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How to set Google Assistant to the convenience key on the BlackBerry KEYone

Set Google Assistant to your convenience key for quick and easy access Google Assistant is an awesomely handy voice assistant on Android that responds to your voice. But If you aren't a fan of saying "OK Google" all the time to activate it, there's a better way. You can easily set it to open with a quick press of your convenience key. The trick is picking voice search as the app — and not just...

How to use custom views on BlackBerry Hub with KEYone

Custom views in the Hub for Android can take your BlackBerry KEYone to the next level by giving you better filtering of your multiple communication streams. Custom views are essential to maximize your use of the BlackBerry Hub on Android. You can setup custom views to refine your viewing experience within the app and organize your inbox more effectively. You can assign key channels like...

How to get the most out of the Hub on the BlackBerry KEYone

Get the most out of Hub on the BlackBerry KEYone with this guide to some of the most useful BlackBerry Hub for Android features. If you're just getting started with the BlackBerry Hub on Android or are a longtime user this guide will help walk you through some of the strongest features and customizations to help you get the most out of your new BlackBerry KEYone smartphone. The finer...

How to change e-mail ringtones on the BlackBerry KEYone

Setting custom alerts in BlackBerry Hub can give you the flexibility to discern different types of email notifications from one another giving you an audible alert when you have incoming messages. Your BlackBerry KEYone is built to work the way you work. The software on board your BlackBerry can be customized to meet your needs and organize the incoming notifications. Add in the use of the...

How to customize LED notifications for e-mail on the BlackBerry KEYone

Setting custom alerts in BlackBerry Hub can give you the flexibility to discern different types of email notifications from one another giving you a visual LED alert when you have incoming messages. Your BlackBerry KEYone is built to work the way you work. The software onboard your BlackBerry can be customized to meet your needs and organize the incoming notifications. Add in the use of the...

How to set up Exchange e-mail on the BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry Hub comes preloaded on your BlackBerry KEYone and supports numerous popular email systems like Exchange ActiveSync. Whether you want to setup a POP3, IMAP or Exchange Active Sync account on your BlackBerry KEYone, take a look at the steps below to get started! How to add Exchange ActiveSync Email to BlackBerry Hub Launch BlackBerry Hub. Swipe from the far left to the right to...

How to access the Hub on the BlackBerry KEYone

What is the BlackBerry Hub and how do you access it on the BlackBerry KEYone? The BlackBerry Hub is a smart way to manage multiple email and social account notifications in one place on your BlackBerry KEYone. It's a unified inbox that's been amplified with key BlackBerry productivity features and integrations. Everything from emails, text messages, call logs, and social media like Facebook,...

How to take a screenshot on your BlackBerry KEYone

How do you take a screenshot on the BlackBerry KEYone? Just follow these steps! The BlackBerry KEYone follows the same method of taking a screenshot as other Android-based BlackBerry devices. Very simply, this involves pressing the volume down key and the power key at the same time. It can be used on any screen to capture whatever is displayed as a separate image file. That image file can then...

BlackBerry KEYone Beginner's Guide

How to get start using your BlackBerry KEYone. The BlackBerry KEYone is unlike any other Android phone. To get the most out of the physical keyboard and everything the phone can do, you'll want to start off right by setting things up properly. Setup and Data Transfer How to power up the KEYone How to insert a SIM card or microSD card How to transfer your data from BlackBerry 10 — iPhone...

Five great Android Nougat features on the BlackBerry KEYone

The BlackBerry KEYone comes loaded with the latest version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat, here are some standout features to help you get the most of out the smartphone. Android 7.0 Nougat brings many subtle refinements to the Android OS experience. This version brings new features and build on existing functionality. In this guide you'll learn about give great Android Nougat features you can start...

How to maximize battery life on the BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry KEYone battery

Make your BlackBerry KEYone battery life last longer with these simple tips. The BlackBerry KEYone has the biggest battery used in a BlackBerry yet. We're going to make sure you get as much usage from it as possible with a few simple best practices. Lower screen brightness One of the biggest drains on a smartphone battery is the display. Lowering brightness will make it harder to see...

What do the three dots beneath an icon on the BlackBerry KEYone mean?

BlackBerry KEYone pop-up widgets

Ever notice the small three dots beneath icons on the BlackBerry KEYone home screen? These indicate a great little feature. The three dots beneath an icon on the home screen of the BlackBerry KEYone denote that it can be used with pop-up widgets. These offer all of the at-a-glance functionality of a standard Android widget without taking up precious space on your home screen. How to use...

Getting started with photos and videos on the BlackBerry KEYone

Getting started with photos and videos on the BlackBerry KEYone is easy. The BlackBerry KEYone comes loaded with a wide range of settings and options for taking photos and recording videos but if you're just looking to get up and running quickly with the basics, here's how to get started. How to take a photo on the BlackBerry KEYone Starting from the main screen of your BlackBerry KEYone,...

How to quick-launch the BlackBerry KEYone camera

Quick access to the camera is imperative and your BlackBerry KEYone comes with a couple ways to swiftly access the camera so you can capture those special moments. You can quickly launch the camera app on the BlackBerry KEYone by using the hardware keys on either side of the device. The software has been programmed with numerous ways to access the camera, follow this guide to setup some of the...

How to set the BlackBerry KEYone Convenience key

How to set the BlackBerry KEYone Convenience key

Your BlackBerry KEYone can perform a specific action when you configure the Convenience key. Setting the Convenience key on the BlackBerry KEYone is easy while offering a wide array of configuration options including making it simple to call one of your favorite contacts, open an app, and more! How to set the BlackBerry KEYone Convenience key To assign an action to the key for the...

How to change the recent apps view on the BlackBerry KEYone

How to change the recent apps view on the BlackBerry KEYone

The BlackBerry KEYone Android experience allows you to choose how you want your recent apps view to look as one of the many customization options. Built right into the Android experience on the BlackBerry KEYone is the ability to adjust how your recent apps view looks by offering you more than the standard 'Rolodex' style. Changing your recent apps view can be completed in only a few steps and...

How to set up keyboard shortcuts on the BlackBerry KEYone

Programming your own keyboard shortcuts is easy, and allows you to be more efficient. A convenient feature built into the BlackBerry KEYone keyboard is the ability to set custom key shortcuts from the home screen. You're able to assign two distinct shortcuts for every letter key — for long presses and short presses. Keyboard shortcuts can be used for so many functions: set a key to launch...

How to change your ringtone on BlackBerry KEYone

How do you change your ringtone on the BlackBerry KEYone? Follow along with these simple steps to get started! The BlackBerry KEYone comes with a default ringtone set, but there are other options preloaded that come with the smartphone. You'll need to access the device settings under the Sound in order to make changes to the ringtone. How to change the ringtone on the BlackBerry KEYone Start...

How to update software on the BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry KEYone is frequently updated with monthly security updates. Here's how to manually check for updated in the system settings. While you may get push notifications when updates are available you can also search for Android OS updates manually on your BlackBerry KEYone. How to update software on the BlackBerry KEYone Start by swiping down on the top of the screen once using one...

How to set up the fingerprint scanner on the BlackBerry KEYone

How to set up the fingerprint scanner on the BlackBerry KEYone

The BlackBerry KEYone fingerprint scanner offers a fast and convenient way to unlock your device, make purchases, or sign in to apps. Aside from the typical PIN, pattern, or password options, the BlackBerry KEYone also offers a fingerprint scanner built right into the keyboard. Setting up the fingerprint scanner is a quick and easy process, this guide will show you how! How to set up the...

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