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Personalize your BlackBerry device home screen by arranging the icons
and changing the wallpaper

How does it work on your BlackBerry smartphone?

Customize the home screen on your BlackBerry® smartphone by reordering the list of apps or hiding the apps you don’t need. Add the apps you use the most to the Favorites panel.1 You can also change your home screen wallpaper to a picture from the Pictures folder.

Can't find what you're looking for on your BlackBerry smartphone? Use the powerful Universal Search to find content on your smartphone, from contacts to messages, music to appointments.

On BlackBerry® 10 smartphones, peek into the BlackBerry® Hub from any app with a swipe to effortlessly flow in and out of your messages and conversations. Choose to reply or let the screen snap back if your messages can wait.

How does it work on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet?

Make your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet your own by changing the wallpaper. Simply launch the Pictures app from the home screen, tap a picture, swipe down from the top frame and tap Set as Wallpaper. To reorder or change your icons, touch and hold the icon, then drag it in any direction to your preferred location.

Home screen - Personalization
BlackBerry Z10 - BlackBerry Hub


Turn voice notes or songs into specialized ringtones

How does it work?

Give your BlackBerry smartphone a voice by saving a voice note or using a song as your own personal ringtone.

Set as ringtone


Make your BlackBerry smartphone your own with personalized themes

How does it work?

Changing the look of your BlackBerry smartphone with BlackBerry 7.1 OS or earlier couldn't be simpler. Buy or download ready-made themes in the BlackBerry® World™ storefront. You can also use BlackBerry® Theme Studio to customize your home screen, icons, menus and much more.

To change a theme on your BlackBerry smartphone (with BlackBerry® 7 OS or BlackBerry® 6 OS), from your home screen select the Options icon. Select Display and then Screen Display. In the Theme section, select a theme you would like and select Activate.

Note: Themes aren’t available for BlackBerry® 10.


Stay organized

The tools you need to stay on time, in touch and on track

How does it work on your BlackBerry smartphone?

Manage and modify your schedule, access important contact information and stay on top of what needs to be done—all while you're on the go. Every BlackBerry smartphone includes Calendar, Contacts, Calculator, tasks and memo apps.

BlackBerry® Calendar on BlackBerry 10 smartphones makes managing your busy schedule simple. Each time you initiate a new appointment, your BlackBerry Z10 or BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is already predicting and suggesting who to invite based on your previously scheduled appointments, attendees and subject lines. With BlackBerry® Remember, you can create and organize your interests, ideas and projects in one single location.

How does it work on your PlayBook?

Manage your schedule and better prepare for more effective meetings with features like a People View of your day and newsreel that give you up to the minute information about the people and companies on your calendar. The built-in Contacts app takes your address book to the next level, gathering information from your social networks to create a complete profile of your contacts.

BlackBerry Z10 - BlackBerry Calendar
BlackBerry PlayBook - Calendar


Personalize your BlackBerry device experience with BlackBerry accessories

How does it work?

Personalize your BlackBerry smartphone with colorful skins, hard shells and leather pockets. Protect your PlayBook tablet on the go with a variety of cases, skins and sleeves. With BlackBerry® Authentic Accessories and Built for BlackBerry accessories, you can make your BlackBerry smartphone or PlayBook tablet your own.

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    Feature not available for BlackBerry 10 OS.