Samsung GALAXY S II




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Writing text on my mobile phone



Want to learn how to write text, such as notes or messages? There are various ways of writing text. Follow these easy instructions.


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 for QWERTY or phone keypad, go to 2b.
  • Select writing language for Swype keypad, go to 2c.
  • Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off, go to 2d.
  • Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off, go to 2e.
  • Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off, go to 2f.

2a - Select keypad type
  • Tap and hold the text input field until a pop-up menu is displayed.
  • Tap Input method.
  • Tap Swype or Samsung keypad.
  • If you select Samsung keypad:
  • Tap the settings icon (a gear wheel).
  • Tap Portrait keypad types.
  • Tap Qwerty Keypad, 3x4 Keypad, Handwriting box 1 or Handwriting box 2.

2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad
  • Tap the settings icon (a gear wheel).
  • Tap Input languages.
  • Tap the required language.
  • When the box next to a language is ticked (V), the language is selected.
  • Tap the Return key twice to return to text input.
  • Tap and hold Space.
  • Drag your finger right or left to select the required writing language.

2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad
  • Tap the settings icon (a gear wheel).
  • Tap Options.
  • Tap Language.
  • Tap the required language.
  • When the box next to a language is ticked (V), the language is selected.
  • Tap the Return key twice to return to text input.
  • Tap the language to select the required writing language.

2d - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off
  • Tap and hold the settings icon.
  • Tap XT9 to turn the function on or off.
  • When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
  • Tap the Return key to go back to text input.

2e - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off
  • Tap and hold the settings icon.
  • Briefly tap XT9 to turn on predictive text input.
  • When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
  • Tap XT9 advanced settings.
  • Tap Word completion to turn the function on or off.
  • When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
  • Tap the Return key twice to return to text input.

2f - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap Options.
  • Tap Word prediction to turn the function on or off.
  • When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
  • Tap the Return key to go back to text input.

How to write text
  • The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when dictionary and word suggestion are turned on.
  • Choose one of the following options:
  • Use Swype keypad, go to 3a.
  • Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3b.
  • Use phone keypad, go to 3c.
  • Use handwriting 1, go to 3d.
  • Use handwriting 2, go to 3e.

3a - Use Swype keypad
  • Tap 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.
  • Tap the required word to insert it.
  • To key in one number:
  • Tap and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.
  • To key in more numbers or symbols:
  • Tap SYM.
  • Tap the required numbers or the required symbols.
  • Tap ABC to return to text input.

3b - Use QWERTY keypad
  • Tap once on each letter to write the required word.
  • A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
  • Tap the required word to insert it.
  • Tap arrow down to see more words.
  • To key in numbers or symbols:
  • Tap ?123.
  • Tap 1/3 to see more symbols.
  • Tap the required numbers or the required symbols.
  • Tap ABC to return to text input.

3c - Use phone keypad
  • Tap once on each letter to write the required word.
  • A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
  • Tap the required word to insert it.
  • Tap arrow down to see more words.
  • To key in one number:
  • Tap and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.
  • To write more numbers:
  • Tap 123.
  • Tap the required numbers.
  • Tap ?#+ and then ABC to return to text input.
  • To key in symbols:
  • Tap 123 and then ?#+.
  • Tap 1/8 to see more symbols.
  • Tap the required symbols.
  • Tap ABC to return to text input.

3d - Use handwriting 1
  • To key in letters:
  • Key in the required letters in the top left field or the top right field.
  • To key in numbers:
  • Key in the required numbers in the bottom left field.
  • To key in symbols:
  • Key in the required symbols in the bottom right field.
  • Your mobile phone automatically suggests a letter, number or character matching what you've keyed in.

3e - Use handwriting 2
  • To key in letters:
  • Tap the symbol selection icon until ABC is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.
  • To key in numbers:
  • Tap the symbol selection icon until 123 is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.
  • To key in symbols:
  • Tap the symbol selection icon until ?#+ is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.
  • Key in the required letters, numbers or symbols in the text input field.
  • Your mobile phone automatically suggests a letter, number or character matching what you've keyed in.
  • To insert a space between two words:
  • Draw a horizontal line in the text input field.

*Please refer to the Samsung website for more information or further support.*

Ending active applications on my mobile phone
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First use

Charging the battery for my mobile phone
Turning my mobile phone on and off
Inserting a memory card into my mobile phone
Inserting SIM and battery into my mobile phone
Activating a Google account on my mobile phone

Sound settings

Setting the ring volume for my mobile phone
Choosing a ringtone for my mobile phone
Turning vibration on my mobile phone on or off
Turning silent mode on my mobile phone on or off
Choosing a message tone for my mobile phone

Display settings

Choosing a language for my mobile phone
Personalising the phone display for my mobile phone
Setting date and time for my mobile phone

Security codes

Turning use of phone lock code on my mobile phone on or off
Changing my mobile phone PIN
Turning my mobile phone PIN on or off
Changing the phone lock code for my mobile phone
Unblock SIM

Software update

Checking the software version for my mobile phone
Restoring factory default settings on my mobile phone
Backing up the phone memory on my mobile phone
Updating the software on my mobile phone

Network

Turning flight mode on my mobile phone on or off
Choosing a network for my mobile phone
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Making calls

Making a call with my mobile phone
Using speed dialing on my mobile phone
Making a call with hidden caller identification
Making a video call with my mobile phone
Using call waiting on my mobile phone
Turning call waiting on my mobile phone on or off
Answering a call on my mobile phone
Turning caller identification on my mobile phone on or off
Diverting calls to another number

Contacts

Copying contacts between my mobile phone and SIM
Synchronising contacts with social network sites and email accounts on my mobile phone
Creating a contact for my mobile phone
Assigning a contact to a speed dialing key
Merging identical contacts on my mobile phone

Voicemail

Diverting calls to my voicemail
Saving my voicemail number
Calling my voicemail
Cancelling all diverts on my mobile phone

SMS

Writing and sending SMS
Setting up my mobile phone for SMS
Reading SMS

MMS

Setting up my mobile phone for MMS
Writing and sending MMS
Reading MMS

Email

Writing and sending email
Setting up my mobile phone for email
Choosing a default email account for my mobile phone
Setting up my mobile phone for Exchange email
Reading email

Organiser

Using the calendar on my mobile phone
Setting an alarm on my mobile phone
Creating a note on my mobile phone

Internet

Setting up my mobile phone for internet
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Applications

Downloading and using applications from Android Market
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Camera, pictures and video clips

Sending pictures and video clips from my mobile phone
Viewing pictures and video clips on my mobile phone
Using my mobile phone camera
Transferring pictures and video clips from my mobile phone to my computer
Using the video recorder on my mobile phone
Uploading pictures or video clips to social network sites

Music

Using the music player on my mobile phone
Creating a playlist for my music player
Using the radio on my mobile phone
Transferring audio files from my computer to my mobile phone

GPS, maps and navigation

Choosing GPS settings on my mobile phone

Data usage

Turning data roaming on my mobile phone on or off
Activating or deactivating data connections on my mobile phone

Connecting mobile phone and computer

Transferring files from a computer to my mobile phone
Using tethering on my mobile phone

Wi-Fi

Connecting my mobile phone to Wi-Fi network
Using my mobile phone as Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Turning Bluetooth on my mobile phone on or off
Pairing Bluetooth devices
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Facebook

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Twitter

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Gmail

Writing and sending Gmail
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Google Maps

Using GPS navigation in Google Maps
Using map functions in Google Maps

YouTube

Using YouTube on my mobile phone