Basic use

How to write text

There are various ways of entering text when you write notes or messages. Follow these instructions to learn how to write text.

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Introduction
Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages. The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.
Select text input settings
There are a number of different text input settings. The most important settings are described in the following steps.
Choose one of the following options:
Select keypad type, go to 2a.
Select writing language, go to 2b.
Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off, go to 2c.
Turn word suggestion for phone keypad and compact QWERTY keypad on or off, go to 2d.
Turn predictive text input for phone keypad and compact QWERTY keypad on or off, go to 2e.
2a - Select keypad type
Press the language.
Press Settings.
Press Keyboard types.
Press Standard, Phone or Compact.
Standard is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
Phone is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Compact is a QWERTY keypad with several letters on each key.
2b - Select writing language
Press the language.
If the required language is not on the list:
Press Settings.
Press International keyboard.
Press the required language to select the language.
When the box next to the language is ticked (V), it's selected.
Press the Return key twice.
Press the language.
Press the required writing language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
2c - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off
Press the language.
Press Settings.
Press Text input.
Press Prediction to turn word suggestion on or off.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
2d - Turn word suggestion for phone keypad and compact QWERTY keypad on or off
Press the language.
Press Settings.
Press Text input.
Press Word completion to turn word suggestion on or off.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
2e - Turn predictive text input for phone keypad and compact QWERTY keypad on or off
Press XT9 ABC to turn this function on or off.
When XT9 is displayed on a green background, the function is turned on.
If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Phone or Compact in step 2a.
How to write text
The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when predictive text input and word suggestion are turned on.
Choose one of the following options:
Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3a.
Use phone keypad, go to 3b.
Use compact QWERTY keypad, go to 3c.
3a - Use QWERTY keypad
Press once on each letter to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press the required word to insert it.
Press arrow down to see more words.
To key in a number or symbol:
Press and hold the key with the required number or the key with the required symbol until the number or symbol is displayed.
To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press 12#.
If required, press 1/2 to see more symbols.
Press the required number or the required symbol.
Press ABC to return to text input.
3b - Use phone keypad
Press once on each letter to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press the required word to insert it.
Press arrow down to see more words.
To key in one number:
Press and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.
To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press 12#.
Press arrow up or arrow down to see more symbols.
Press the required number or the required symbol.
Press ABC to return to text input.
3c - Use compact QWERTY keypad
Press once on each letter to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press the required word to insert it.
Press arrow down to see more words.
To key in one number:
Press and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.
To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press 12#.
Press arrow up or arrow down to see more symbols.
Press the required number or the required symbol.
Press ABC to return to text input.
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