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How to reorder accounts in the Hub on OS 10.2.1

By Alicia Erlich on 12 Mar 2014 09:15 pm EDT
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The Hub is the most important component of BlackBerry 10 as it is the central place for managing all of your accounts and communication needs. One of the ways in which it accomplishes this is organizing your accounts, albeit in a certain order in the Hub sidebar and Compact Sidebar, so you can simply swipe and access each of them or for when you just want a peek at your notifications. 

As of now, these accounts are placed in a certain order in the sidebar by default such as Notifications and BBM being at the top followed by SMS, Email Accounts, Social Networking, and Voicemail and PIN messages being last. Email accounts are placed in alphabetical order by account name, and if no account name exists (i.e. Displays Aol, Gmail, etc.) it sorts first by account name, and then by email address. However, I'm sure there are those of you out there who would welcome the ability to change the order based on your preferences and which ones you access most.

To make life easier, there is a way to rearrange accounts in the Hub without resorting to renaming each account or adding a numeral as was done in the past.

All that is required is following these quick steps:

  • Go into the Hub by swiping up from the bottom and to the right of the screen
  • Tap the overflow/more icon (three dots) on the bottom right and select Settings
  • Tap Hub Management 
  • At the bottom of the screen tap on Rearrange
  • To change the order, press and hold on an account and drag it the desired location
  • Repeat this for all accounts you wish to rearrange
  • To Undo any changes made tap on the Reset Order button on the bottom (This feature works at any point in time and can be revisted later after all your modifications are done)
  • Tap Done at the bottom when all changes have been made
  • Tap the Back button twice to return to the Hub

Once your modifications are saved, all of your accounts will now appear in the Hub sidebar when you swipe to the right in the order you chose. Not only does this help get things done quicker but is a nice feature to take advantage of if you have multiple email accounts.

Looking for more helpful tips and tricks? Be sure to read all of our BlackBerry 10 Help Guides.

Reader comments

How to reorder accounts in the Hub on OS 10.2.1

60 Comments

I just tried to do this on my Verizon Q10 and Z30, but for some reason my OS is still not updated t0 10.2.1. So weird.

It has the required version number in the title ;-)

Some lucky ones on Verizon were the first US users to get it, until they pulled it!

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Thanks for the reminder that we can do this, Alicia - very helpful.

Typed on my Q10, SQN100-2, 10.2.1.2141 :-)

I already knew about this feature, but yea I live that they incorporated this into 10.2.1 :)

posted with my BlackBerry Z30

Especially important in the Q10, because of limited vertical space. The important stuff needs to be on top.

Thanks for the hint.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Off topic here, has anyone read the article in Zdnet, with the heading Black berry's QNX : Why it's valuable to Apple, Google, auto industry

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QNX is responsible for running a lot of the planets stuff. Behind the scenes. It helps run the Internet. It's what Cisco's IOS (Internetworking operating system) uses as a microkernel. CCNA training was the bomb.

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The ultimate setup: PS Vita, PS4, and a Z30. Sweet way to stay connected as well as game hard over 4G LTE. Works like a charm.

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I still haven't found a comparable device to the one I'm using to contact Snake Pliskin in my profile picture.

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Now if we could reorder the file manager that would be awesome. I don't know what it is but all of a sudden, my one drive being underneath my computers is REALLY annoying me.

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Lol...isn't that the truth...actually, got the official update today (but on my Z10 which I no longer use) have the Z30 now which is still waiting on the update, and I'm considering switching back just to check out and familiarize myself with the new features! bit I don't want to stop using the Z30.

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Now if only they would make it possible to not just move but remove an account from the hub. Sometimes you'd like to keep the linkedIn, Facebook etc. apps but not have them clustering your hub.

Be aware of removing account!!!
HUB will erase the account and any other information, but... if you go to the "notification" and try to set a notification you will see all the accounts even the ereased.

I went Berry once and i'll go Berry for ever!

Does this only work with the latest update to the OS? Cos I've still got 10.1.2019, and it won't let me update it

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Wow this was something i wanted, but figured that bb10 was still young and probably didn't have that functionality and never bothered looking for it,so this was a very pleasant surprise! Worked like a charm! Thanks Crack!

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Hmmm... how come nobody notice something different on the picture...
That handset does not look like Z30, Z10, and not even 9860/50! Is that another development set? Or... something new?