How do I assign Vlingo to a different Side Key on the BlackBerry?

To change the side key you use to activate Vlingo, you have to change two settings:

First, you have to change a BlackBerry setting:

OS 5 devices

  1. Go to BlackBerry Options.
  2. Select Screen/Keyboard.
  3. Scroll down until you get to the Right (or Left) Side Convenience Key Opens setting.
  4. Make sure that the option for the key you want running Vlingo is set to Nothing.
    1. Be sure that you set it to Nothing, and not to Vlingo. We know that sounds strange, but that is the way it works.

  5. Save your changes and exit.

OS 6 & 7 devices

  1. Go to BlackBerry Options

  2. Select Device
  3. Select Convenience Keys

  4. Set either Right or Left Side Convenience Key Opens to Do Nothing
  5. Save your changes and exit.


Next, you have to change a Vlingo setting:

  1. Find the Vlingo icon on your BlackBerry's Programs screen, and click it.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Make sure that the Voice Key setting is set consistently with the key you set to Nothing/Do Nothing in the step above (either Right or Left).
  4. Make sure Voice Key Active is set to Anywhere.
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