Five Tip Friday – BlackBerry 10 Phone Tips

FIVE TIP FRIDAY / 09.13.13 / tywill1


Happy Friday the 13th!

To kick off the weekend, here are five phone tips you’ll want to know about 😀

Set your voicemail password for one touch access

Looking for a quick way to check your voicemail? Here’s how!

  1. While viewing the home screen, tap the phone icon
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen
  3. Tap Settings followed by Voice Mail
  4. Complete one of the following:
    • To set a password for the first time, tap Set Password
    • To update an existing password, tap Change Password
  5. When finished, tap Back to save your changes

To learn more about setting your voice mail password check out our post on how to set your voice mail password while using BlackBerry 10.

Move a call to BBM Video

Make conversations more personal by moving a phone call to a BBM Video call instead.

If the person you are speaking to has access to BBM Video as well, all you need to do is tap the BBM Video button that’s displayed and you’ll be able to hear and see each other.


Clear your call log

Recently a friend mine asked me how they could clear their call log because they didn’t want their significant other to see calls she had made to a travel agency.

Long story short, she was going to surprise her loved one with a trip and didn’t want him to find out since he occasionally uses her device.

So how did we clear the call log? Easy, just open the Phone app, swipe down from the top and tap the Clear Call Log button!

Customize your speed dial list

Did you know that you can add up to nine contacts or numbers to your speed dial list? Here’s how to do it!

Adding a contact or number to the speed dial list

  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Tap FTF-Phone-Calls Calls or FTF-Phone-Contacts Contacts along the bottom of the screen
  3. Touch and hold a contact or phone number
  4. Tap FTF-Phone-Favorite Add to Speed Dial

Removing a contact or number from the speed dial list

  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Tap FTF-Phone-Calls Calls
  3. In your speed dial list, touch and hold a contact or number
  4. Tap FTF-Phone-Trash Remove From Speed Dial

How to answer calls automatically

Using a headset or a holster? If so, you can set up your BlackBerry 10 device to automatically answer calls when you have a headset connected, or when you remove the device from its case or holster.

Tip: Looking for a nice case or holster? Check out!

Automatically answer or end a call using a case or holster

  1. In the Phone app, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap Settings followed by Holster
  3. Do any of the following:
    • Set the Answer a Call by Removing Device From Holster switch to On
    • Set the End Call by Putting Device Back in Holster switch to On

Automatically answer a call when a headset is connected

  1. In the Phone app, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap Settings followed by Bluetooth
  3. Set the Automatically Answer a Call when Connected to a Headset switch to On

After turning on this option, your BlackBerry 10 device will automatically answer calls after five seconds whenever you have a headset connected.

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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