Maintaining your Blackberry: How to keep it running at its full potential

Our Blackberry’s have become an integral part of our lives, whether we like it or not. Many, if not all of us at one time or another, have experienced the frustration that comes with a Blackberry running slow, or worse, locking up completely. Below, we’ll touch on some of the most effective and easy ways to keep your Blackberry running at its full potential.

If you use your Blackberry to do a lot of internet browsing while at home or on the road, then it is a good idea to clear out the browsing cache from time to time. On your Blackberry open your browser just as you normally would. With the standard browser screen showing, press the Blackberry menu button. Then select the Options tab, followed by Cache Operations. Once your Cache Operations window is open simple press the clear button under each category you wish to clear. Please note that clearing the history and passwords will erase previously browsed websites and saved passwords from the device. This procedure will still be beneficial to your device if you wish to not clear your passwords and history.

For an even more extensive cleaning of your Blackberry, you can use the memory cleaning tool on your device. Simply start by going to your options window, and then scroll down and select Security Options, and then select Advanced Security Options. Make your way to the Memory Cleaning window and with this window open press the blackberry button once. Then click the Clean Now option. This need not be done regularly, but can help when the device is running unusually slow.

The third thing you can do is simple called a “Battery Pull”. It is as simple as it sounds; remove the battery and then place it back in the device. This will free up any locked memory in process and resets your blackberry to reboot clean and refreshed. This will solve many problems of performance and is generally a good idea to do this every once in a while as a preventative maintenance measure

These are some quick and easy steps you can take to keep your Blackberry running smooth and quickly. Of course, sometimes these steps will not resolve problems you are experiencing with your device, in the event that this happens to you, don’t panic, just call or email your HouseCall Systems Administrator and we’ll be right there to help you out!