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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.

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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.

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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.

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2a - Select keypad type

Swype is a keypad where you slide your finger across the keys instead of tapping them. Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key. 3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key. Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting. Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.

Tap and hold the text input field until a pop-up menu is displayed.

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2a - Select keypad type

Swype is a keypad where you slide your finger across the keys instead of tapping them. Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key. 3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key. Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting. Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.

Tap Input method.

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2a - Select keypad type

Swype is a keypad where you slide your finger across the keys instead of tapping them. Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key. 3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key. Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting. Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.

Tap Swype or Samsung keypad.

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2a - Select keypad type

Swype is a keypad where you slide your finger across the keys instead of tapping them. Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key. 3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key. Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting. Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.

If you select Samsung keypad:

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2a - Select keypad type

Swype is a keypad where you slide your finger across the keys instead of tapping them. Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key. 3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key. Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting. Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.

Tap the settings icon (a gear wheel).

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2a - Select keypad type

Swype is a keypad where you slide your finger across the keys instead of tapping them. Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key. 3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key. Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting. Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.

Tap Portrait keypad types.

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2a - Select keypad type

Swype is a keypad where you slide your finger across the keys instead of tapping them. Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key. 3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key. Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting. Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.

Tap Qwerty Keypad, 3x4 Keypad, Handwriting box 1 or Handwriting box 2.

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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Tap the settings icon (a gear wheel).

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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Tap Input languages.

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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Tap the required language.

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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

When the box next to a language is ticked (V), the language is selected.

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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Tap the Return key twice to return to text input.

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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Tap and hold Space.

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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Drag your finger right or left to select the required writing language.

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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

Tap the settings icon (a gear wheel).

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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

Tap Options.

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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

Tap Language.

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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

Tap the required language.

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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

When the box next to a language is ticked (V), the language is selected.

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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

Tap the Return key twice to return to text input.

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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary is used for word suggestion.Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

Tap the language to select the required writing language.

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2d - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Tap and hold the settings icon.

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2d - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Tap XT9 to turn the function on or off.

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2d - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.

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2d - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Tap the Return key to go back to text input.

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2e - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Tap and hold the settings icon.

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2e - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Briefly tap XT9 to turn on predictive text input.

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2e - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.

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2e - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Tap XT9 advanced settings.

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2e - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Tap Word completion to turn the function on or off.

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2e - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.

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2e - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

Tap the Return key twice to return to text input.

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2f - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

Tap the settings icon.

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2f - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

Tap Options.

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2f - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

Tap Word prediction to turn the function on or off.

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2f - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.

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2f - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

Tap the Return key to go back to text input.

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How to write text

Please note: the following steps require that you've selected a keypad type in step 2a.

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.

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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.

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3a - Use Swype keypad

Lift your finger after the last letter.

Tap the required word to insert it.

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3a - Use Swype keypad

To key in one number:

Tap and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.

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3a - Use Swype keypad

To key in more numbers or symbols:

Tap SYM.

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3a - Use Swype keypad

Tap the required numbers or the required symbols.

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3a - Use Swype keypad

Tap ABC to return to text input.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Tap once on each letter to write the required word.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.

Tap the required word to insert it.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Tap arrow down to see more words.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

To key in numbers or symbols:

Tap ?123.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Tap 1/3 to see more symbols.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Tap the required numbers or the required symbols.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Tap ABC to return to text input.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Tap once on each letter to write the required word.

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3c - Use phone keypad

A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.

Tap the required word to insert it.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Tap arrow down to see more words.

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3c - Use phone keypad

To key in one number:

Tap and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.

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3c - Use phone keypad

To write more numbers:

Tap 123.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Tap the required numbers.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Tap ?#+ and then ABC to return to text input.

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3c - Use phone keypad

To key in symbols:

Tap 123 and then ?#+.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Tap 1/8 to see more symbols.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Tap the required symbols.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Tap ABC to return to text input.

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3d - Use handwriting 1

To key in letters:

Key in the required letters in the top left field or the top right field.

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3d - Use handwriting 1

To key in numbers:

Key in the required numbers in the bottom left field.

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3d - Use handwriting 1

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.

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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.

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3e - Use handwriting 2

To key in numbers:

Tap the symbol selection icon until 123 is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.

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3e - Use handwriting 2

To key in symbols:

Tap the symbol selection icon until ?#+ is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.

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3e - Use handwriting 2

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.

Swipe right for the next step

Tap anywhere to dismiss

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