Set Up BlackBerry Passport for the First Time

Learn how to set up your BlackBerry Passport for the first time here. Please make sure that the SIM card (and memory card if you wish to add one) have been inserted correctly before turning on for the first time your BB Passport. Then press the power button on the top edge of the handset for about a second and you’ll feel a vibration, and then the BlackBerry logo will appear onscreen before the setup wizard launches.

BlackBerry Passport Setup Guide

We couldn’t illustrate the setup process with screenshots, because the ability to take them on the BlackBerry Passport is disabled until the initial setup wizard has been completed.

BlackBerry Passport Setup Guide

  1. On the first screen, select your language from the list and then swipe left or tap Next to continue.
  2. If your SIM card is already active, you will be asked to decide whether to use a 3G/4G connection (mobile internet) on your smart phone. If your SIM card is not yet active you may see a screen asking you to insert one. Swipe left or tap Next to skip past this.
  3. You should see the End User Licence Agreement onscreen. In order to proceed you will have to tap I Agree.
  4. The next page allows you to Connect to Wi-Fi. Scroll down the screen to locate the name of your wireless network, then tap on that line to select it.
  5. Enter the password when prompted and tap Connect.
  6. You will need to have a BlackBerry ID set up on your Passport if you wish to use BBM or download apps from BlackBerry World. If you the Passport is your first BlackBerry then you will need to tap Create account and complete the onscreen form to set up a free BlackBerry ID. If you already have a BlackBerry ID, tap Sign in and do so. You can alsoSkip the BlackBerry ID set up, and come back to this later if you wish. If you encounter any problems signing in, then you can troubleshoot them on the BlackBerry ID website.
  7. You can choose whether to allow BlackBerry to gather anonymous diagnostic and location data. There is a link which you can tap to get more information on what information is gathered and how it is used, but the choice of whether to Disable or Enablethis is yours. Tap your selection to proceed.
  8. Your Passport will then update its regional settings. Tap Next to continue.
  9. If your BlackBerry Passport is connected to a Wi-Fi network, then it will check for updates to the operating system, and install any it finds. Tap OK to continue.
  10. That’s the setup wizard completed! Next you will go through a brief set of tutorials about using the touch-sensitive keyboard, quitting apps and checking app settings, so tapContinue to proceed.
  11. The first tutorial shows you touch gestures on the keyboard to scroll. Follow the prompts to work through the tutorial, then tap Continue.
  12. Next you’ll be shown how to leave an app by swiping upwards from the bottom of the screen. When you’ve mastered this, tap Continue.
  13. Finally you will learn how to access app settings by swiping down from the top of the screen. Again, when you’re happy that you know how to do this, tap Continue.

Note: There is a Tutorials app on the Passport so you can revisit these at any time if you forget how to do these gestures. Ok, then lets go to next guide Connecting the BlackBerry Passport to Wi-Fi Networks

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