posting and then highlighting the specific portion to cut, copy or insert than the totally kludgey fashion that all the touch-screen devices employ today.

    I’m trying to get used to the Q. My BlackBerry days go back to the track-wheel and I loved the trackball (no IR interference from the sun as with the trackpad). BlackBerry seem to have mis-prioritized or mis-understood these devices’ utility.

    Good luck getting us up the curve.



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    Pls I can’t send or read text massage on my bb10

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