How To: Identify the PIN of Your BlackBerry PlayBook

#TeamBlackBerry – If I asked you for your BlackBerry® PlayBook tablet PIN, would you know where to find it? For those of you that don’t know the answer to this question, here are a few of the locations where you can obtain the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet PIN.

Location #1 – During the Setup Wizard

If you are setting up a brand new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or setting up
the tablet again after performing a security wipe, you’ll be shown the Setup
Wizard, which helps you get your tablet set up and updated to the latest version
of the BlackBerry® PlayBook OS. To get the tablet PIN while in the Setup Wizard
app, complete the following steps:

 

1. On the Wi-Fi® network screen, tap the Gear icon (in the red box) that
appears at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Find your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet PIN

2. The PIN will be displayed (in the red box); for example, 500XXXXX.

Find your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet PIN

Location #2 – BlackBerry PlayBook tablet settings

If you have completed the Setup Wizard, you can obtain the tablet PIN by
reviewing the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet settings. To do this, complete the
following steps:

  1. On the home screen, tap the Gear icon
  2. Select “About”
  3. Toggle ”View Information about your tablet’ to Hardware”
  4. The PIN is displayed (in the red box); for example, 500XXXXX.

Find your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet PIN

Location #3 – BlackBerry Desktop Software

If you aren’t already using it, a tool I recommend all BlackBerry PlayBook
tablet owners install is BlackBerry®
Desktop Software
, as it allows you to backup and restore your tablet in
addition to synchronizing media.

After installing BlackBerry Desktop Software for PC or Mac, the next time you
connect a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet the PIN will be displayed on the main
screen in addition to other devices details, such as your software version and
when you last performed a backup.

Below is a screenshot of how the PIN appears if you are using BlackBerry
Desktop Software for Mac version 2.2:

Find your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet PIN

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