Where’s the Voice Recorder on the Blackberry Z10 ?! LOL !


So we’re musicians, writers, singers, and we use voice recorders ALOT !  We get ideas in the shower, while driving, cooking, walking , and floating in the pool !  We need convenience.

We went from huge cassette tape recorders (like the one the Long Island Medium uses, LOVE her ! :), to hand held tape recorders, to small digital recorders and now we have phones w/ built in recorders. My Blackberry Bold has bitten the dust. A corrupt app has screwed it up somehow. I have hundreds, maybe thousands of voice notes , song & lyric ideas on it. The best thing since sliced organic dried mango.

I had to buy a new phone and decided on the BlackBerryZ10.  I have a BB playbook, I’m BB entrenched. Well, I got home and realized there was no microphone icon for a voice recorder, only the one for voice texting! I almost flipped! By the way my first flip was when I saw the price.  Oy! I have good credit so it was the installment plan for me.

So I called the BB tech at my phone company and he knew nothing. He suggested I shop the app store.  I checked the manual found nothing, looked online, I was on my own. So I decided to google the phrase “preferred voice recorder app for Blackberry Z10” and I found this forum and “cracked up.” http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-z10-f254/why-does-bb-not-have-voice-recorder-app-preinstalled-807027/index2.html

Turns out the voice recorder is located in the “Remember” note app right there on the phone!! You can also turn it on by pressing the button on the right side of the phone,between the volume buttons ! Duh!

Now, don’t ask me why they made us play hide-and-seek this way. Is it the thrill of the hunt? I like a good puzzle or mystery now and again, especially in my younger years.   However I’m at a time in my life where I HAVE NO TIME ! This was a bit frustrating, so I thought I’d share with the hopes that I can save someone the effort and add a few more minutes of chill time to someones already hectic lifestyle. I have to say, I do feel a bit smarter now, but I could’ve written & recorded a new song in the time it took to find that darn app. 🙂 Still Love ya Blackberry, All in all a very cool phone !


:Deborah ❤



About Deborah Magone

Professional Musician / Singer / Songwriter, Winner Producer's Choice Award for "Best Female Rock Performer 2012" - 21st Los Angeles Music Awards , Owner JoMama Music Publishing "Rock and Kick Your Ass Blues!"©dm , Music Instructor ,Producer, Reiki Practicioner, 6th dan Okinawan Seidokan Karate www.deborahmagone.com View all posts by Deborah Magone

14 responses to “Where’s the Voice Recorder on the Blackberry Z10 ?! LOL !

  • Fikile

    Wow…@ Deborah u r a genius I hv been looking 4 this icon many many times but I couldn’t find, yesterday I was in church n the message was powerful I wanted to record it but I couldn’t find d icon, just nw I thought let search the net may be just may I will get something.

    Wow tnx 4 ur tip I tried it n it working.

    • Deborah Magone

      You’re so welcome Fikile ! I applaud you for listening to your intuition. Sorry for the late response. I somehow missed your post and I’m still learning how to respond via my BB phone! LOL

  • cecenostockings

    Thank you so much! My God, we’ve been hunting for this thing for ages.

    • Deborah Magone

      Thanks for commenting Cece ! You made me smile. Thats exactly how I felt when I finally found it. lol
      Another tidbit I found out just yesterday; BB has not yet upgraded the Blackberry Link Software. So if you care about backing up your phone and use a Mac computer, DO NOT UPGRADE your MAC to the most recent OS . Your BB Link won’t work. Hang on a bit longer. I scolded them on the phone and asked them tp please get moving on that!

  • rapha

    Yoh thanks Deborah

  • frankbazo

    Thanks maann. You’ve saved me a lot of hustle. Yeah truly authentic from Blackberry. It’s one damn high quality recorded. Am luvin’ it too!!! Thanks for sharing this puzzle.

  • Shafaq

    Thanks a lottttt. I have been searching for it since I got it as a gift but after reading your blog today found it 🙂

    • Deborah Magone

      You’re very welcome Shafaq! I have since bought a Black berry Priv and am disappointed because the Priv doesn’t have a voice recorder! I have to purchase what I feel to be, an insecure voice recorder app! SO, I still use my Z10 voice recorder which seems to have more space than my iPod 🙂
      Sorry for the late response. I had some personal losses around the time you sent this and am just seeing this now.

  • Eunice

    Thanks dear,u really helped me as well…I fail to understand why blackberry makes us suffer like this.

  • Reg

    Wow! Thanx a lot Debs! I’ve been searching for the voice recorder app on my BB10 for a long while now! So today I decided to search the Net. Thanx again!

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