How to use the BlackBerry PlayBook power button

Article ID: KB26712

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 03-20-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablets
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  • BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet

The BlackBerry PlayBook power button serves serveral functions.

Stand-by - Click the Power button for less than 2 seconds.  The BlackBerry PlayBook screen will turn off while background services, including Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi®, will continue to operate.

Shutdown/Restart - Click and hold the Power button for 2 seconds.  This will bring up a prompt with the options to Turn Off or Restart.

Forced Power Off - Click and hold the Power button for 10 seconds.  This will force the BlackBerry PlayBook to power off.


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