How to customize the BlackBerry KEYone

With a few simple tweaks, you can tailor the BlackBerry KEYone so it looks and feels exactly how you want it to. Whether you just want the interface to fit your style, or you have a specific arrangement that will help you get things done quickly, these customization tips will be good to know.

How to move home screen icons on the BlackBerry KEYone

How to move icons on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Tap and hold an icon on the screen.
  2. Drag to a desired location. Move to either left or right edge to place on another home screen.
  3. Release on desired location.

How to remove home screen icons or widgets on the BlackBerry KEYone

Removing home screen icons on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Tap and hold an icon or widget on the home screen.
  2. Drag and release to the Remove section at the top-left of the screen.
  3. Alternatively, flick upwards after holding and the icon or widget will be removed.

How to make icon folders on the BlackBerry KEYone

How to make icon folders on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Tap and hold an icon on the home screen.
  2. Drag it over another icon until a box appears around them. Do so quickly, otherwise the second icon will just shift position so the first can replace its spot.
  3. Tap the folder to view all icons inside. Tap New Folder at the bottom to type in a label for the folder.

How to add home screen icons on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Tap the All apps icon at the bottom in the middle of the screen.
  2. Tap and hold the icon you wish to place.
  3. Drag the icon to the desired position. Drag it to either edge of the screen to place it on a different home screen. A gray shadow of the icon will preview its position. Other icons and widgets will attempt to reposition to make room for it.
  4. Release at the desired position.

How to change wallpaper on the BlackBerry KEYone

How to change wallpapers on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Tap and hold a blank area of the home screen.
  2. Tap Wallpaper in the bar along the bottom.
  3. Swipe the bar along the bottom to view available wallpapers, or tap Select image to browse your local image collection.
  4. Tap the wallpaper you wish to use, then tap Set wallpaper at the top of the screen.
  5. Select whether to use the wallpaper for your home screen, lock screen, or both.

How to add home screen widgets on the BlackBerry KEYone

How to add widgets on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Tap and hold a blank area of the home screen.
  2. Tap Widgets in the bar along the bottom.
  3. Swipe up and down through the list to view available widgets.
  4. Tap and hold the widget you wish to place.
  5. Drag the widget to the desired position. Drag it to either edge of the screen to place it on a different home screen. A gray shadow of the widget will preview its position. Other icons and widgets will attempt to reposition to make room for it.
  6. Release at the desired position.
  7. Some widgets can be resized. Press and hold a widget, then release. Each side of the widget will have dots that you can drag to resize.

How to change BlackBerry KEYone icons

Changing icon packs on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Tap and hold a blank area of the home screen.
  2. Tap Icon packs in the bar along the bottom.
  3. Tap the icon pack.
  4. A preview of the icon set will pop up. Tap Set in the bottom-right to make the pack active.
  5. If you don't have any icon packs installed, tap the icon in the top-right to launch the Play Store and search for icon packs to download.

How to turn on the dark theme on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Tap and hold a blank area of the home screen.
  2. Tap Settings in the bar along the bottom.
  3. Tap Theme.
  4. Select Dark, or back to Light.

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DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, DISTINCTLY BLACKBERRY

BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Specs

5.87 in 149.1 mm
2.85 in 72.4 mm
 
0.37 in 9.4 mm
6.35 oz 180 grams
   
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption