Keyboard: BlackBerry Classic

Learn how to customize text entry and default keyboard settings on the BlackBerry Classic.




Enter symbols & numbers


alt key

  1. From an open text field, press and quickly release the alt key to enter a single symbol or number.
  2. Press the key containing the desired symbol or number.
  3. To enter two or more continuous symbols or numbers, press and hold the alt key until the box at top-right fills with blue.
  4. When finished entering text, press the alt key again to return to alphabet mode.
  5. While in alphabet mode, press and hold a key to see more symbols (If available. Not all keys contain extra symbols).
  6. Tap the desired symbol on the screen.


sym key

  1. From an open text field, press the sym key to open an on-screen version of available symbols.
  2. Press the sym key again to see more symbols.
  3. Tap the desired symbol or number. The on-screen symbols disappear.
  4. Repeat as necessary.


Text entry mode

  1. From any Home screen, touch the Status bar and drag it down.
  2. Tap Settings > Language and Input > Prediction and Correction.
  3. Tap the Show Predictions switch to turn on or off.
  4. Tap to adjust the Correction Behavior settings as desired.