If you're new to a BlackBerry 10 device, you might be eager to learn more about what makes it different from other BlackBerry devices. Find information about the home screen, menus, settings, messages, notifications, and apps. Learn where to find your phone number and PIN and find out how to cut, copy, and paste text.
There is no Menu key on BlackBerry 10 devices. You can open menus by tapping the icons at the bottom of the screen, and by touching and holding items on the screen.
To get to the BlackBerry Hub, on the home screen, slide your finger right.
You can also peek at the BlackBerry Hub or open it from anywhere on your device using a simple gesture:
To answer a call, touch and hold the circle at the bottom of the screen and slide your finger to the left. Release your finger from the screen once the circle covers .
To decline a call, touch and hold the circle at the bottom of the screen and slide your finger to the right. Release your finger from the screen once the circle covers .
Some of the apps that you used on your old BlackBerry device might not be available on your BlackBerry 10 device. In the BlackBerry World storefront, you can check if your old apps are available for download on the My World screen or find new apps.
There's no need for a trackpad or trackball on a BlackBerry 10 device! Just touch and hold your finger on text to show a menu with options to select, cut, copy, and paste text. You can move the cursor or insert text into a specific location using fine cursor control.
Touch and hold a character or word.
You can find your files in the File Manager app. If you added a work account to your BlackBerry device and your administrator turned on BlackBerry Balance technology, your device data, apps, and network access are divided into a work space and a personal space. The separate spaces help you to avoid accidentally copying work data into a personal app, or displaying confidential work data during a BBM Video chat. To switch between your work space and personal space, drag your finger down on the middle of the home screen and tap Personal or Work.
The Password Keeper app is available for download in the BlackBerry World storefront. If you used BlackBerry Link or a media card to transfer your data from a BlackBerry device running BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 or later, you can restore your Password Keeper passwords from your old device after you download and open the Password Keeper app.
On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap Settings > About. To change the type of information displayed, tap an option in the drop-down list.
In a message, note, or task, you can type myver followed by a space, to see your device model and the BlackBerry 10 OS version it is running. This feature might not be supported by your input language.
If you are looking for something on your BlackBerry device or the Internet, at the bottom of the home screen, tap .
BlackBerry Link is the latest version of BlackBerry Desktop Software and can be used with your BlackBerry 10 device. You can use BlackBerry Desktop Software with devices that are running BlackBerry 7.1 and earlier.
BlackBerry Link is software that you can install on your computer to link data, media files, and applications on your BlackBerry device to your desktop computer.
To download BlackBerry Link, on your computer, visit www.blackberry.com/BlackBerryLink and select the Windows or Mac option.