How to Clear the App World Cache on Your BlackBerry

See your app updates quicker on BlackBerry 10

What to Know

  • If you have a SureType or QWERTY keyboard, launch App World and type rst while holding Alt. Your applications refresh.
  • For BlackBerry Storm (touchscreen) devices: Launch App World, hold the device in landscape mode, and activate the on-screen keyboard.
  • Then, press and hold the ?!123 buttons until it locks. To clear the cache, type the following characters in sequence: 34(.

This article explains how to clear the App World application's cache on your BlackBerry, which often solves update-downloading problems. Instructions apply to devices with BlackBerry OS. If you have a newer, Android-based BlackBerry device, you shouldn't have these issues.

How to Clear the App World Cache on a BlackBerry With a Keyboard

If your device has a SureType or a QWERTY keyboard, launch App World, then type rst while holding the alt key.

Once you perform the reset, App World will close. The next time you launch it and select My World, you will be prompted to re-enter your BlackBerry ID (which was previously cached), and your list of applications will be refreshed.

Person using a Blackberry device
Lifewire / Elise Degarmo

How to Clear the App World Cache on BlackBerry Storm Devices

The process is different for BlackBerry devices with a touchscreen:

  1. Launch App World.

  2. Hold the device in landscape mode, and then activate the on-screen keyboard.

  3. Press and hold the ?!123 buttons until it locks.

  4. Type the following characters in sequence: 34(

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