How to disconnect BlackBerry Bridge and remove a paired device from the BlackBerry PlayBook

HOW-TO / 09.04.12 / bswanncanada

If you are familiar with BlackBerry® Bridge™, then you know it can be used to pair your BlackBerry® smartphone with a BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. This gives you great features such as remote control, the ability to use BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and much more.

We’ve spoken about BlackBerry Bridge here on the Inside BlackBerry Help Blog before, so to find out how it works, what the requirements are, and how to set it up, check out BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 and BlackBerry Bridge – The Perfect Pairing!

In today’s blog post, I’d like to provide a quick overview of how to remove a BlackBerry smartphone from the BlackBerry Bridge settings on a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. This is some useful information you should know if you plan on upgrading or switching to a different BlackBerry smartphone in the near future.

BlackBerry Bridge uses Bluetooth® — a wireless technology used for short range communication between two devices. For two devices to speak to each other using Bluetooth, they must be paired, which ensures that your devices don’t connect to just any Bluetooth connection they come in contact with.

To remove a BlackBerry smartphone from the BlackBerry Bridge app on your tablet, you will need to remove it from the Bluetooth-paired devices in the tablet settings screen, not from the Bridge settings.

1. From the Home screen of your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, tap the gear (settings) in the top right corner
2. Tap “Bluetooth” in the menu on the left
3. Tap the pencil button to the right of “Paired Devices”

4. Tap the trash can that appears to the right of the device you are removing from paired devices
5. When prompted, tap “Delete”.

And that’s it! Your BlackBerry smartphone is now removed as a paired device from BlackBerry Bridge.

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