Advanced Interactions

The Advanced Interactions features that have been introduced with BlackBerry 10.3 may not be brand new in the mobile world but for us folk from team BlackBerry it's a nice addition to the latest version of BlackBerry 10. Within the Advanced Interactions settings there are three features you can toggle on and off to suit your needs, so let's take a look at them!

Lift To Wake

If you turn on this feature and pick up your device from a flat surface, your BlackBerry device wakes up automatically. You don't have to press the Power/Lock key or swipe up from the bottom of the screen. You can start using your device immediately.

Flip To Mute

If you turn on this feature and receive a call, but it isn't a convenient time for you to respond, you can turn your device facedown to silence the ring tone or vibration. You still receive a notification of the missed call.

Flip To Save Power

Finally, we have 'Flip to save power'. By default, this feature is on. When you place your device facedown on a flat surface, your device goes into standby mode to extend battery life. You still receive notifications for incoming calls, messages, and alarms. You may want to consider getting a case for your BlackBerry just to ensure that placing your device face down doesn't mark the screen. We have a rather nice selection in ShopCrackBerry.

Enabling Advanced Interactions:

  • Open settings (pull down from the top bezel)
  • Select Advanced Interactions from the list
  • Toggle on the features you wish to use

And you're done. Another small, but welcome touch to BlackBerry 10.3.