Troubleshooting Issues with the Phone Application on BlackBerry smartphones

Article ID: KB35586

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 01-15-2014

 

Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry 7 OS and earlier
CollapseEnvironment
  • BlackBerry 7 and earlier
  • Phone
  • BlackBerry Device Software
  • Wired headset
  • Bluetooth headset
  • Hands-free Bluetooth car kit
CollapseDescription

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

BlackBerry smartphone users may experience issues with the phone. This article provides information to help troubleshoot phone 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:

  • KB35617 - Issues with reception
  • KB35618 - Issues with static or intermittent audio
CollapseAdvanced Troubleshooting

The following articles provide information to help with advanced troubleshooting:

  • KB03024 - How to check the signal strength by using the Signal Bar or RSSI Indicator
  • KB02334 - Network status indicators from the GSM/GPRS/EDGE/3G/4G networks
  • KB02623 - BlackBerry smartphone displays 3g/edge/gprs/1xev/instead of 3G/EDGE/GPRS/1XEV
CollapseAdditional Resources
  • For User Guides, Visual Demonstrations, and Tutorials, visit docs.blackberry.com. Under the BlackBerry Manuals & Help section, choose BlackBerry Manuals > Smartphones > BlackBerry smartphones. Choose the relevant BlackBerry smartphone model.

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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Visit the BlackBerry Technical Solution Center at www.blackberry.com/btsc.