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Third-party application control
About permissions for third-party applications
You can set permissions that control how third-party applications on your BlackBerry® device interact with the other applications on your
device. For example, you can control whether third-party applications can access data or the Internet, make calls, or use Bluetooth®
If you have added third-party applications to your device, the device firewall is designed to prevent these applications from sending or
receiving data without your knowledge. Before a third-party application sends or receives data, a dialog box prompts you to accept or
deny the connection request. If you turn off the prompt, you can reset the firewall options to receive the connection prompt again.
Reset connection permissions for third-party applications
1. In the device options, click Security Options.
2. Click Firewall.
3. Press the Menu key.
4. Click Reset Settings.
About direct Internet connections for third-party applications
Some third-party applications that you add to your BlackBerry® device might require a direct TCP or HTTP connection to the Internet. For
example, a stock price application might need to connect to the Internet to retrieve the latest stock prices. You might have to set the APN
that the third-party application uses for this connection.
Set up a direct Internet connection for a third-party application
Verify that you have an APN and that you have the user name and password for the APN. For more information, contact your wireless
1. In the device options, click Advanced Options.
2. Click TCP.
3. Type the APN information.
4. Press the Menu key.
5. Click Save.
Set permissions for a third-party application
Note: Changing permissions for third-party applications can significantly affect the operation of applications on your BlackBerry® device.
For more information about how changing these permissions might affect the operation of the applications on your device, contact your
system administrator or wireless service provider.