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    Is there any way to make contacts in your address book private so that they are only accessable if a password is provided? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

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    Re: Private Contacts

    Hello Noelle Welcome to pinstack.com.

    What you can do is filter your contacts, so the average joe cant find them.

    Go into address book, click trackwheel and choose filter, create a new group and make sure to check it. Then all contacts not in the group will not appear when you go into your address book.

    Let me know if this is kinda what you are looking for, since I dont believe you can password protect your contacts only.

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    Re: Private Contacts

    Good luck Noelle and welcome to the Stacks!

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    I don't think you can password the contacts... but if you find out how let me know... LOL Welcome to Pinstack!

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    Re: Private Contacts

    Welcome to Pinstack Zoe, I don't know of a way to just password protect individual contacts, but you can password protect everything on your BB. Of course this adds additional inconvience as it also does keyboard locking and inhibts the Caller ID while protected.

    Again, Welcome to the Stacks and hope this helps.
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    Re: Private Contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by cp6169
    Hello Noelle Welcome to pinstack.com.

    What you can do is filter your contacts, so the average joe cant find them.

    Go into address book, click trackwheel and choose filter, create a new group and make sure to check it. Then all contacts not in the group will not appear when you go into your address book.

    Let me know if this is kinda what you are looking for, since I dont believe you can password protect your contacts only.
    That didn't work. the contact still shows up on the main list. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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    Re: Private Contacts

    Are you on BIS by chance? I'm on BES, and my caller ID works fine when locked.
    Hmm.... maybe different carriers are different, who knows?!?!?
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    Re: Private Contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    Welcome to Pinstack Zoe, I don't know of a way to just password protect individual contacts, but you can password protect everything on your BB. Of course this adds additional inconvience as it also does keyboard locking and inhibts the Caller ID while protected.

    Again, Welcome to the Stacks and hope this helps.
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    Thanks. I've got my device locked, but if I were to leave it out and someone got their hands on it within 2 minutes, they could see some addresses that I'd rather they don't see.

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    Re: Private Contacts

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ Did you make sure you created a new group and put a check mark next to that group? It works on all phones Ive tried it on, try again and let me know;

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    Welcome zoe! Your in good hands with these guys...they will figure out any solution if they don't already know off the top of their head.

    Again, welcome,

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    Re: Private Contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by Toddboy71
    Are you on BIS by chance? I'm on BES, and my caller ID works fine when locked.
    Hmm.... maybe different carriers are different, who knows?!?!?
    Do you have Content Protection turned on or off?

    As I understand it, if content protection is turned on, all data is encrypted and the BB won't decrypt it for Caller ID until the password is entered, so only the phone number is displayed when the call comes in. But once the password is entered, it will show up correctly in the Call log. Of course, as you suggested, I am on BIS and am only going by some of the discussions I have seen.

    Thanks Todd.
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    Re: Private Contacts

    You can uae your Password keeper for that. You will only be able to store names and numbers, but it works for me. Just an idea.

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    Re: Private Contacts

    wow you can do that?... i still don't know how to use that thing... LOL

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