Tag: autotext

How to increase your typing speed with BlackBerry Autotext


It’s Monday and you’ve got a long week ahead of you. The economy is in shambles but it’s in hard times that one’s true character shows. So now it’s time to start pumping out emails like never before. To do this, Nan has written a simple guide to using BlackBerry Autotext.

One way I have found to triple the speed of my typing is by adding words to my autotext. Here is how to add words and shortcuts as well as a list that I currently am using. Do you have some good ones that I should know about? Please share in the comments!

To access autotext, go to Options (usually wrench icon) > Autotext > New

pls = please

ty = thank you

gm = good morning

gn = good night

xmas = Christmas

mp = my pleasure

yw = you’re welcome

sa = San Antonio

bb = BlackBerry

hb = happy birthday

Thanks Nan!

[Via Nan Palmero | BlackBerry Power User]


How to restore autotext on your BlackBerry


Hacking the Matrix on a Curve. Photo courtesy of Nan Palmero.
Have you painstakingly created Autotext entries, only to have them wiped after converting to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES)? Nan Palmero has been Tweeting a how to he’s come across which I’d like to help share with the community. Here is how you restore your Autotext entries:

    1. Go to Settings/Options and select Enterprise Activation (or Advanced Options then Enterprise Activation).
    2. Hold in the ALT key and type CNFG (multi-tap it on a 7100 device, so CNFFG).
    3. Change Wireless Sync to “No” and save.
    4. Restore the data.
    5. Repeat step 2.
    6. Change Wireless Sync to “Yes.”
    7. Let it redo an Enterprise Activation (automatic – just back out to the home screen).



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