How to set the BlackBerry KEYone Convenience key

Setting the Convenience key on the BlackBerry KEYone is easy while offering a wide array of configuration options including making it simple to call one of your favorite contacts, open an app, and more!

How to set the BlackBerry KEYone Convenience key

How to set the BlackBerry KEYone Convenience key

  1. To assign an action to the key for the first time, press the Convenience key. It's located on the right-hand side of the BlackBerry KEYone below the volume rockers.
  2. The first time the Convenience key is launched, it will ask you how you wish to set it up offering you several options including Open app, Speed dial, Send message, All shortcuts
  3. Once you have selected your desired action, every time you tap the Convenience key it will launch that action.

How to change the Convenience key set action?

ow to set the BlackBerry KEYone Convenience key

If at any point you wish to change the set action for the Convenience key, you can do so easily by accessing your BlackBerry KEYone settings.

  1. Locate the Settings icon on BlackBerry KEYone and tap it.
  2. Once inside the Settings menu, scroll to find the Convenience key section and tap it.
  3. From the Convenience key settings, tap on Clear. That will remove the set action.
  4. From there, you're free to once again go through the initial process of setting the Convenience key action.

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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.


Width Height Thickness
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