How to Delete Facebook Applications and Remove Contacts on a BlackBerry

Removing Facebook from a BlackBerry device is not as simple as just uninstalling the app.
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Facebook can integrate with the BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system in a number of different areas, and you can remove your account details from each area independently. The Facebook app runs independently from the Facebook account integration in the BlackBerry Hub and your Contacts app, so you can have one without the other. You can hide Facebook contacts from your address book while leaving the BlackBerry Hub integration and standalone Facebook app in place. Alternatively you can disconnect your Facebook account from the BlackBerry Hub, which will take the contact entries along with it (while leaving the standalone app untouched).

1 Removing Contacts

2 Tap the Contacts app from the apps page

Tap the "Contacts" app from the apps page.

3 Swipe down from the top of the screen

Swipe down from the top of the screen and select "Settings."

4 Tap the switch

Tap the switch next to the Facebook entry to show or hide Facebook contacts in your main address book. Tap "Back" to return to the contacts list.

5 Tap and hold on any Facebook contact

Tap and hold on any Facebook contact in the list and tap the trash icon to delete it. Select "Delete" to confirm. This removes the chosen contact from your BlackBerry address book; it does not break your friend connection with the contact on Facebook.

6 Uninstalling the Facebook App

7 Tap and hold the Facebook icon

Tap and hold the "Facebook" icon on the apps page until it begins to move and a small trash icon appears next to it.

8 Tap the trash icon to uninstall the Facebook app

Tap the trash icon to uninstall the Facebook app.

9 Delete to confirm and remove the Facebook app

Tap "Delete" to confirm and remove the Facebook app from your device. This uninstalls only the dedicated Facebook app and does not affect Facebook's integration with the BlackBerry Hub and the Contacts app.

10 Remove your Facebook Account

11 Tap Settings from the apps page

Tap "Settings" from the apps page.

12 Choose Accounts .''

Choose "Accounts."

13 Select Facebook

Select "Facebook" and then choose "Delete."

14 Tap Delete

Tap "Delete" again to confirm.

  • The steps above have been tested with the latest versions of the BB10 mobile operating system and its associated apps. If you are using different versions of the software then the steps may differ.
  • If at any stage you want to integrate your Facebook account with your BlackBerry device again, you can do so. The Facebook app can be downloaded through the BlackBerry World app, while your Facebook account can be re-added (to the BlackBerry Hub and your list of contacts) from the Accounts page of the device's Settings app.

An information technology journalist since 2002, David Nield writes about the Web, technology, hardware and software. He is an experienced editor, proofreader and copywriter for online publications such as CNET, TechRadar and Gizmodo. Nield holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and lives in Manchester, England.