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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

You can select a number of settings when keying in text.

The following steps show you how to change writing language, turn on word suggestion and write text.

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Add writing language

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

Slide two fingers down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.

Tap the settings icon.

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Add writing language

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

Tap Language & input.

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Add writing language

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

Tap Xperia™ keyboard.

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Add writing language

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

Tap Writing languages.

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Add writing language

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

To add a new writing language:

Tap the required language.

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Add writing language

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

Tap YES.

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Add writing language

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

Tap the required language until it's selected.

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Add writing language

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

Tap the keypad icon next to the required language.

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Add writing language

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

Tap QWERTY.

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Add writing language

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

Tap OK.

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Add writing language

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

Tap OK.

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Turn on word suggestion

When you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.

Tap Word suggestions.

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Turn on word suggestion

When you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.

Tap I never want to have any words or letters replaced.

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Turn on word suggestion

When you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.

Tap the home icon to return to the home screen.

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How to write text

The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.

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Write text

The language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two writing languages, see step 2.

Tap the language icon to select the required language.

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Write text

The language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two writing languages, see step 2.

Tap the letter keys to key in the required word.

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Write text

The language icon isn't available until you've selected a least two writing languages, see step 2.

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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Write numbers and symbols

Tap 12!?.

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Write numbers and symbols

Tap the required numbers or the required symbols.

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Write numbers and symbols

Tap +=$ to see more symbols.

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Write numbers and symbols

Tap Abc to return to text input.

Swipe right for the next step

Tap anywhere to dismiss

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