Troubleshooting Issues with Data Connectivity On BlackBerry Smartphones

Article ID: KB35515

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 01-15-2014


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry 10 OS
  • BlackBerry 10 OS

The following information is intended for retail support representatives who are assisting customers with troubleshooting.

BlackBerry smartphone users may experience issues with data connectivity. This article provides information to help troubleshoot data connectivity issues.

Regarding use of BlackBerry Software: Individuals working in a retail support capacity may assist customers with updating, backing up, restoring and reloading their software by providing the appropriate KB, if applicable, and using customer’s hardware ONLY. In order to protect the privacy of customer data, only the BlackBerry Virtual Expert tool should be used.

Note: BlackBerry Desktop Software and BlackBerry Link are for customer use only.

CollapseGeneral Troubleshooting

The first step in resolving a customer issue is to perform a physical inspection of the BlackBerry smartphone. For more information, see KB35521.

The following articles provide information to help with general troubleshooting:

  • KB35481 - Issues connecting to a mobile network
  • KB35482 - Issues creating a mobile hotspot
  • KB35483 - Issues connecting to a mobile hotspot
  • KB35484 - Issues connecting using Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • KB35485 - Issues with connecting to Bluetooth
  • KB35486 - Issues with media sharing
  • KB35487 - Issues with connecting to corporate resources or sending a BBM message
CollapseAdvanced Troubleshooting

The following articles provide information to help with advanced troubleshooting:

  • KB34436 - BlackBerry 10 smartphone loses connection with the BlackBerry Infrastructure periodically when connected either Wi-Fi or the mobile network
  • KB02516 - How to manually switch wireless networks on the BlackBerry smartphone
  • KB00510 - How to register a BlackBerry smartphone on the wireless network
  • KB34522 - "Your device is not connected to a network. Connect to a network and try again." when attempting to activate a BlackBerry 10 smartphone
  • KB31857 - How to setup and manage a Mobile Hotspot Connection
  • KB32815 - After enabling the Mobile Hotspot feature on a BlackBerry smartphone a message indicates "Activation Required"
  • KB33801 - No audio output when using a Bluetooth headset or other peripheral
  • KB33660 - "There are no services to connect to on this device" displayed when the BlackBerry 10 smartphone attempts to connect to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet via Bluetooth
CollapseAdditional Resources
  • For User Guides, Visual Demonstrations, and Tutorials, visit Under the BlackBerry Manuals & Help section, choose BlackBerry Manuals > Smartphones > BlackBerry smartphones. Choose the relevant BlackBerry smartphone model
  • Additional help may be found on the BlackBerry smartphone's Help application.

Searching for other possible solutions

If a solution is not found by using the information or articles linked above, use the following tips to effectively search the BlackBerry Knowledge Base for a solution:

  1. Use the customer's words.
    • For example, BlackBerry will not turn on instead of The device will not boot or startup.
  2. Use keywords and be straight to the point (avoid filler).
    • For example, When the BlackBerry has been turned off it will not turn on
  3. Use quotes to search for an exact set of words.
    • For example, Application net_rim_bb_vvm is not responding finds many articles, but "Application net_rim_bb_vvm is not responding" finds only the article with the exact error.
  4. Refine search results by entering another search in the Search Within search box or by selecting the applicable product from the Focus Your Results section in the left sidebar.


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