We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Tutorial: Use folders to unclutter your BlackBerry

Making new folders is simple

The recent launch of BlackBerry App World, RIM's mobile software store for the smartphone, means that your handset's default set of folders could get very very cluttered.

The four main app storage folders are Applications, Games, Instant Messaging and Downloads - at least if your BlackBerry is running OS v4.6 or higher.

Applications is where all RIM's native apps live; Games is for, well, games; a number of IM programs, including AIM and Google Talk, can be found in Instant Messaging; and any and all new apps you may acquire land in Downloads.

RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 review

Luckily, you can create your own BlackBerry folders, which can be organised in the way that best suits your needs, in just a few simple steps.

Adding New BlackBerry folders

Creating a new BlackBerry folder for storing applications or other data takes just three steps.

  1. On your icon- or application-screen, click the BlackBerry Menu key, which is located directly to the left of your trackball.
  2. Choose Add Folder from the options in the corresponding pop-up menu, and choose a name for your new addition.
  3. Click the Icon section of the Add Folder screen, and pick the color or graphic that best fits the folder's intended purpose.

Voila! A new BlackBerry folder should now appear on your icon screen. Should you wish to modify the folder's name, color or graphic in the future, simply scroll over it, hit the BlackBerry Menu key again, and choose Edit Folder.

Mobile phone buying advice

See all mobile phone reviews

See also: The 16 best BlackBerry Browser shortcuts


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 comparison review: Design and price beats additional...

IDG UK Sites

Why local multiplayer gaming is rapidly vanishing: we look at the demise of split-screen and LAN...

IDG UK Sites

Colour-depth not resolution is what will make 4K a success or failure

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Which new iPhone 6 model should I buy?