Connections & network: BlackBerry Bold 9900

Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and data networks (2G, 4G, LTE) on the BlackBerry Bold 9900. Find out more on this page:

 

Bluetooth

Emergency Alerts

GPS

Network

NFC

System Manager

Wi-Fi

 

 

Bluetooth

Pair Bluetooth device

To turn on Bluetooth and pair with a headset or other device, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Options icon.
  3. Tap Networks and Connections.
  4. Tap Bluetooth Connections.
  5. If necessary, tap Bluetooth and then tap On.
  6. Tap Add New Device.
  7. If desired, tap OK to change the default Bluetooth name of your phone.
  8. Tap Search to find a device to pair with.
  9. On the Bluetooth devices list, tap the device for pairing.
  10. If prompted, enter the passkey.
  11. On the other device, accept the pairing; if prompted, enter the passkey.
  12. Tap Yes to connect to the paired device.
  13. On the other device, if necessary, accept the connection.

 

 

Turn on / off Bluetooth

To turn on or turn off Bluetooth, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Manage Connections icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Bluetooth checkbox.
    • Checkmark is enabled.
    • No checkmark is disabled.

 

 

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Emergency Alerts

Turn on / off Emergency Alerts

To turn on or turn off Emergency Alert messages that push to the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. Go to home screen, select the Emergency Alert Messages icon (envelope with a red exclamation mark).
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. Scroll to and select Options.
  4. Remove or add check marks from the desired alerts.
    • Note: you cannot deselect Presidential alerts.
  5. Press the Menu button.
  6. Select Save.

 

 

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GPS

Turn on / off GPS

To turn on or turn off GPS, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Options icon.
  3. Tap Device.
  4. Tap Location Settings.
  5. Tap Location Services and tap Location On or Location Off.
  6. Press the Menu key.
  7. Tap Save.

 

 

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Network

APN & data settings

To set the Access Point Name (APN) and turn on data settings, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Options icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Device.
  4. Scroll to and select Advanced System Settings.
  5. Scroll to and select TCP IP.
  6. Enter the following information:
    • APN: epc.tmobile.com
    • Username: <blank>
    • Password: <blank>
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Scroll to and select Save.

 

 

Manual network selection

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

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Options icon.
  3. Tap Networks and Connections.
  4. Tap Mobile Network.
  5. Tap Network Selection Mode.
  6. Tap Manual.
  7. The phone will scan for available networks.
  8. Scroll to and tap the desired network.

 

 

The device 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.

 

 

Switch 2G / 3G / 4G

To change the band between 2G and 3G/4G, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Options icon.
  3. Tap Networks and Connections.
  4. Tap Mobile Network.
  5. Tap Network Mode.
  6. Select one of the following options:
    • 2G: Use only 2G connection speed.
    • 3G/4G & 2G: Automatically switch between connection speeds depending on the quality of the connection.

 

 

Turn on / off Airplane mode

Airplane mode turns off wireless connections. This allows you to use apps and menus, but not make calls or use the internet.

 

To turn on airplane mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. Tap the Status bar at the top of the Home screen.
  2. Under Manage Connections, tap All Off.

 

To turn off airplane mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. Tap the Status bar at the top of the Home screen.
  2. Under Manage Connections, tap Restore.

 

 

Turn on / off data roaming

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

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Options icon.
  3. Tap Networks and Connections.
  4. Tap Mobile Network.
  5. Tap While Roaming.
  6. Select one of the following options:
    • On
    • Off
    • Prompt

 

 

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NFC

Read NFC tag

This ability is not built-in to your BlackBerry Bold 9900.
Please search BlackBerry World for an appropriate application.

 

 

Turn on / off NFC

To turn on or turn off NFC, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Manage Connections icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the NFC checkbox.
    • Checkmark is enabled.
    • No checkmark is disabled.

 

 

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System Manager (Carrier IQ)

Opt out of System Manager

System Manager makes it easier for T-Mobile to help with problems that happen when using your device. To opt out of System Manager, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Options icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Device.
  4. Scroll to and select Application Management.
  5. Scroll through the list until you find the My Account application.
  6. Select System Manager component.
  7. Select Delete.

 

 

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Wi-Fi

Delete Wi-Fi network profile

To delete a saved Wi-Fi network profile, follow these steps:

 

Note: You can only delete a manually created network.

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Manage Connections icon.
  3. Scroll to and tap Wi-Fi Network.
  4. Scroll to and tap Saved Wi-Fi Networks.
  5. Scroll to and touch and hold the network you want to delete.
  6. Tap Delete.
  7. Tap OK.

 

 

Scan & connect to Wi-Fi network

To scan for and connect to available Wi-Fi networks, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Manage Connections icon.
  3. Scroll to and tap Wi-Fi Network.
  4. If prompted, tap Turn on Wi-Fi to turn on Wi-Fi and scan for available networks.
  5. Scroll to and tap the desired network.
  6. If required, enter a passphrase.
  7. Tap Connect.
    • Note: Many public Wi-Fi networks require a log in. If prompted about HotSpot log in, tap OK. This launches a Web page to log into the Wi-Fi provider's network.
  8. If required, enter the requested security information.

 

 

Turn on / off Wi-Fi

To turn on or turn off Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Manage Connections icon.
  3. Tap to select or clear the Wi-Fi check box.

 

 

W-Fi indicators

To determine when you have an active Wi-Fi connection, refer to these icons:

 

wifi-on-full-strength-torch-9810.bmpWi-Fi is on and connected – full signal strength
wifi-on-half-strength-torch-9810.bmpWi-Fi is on and connected – half signal strength
wifi-off-torch-9810.bmpWi-Fi is off

 

 

 

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