BlackBerry Launcher Settings Screen

The latest BlackBerry Launcher update available in the Google Play Store right now (v1.1.9.9136) has caused a bit of chaos as it appears to have broke keyboard shortcuts for some folks. BlackBerry has already noted a new build is on the way and should arrive soon but in the meantime, if you need your shortcuts back here's a fix to try out!

  • Tap and hold on a blank space on your home screen
  • Go to Settings
  • Once inside BlackBerry Launcher settings, tap on Typing action
  • Change that setting to Use a short-press keyboard shortcut
  • You can then exit and test the changes

In most cases, this fix should work fine, but there have been a few cases where it seems to not change anything, so the only thing you can do is try it out and see how it goes. Given BlackBerry is already aware of the issue, I'm sure it won't be much longer for the new build to arrive.

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