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marc.langman 08-09-2006 10:43 AM

Hide icons using IT Policy?
Is there a way to hide the icons a user sees on his/her BB using an IT Policy? Recently, Rogers now includes icons for both Yahoo Chat and Google Talk on their devices. I would like to be able to hide these from the user. I already have a policy to not allow the installation of 3rd party apps.


qc_metal 08-09-2006 10:50 AM

I would love to figure this one out too - I need to disable the personal email setup icon in my environment.

||||||| 08-09-2006 02:00 PM

Not possible, send an email to [email address]

jibi 08-09-2006 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by |||||||
Not possible, send an email to [email address]

Not necessarily true...

How To - Prevent the new icons from appearing after upgrading to BlackBerry Internet Service 2.1

Granted, this will disable more than just hiding the icons... I would say that a complaint (and multiple times) to the carrier might help out more than complaining to RIM, as it's the carriers' decision to include or exclude these icons (T-Mobile, for example, doesn't push them down).

dropscience 08-10-2006 08:17 AM

why don't you just uninstall the apps?

jibi 08-10-2006 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by dropscience
why don't you just uninstall the apps?

because they aren't installed in the first place. they are icons pushed through service books by the carriers to the handheld. extra icons cause some people to freak out or get confused (just look on here about the enterprise activation icon and consumer users). you can delete the service books in order to rid yourself of the icons, but they'll reappear on the next network registration or handheld reload or OS upgrade, etc.

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