Monday, December 08, 2008

Finding the Blackberry Bold Call Logs and Combining the SMS's with Mail

I've had quite a few people ask me about the call log on the Blackberry Bold but as yet, I haven't found it.

I did get this little tip from Craig Wiseman's blog;

Blackberry Call Log - Can anyone help?
http://www.wiseman.la/web/cpwBlog.nsf/dx/blackberry-call-log-please-help

Apparently the calls really are there in with your emails but they're almost impossible to see. To see all your calls do the following;

  1. Go into your main mailbox
  2. Press the Blackberry button to open the popup menu
  3. Scroll all the way down (past the bottom of the screen) to highlight Search and Click on it.
  4. Scroll to the bit at the bottom that says type and click on it
  5. Change it from Email to Phone
  6. Press the Blackberry button to open the popup menu
  7. Click Search
  8. Your blackberry will now be showing you all of the calls.
  9. When you push the Esc/Back button, it will return to normal.
Thanks Craig, not only for helping me to find the calls but also because he highlighted a very useful set of Blackberry features I hadn't been aware of. There's a lot more features in the search that you might want to take advantage of.

Seeing SMSes in Your Mail
I don't know about other people but I really miss getting the SMSes directly in with my other calls. Instead, I have to go to the SMS applications. Well, no more. Now you can mix them up again.

Here's how;
  1. Open your main Blackberry Mail.
  2. Click on the Blackberry button to access the pop up menu
  3. Choose Options from the menu (you'll have to scroll a bit)
  4. Choose General Options
  5. Scroll down to the menu option that says SMS and Email Inboxes and click on it.
  6. Change it from Theme Controlled to Combined.
  7. Click on the Blackberry button to open the menu
  8. Click Save
  9. Press the Back/Esc button twice and you're back to your main screen.

Now your SMSes should start coming through your mail.

2 comments:

Craig said...

This is an excellent point, and it's nice because it presents the SMS as a threaded chat. (Although to be honest, my ancient PalmOS 680 handled SMS presentation and use FAR better!)
It does bring up something that's hard for me - realizing what might be useful to other folks. I went about setting that up right way and it didnt' even occur to me that it might be useful to others.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The call log can be found by pressing the menu button and finding "switch application" Scroll to the right until you see it and press the trackball.