If you are like me and use the holster that came with your blackberry, you may find it annoying when you always accidentally hit the button on the side which is defaulted for voice dialing, and then you hear beeps and voices as it tries to figure out what you are saying to it – though you really don’t want to have any sort of conversation with it at all.
It took a while to find out where to fix that, but someone I know found it:
Options > Screen/Keyboard > Convenience Key Options
Select from a list of option s of what to change the side button to
I set it to ‘Nothing’ since I know I always touch it when I pull the phone out of the holster, but it may be useful to have it st to something else.
19 thoughts on “Changing the Side Button Default on the Blackberry”
Bless you. I have been torn between the attitudes of “Blackberry engineers are geniuses” vs. “Was ther no one at the product planning table who ever pulled a Blackberry out of their pocket”?
Wow, thank you for this tip. I’m not a holster guy so every time I pull my BB out of my pocket the camera had been activated. Very annoying. Like Loren states, has anyone ever pulled a BB out of their pocket?? I set my side key to nothing.
thanks for your comment Marc . . . I set mine to lock keyboard since I don’t use the holster, it gets thrown in my bag 🙂
Thank you for this tip! I just got my blackberry yesterday and it was driving me crazy with that voice dial thing. I’ve now set mine up to “nothing” also, until I figure out what I want there. Thanks!
Big thank you!! This was very helpful for me! 🙂
Thanks a lot ~Sue-Leigh! You saved me many minutes reading through the user-guide! 🙂
Obviously they never talked to users when they set the default. I set mine to messages, so I can instantly open up email. Isn’t email why everyone has a Blackberry?
Thank you very much. That voice dialing is really annoying!!!
Thank you in school that voice button always went off
thankyou so much!, u helped me a lot
Thanks a lot! You saved me having to figure this out myself.
Thank-you so very much – that button drives me crazy and every time I accidently hit it I hear that voice command button – I hate it. Thank you thankyou
It took me three months to finally accept that the voice dialing function was driving me insane… and it took me 1 and half minutes to find your post and solve the problem….
That’s awesome! That was one of the main thing that always annoyed me too 🙂
Nice…many thanks for your help =)
Thank you! That button was driving me absolutely mental.
Say a command
Command not recognised, say a command
Thank you so much…. every time something moves in my purse, the stupid BB goes “Say a command” and i just wanted to kill it 🙂
You saved my mood, bigtime
OMG! lol THANK YOU!!! The “Say a Command” [Voice Commands] was driving me INSANE.