Music shortcut keys BlackBerry 10

One thing that BlackBerry users have come to love over the years of owning a BlackBerry smartphone is the ability to control music with the volume keys. Almost from day one, on a BlackBerry smartphone you’ve been able to skip tracks or go back a track using the volume up and down keys. With the introduction of BlackBerry 10  and the increased focus on media, one would expect this feature to be there. While it is it isn’t enabled by default, don't worry - it's still there. Continue reading to learn how to enable the music shortcuts on your new BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

How to enable music shortcuts on BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10 system menu

From your BlackBerry 10 device home screen swipe down on the top bezel to reveal the system menu, then tap settings.

BlackBerry 10 system settings

Once in the system settings you’ll want to tap on the system volume menu.

BlackBerry 10 system volume

You should now be on the system volume page, from here turn on the “music shortcuts” toggle.

Once you’ve completed these steps you’re on your way to controlling the music playback on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone just by holding down the volume up, or the volume down keys.