Blackberry: Removing applications/Setting Permissions

This is another quickie blackberry recipe that will show how to remove applications from your blackberry and also how you can resetup permissions for applications (i know i’ve deny’d access to applications and realized i needed them to have those permissions!).


Removing Applications:
On your blackberry, go to Options > Advanced Options > Applications.

Scroll through the list and highlight the one you want to remove.
Click on it, choose Delete.
It will ask you if you are sure, choose Delete. It may ask you to reset your device after removing the program

Changing Permissions on Applications
On your blackberry, go to Options > Advanced Options > Applications.

Scrolll through the list and highlight the application whose permissions we want to modify.
Click on it, choose Edit Permissions.
This will let you modify the Connections, Interactions, and User Data permissions. Click on the expand option for each to show all of the subcategories of permissions.

Also, you can also edit your Default Permissions too if you want from here too, just click on any application in the list and choose Edit Default Permissions. These permissions are used whenever you install a new application, also you can apply these permissions to all of your current applications if you need to.

 

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79 Responses to “Blackberry: Removing applications/Setting Permissions”

  1. November 05, 2008 at 9:01 am, Ravindra said:

    Is there any programmatic way to set these settings rather than manually?

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  2. November 26, 2008 at 2:37 am, michelle said:

    i removed my FACEBOOK application and the icon is still there.. how can i get that to go away?

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    • July 29, 2009 at 11:31 pm, Anonymous said:

      i just found this and did it and it worked go to options advanced options then service book then look for the name of the application and then hit menu and chose delete. It took the icon away :O) it took me forever to find this.

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      • October 05, 2009 at 7:00 pm, Paul said:

        This worked…thanks a million!! been searching all over trying to figure this out

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        • May 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm, Graham said:

          Finally! Thank you so much!

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      • December 05, 2009 at 3:07 am, Anonymous said:

        thanx alot it worked for me… this is exactly what i have been looking for!

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      • February 06, 2010 at 8:35 pm, Tracie Biegler said:

        Cool thanks!

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      • February 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm, Anonymous said:

        Thanks that’s what I was looking for too!

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      • April 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm, D said:

        oh my gosh thank you so much I’ve been trying to figure that out for so long

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      • August 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm, Owimevil said:

        thank you so much!!!

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      • August 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm, Ehsbones said:

        Thanks for that. This got alot of things I didn’t need on my phone. But I still cannot get rid of Pocket Express. Any ideas?

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  3. January 11, 2009 at 12:04 am, Anonymous said:

    Michelle, restart your blackberry.

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  4. January 11, 2009 at 5:51 pm, krish said:

    thanks a lot!!!

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  5. April 14, 2009 at 11:48 pm, Holly said:

    thanks so much! the facebook app was slowing down the phone and i couldn’t get anything done…serves me right for going with windows instead of mac

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  6. April 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm, jennifer said:

    I’ve deleted on app that I didn’t want, but when I follow this process I can’t see Facebook listed in the Apps, and so can’t delete it

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    • April 30, 2009 at 1:14 am, lil mamma said:

      jenn go to options, advanced options,applications, then scroll down select the one you want to delete then press delete

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  7. April 20, 2009 at 6:41 pm, Alicia said:

    when i highlight the app i want to remove there is no option to delete on the menu, and when i press my delete key, nothing happens.. what should i do?

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  8. April 29, 2009 at 6:06 pm, jose said:

    Thanks!!

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  9. June 03, 2009 at 6:05 pm, pat said:

    you da man !!!!

    thanks

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  10. July 06, 2009 at 4:56 pm, Mimi said:

    That was easy. Thanks!!

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  11. July 09, 2009 at 7:20 pm, Ravi T said:

    great, thanks !

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  12. July 17, 2009 at 12:36 pm, Morgan said:

    This did the trick. Thank you

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  13. July 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm, Anonymous said:

    When I go to options, there is no “advanced options”

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  14. July 18, 2009 at 2:52 pm, Anonymous said:

    Found it. Thanks.
    Another question. My facebook appl says it has custom connections and interactions permissions. What does that mean? Is facebook on my blackberry just taking up too much space??

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  15. July 20, 2009 at 6:49 pm, lyn said:

    I end up on a properties read-only page for the app. I have a Blackberry Curve. Do you have another suggestion?

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  16. August 04, 2009 at 3:44 am, Anonymous said:

    how do u get bbm back on after deleting ti

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  17. August 23, 2009 at 5:57 am, Anonymous said:

    Thanks. Too many menus on this thing.

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  18. November 09, 2009 at 1:24 am, Name said:

    How do set a tone for your bb messages

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  19. November 12, 2009 at 10:50 am, Nick said:

    I have a stubborn app in my ‘Downloads’ folder that I cannot remove, it is not visible when going through the desktop manager or the method described above (Options > Advanced Options > Applications)
    cannot find it anywhere, the app does not work when clicking on it, just gives a message saying ‘upgrade your service plan for browsing’ (I have unlimited web use)
    How do I remove this file/icon?
    I’ve restarted the blackberry but icon/file still appears in the downloads folder
    i’ve also looked in the folders when browsing in windows explorer (nothing)

    I have BB 8520, OS v 6.1 plat 4.2 (if that helps)

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    • November 25, 2009 at 3:21 am, Anonymous said:

      Nick, im having the same problem…ive deleted an app that i had, but in app world under the section ‘my world’ the icon is still there and says ‘uninstalled’….i deleted it, not uninstalled it…how the heck do i get rid of it completely?

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  20. November 12, 2009 at 10:51 am, Nick said:

    oh!! forgot

    the stubborn file is

    Nobex Radio Companion (Archived)

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  21. November 22, 2009 at 6:47 am, whoo! said:

    thank u!

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  22. December 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm, Anonymous said:

    I have blackberry 8830 world edition. Tried to delete some application the way you described and found out there is no “DELETE” option in Options > Advanced Options > Applications. Can it be that this specific version does not allow it? Sprint is the carrier. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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  23. December 20, 2009 at 3:22 pm, Anonymous said:

    thank you for your help

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  24. December 20, 2009 at 3:24 pm, Anonymous said:

    thanks a lot

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  25. December 28, 2009 at 6:53 pm, Anonymous said:

    I have applications still showing up on my desktop but they aren’t on the applications list. How can I delete these for good?

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  26. February 06, 2010 at 8:35 pm, Tracie Biegler said:

    This is awesome! Thank you!

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  27. February 14, 2010 at 6:52 pm, Anonymous said:

    When I go to applications neither “Bing” nor “Slacker Radio” show up in the list. I can’t find either of the two apps anywhere in the phone. I can’t figure out how to delete them.

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    • July 16, 2010 at 5:36 am, kristi said:

      Did you ever figure out how to delete these two apps/icons? I have the same problem!

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  28. February 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm, Anonymous said:

    Thanks. That was so simple but I am new to the wonderful world of BB

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  29. March 08, 2010 at 12:55 am, Anonymous said:

    Are there any apps that come with that phone that I wont need and can delete?

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  30. March 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm, manhar said:

    i connect facebook via my bb8520, it enabled internet, but it shows a message that “handheld cannot enabled for this services.”

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  31. April 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm, Anonymous said:

    Well that’s all well and good if the application shows up in the Applications list, but if it doesn’t (and there are plenty that don’t) yer just screwed.

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    • January 13, 2011 at 2:57 am, lala said:

      i heep running into this issue as well

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  32. April 28, 2010 at 2:00 am, Mike B said:

    I can not edit permissions on my BB 8330 for Google Maps. I have clicked on Allow but it always goes back to Custom. After downloading Maps it continues to tell me to Try Again. Please help……….

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    • May 27, 2010 at 11:09 am, td said:

      options -> advanced options -> applications -> press your menu button -> modules

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  33. April 30, 2010 at 4:40 am, Anonymous said:

    Some permissions it only selects Deny or Prompt, never Allow. How do I get these to show Allow?

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  34. May 01, 2010 at 11:50 pm, Anonymous said:

    I tried to remove the Twitter app and it doesn’t remove. It says “uninstalled” in my apps list, but is still sending notifications to my email every few minutes. I restarted my bb by removing the battery for a minute. I also tried deleting through Options, Applications, Delete, then reboot. Still nothing.

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    • June 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm, Kate said:

      Did you ever figure out how to get rid of twitter from your phone? cause I am having the same problem and its driving me CRAZY!

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  35. May 15, 2010 at 4:36 am, Asad said:

    i turn off my bb device then i turn on my device he show me the applocation error and can’t proper on please tell me what can i do remove this application error.

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  36. June 06, 2010 at 3:45 am, courtney said:

    how do i get a you tube to play i keep getting error message

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  37. June 08, 2010 at 5:05 pm, ladyinfo said:

    great step right on the money

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  38. June 13, 2010 at 5:41 am, Faizan Ather said:

    thanx it really worked …

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  39. July 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm, suz said:

    Awesome! I couldn’t figure this out for the longest time…

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  40. August 20, 2010 at 1:33 pm, Ehsbones said:

    I have applications on my screen but are not in the application menu in the advanced options. How can i get rid of them.

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  41. August 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm, Lora_x_ said:

    Can you delete the email application on your blackberry? as i have attempted the above… however it does not give me a ‘delete’ option for the email…. but the delete option comes up for applications that i have downloaded myself…. would be very greatful for any advice ….thanks

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  42. September 03, 2010 at 6:36 pm, Roshniesg said:

    ik kom niet verder dan geavanceerde opties om mijn applicatie te verwijderen…hoe moet ik verder

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  43. October 01, 2010 at 3:22 pm, Jc_santacruz said:

    how come i delete some apps frommy bb and i still having the icons on my phone. ( those icons apper in the MY WORLD APP BB ). can i delete forever those icons are trash …. HELP ME

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  44. November 10, 2010 at 8:50 am, Nuzath said:

    After i delete my application from BB phone. BOLD. It restarts the phone… is it the right behaviour??

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  45. January 10, 2011 at 6:26 am, Morita44 said:

    i deleted the input language in spanish for the dictionary on the phone… is there any way to put it back on the phone??

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    • April 12, 2011 at 3:25 am, Mr. Squidward said:

      try to ‘wipe’ the phone

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  46. March 04, 2011 at 7:36 am, Mimi said:

    can any one tell me where to find the advanced options on my device i have the latest verion 6.0 and am trying to find this option and its just not showing

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  47. April 12, 2011 at 3:35 am, Samantha Cole said:

    I’ve been looking everywhere trying to find out how to set access permissions for my BlackBerry apps. Can’t be too careful after all. I also have to make room for some other new applications, so this will definitely become even handier in the future. Thanks!

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  48. July 25, 2011 at 9:44 pm, Micalaryas Micalaryas said:

    I end up on a backdrop read-only page for the app. I accept a Blackberry Curve. Do you accept addition suggestion.
     

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  49. August 08, 2011 at 12:43 pm, Katieboo said:

    does anybody know how to change the settings andnpermissions for apps on the playbook?

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  50. September 07, 2011 at 8:38 am, Lauren said:

    I’ve been messing with my curve 3g 9300 trying to get my email to work but my only question for anyone is: Does anyone know how to delete or get rid of already uninstalled AND/OR unavailable apps off the my world uninstalled apps tab? If it’s even possible

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  51. December 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm, sukhwinder singh said:

    dear sir how to remove skype message and conversation in blackberry tab plz solve my problem

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  52. February 13, 2012 at 4:30 am, Salome said:

    If I remove Twitter and Yahoo messenger from my BB Curve 8930, will I still be able to access my other Apps like BBM and Facebook?

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  53. February 15, 2012 at 7:23 am, Jimmy Selix said:

    RE: Salome

    yes, those apps should be fine. :)

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  54. October 26, 2012 at 11:50 am, Perry said:

    How do I recover accidentally deleted apps on playbook.please help, I’ve mistakenly deleted bb bridge and then help apps which were preloaded in the os, can I I get back from the application world?

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  55. December 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm, quinn said:

    i was on my blackberry playbook and i was at school, i saw after i closed my browser that the app for internet was not on there, and i sawthat there was a notice, i clicked it and this came up ‘array_insert invalid array index’ does anyone know what that means? plus i moved my apps around and saw it did the same thing, it deleted it, i check my general section and it says all the apps are there, can someone help me?

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  56. January 10, 2013 at 10:20 am, Me said:

    This didn’t work for me, but i found if I went to OPTIONS>DEVICE>APPLICATION MANAGEMENT it worked. :)

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  57. February 11, 2013 at 2:54 am, beatrice said:

    Help I wana delete some of my applications bt my delete button is giving me problems,is thr any other method tht I can use 2 remove my app

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  58. February 11, 2013 at 3:03 am, beatrice said:

    HELP I wanna remove some of my applications bt my dlt button is giving me problems,is there any other method tht I can use 2 remove my applications

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  59. April 30, 2013 at 7:12 am, george said:

    I tried that for my premisson but all the options are set to deny it won’t even let me edit the default I wiped my phone completely and tried again but it still won’t let me what should I do

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  60. August 28, 2013 at 11:26 am, Linda Higgins said:

    Hi customers helpline i need your help just to make sure what the website for my blackberry curve 8520 explain the instructions to me and i had alots of error after i delete the software facebook and twitter and email and my space is missing and lots of stuff is missing
    this is Linda Higgins from Dublin Ireland and I just want to explain that I am Partially deaf and special need so I am good on the computer and mobiles phone and I have a blackberry curve 8520 so I format my blackberry last week and there is a Error on my blackberry social network like facebook and twitter and my space software is missing and lots of stuff are wipe out how I get the facebook software when I went to security setting and then I click application installed I delete them by accident and that how email and facebook and twitter and my space so I got a bits of frustrated there is a error on my blackberry I find it very hard to understand on the video youtube so it is hard of hearing when I brought to factory Default setting and it not doing any good that facebook and twitter and my space and email wont come into my phone explain this give me a email step by step instruction and don’t forget to give me a website for that to bring the software back into my blackberry phone and here don’t forget to email me

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  61. November 25, 2013 at 10:40 am, rajab said:

    Help me application set is wrong

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  62. January 05, 2014 at 5:36 am, tiibouy said:

    I’m trying to download a new facebook app version I got a message that facebook has a module that is not compatible with the new version… I need to delete the old module buh it has been successful.. Pls I need this help so badly

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  63. March 06, 2014 at 1:08 am, Phidims said:

    Pls sir,
    ȋ̝̊̅̄ followed these proceedures but application acess is not allowing me to choose “allow” mostly is “custom”. And each time ȋ̝̊̅̄ load an app like opera or when ȋ̝̊̅̄ boot ma phone, whatsapp, pic story, or some apps ask to connect. Am just tired…tried allowing all at default, its not just walking!

    Reply

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