BlackBerry 101: BlackBerry PlayBook Personalization

BlackBerry PlayBook Personalization

The BlackBerry PlayBook is yours (or soon will be) so of course you need to make it your own. Just like your BlackBerry Smartphone you can change up the settings, wallpaper and other options to tweak things to your liking. While you can't go crazy (just yet anyway) with themes and the like, you can play around a bit to make your PlayBook better fit you. Let's take a look at the easiest ways to quickly personalize your BlackBerry PlayBook.

Personalize Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Change the Wallpaper

BlackBerry PlayBook Personalization

To change the wallpaper on your device, use the Pictures application. Tap a picture then swipe down from the top frame and choose Set as Wallpaper. 

Show the Keyboard

BlackBerry PlayBook Personalization

To show the keyboard, swipe from the bottom-left corner onto the screen. Note: To hide the keyboard, tap the Hide Keyboard icon on the bottom-left corner of the keyboard. 

Disable Multitasking

BlackBerry PlayBook Personalization

To disable multitasking and have applications pause in the background, complete the following steps. To access the Settings menu, tap the settings icon or swipe down from the top frame onto the screen. Tap General. In the Application Behavior drop-down list, tap Paused

Lock the Orientation Screen

BlackBerry PlayBook Personalization

To lock the screen orientation, at the top of the screen, tap the Orientation Lock and tap Off

Change the Password Settings

BlackBerry PlayBook Personalization

From the Settings menu, tap Security > Password. To enable or disable a password, change the settings accordingly. 

Adjust Sounds

BlackBerry PlayBook Personalization

From the Settings menu, tap Sounds. To adjust the sounds on the tablet, change the settings on the screen.

Enable 24-hour Clock

BlackBerry PlayBook Personalization

From the Settings menu, tap Date & Time. Tap the On icon beside Use 24- Hour Time. 

Moving an Item to Another Window

BlackBerry PlayBook Personalization

Touch and hold an item. Slide your finger to a view at the top of the screen, then tap the checkmark at the top-left corner of the screen.

Deleting Items

BlackBerry PlayBook Personalization

Touch and hold an item. When an X appears below the item, tap it, then tap the checkmark at the top-left corner of the screen. 

That's all there is to it! You're up and running the way you want to be. Explore some more and you can get everything on your BlackBerry PlayBook set just how you want it. Check out more in our other BlackBerry PlayBook 101 articles.