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 device 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.
Add a language, go to 2b.
Select writing language, go to 2c.
Turn word suggestion on or off, go to 2d.
2a - Select keypad type
Press the keypad icon.
Press Android keyboard or Swype.
Android keyboard is a keypad with one letter on each key.
Swype is a keypad where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing the keys.
2b - Add a language
Press the keypad icon.
Press Configure input methods.
To select writing language for the Swype keypad:
Press Settings below Swype.
Press Language.
Press the required language to turn it on or off.
When the box next to a language is ticked (V), it's turned on.
Press the return icon twice.
To select writing language for the Android™ keypad:
Press Active input methods.
Press Use system language or the required language to turn it on or off.
When the box next to a language is ticked (V), it's turned on.
Press the return icon.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
2c - Select writing language
To select language for the Swype keypad:
Press the language icon (a globe).
To select language for the Android™ keypad:
Press the keypad icon.
Press the required language.
Before you can select writing language, you need to add the required writing language, see step 2b.
2d - Turn word suggestion on or off
Press the keypad icon.
Press Configure input methods.
To turn word suggestion for the Swype keypad on or off:
Press Settings below Swype.
Press Word suggestion.
Press Word suggestion to turn word suggestion on or off:
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
Press the return icon the necessary number of times to return to text input.
To turn word suggestion for the Android™ keypad on or off:
Press Settings below Android keyboard.
Press Show correction suggestions.
Press Always show, Show on portrait mode or Always hide.
Press the return icon the necessary number of times to return to text input.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
How to write text
The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when word suggestion is turned on.
Choose one of the following options:
Use Android™ keypad, go to 3a.
Use Swype keypad, go to 3b.
3a - Use Android™ keypad
Press the letter keys to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Move your finger over word suggestions for more results.
Press the required word to insert it.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
If required, press More to see more symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.
3b - Use Swype keypad
Press the first letter of the required word and slide your finger, without lifting it, across all the letters in the word.
Lift your finger after the last letter.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Slide your finger over word suggestions for more results.
Press the required word to insert it.
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:
Press 123.
Press the required numbers.
Press ABC to return to text input.
To key in more symbols:
Press =@#.
Press the required symbols.
If required, press 1/2 to see more symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.
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