Turn the BlackBerry KEYone on or off

Turning the BlackBerry KEYone off and and on is a straightforward process. We'll show you how, as well as how to restart, lock, or boot into Recovery Mode.

How to turn on the BlackBerry KEYone

How to turn off the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Press and hold the Power on/off key on the left side for 2-3 seconds.

How to turn off or restart the BlackBerry KEYone

Turn off the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Press and hold the Power on/off key on the left side for 2-3 seconds.
  2. Tap the Power off or Restart options from menu popup.
  3. To reboot immediately, press and hold the Power on/off key on the left side for 8-9 seconds.

How to lock the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. By default, the BlackBerry KEYone should go to sleep and lock as soon as you press the Power on/off key on the left side.
  2. If you've disabled the lock or it is unlocked conditionally thanks to Smart Lock, you can manually lock it by pressing and hold the Power on/off key on the left side for 2-3 seconds. 3, Tap Lock now option from the menu that pops up.

How to wake up the BlackBerry KEYone

Unlocking the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Press the Power on/off key on the left side.
  2. Swipe upwards to enter your PIN number and unlock.
  3. You can also unlock instantly by pressing a registered fingerprint on the keyboard spacebar, without having to press the Power on/off key.

How to start the BlackBerry KEYone in Recovery Mode

Recovery Mode is necessary when there's software instability. This will give you the option to go into fastboot, which is a special mode that lets you change partitions of the BlackBerry KEYone memory via USB. Read more on Fastboot here.

Setting a BlackBerry KEYone into recovery mode

  1. Press and hold both volume down on the right side and the Power on/off key on the left side for 9-10 seconds.
  2. Use the volume keys and power keys to select Fastboot, or continue with a regular boot-up.

BlackBerry KEYone


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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