Customizing the Phone screens

You can customize the Phone hotlist, the Active Call screen, and the Incoming Call screen. Depending on the phone screen and the BlackBerry device model, you can change the text color, font, background, and composite images that are used on the phone. You can also add a ring tone to the Incoming Call screen.

Change the background image for the Phone screens

You can change the background image for the Active Call screen and the Incoming Call screen.

  1. In the Inspector, click either the Active Call Phone Screen button or the Incoming Call Phone Screen button.
  2. In the preview area of the canvas, click the background image.
  3. On the Quick Edit bar, in the Background drop-down list, click Change Image.
  4. Navigate to an image.
  5. Click Open.

Change images for the Phone screens

You can change the images for the Phone Hotlist, Incoming Call, and Active Call screens. The screens each use an image sprite for the screen icons. The image sprite you use must include one image for each icon that can be displayed on the screen. For more information on the image sprite used by the Phone screens, see Image sprites for the phone screens.
  1. Do any of the following:
    • To change the images for the Active Call screen, in the Inspector, click the Active Call Phone Screen button.
    • To change the images for the Incoming Call screen, in the Inspector, click the Incoming Call Phone Screen button.
    • To change the images for the Phone Hotlist, in the Inspector, click the Phone Hotlist button.
  2. In the preview area of the canvas, click an image.
  3. On the Quick Edit bar, in the drop-down list next to the name of the image that you want to change, click Change Image.
  4. Navigate to an image.
  5. Click Open.

Change the text color for the Phone screens

  1. Do any of the following:
    • To change the text color for elements on the Active Call screen, in the Inspector, click the Active Call Phone Screen button.
    • To change the text color for elements on the Incoming Call screen, in the Inspector, click the Incoming Call Phone Screen button.
    • To change the text color for elements on the Phone Hotlist, in the Inspector, click the Phone Hotlist button.
  2. In the preview area of the canvas, click text that you want to change the color for.
  3. On the Quick Edit bar, click the color swatch and specify a color.
  4. Click OK.

Add a ring tone

You can add a ring tone to themes for devices that run BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 or later. The sound file must not exceed 4 MB.

  1. In the Inspector, click the Incoming Call button.
  2. On the Quick Edit bar, in the Incoming Call Screen section, click the folder beside Ring Tone.
  3. Navigate to a sound file.
  4. To listen to the sound file, in the Open dialog box, click the Play button.
  5. Click Open.
  6. To listen to the sound file again, click the Play button.
  7. To stop playing the sound file, click the Stop button.

Incoming call settings for touch screens

In addition to the Incoming Call settings available for all devices, you can theme the following elements for BlackBerry devices with a touch screen.
Area Element Description
Incoming Phone Call Button Focus Changes the focus image for buttons.
Position Reposition Active Call screen objects.
Fonts Call text Change text properties for call text
  Caller Name Change text properties for the name of the caller.
  Caller Number Change text properties for the incoming phone number.
  Caller Info Change text properties for caller information.
  Buttons Change text properties for button text.

Active call settings for touch screens

In addition to the Active Call settings available for all devices, you can change the following elements for BlackBerry devices with a touch screen.
Area Element Description
Active Phone Call Button Focus Changes the focus image for buttons.
Position Reposition Active Call screen objects.
Fonts My Number Change text properties for the device phone number.
  Call Timer Change text properties for the call timer.
  Status Change text properties for status text.
  Conference Change text properties for conference call text.
  Buttons Change text properties for button text.
Icons Speaker Change the icon image for the Speaker button.
  Flash/Hold Change the icon image for the Flash/Hold button.
  Resume Change the icon image for the Resume button.
  Bluetooth Change the icon image for the Bluetooth button.
  Mute Change the icon image for the Mute button.
  Add Participant Change the icon image for the Add Participant button.
  Join Change the icon image for the Join button.
  Unmute Change the icon image for the Unmute button.

Phone hotlist settings for touch screen devices

In addition to the Phone hotlist settings available for all BlackBerry devices, you can change the settings for the following elements on BlackBerry devices with a touch screen.
Element Description
Button Focus Changes the focus image for buttons.
Button Active Changes the active button image.