Saved Message Search

Throughout the day I used my BlackBerry in many ways for many different things. One of the reasons I love my BlackBerry is that is allows me to do what I need to in order to get things done efficiently. I'm a communicator - I need my email, SMS, phone, IM and not much more. I have my device setup the way I want it and make things work the way I need them to. We all have our devices setup in different ways that best suit our needs. Be it icon arrangement, themes, shortcuts, OS version or what have you, each and every device matches the needs of the user.

One of my favorite and most used tricks is a saved message search. Typically when I need to save an email on which I need to follow up, I simply leave it marked as unread in my inbox (on my device or in my email client) so I can get back to it later. I have a saved message search created on my BlackBerry that lets me easily find all of my unread messages so I know what needs to be done. Setting up a saved search for any type of message is quick and easy and can be a real time saver down the road. Keep reading and I'll show you the steps on setting up one of your own.

Setting up a saved message search on your BlackBerry

To setup a saved message search shortcut, head to your messages app and follow the steps below.

OS 5

  • Press Menu key and choose Search
  • Configure the search settings, press Menu and select Save
  • Title the search, add a shortcut key and save

OS 6

  • Press Menu key and Choose Search by
  • Choose Advanced
  • Configure the search settings, press Menu and select Save
  • Title the search, add a shortcut key and save

This can be done for messages from specific senders, messages with attachments, SMS and more. You can create multiple searches to fit your needs and always have them a shortcut away. All you need to do is remember the key combination and you're ready to rock!