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Learn how to write text quickly and efficiently using your phone’s keyboard.
Writing with the on-screen keyboard is easy. You can use the keyboard when holding your phone in portrait or landscape mode. The keyboard layout can vary in different apps and languages.
To open the on-screen keyboard, tap a text box.
Tap the shift key. To switch caps lock mode on, double-tap the key. To return to normal mode, tap the shift key again.
Tap the numbers and symbols key. Some special character keys bring up more symbols. To see more symbols, tap and hold a symbol or special character.
Tap the emoji key and select the emoji.
Tap and hold the character, then tap the accent or the accented character, if supported by your keyboard.
Tap the backspace key.
To edit a word you just wrote, tap the word and drag the cursor to the place you want.
Your phone suggests words as you write, to help you write quickly and more accurately. Word suggestions may not be available in all languages.
When you start writing a word, your phone suggests possible words. When the word you want is shown in the suggestion bar, select the word. To see more suggestions, tap and hold the suggestion.
Tip: If the suggested word is marked in bold, your phone will automatically use it to replace the word you wrote. If the word is wrong, tap and hold it to see a few other suggestions.
If you do not want the keyboard to suggest words while typing, turn off the text corrections. Tap