Basic use

How to write text

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages. Follow these instructions to learn how to write text.

Just so you know...

Please select the red text to see instructional images.

You can select a number of settings when keying in text.
The following steps show you how to change writing language, turn on word suggestion and write text.
The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.
Select QWERTY keypad
Press and hold the text input field until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Press Input method.
Press Android keyboard.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.
Add writing language
Press the settings icon.
Press Android keyboard settings.
Press Input languages.
Press the required language.
When the box next to the language is ticked (V), it's selected.
Press the Return key twice to return to text input.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Turn on word completion
Press the settings icon.
Press Android keyboard settings.
Press Show suggestions to turn the function on or off.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
Press the Return key to return to text input.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Write text
Slide right or left on space to select writing language.
Press the letters to key in the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press and drag the bar containing the word suggestions left to see more suggestions.
Press the required word to insert it.
Write numbers and symbols
To insert one number:
Press and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.
To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.
Press ALT to see more symbols.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.
Was this helpful? Yes No

Send us your comments

Your feedback means a lot to us. Please let us know how we could make our Device Guide site even better.

Enter your comments here then click the 'Send' button.

500 characters remaining Send

Email this article to your friend

* Required Information

Your name
Your friend's name
Your friend's email *
Key in the letters and numbers displayed in the box
Back to the topic list