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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

How to delete, hide, and remove icons – Blackberry 8800 – Step-byStep (Guide)

For the longest time, I had a ton of extra icons on my Blackberry menu. The list went on and on, and I could not figure out how to delete them, or at least hide them so I would not have to view them. Then, by accident on my new Blackberry 8800 I figured out how to do it and I felt really silly – it is pretty easy to hide, delete, or remove the icons on your Blackberry! No worries either, because it is easy to restore them.

The list of icons that can be hidden or removed include: Setup Wizard, Messages, Push to Talk, Calendar, Address Book, Google Talk, Compose, Saved Messages, Call Log, Google Maps, TeleNav GPS Navigator, Media, Blackberry Messenger, Browser, Media Net, Profiles, Tasks, MemoPad, Alarm, Send Voice Note, Voice Dialing, BrickBreaker, Calculator, Password Keeper, Help, Search, Personal Email Set Up, Options, Set Up Bluetooth, Manage Connections, Lock, and Turn Power Off

Here is the step-by-step.

1. Roll your trackball (Blackberry 8800 or Blackberry Pearl) or click wheel to the icon that you want to hide.

2. Press or click the Menu key button on your Blackberry and the “Hide Application” option will appear. Click the trackball on the option to hide the icon. Congratulations, the icon has been removed from your view! Optionally, if you have a traditional click-wheel, just hold down ALT+ClickWheel and you will get the option to hide the application!

You can always restore the icon by again clicking on the Menu key, and selecting the “Show All” option. Then, simply choose the one you want to restore and click on the “Hide Application” option again.

Guide, Manual, Installation, Install, Tutorial, Step-by-Step, How to, Instructions

This guide is compatible with or the compatibility includes: BlackBerry 7750, BlackBerry 7510, BlackBerry 7280, BlackBerry 7780, BlackBerry 7130e, BlackBerry 8700g, BlackBerry 8700r, BlackBerry 7100t, BlackBerry 7100v, BlackBerry 8700v, BlackBerry 7230, BlackBerry 7250, RIM 957, BlackBerry 8700f, BlackBerry 7100g, BlackBerry 7520, BlackBerry 7130c, BlackBerry 7105t, BlackBerry 7290, BlackBerry 7100i, BlackBerry 7130g, BlackBerry 7100x, BlackBerry 7100r, BlackBerry 7130v, BlackBerry 8700c, BlackBerry 8707v, RIM 850, BlackBerry 7730, Blackberry 8700, Blackberry 8800, Blackberry Pearl, Blackberry 8705g, Blackberry 8703e


Jessica said...

these instructions do not show how to DELETE. Do you know how to do this?

Ken Hanscom said...

Ah, you are correct! Unfortunately there is no way to delete, it is a mis-nomer. All you can effectively do is hide the icons from view. However, most people think you are deleting or that you can delete them.

Anonymous said...

You can delete from your blackberry:
options >> advanced options >> applications >> highlight the application you wish to delete >> BB Menu key >> delete

Scot Nery said...

I can't hide "Turn Power Off" i'm on a 1830 running v4.3.0.60 any help? It's ugly and if I want to turn power off, I'll hold in the power button.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said, To hide the set up wizard on a Telus Blackberry, try holding the "alt" and press on the scroll wheel.