Settings & operating system: BlackBerry Curve 8520

Backlight

Brightness

 

How to change or adjust the display option for brightness.

 

To raise or lower the screen brightness, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Screen/Keyboard.
  5. Scroll to and select Backlight Brightness.
  6. Scroll to and select the desired brightness level.
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Select Save.

 

Duration

 

How to change, increase, or decrease the backlight duration.

 

To increase or decrease the amount of time before the backlight dims, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Screen/Keyboard.
  5. Scroll to and select Backlight Timeout.
  6. Scroll to and select one of the following options:
    • 2 Min
    • 90 Sec
    • 1 Min
    • 45 Sec
    • 30 Sec
    • 20 Sec
    • 10 Sec
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Select Save.

 

 

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Network

Airplane mode

 

How to turn on or turn off airplane mode.

 

Airplane mode turns off the wireless radio. This allows you to use programs while traveling on an airplane, but not make or receive calls. To turn on airplane mode, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Manage Connections icon.
  3. Scroll to Mobile Network.
  4. Select or clear the check box to turn airplane mode on or off.

 

Browser message (WAP push)

 

How to turn on or turn off WAP push messages (browser messages)

 

WAP push messages (browser messages) allow you to download ringtones, wallpaper, and other content. To turn on or turn off WAP push messages, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Advanced Options.
  5. Scroll to and select Browser Push.
  6. Ensure that each of the following check boxes is selected:
    • Enable Push
    • Enable MDS Push
    • Enable WAP Push
    • Allow WAP Push Applications
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Scroll to and select Save.

 

Change band – Not supported

 

Changing the band is not supported.

 

We're sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular device model.

 

Data roaming

 

How to turn data on or off while roaming - BlackBerry Curve 8520.

 

To turn on or off data services while roaming, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select Settings.
  3. Scroll to and select Options.
  4. Scroll to and select Mobile Network.
  5. Scroll to Data Services and select one of the following options:
    • On
    • Off
    • Off When Roaming

 

Manual network selection

 

How to perform a manual network selection to register on a network.

 

To manually select the wireless network the handset connects to, follow these steps:

  1. On the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to the Options icon and press the touchpad.
  4. Scroll to Mobile Network and press the touchpad.
  5. Scroll to the Network Selection Mode field and press the touchpad.
  6. Scroll to Manual and press the touchpad.
  7. Scroll to and select the desired network.
  8. Select Select Network.

Note: The handset detects and registers on wireless networks inside T-Mobile’s calling area, but roaming networks are usually restricted to T-Mobile SIM cards. You can manually select a network only in areas where T-Mobile does not own GSM spectrum.

 

 

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Reset

Master Reset - Software version 4.6

 

 

How to perform a master reset

 

A hard reset restores the original factory settings and may erase all downloaded content, including ringtones, images, programs, and contacts stored in the internal memory. It does not erase data stored on the SIM card or memory card (if available). To perform a hard reset, follow these steps:

 

  1. Back up all necessary data on the internal memory.
  2. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Security Options.
  5. Select General Settings.
  6. Press the Menu key.
  7. Scroll to and select Wipe Handheld.
  8. If desired, select the Include third party applications check box.
  9. Select Continue.
  10. Enter blackberry.
  11. Press the trackball.

 

Master Reset - Software version 5.0

 

 

How to perform a master reset

 

A hard reset restores the original factory settings and may erase all downloaded content, including ringtones, images, programs, and contacts stored in the internal memory. It does not erase data stored on the SIM card or memory card (if available). To perform a hard reset, follow these steps:

 

  1. Back up all necessary data on the internal memory.
  2. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  3. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  4. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  5. Scroll to and select Security Options.
  6. Scroll to and select Security Wipe.
  7. Enter blackberry.
  8. Select wipe.

 

Soft Reset

 

How to perform a soft reset

 

A soft reset clears and shuts down all active programs. This can help when the handset is running slower than normal or not performing properly. To perform a soft reset, follow these steps:

 

  1. Save any files that are open.
  2. Press the red End key to turn off.
  3. Press the red End key again to turn back on.

 

 

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Security

Change SIM PIN code

 

How to change the default SIM PIN code

 

To change the default SIM PIN code, follow these steps:

 

Note: Enabling SIM security requires the PIN code be entered every time the device is turned on. This security follows the SIM if it is moved to another device.

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Advanced Options.
  5. Scroll to and select SIM Card.
  6. Press the Menu key.
  7. Select Enable Security.
  8. Enter the PIN code.
    Note: The default code is 1234.
  9. Press the touchpad.
  10. Press the Menu key.
  11. Scroll to and select Change PIN Code.
  12. Enter the old PIN code.
  13. Enter the new PIN code.
  14. Press the touchpad.
  15. Enter the new PIN code again.
  16. Press the touchpad.

 

Change security code

 

How to change the default security code

 

The handset requires the security code when you perform a master reset or a master clear. To change the default security code, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Password.
  5. Press the touchpad.
  6. Scroll to and select Enabled.
  7. Scroll to and select Set Password.
  8. Enter the desired password.
  9. Enter the desired password again.
  10. Press the Menu key.
  11. Press the touchpad to select Save.

 

Lock / unlock

 

Application Lock

Application lock is not supported

We're sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular phone model.

 

Keypad Lock

 

How to lock and unlock the keypad

 

Locking the keypad protects against accidental key presses. No password is required to unlock the keypad. To lock and unlock the keypad, follow these steps:

 

To lock using shortcut keys

 

To lock, press and hold the (*) Star key.

 

To unlock, press the Mute key on the top of the phone.

 

Phone Lock

 

How to turn on or turn off the phone lock

 

Phone lock causes the handset to lock when you turn it off. When you turn the handset back on, you must enter a password. To turn on or turn off the phone lock, follow these steps:

 

To lock

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Password.
  5. Press the touchpad.
  6. Scroll to the Password drop-down menu.
  7. Scroll to and select Enabled.
  8. Scroll to and select Set Password.
  9. Enter the desired password.
  10. Press the touchpad.
  11. Enter the desired password again.
  12. Press the touchpad.
  13. Press the Menu key.
  14. Select Save.

 

To unlock

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Password.
  5. Scroll to the Password drop-down menu.
  6. Scroll to and select Disabled.
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Select Save.
  9. Enter the password.
  10. Press the touchpad.

 

SIM Lock

 

How to turn on or turn off the SIM PIN code

 

The SIM PIN code is used to protect the SIM from being used in other handsets. When you enable the SIM PIN code, the handset prompts you to enter the code after turning it on. To turn on or turn off the SIM card lock, follow these steps:

 

To lock

  1. From the main screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Advanced Options.
  5. Scroll to and select SIM Card.
  6. Press the Menu key.
  7. Press the touchpad to select Enable Security.
  8. Enter your desired PIN code and press the touchpad.

 

To unlock

 

  1. From the main screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Advanced Options.
  5. Scroll to and select SIM Card.
  6. Press the Menu key.
  7. Press the touchpad to select Disable Security.
  8. Enter your desired PIN code and press the touchpad.

 

Unblock the PIN (PUK Code)

 

How to enter a PUK code

 

Related errors:

 

  • 'PIN code blocked. Enter PUK code:'
  • 'Enter PUK code'

 

If you enter the PIN code incorrectly several times in a row, the handset blocks you from attempting again. To enter a PUK code and unblock the PIN, follow these steps:

 

Important: You must call T-Mobile Customer Care for the PUK code. Entering the wrong code can permanently damage your SIM card.

 

  1. Contact us to request your PUK code.
  2. Enter the PUK.
  3. Select OK.
  4. Enter a PIN of your choice.
  5. Select OK.
  6. When the 'Confirm New PIN' message displays, re-enter the PIN code.
  7. Select OK.

 

Unblock the SIM (SIM subsidy unlock)

 

How to enter a SIM subsidy unlock code

 

Related errors:

 

  • 'Enter Special Code'
  • 'Please Wait to Enter Special Code'

 

The SIM subsidy unlock code allows the handset to use a SIM card from another wireless carrier. To enter the SIM subsidy unlock code, follow these steps:

 

Important: Stop if you receive an error message while performing the instructions below. The handset locks permanently if you enter the incorrect code multiple times.

  1. Verify the IMEI by typing *#06#.
  2. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  3. Scroll to and select the Manage Connections icon.
  4. Select Turn All Connections Off.
  5. Press the red End key.
  6. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  7. Scroll to and select Advanced Options.
  8. Scroll to and select SIM Card.
  9. Enter MEPD.
  10. Enter MEP2.
  11. Enter the unlock code.
  12. Turn off the device.
  13. Turn on the device.

 

 

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Time and date

Enable auto-update (NITZ)

 

How to turn on or turn off automatic update of time and date (NITZ)

 

Automatic update of time and date (NITZ) checks for the correct time while the handset turns on. To turn on or turn off NITZ, follow these steps:

 

Note: When you enter a different time zone and turn on your handset, it automatically updates to the new time. This feature is network-dependent and may not be available in all areas.

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Date/Time.
  5. Scroll to and select the Set time drop-down menu.
  6. Scroll to and select Automatic.
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Select Save.

 

Set alarm clock

 

How to set the alarm clock

 

To set the alarm clock, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Applications icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Clock icon.
  4. Press the Menu key.
  5. Select Set Alarm.
  6. Scroll to the time.
  7. Scroll the touchpad to select the desired alarm time.
  8. Scroll to AM or PM.
  9. Scroll the touchpad to select AM or PM.
  10. Scroll to ON or OFF.
  11. Scroll the touchpad to select ON or OFF.
  12. Press the touchpad to save changes.

 

Set time / date

 

How to set or change the time and date

 

To set the time and date, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Applications icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Clock icon.
  4. Press the Menu key.
  5. Scroll to and select Options.
  6. Scroll to and select Set Time.
  7. Scroll to and select the Set Time drop-down menu.
  8. Scroll to and select Manual.
  9. Scroll to and select the time.
  10. Scroll to and select the correct time.
  11. Press the Menu key.
  12. Select Save.

 

 

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