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BlackBerry Tip: Erasing the Calendar

I stumbled across a great tip today while testing out a new Exchange 2007/BlackBerry Enterprise server sync solution.

I needed to clear out the calendar on my BlackBerry Storm2, but I didn’t want to have to hard reset the device.

Turns out that there is a secret command of sorts that will allow you to clear out the BlackBerry calendar database without having to wipe the phone.

Note: The BlackBerry smartphone must be running BlackBerry Device Software 4.5 to 5.0 to perform this task.

  1. Open the calendar application on the BlackBerry smartphone.
  2. Press the Menu key and highlight Options.
  3. Select the calendar to be reloaded, e.g. “Desktop” for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server enabled BlackBerry Device.
  4. With the calendar highlighted type rset on a QWERTY keyboard or ER,ER,AS,AS,ER,TY on SureType.
  5. Click Yes when asked to reload the specific calendar to continue.

You can read the full Resarch In Motion article on the BlackBerry support website.