Hi! Those of you with blackberrys, this one’s for you!
Let’s look at some settings that I’ve used to make my blackberry less annoying. Two things used to bother me:
- the screen would become dim as I was using it, making the blackberry hard to use and
- the green led would constantly flash, causing the phone to become obtrusive in dark places.
I want the screen to be bright until I’m ready to lock the phone and I never want to see that green flashing light. The green light means that your blackberry has a signal; my blackberry always has a signal so I don’t need the indicator. Plus it’s annoying!
By the way, the red light means that you have a message, and the blue light indicates that you’re connected to … wait for it … a bluetooth device!
Luckily, we can deal with these things very easily! Here’s what you do:
- on your blackberry, go to Options
- scroll to Screen/keyboard and select it
- scroll down in the list of settings until you see the Backlight Brightness setting. There’s a screenshot of my blackberry below (yours might look different but the functions are the same).
To stop the automatic dimming, change the Automatically Dim Backlight setting to Off. As you can see above, my setting is off and my Backlight Brightness is set to 100%. Change these settings if you’d like to see what works best for you.
Look at the screen shot above; the LED Coverage Indicator is set to off. That turns off that green flashing light! My blackberry only flashes red when I have a message (email, sms, bbm, facebook, etc.); otherwise the LED is dark. That means that I can look at my phone and see that a message is waiting. No light, no message.
By the way, the blue flashing LED light is controlled in a different menu: go to Manage Connections, Bluetooth Options, choose the bluetooth device from the list, select Options, and turn LED Connection Indicator to off.
See? Simple and easy!