Connections & network: BlackBerry Curve 8520

Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and data networks (2G, 4G, LTE) on the BlackBerry Curve 8520. 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. Scroll to and select the Manage Connections icon.
  2. Scroll to and select Set Up Bluetooth.
  3. Select OK.
  4. Select Search.
  5. Scroll to and select a device.
  6. If required, enter the passkey for the Bluetooth device.
  7. Press the touchpad.

 

 

Turn on / off Bluetooth

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Manage Connections icon.
  3. Scroll to and clear the Bluetooth check box to turn off or on.

 

 

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Emergency Alerts

Turn on / off Emergency Alerts

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GPS

Turn on / off GPS

To turn on or turn off GPS, 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 GPS.
  6. Scroll to GPS Data Source and choose your device.
  7. Scroll to and select GPS Services.
  8. Scroll to and select Location On or Location Off.

 

 

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Network

APN & data settings

To set the Access Point Name (APN) and turn on data settings, 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

To manually select the wireless network the device 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.

 

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 / 4G / LTE

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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 or turn off 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.

 

 

Turn on / off data roaming

To turn on or turn off data 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

 

 

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NFC

Read NFC tag

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Turn on / off NFC

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System Manager (Carrier IQ)

Opt in / out of System Manager

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Wi-Fi

Delete Wi-Fi network profile

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Manage Connections icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Wi-Fi Options.
  4. Scroll the network you want to delete.
  5. Press the Menu key.
  6. Scroll to and select Delete.
  7. Scroll to and select Delete to confirm.

 

 

Scan & connect to Wi-Fi network

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Manage Connections icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Set Up Wi-Fi Network.
  4. Scroll to and select Next.
  5. Select Scan for Networks.
    Note: If Wi-Fi is off, scroll to and select Turn Wi-Fi on.
  6. Scroll to and select the desired network.
  7. If required, enter a key or password.
  8. Scroll to and select Connect.
    Note: Many public Wi-Fi networks require a log in. If required, scroll to and select Wi-Fi Hotspot Login. This launches a Web page to log in to the Wi-Fi provider's network.
  9. Scroll to and select Next.
  10. Scroll to and select Finish.

 

 

Turn on / off Wi-Fi

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Manage Connections icon.
  3. Scroll to and select or clear the Wi-Fi check box.

 

 

Wi-Fi indicators

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

 

wifi network_name_dark.pngConnected to a Wi-Fi network
wifi icon.pngWi-Fi networks are available, but not connected

 

 

 

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