Some useful information you should know is what to do in the event that you forget your BlackBerry® ID password. There are two options, and it depends on if you are using a BlackBerry® smartphone or a BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. I’ve broken the post into two sections; the first is for BlackBerry smartphone users and the second section is for those that are using a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
How to recover a BlackBerry ID using a BlackBerry smartphone
Something important to keep in mind when recovering a BlackBerry ID password is that you will need to use the BlackBerry Browser on your device or a web browser in order to complete the process. This is a result of a security precaution that prevents the password recovery email from being sent to the device. To recover your BlackBerry ID password, use the BlackBerry smartphone browser or a computer to follow these steps:
1. Navigate to the BlackBerry ID password recovery page
2. Enter the email address that you used to register your BlackBerry ID and fill out the CAPTCHA characters
3. A confirmation page will appear stating “A request to reset your password has been submitted”
4. Open the mailbox for your email address on the computer or by logging into the mailboxwebmail using the BlackBerry Browser and click on the BlackBerry ID password reset email (it can be identified by the sender: email@example.com)
- Note: Don’t forget to check your spam/junk folder in the event that you do not see this email in your inbox.
5. In the body of the email, click the link after the heading “To change your BlackBerry ID password, simply visit”
6. The link will open a new page in your web browser, enter your new BlackBerry ID password in both fields and click Submit
7. You have successfully recovered your BlackBerry ID password!
How to recover a BlackBerry ID using a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
To recover your BlackBerry ID password using a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, follow the steps below. Something to keep in mind is that you may be asked for the answer to the security question that you created during the initial setup of your BlackBerry ID.
1. On your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, open “Options” by taping the gear in the top right corner of the Home Screen
2. From the menu on the left tap “BlackBerry ID”
3. Tap the Pencil icon to the right of “Change Password”
4. Tap “Forgot password?”
5. Enter your password recovery question which you created when the BBID was initially set up and tap “Ok”
6. Open “Messages” on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or log into your mailbox/webmail using the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet browser and select the email from firstname.lastname@example.org
7. In the body of the email, click the link after the heading “To change your BlackBerry ID password, simply visit”
8. The link will open the web browser on the device, enter the new password in both fields and tap “Submit”.
That’s all there is to it!
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