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Turn on
BlackBerry Privacy Shade

  1. On the home screen, tap the
    BlackBerry Privacy Shade
    app icon.
  2. Drag around to reveal information on your screen. You can interact with the rest of your screen normally.
  3. To turn off
    BlackBerry Privacy Shade
    , tap .

Turn on
BlackBerry Privacy Shade
from the notifications tray

In the
BlackBerry Privacy Shade
settings, the
Always show notification
setting must be turned on.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal your notifications.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If Privacy Shade is your default mode, tap the Privacy Shade notification.
    • If Redactor is your default mode, swipe down on the notification and select
      Privacy Shade
      .
  3. To turn off
    BlackBerry Privacy Shade
    , swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the Privacy Shade notification again.

Select the default mode for the
BlackBerry Privacy Shade
notification

You can set Privacy Shade or Redactor as the default mode that appears in the notification. When you tap the notification, your default mode will turn on. You can also swipe down on the notification and choose to turn on either mode.
  1. In the
    BlackBerry Privacy Shade
    app, tap > >
    Notification
    .
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Tap
      Turn on Privacy Shade
      to set Privacy Shade as the default mode.
    • Tap
      Turn on Redactor mode
      to set Redactor as the default mode.

Shortcuts to turn on
BlackBerry Privacy Shade

Depending on your device and your
Android
OS
version, you can quickly turn on
BlackBerry Privacy Shade
with several shortcuts:
  • If you are using
    Android
    OS
    7.0 Nougat or later, you can add
    BlackBerry Privacy Shade
    to your Quick Settings.
  • If you are using a
    BlackBerry
    device with a Convenience key, you can assign
    BlackBerry Privacy Shade
    to the Convenience Key.
  • If you are using a
    BlackBerry
    device that supports swipe shortcuts on the home screen, you can make
    BlackBerry Privacy Shade
    one of your shortcuts.
For more information about these options, see the help for your device.