Recent Tips

Milestone X: Important Update

We have received word that OTA software updates are being sent to Motorola Milestone X devices (either by request, going to System Update or auto-updating).  There is a step that needs to be taken by you to ensure that you do not lose your Contacts. 

Otherwise, your contacts will be wiped from the device.

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Curve 9350: Set up an Email Address

From the homescreen, press Setup, then Email Accounts.

Then follow the prompts. You may be asked to choose Internet Mail Account or Enterprise Account.

Internet Mail Account is for email accounts like Hotmail, Gmail or Yahoo
Enterprise Account is used for a business or work account using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Curve 9350: Add an Application to your Favorites

The homescreen allows you to swipe left and right between Apps, Media, Favorite Apps, Recent Apps and so on.

To add an App to your Favourites, simply find the App you want to add. Then press and hold. Then press the Mark as favorite.

Curve 9350: Change Screen Timeout

To increase battery life, you can set the screen to timeout quicker.

From the homescreen, go to Options - Display - Screen Display - Backlight Timeout. Then select a value.

You can also turn on Automatically Dim Backlight so the phone adjusts the backlight depending on lighting conditions.

Ignite: Accents & Special Characters

If you want to type non-English letters (eg those with an accent), long-press on the relevant letter. A list of options will appear for you to select.

Ignite: Adjust the Brightness

Open the Applications menu. Select Settings - Sound and display - Brightness. Then choose the desired brightness setting.

Ignite: Activate the Speakerphone

When you’re on a voice call, you can switch to speaker phone by pressing the Menu key and selecting the option.

Xperia PLAY:Change Google Navigation Voice

If you prefer a different voice when listening to the Google Maps voice navigation, you can select another language or accent.

From the Homescreen press Menu - Settings - Voice input and output - Text-to-speech settings. Then under the Default settings section, press Default engine.

To change the language, go through the same process, but instead of Default engine, select Language.

Xperia PLAY: Auto Focus the Camera

When taking photos or videos, tap the screen where you want to focus on. The phone will automatically adjust the settings to improve the image or video.

Xperia PLAY: Access the Scientific Calculator

When using the standard calculator, rotate the phone to landscape mode. The calculator will change to a scientific one.