Whether you are new or experienced with BlackBerry 10, here’s a quick guide to get you started with the BlackBerry Passport!
Step 1 – Insert your SIM and media card
To set up your new BlackBerry Passport, insert your SIM card and optional microSD media card. The BlackBerry Passport uses a nano SIM so if you don’t have the right SIM card please contact your service provider who can help you out.
To insert these items complete the following steps:
With the back of your device facing you, use the indentation on the top of the device to pull the top part of the cover toward you.
With the metal contacts facing away from you, insert the nano SIM card into the right slot as shown. To insert your media card, with the metal contacts facing away from you, insert the media card into the left slot.
Step 2 – Complete the setup wizard
After you insert your nano SIM card and optional media card, the out-of-box setup wizard appears. This wizard guides you through connecting to a Wi-Fi network, setting up a new, or signing into your existing BlackBerry ID, as well as showing you several fundamental gestures that you will use all the time.
After you complete the out-of-box setup wizard, tap Setup on your home screen to:
Add your email and social networking accounts
Set up your payment options for purchases made using BlackBerry World
Transfer data from your previous device (See step 3 to learn more!)
Customize your device settings
Set a device password
After you finish using the Setup app, take a moment to review the various gestures available on your device that can help increase your productivity.
If you switch from another device don’t forget to perform a security wipe on your old device to remove your personal information. If your previous device was a BlackBerry device, check out our post on how to perform a security wipe. If you use a different type of device, review the user documentation to learn how to reset it to factory settings and remove your personal information.
Step 4 – Secure your new device and turn on BlackBerry Protect
After you set up your device, take a moment to set a device password. Setting a password can prevent unwanted access if you leave your device unattended, and in the event you misplace your device, no one can view your personal information.
To set up a device password, complete the following steps:
On the home screen, swipe down of the top of the screen
Tap Settings followed by Security and Privacy
Tap Device Password
To set a device password comprising characters and numbers, set the Device Password switch to On, and then enter your desired password twice
To set a quick device password comprising only numbers, set the Simple Password switch to On, and then enter your desired password twice
The easiest way to learn more about your new BlackBerry Passport is by opening the Help app, which contains a lot of useful information ranging from tips and tricks to how-to overviews. You can also view, or optionally download and save the user guide for your device by visiting http://docs.blackberry.com.
I’d also recommend installing the BlackBerry 10 Pop Quiz, which you can find within BlackBerry World. This app offers short quizzes that can help you learn more about your device and it only takes a few minutes to complete each test – it’s the perfect coffee break companion!
To get the BlackBerry 10 Pop Quiz, open BlackBerry World and search for it or click here.