Priv Quick Tip: How to enable or disable physical keyboard gestures

Just like the physical keyboard on the BlackBerry Passport, the BlackBerry Priv keyboard is also touch-enabled allowing for keyboard gestures to be used. The keyboard gestures allow for such things as scrolling through web pages, fine cursor control plus, you can quickly flick predicted words onto the screen or should happen to make a mistake while typing, you can just swipe from right to left on the keyboard to delete words. It truly is an innovative addition to the keyboard experience but should you wish to disable the keyboard gestures, that's entirely possible as well. Here's how you can enable or disable them.

  • Locate the Settings icon on your device and tap it.
  • In the list of settings, find Language and input and tap it.
  • Once in the Language and input options, scroll to the bottom where it says Physical keyboard and tap it.
  • From there, you can enable or disable the physical keyboard gestures using the switch on the right.

From my experience in the CrackBerry Forums, the number of folks looking to disable the feature is relatively small but it does come up every now and then, so if you're looking to disable it now you know how and if you managed to disable it accidentally and are looking to re-enable it, well you're also covered here. Looking for tips for the Priv keyboard? Check out the demo video below to learn more.