Configure networking for the device or simulator
You need to configure the device to be able to communicate with your host computer. For development, you need to connect your device over the network. You can connect a device using two methods: using Wi-Fi or through the USB cable.
To connect using USB:
- Connect your host computer to the device using a USB cable.
- On your host computer, you'll be prompted by the BlackBerry Device Manager
installer to install the appropriate drivers on the device.
Now, an IP address will be available each time the device starts.
To enable Development Mode if it is not currently set:
- Connect to the device.
- On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
- Tap Settings > Security and Privacy > Development Mode.
- Tap the Use Development Mode toggle switch.
- If prompted, type the password for your device, and tap OK.
To disable Development Mode:
- Click the Setting icon.
- Select Security in the left navigator.
- Select Development Mode from the list of security options.
- Next to the Use Development Mode label, set the Development Mode setting to OFF.
Retrieve the IP address of the device or simulator
The Deployment Setup Wizard will autodetect your devices that are in Development Mode. However, in the event that it doesn't, you will need to provide the IP address to the wizard to deploy your application in the device or the simulator. To display the IP address, the device must be in Development Mode. You can view the IP address by clicking the Development Mode icon to the right of the clock on the status bar.