For your Blackberry mobile life:

-> While you’re on the go, keep in touch with email, instant messaging and advanced phone functionality
-> Go beyond communications with features like a built-in camera, multi-media and social networking capabilities1
-> Stay on top of your life wherever it takes you with the Internet, GPS, Blackberry® Maps and more
-> BlackBerry are designed with an easy-to-use QWERTY style keyboard. Along with the intuitive trackball on many models, that means typing and navigating couldn’t be easier.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Keypad Lock in OS5

After upgrade the BlackBerry OS from Ver 4 to Ver 5, you may find that keypad lock function is no longer available. If you press and hold “A”, your BlackBerry phone will turned into standby mode instead of keypad lock. To wake up phone, you need to press the mute button at top left corner.

Here to share an idea to lock your BlackBerry with “Password Lock”
1. From the Home screen of the BlackBerry smartphone, click Options.
2. Click Password.
3. Set Password to “Enable
4. Click Change Password, then insert your password.
5. Display the menu and click Save.

Set convenience key to “password lock”
1. From the Home screen of the BlackBerry smartphone, click Options.
2. Click Screen/Keyboard.
3. Set Right / left side convenience key option to “Password lock
4. Display the menu and click Save.

To lock the keypad – just press convenience key
To unlock keypad – just key in your password then press enter

What about if you forget password?
Basically Blackberry smartphone allow user to key in password up to 10 times. If after 10 times user still unable to insert the correct password, then BlackBerry Smartphone will reset to factory default setting automatically and you will lost all the data in your Blackberry. No worry! your Blackberry still can function except all data are deleted only. It is to protect data being leak to other people. Therefore I would recommend you always backup your Blackbbery data via desktop manager.


  1. This is very helpful, thanks a lot!

  2. stupid, i used to unlock it with pushing two buttons now i have to push 5!!!!if i want to lock the keypad automatic.....

  3. thank you re! it worked for me..i was looking for the same since upgradation :D :D

  4. this is a good workaround for those who want a quick lock keypad button.