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Initializing your tablet

This step takes about two minutes

 

1- When you start your BlackBerry® PlayBookTM tablet for the first time, you must configure it before it can be used. You’ll be guided through the different steps with a startup wizard.  

To start, swipe the screen from right to left.
 
Then connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Note: A Wi-Fi  connection is required to initialize your tablet.

 

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2- The available Wi-Fi networks will be displayed on your tablet screen. Choose one and connect to it. If it is secured, enter your network username and password or the network authentication key.

 

Note: To complete the tablet startup, a Wi-Fi connection must be established in this step. When you’re done, swipe the screen from right to left to go to the next screen.

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3- Select “Set Date and Time Automatically” (“ON” position) and swipe the screen from right to left to continue.

   

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The next step is to create your BlackBerry ID account.

 

 

 

 

 

This step takes about four minutes.

 

1- Select your country from the dropdown menu, read the licensing terms and tap the “I Agree” button to confirm. Continue to the next screen.

 

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2- Enter your BlackBerry® ID. If you don’t have a BlackBerry® ID, you must create one.
You can do so by tapping “Create a BlackBerry ID” at the bottom of the page.

 

Enter your email address and password.
Lastly, enter a brief security question so you can recover your password or ID in case you forget them.

 

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3- Software update
This step takes about 15 to 20 minutes

 

The system software must be updated before using the tablet.

 
We recommend you have the tablet plugged into a power source throughout the process.

 

 

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The next step is to configure BlackBerry Bridge. 

 

 

 

 

This step takes about four minutes.

 

1- BlackBerry® Bridge lets you pair your tablet to another BlackBerry® mobile device. If you don’t need to, skip this step.

  

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2- To configure BlackBerry Bridge, select

Set Up BlackBerry Bridge.”  Follow the instructions.

 
Note: You must have your BlackBerry® mobile phone close at hand. If not, skip this step and come back to it later.

 

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3- Enter a name for your BlackBerry® PlayBookTM tablet, then tap “Next.”

 

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4- Note: Before using BlackBerry Bridge with a BlackBerry® device, you must install it on your BlackBerry® smartphone. To do this, tap “Install Now.”

  

5- Open the BlackBerry AppWorld application on your BlackBerry® mobile phone (if AppWorld isn’t already installed, you can install it from the BlackBerry mobile homepage on the mobile browser).

  

6- Consult this screen if you  want more information on using the BlackBerry® PlayBookTM tablet.

  

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7- On the last screen, you can add the configurations you want. Tap “Done” to close the Wizard and start using the tablet.

 

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8- The tablet is now configured and ready to install the QMI applications.

 

 

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