What content is in my work space and my personal space?

If your administrator turns on BlackBerry Balance technology, the device data, apps, and network access are separated so that you have a work space and a personal space.

Open work apps appear with a Briefcase icon on the home screen.

Depending on the rules set by your administrator, some apps and features might be available in your work space, personal space, or both. The table below describes the default behavior for most apps.

Description Apps

These apps are available only in your work space and display work data.

BlackBerry World for Work

These apps are available only in your personal space and display personal data.

Depending on the rules set by your administrator, you might have access to work contacts in the Phone, BBM, and text messaging apps.

  • BBM
  • BlackBerry Protect
  • BlackBerry Story Maker
  • BlackBerry World
  • Calculator
  • Camera
  • Clock
  • Compass
  • Facebook
  • Phone
  • SIM card
  • Smart Tags
  • Text messaging
  • Twitter
  • Video camera
  • Voice Activated Dialing
  • Weather
  • YouTube

These apps and features are available in your work space and personal space. Your work and personal data is displayed together.

  • BlackBerry Hub
  • BlackBerry Remember
  • Bluetooth
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • NFC
  • Search

These apps are available in your work space and personal space. Depending on which space you open an app in, you can access either your work data or personal data.

You can open two instances of these apps at the same time.

  • BlackBerry Maps
  • Box
  • Browser
  • Documents To Go
  • File Manager
  • Music
  • Pictures
  • Print To Go
  • Videos
  • Voice Control (icon appears in the personal space only