BlackBerry Device Search APK

Version - com.blackberry.universalsearch
Last updated: 2020-06-21

Universal search to find apps, media and personal information on device and web

APP Information

Download Version (57)
Apk Size4.37 MB
App DeveloperBlackBerry Limited
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android6.0 and up
App Packagecom.blackberry.universalsearch.apk

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App Description

BlackBerry Device Search is blackberry,universalsearch,tools,device,search, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 2 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit BlackBerry Limited website who developed it. com.blackberry.universalsearch.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 6.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 11926+ times on store. You can also download com.blackberry.universalsearch APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

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You can use this app on your Android device absolutely free for 30 days. After that, to continue using the app, subscribe to BlackBerry Hub+ from the app or from BlackBerry Hub+ Services.
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Save time and effort navigating through your device and find information on your smartphone really quickly with BlackBerry Device Search. Easily find a contact, a meeting, a file, an email or a song by searching in one universal search bar.
• Remote search option if the info you are looking for isn’t found on your device
• Select and filter the categories you want to look in before you begin your search
• Use Instant Actions such as, "Call Mike," "Map home," or "Email Mary" to quickly perform tasks
• Search universally through your device Contacts, Calendar, BlackBerry Hub email, documents, files and more
• Fully supports Android for Work deployment and, when enabled by your administrator, supports unifying your personal and work views while maintaining strict data storage separation.
• Part of BlackBerry Hub+

App ChangeLog

  • • Minor enhancements and stability fixes

App Screens

BlackBerry Device Search App Screen 1BlackBerry Device Search App Screen 2


Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,com.blackberry.universalsearch.apk Was Pure And Safe.

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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS: Allows an application to use the account authenticator capabilities of the Account Manager, including creating accounts as well as obtaining and setting their passwords.
android.permission.CALL_PHONE: Allows an application to initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed.
android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows an application to access the list of accounts known by the phone.
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.READ_CALENDAR: Allows an application to read all of the calendar events stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your calendar events to other people.
android.permission.READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your data to other people.
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and so on.
android.permission.READ_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows an application to read the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for Contacts.
android.permission.READ_SYNC_STATS: Allows an application to read the sync stats; e.g. the history of syncs that have occurred.
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to start itself as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down the overall phone by always running.
android.permission.REORDER_TASKS: Allows an application to move tasks to the foreground and background. Malicious applications can force themselves to the front without your control.
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to the SD card.
android.permission.WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for Contacts.
com.blackberry.ddt.permission.SEND_TELEMETRY_EVENTS: Unknown permission from android reference
com.blackberry.pim.permission.INTERNAL: Unknown permission from android reference Unknown permission from android reference
view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

create accounts and set passwords
Allows the app to use the account authenticator capabilities of the AccountManager, including creating accounts and getting and setting their passwords.

directly call phone numbers
Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read calendar events plus confidential information
Allows the app to read all calendar events stored on your phone, including those of friends or co-workers. This may allow the app to share or save your calendar data, regardless of confidentiality or sensitivity.

read your contacts
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

read sync settings
Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.

read sync statistics
Allows an app to read the sync stats for an account, including the history of sync events and how much data is synced.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

reorder running apps
Allows the app to move tasks to the foreground and background. The app may do this without your input.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

toggle sync on and off
Allows an app to modify the sync settings for an account. For example, this can be used to enable sync of the People app with an account.

activity recognition
Allows an app to receive periodic updates of your activity level from Google, for example, if you are walking, driving, cycling, or stationary.


Certificate Issuer:CN:BlackBerry Limited
Certificate Subject:CN:BlackBerry Limited







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Google Play Reviews

  1. Bernd Abeling-avatar

    Used to be a really great app to use as notification centre, but some times out of nowhere it eats mobile data like a mad man. Just the first day of this month around 1.2 GB of my data was randomly used by this app for no apparent reason. I've had this problem before, but this is getting ridiculous, there's no reason at all an app like this needs this much data to run. Otherwise I'd recommend this application.

  2. Don Thompson-avatar

    The app won't run unless it is allowed to make phone calls. I just want something that looks for stuff. There is no need to make phone calls and that should not stop the file searches from occurring.

  3. Eric Heeg-avatar

    I am disappointed that this app is going to cease to exist. I use it often as I don't like to access the google search feature. I use it to look-up contacts quickly without having to scroll through the address book. I will miss this feature.

  4. Ray Li-avatar

    Extended search does not respect user selected search engine and opens all searches in Google. This is anticompetitive and against the law in the EU. Please give users the ability to select their search engine. Thank you!

  5. Justin Gordon-avatar

    Updated in 2018. I am paying for a subscription. Update your apps.

  6. A Google user-avatar

    Very good search app, but lacks dark theme (to go along with dark theme of BB Hub). Will fix rating once such option is available.

  7. xidnt-avatar

    Works great. Needs a widget and dark/black mode. Just noticed that the physical keyboard on my Samsung Tab S4 does not work in this app?

  8. Дмитрий Герман-avatar

    Дмитрий Герман


    It is a good product. I just hope it has built-in offline english dictionary like the Search feature in iOS where we can download specific dictionary based on language and variant of english....

  9. William Dana-avatar

    Really helpful app. It's too bad to hear that it's being discontinued. :(

  10. shakuntala bapna-avatar

    shakuntala bapna


    I remember while i owned a blackberry, i could perform a device search on an images and rename them on the fly, no such option👎

  11. Bradford Townley-avatar

    Bradford Townley


    Three star b/c it has stopped working on A10 - says uninstall the app and reinstall, no joy. Needs a fix

  12. Weak Arms-avatar

    It took forever to download and thats just 35 mb then after thats complete u have to download an 18mb hubservice app if not this app wont work.

  13. Anuj Thapa-avatar

    Almost perfect. Please make a search widget like a bar so we can place it on home screen.

  14. Yanike Mann-avatar

    Amazing!!!! The best device search on the market.

  15. A Google user-avatar

    Don't find this of any use, far too basic.

  16. moein jamali-avatar

    when i update this app my phone is very slowly and harmful and i cant restart my phone because this take 20 min

  17. Bimantara Ksatria Putra-avatar

    Bimantara Ksatria Putra


    Everything is good, except the pricing.

  18. Raghu Vamsi-avatar

    Best android search ever It would be helpful if you include local search like near by business contacts and services

  19. Vlad Iorga-avatar

    Missing features, I'm turning back to Sesame

  20. sunil jain-avatar

    Good but not able to search in text message. Help me

  21. Don Durant-avatar

    Great seach app for the phone.

  22. Tiger Blood-avatar

    It deserves 5 star. It is completely self sufficient.

  23. Gabriel Barros-avatar

    bloatware. cant uninstall

  24. Shane Doherty-avatar

    Covers any word or # in a glance

  25. Kaelo Benn-avatar

    best device search available i have one request please make a widget.

  26. Quang Huy Tran-avatar

    Can i change the default search engine to others, Duckduckgo ex?

  27. M.A.G-avatar

    Not to sure if it works

  28. Joseph Ndlovu-avatar

    Wow,very good

  29. Germina Murukhu-avatar

    Germina Murukhu


    I love app

  30. Mad 4k-avatar

    Best search app

  31. hemmat feyzi-avatar

    wow, ineed this

  32. F S-avatar

    I like it, I share the same concern of others, I don't want to delete the previous search every time I call for a search... it needs to be quick, I prefer having the previous search key words highlighted so the instant I start typing it replaces the previous key words

  33. A Google user-avatar

    Great concept. It's sad to see there hasn't been any further development in Instant Actions or the app as a whole.

  34. Bhojarajapandian .P-avatar

    Bhojarajapandian .P


    Like blackberry

  35. Delowar Joadar-avatar

    My library

  36. annette brown-avatar

    this has been very helpful

  37. A Google user-avatar

    Good job

  38. A Google user-avatar


  39. miss sanjida-avatar


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  41. Hema Gangwani-avatar

    Amazing ...easy..

  42. Prasad Kakde-avatar

    Excellent app

  43. kunal patil-avatar

    top search

  44. Surendran Nair-avatar

    NIce One

  45. Bernadt Gilbert-avatar

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  55. Daniel Perez-avatar

    Fastest and most efficient search app for Android. I would like to see some pop up widget for this search app - movie showtimes, restaurants etc like BlackBerry the assistant had.

  56. A Google user-avatar

    Very Good

  57. alok chaudhary-avatar

    Great app

  58. Terence Sellen-avatar


  59. A Google user-avatar

    Here's the ONLY issue: when I open this app, it keeps the previous search in the search field. This prevents the base case use (quick search) from being useful until I DELETE THE PREVIOUS QUERY. Open the app for a quick contact search? Oops: you're gonna need to delete the previous query first. This should at least be an option toggle, but until this is fixed the app is useless. Stick with Google search for the quick access button.

  60. Arif Hussain Theruvath-avatar

    Arif Hussain Theruvath


    The recent update spoiled the ease of use. Edit: everything back to normal. Except for few glitches. You search for a contact and then will have to perform many clicks on it to make it open. Why so? One star to 3 stars. Wish it had the functionality to use the Google search or the bing search as the integrated extended search app.

  61. uday sanga Vlogs-avatar

    uday sanga Vlogs


    Great app ,It's Just The Best Device Search app , Had same Search abilities that the Bb Assistant from Blackberry 10 OS had.

  62. A Google user-avatar

    Great idea thanks

  63. Ramji singh-avatar

    Very nice

  64. Brian Cahill-avatar

    Used to start a search from my home screen when I began to type - the latest update just opens the search app (after a lag) and then I have to start typing my search again. Come on BB. Why do the updates detract instead of building on success?

  65. Don Perkal-avatar

    So BlackBerry blew it again! You made another update worse than the previous version. I have my device set to start a search if I type from the home screen. After this recent update, it does open the search, however it does not use what I typed in the search field. Instead, it opens the device search with an empty search field and I have to start typing my search for a second time. I guess I'll have to uninstall updates until you guys get it right.

  66. Mr Hak Daddy Stevens-avatar

    Mr Hak Daddy Stevens


    Could do with some more tweaks like other reviewers have said to get it closer to the BB10 version then it would definitely get a 5. More integrated features with other key social apps like bb10 too please

  67. John Batchelor-avatar

    Major time saver

  68. A Google user-avatar


  69. Walker G-avatar

    The recent update helped but still not able to search for past calender events like the BB10 version. I have to go to the calendar and search from inside that app. So in my opinion it's not really "universal" if it doesn't give results from calendar. And yes, I have selected "calendar" in the category settings! 5/15/18- universal search still not working for past years calendar events. Very disappointed this original core functionality of BB10 isn't working on my KeyOne.

  70. Đoàn Tem chống hàng giả DAC-avatar

    Đoàn Tem chống hàng giả DAC


    I always use instant actions: call... Then I search my contacts. But the searching function isn't as intelligent as it on Bb10 devices, or on Google search, or on truephone app. I have to change swipe up function to : Contacts of Truephone. Plz bring it back from BlackBerry os 10

  71. Brian Lane-avatar

    Works like a top!! Just wished it would also check the SD card.. One of the reasons I own a blackberry is for that... but still an awesome app!!

  72. Thomas Perkins-avatar

    Works but do something about the battery consumption on the BlackBerry Detek 60 PLEASE!!! It's hideous!!!! 😡

  73. Baron Nomis-avatar

    but it sometimes registers first letters twice, plus it could load a tiny bit faster - keep polishing, it will be awesome !

  74. Bernard Cuffy-avatar

    Nice work updating.

  75. A Google user-avatar


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  77. A Google user-avatar

    Love it

  78. A Google user-avatar

    Needs a widget so badly. And Internet search should be on top as a result. It's a bit slow too, and doesn't get first command most of the times

  79. J. Chalk-avatar

    Coming from BlackBerry right through to the final Q10, I am biased, but truth is, I always found it amazing. Searching everything from the front page. Android makes it slow to get started, but still the only real universal search I know.

  80. Irawan go-avatar

    My essential app in my device. I use it often but I notice that not all app are shown. Apps that are moved to the external storage cant be found by the device search . At first they can be found but after some time and I try to search them some app don't appear at the search result . I have try it some time and find this bug . Hope the blackberry team can fix this . For my device I used Priv .

  81. shaun williams-avatar

    This is the worst search app ever, I'm forced to have this utter garbage on my phone because it's a Blackberry.

  82. Ha Tran hong-avatar

    Its take a long time to search. So slow :(

  83. Paul Schulte-avatar

    Great app overall. I would really like to have a 4x1 widget to go with it. Having it as a voice operated assistant would also be a great feature.

  84. Phil Bramham-avatar

    Fastest way to find anything - latest version

  85. Michael Ihnat-avatar

    Nice decent search app. Could use some improvements. Please make swipe down or double click to start search, make the web search integrated into phone search (i.e., doesn't require a second click) and the organization of results more compact so that you don't need to scroll down to see the most important results from each category. Also needs widget and more rapid response as others have mentioned. See the Evie launcher search for comparison.

  86. Bálint Varga-avatar

    BB os10 universal search was much better, faster. Main problem is that it opens slowly and the last search term stays in the search box, you always have to delete the text box content before every search.

  87. Moora Son-avatar

    Keep on android 6.0.

  88. Igor Lyszkiewicz-avatar

    Igor Lyszkiewicz


    Not free.

  89. Richard Castro-Parker-avatar

    Richard Castro-Parker


    Great universal search app

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  91. Bruce Banner-avatar

    Just updated. Still doesn't reset when minimised. Make it as good as bb10 Just noticed it does reset when used as a default search from the homescreen. Problem is shortpress shortcuts need to be disabled for this to work. Please reset everytime the app icon or convenience key is pressed. The instant actions, file search and history features are great. Pity you have to close the app or delete contents everytime you want to use it. Please make it skip straight to web pages like on bb10also.

  92. Thomas Evans-avatar

    Stopped working upon a software update; can no longer open files that came as the result of a search

  93. Roger Brown-avatar

    I miss the integration with BB10's Assistant app, but this does what it's designed to do, so glad to have on my Android device. I recommend it.

  94. Dibakar Aditya-avatar

    Except for images, it no longer opens files from the search results.

  95. A Google user-avatar

    Please Keep BlackBerry applications only For BlackBerry.

  96. Luciano Tom-avatar

    De lujo! Sigan con las actualizaciones.

  97. David Nevařil-avatar

    Nice but still slow.

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  99. A Google user-avatar

    Dear BlackBerry Devs, I found a problem. When I find a contact from home screen, it takes 2 or more taps to actually open that contact. It is always more than 1 tap, after which it blinks for a second. BlackBerry Priv

  100. Frank Chr.-avatar

    It does not find all files I saved, just one out 15. Maybe it did not index all, but if I have to start it manually (without any button to do so) why bother using this app at all? I own a BlackBerry and would love to use its apps but not if they are not working properly.