The BlackBerry Power User's Guide: 121 CrackBerry tips, hacks, how to's and resources

So you own a BlackBerry, are you using it fully? If not, are your ready to take your BlackBerry to the next level? Here’s a list, to provide you some of the most awesome tips, hacks, how-tos and guides for the BlackBerry, making it easy for just about anyone to become a power user. Tips: These BlackBerry tips […]

So you own a BlackBerry, are you using it fully? If not, are your ready to take your BlackBerry to the next level? Here’s a list, to provide you some of the most awesome tips, hacks, how-tos and guides for the BlackBerry, making it easy for just about anyone to become a power user.

Tips: These BlackBerry tips will help you work easier, better and faster.

  1. Delete Multiple Messages: Search for messages, then press Delete Prior to delete all of the messages in the results.
  2. Read "A Wired-In Guy Getting Set for a Big Date": Stick your wet BlackBerry, or any other doomed device, (turned off) in a bowl of uncooked rice overnight, and it will suck out the moisture.
  3. Navigate Your Calendar Quickly: First, enable Quick Entry, then press "D" for day, "W" for week, "M" for month and "A" for agenda.
  4. Separate SMS (Short Message Service) Messages and Emails: Select Separate in the SMS and Email Inboxes field under General Options.
  5. Select Text on a Page: To highlight text, press Shift, then move the wheel up or down.
  6. Delete by Date: Click a date and press Delete Prior to restore order to your mailbox while still retaining your most recent messages.
  7. Get BlackBerry Tips, Tricks and Key-Press Shortcuts: Learn important keys, message tips and more.
  8. Permanently Delete Emails: To ensure that you're permanently deleting emails, delete them from your email client rather than using the Delete Prior feature.
  9. Capitalize Letters: Press and hold letters down to make them capitals.
  10. Turn Off Messages: You can choose to turn off messages by going through your security options and modifying your firewall settings.
  11. Get Better Coverage with Your Radio: If your coverage is not doing well, try turning your radio off and on to force a network scan.
  12. Scroll Down: Use your spacebar to scroll down a page, then press Shift and the spacebar simultaneously to move back up.
  13. Get BlackBerry Calendar Tricks: This post covers popular tricks for the BlackBerry's calendar.
  14. Sync Specific Folders: Set up Folder Redirection to sync only selected email folders to your BlackBerry.
  15. Dial Letter Numbers: Call lettered numbers like 1-800-GOOG-411 by pressing Alt, hen typing the letters.
  16. Empty Your Phone-Call Log: Enable Call Logging, then delete items in your Phone Call Logs folder.
  17. Insert the "@" Symbol in an Email Message. Press the spacebar to enter an "@" symbol in a message or press it twice to insert a period.
  18. Dry Your Device with Silica Gel: If you've dropped your BlackBerry in water, dry it out with silica-gel packets, which often come in shoeboxes. This also works with silica cat litter, which is generally labeled as crystal.
  19. Select Special Characters: Press and hold a letter key, then move the thumb wheel up or down to get the appropriate character.
  20. Enable Content Protection: Store data on your device securely by enabling content protection.
  21. Stop a Page from Loading. Press the Escape button to keep Web pages from loading.
  22. Reboot Your BlackBerry: You can reboot your BlackBerry without pulling out your battery by pressing Alt, Caps and Delete simultaneously.
  23. Dry Your BlackBerry with Alcohol: Another drying option that also disinfects is 100 percent alcohol. Turn your BlackBerry off, soak it in alcohol and take it apart as much as possible. The alcohol should evaporate with exposure to air.
  24. Read the Top 10 Phone Tips from BlackBerry: This list includes simple tips for changing volume, speed-dialing and more.
  25. Use Your BlackBerry as a Flashlight: The BlackBerry makes a great flashlight for middle-of-the-night runs to the fridge or the bathroom.
  26. Delete Mail-Client Emails from Your BlackBerry: Select Purge Deleted Items under Email Reconciliation to delete emails on your mail client.

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