Learn how to write using your phone.
Use the on-screen keyboard
To open the on-screen keyboard, select a text box. You can use the on-screen keyboard when holding your phone in portrait or landscape mode.
1 — Character keys
2 — Shift key
3 — Numbers and symbols key
4 — Smiley key
5 — Space key
6 — Language key. Shown when more than one writing language is used.
7 — Enter key
8 — Backspace key
The keyboard layout can vary in different apps.
Select the shift key. To switch caps lock mode on, select the key twice. To return to normal mode, select the shift key again.
Select the numbers and symbols key. Some of the special character keys can bring up more symbols. To see more related symbols, select and hold a symbol or special character.
To quickly type in a number or commonly used special character, put a finger on the numbers and symbols key, slide your finger to the character, then lift your finger.
To quickly type in a full stop and a space when you get to the end of a sentence, select the space key twice.
Select and hold the character, then select the accented character.
Select the backspace key.
Select the language key.
Tap and hold the screen near the text until a cursor is shown. Without lifting your finger, drag the cursor to the place you want.
To move the cursor to the next row or text box, select the enter key. The function of the enter key can change in different apps. For example, in the web address box of the web browser, it acts as the Go icon.
Use keyboard word suggestions
Your phone suggests words as you write, to help you write quickly and more accurately.
Word suggestions are not available in all languages.
Select > and keyboard > typing settings .
Select a keyboard and Suggest text and highlight misspelt words.
In a text input field, start writing a word. Your phone suggests possible words as you write. When the correct word is displayed, select the word.
To add a new word to the dictionary, write the word, select it, and then select the plus sign (+) next to the word in the suggestion bar.
Select a keyboard, then clear the Suggest text and highlight misspelt words check box.
Select reset suggestions.
Add more writing languages
You can add several writing languages for your keyboard and switch between the languages when writing.
Select > and keyboard, then select the languages you want to write in. The language key is shown on the keyboard.
Select the language key. The keyboard layout and word suggestions change according to the language selected.