How to archive Applications using BlackBerry App World

HOW-TO / 01.05.11 / tywill1

Did you know that you can easily archive and reinstall an application downloaded from BlackBerry® App World™ while using your BlackBerry® smartphone? Archiving applications allows you to manage your BlackBerry smartphone’s application memory in addition to removing applications that you don’t frequently use.

When you are archiving an application, the application files will be placed in the built-in media storage by default. If the built-in media storage doesn’t have enough free space or doesn’t exist on your particular BlackBerry smartphone, an external media card can be used to store the installation files. (Note: If you do not have a BlackBerry smartphone with built-in media storage and you are not using an external media card, you will not be able to archive applications.)

To archive an application, complete the following steps:

  1. Open BlackBerry App World
  2. Press the Menu key and select My World
  3. Highlight the application you would like to archive, press the Menu key and select Archive

In the event that you want to reinstall an archived application in the future, the installation will be even quicker. To re-install an application, all you need to do is open BlackBerry App World, select My World, highlight the archived application, press the trackpad/trackball key and select Reinstall. Just like that, the application will be installed and available to you instantly.

For information on how to archive and restore an application using BlackBerry App World, please review the Knowledge Base article Archive and restore an application in the BlackBerry App World storefront located in the BlackBerry Technical Solution Center.

If you have any questions or comments about the archiving feature in BlackBerry App World, please leave a comment!

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