How to disable the delete message confirmation on BlackBerry 10

Want to turn off the delete message confirmation on your BlackBerry Z10 or BlackBerry Q10? Here's how!

BlackBerry 10 Delete Email
By Adam Zeis on 5 Feb 2013 01:49 pm EST

There are loads of settings deep within the BlackBerry Hub on BlackBerry 10.

You can customize a number of different things in order to get the best experience and have everything set up just the way you like it.

One of those settings is the Delete Message Confirmation. Just as it sounds, this setting allows you to turn off the confirmation dialog you get when deleting an email from within the Hub.

While some may want to leave it on as an extra layer of protection, others may find it just gets in the way.

Keep reading and we'll show you how to disable the Delete Message Confirmation in BlackBerry 10.

  • From within the BlackBerry Hub tap the overflow icon (3 dots)
  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Displays and Actions
  • Scroll down and tap the toggle for Delete Message Confirmation so it reads off
BlackBerry 10 Delete Email Confirmation

That's it! Now when you delete a message from the Hub it will go away without asking you to confirm. Nifty! 

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Reader comments

How to disable the delete message confirmation on BlackBerry 10


I think this was one of the main gripes about the hub in engadgets review. I guess they were jumping to conclusions without looking for the solution that was right infront of them.

Yes, it was. Engadget did a really biased interview based on the reviewer's personal preference for Apple products... It was hardly a worthwhile read.
This clearly shows, as you stated, that they didn't even bother to check if it was customizable.

I've seen a loooooot of devices in my line of work, and Z10 looks pretty damn solid. Can't wait! :)

i was wondering the same, now on bb7 you can select delete message on handheld and on inbox, on handheld, or cancel, do we still have those options in bb10

Wonder that as well. That's one of the main reasons I use BB's. Would have to stick with my 9900 a while longer if this wasn't there.

Would obviously be nice if they would also throw in the "french toast" that would allow for easy undo after deleting (without confirmation).

Is there a way to mark all as read? I've been using it for a while now and its one thing that's been really annoying me.

Yep, it is kind of hidden... hold your finger on the date on top (right under the blue bar) and a menu appears from the side - the fourth option is to mark prior read

Oh wow thanks!!! I don't know why they can't put that in the main menu. I would've never thought to do that and i'm sure a lot of people won't either.

I guess it made sense to someone somewhere to do it that way... In any case - it is a brand new OS and some weird choices are expected

In the messages window bring the menu up and select, select more, tap the items you want to open and then tap the envelope icon that comes in from the right

What's up with the lack of landscape? I can only use BBM in portrait unless I use it from the hub.. Text messages go right into landscape, browser goes right intto landscape.. Why not BBM? Or just the whole phone in general? I mean I love the phone jus would like some landscape love

Might be a stupid question:

How do I delete an item from the hub or email, let's say? Is it the only way to do so is to click on the three dot overflow button and hit delete? Or is there may be some gesture/flick option right from the items list?

Being a neat freak, I keep deleting everything that comes my way and I find it a bit extra work having to go into the overflow menu every time even after disabling the confirmation message now! As much as I'm enjoying my Z10, I can't wait for a physical keyboard of the Q10.

Would be nice to have a trash can right in the tray of the message at least as opposed to having to go into the menu and select delete.

I'll be sure to use the delete button on the Q10 instead of disabling that thing. I'd rather haave it confirm before deleting. Lol