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How to insert an automatic signature on SMS text messages on your BlackBerry

8830-text The BlackBerry allows to include automatic signatures on every email that is sent from your mobile device. This is convenient so people know that you are writing your email from a mobile device. Unfortunately there is no built-in functionality to do this also with SMS text messages but this workaround can help you.

Using AutoText for signatures

The BlackBerry has the built in functionality of auto text which is used to correct common spelling mistakes but which can also be used to replace certain text when you enter certain text. The idea is to setup autotext for a special phrase which will then be replaced with your signature.

Setting Up Auto Text

Open your BlackBerry options and select AutoText. Now you can define by pressing the BlackBerry menu button and selecting new. Define a text that should be replaced and the text that you want to insert instead. An example is “sig1” and replace it with “ sent from John Smith, 555 –6789”.

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Write your text and insert your signature

If you write a text message and you type the text “sig1” it will be replaced with your signature. Of course this also works if you want to write an email. If your text does not get replaced, you have to activate AutoText for SMS, you can do change this setting in your BlackBerry Options >> SMS >> Disable Auto Text: No.

Do you have any other creative uses for AutoText? Share them in the comments!


  • http://twitter.com/mscookie Cookie

    This is great! I always wondered such advance pieces of equipment leave out this feature. It is included in lower end devices so is this a sign of mediocre technology?

  • http://rhsc.com CrimsonDarkness

    WooHoo!!
    Was wondering how to do that…But now that I know how to do it..I don’t know what to make my signature…
    Awww shucks.

  • Friend

    I just wanted to inform you that you have a typo!

    Correction Area:

    If you write a text message and you type the text “sig1” it will be replaced with you signature, should read “your signature.”

    Have a nice day.

  • KUNALPATIL

    WooHoo!!
    Was wondering how to do that…But now that I know how to do it..I don't know what to make my signature…
    Awww shucks.

  • FireRescue Mom

    Thank you sooooo much! Been trying to figure out how to do that forever!

  • FireRescue Mom

    Thank you sooooo much! Been trying to figure out how to do that forever!

  • Spagettibender4

    I have a 9330, and I don't have “Auto Text” under opitions! Now what?