Keyboard & typing

How to use the keyboard, use speech-to-text, access keyboard settings, and more.

  1. Tap the Shift icon to capitalize the next input letter.
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  2. Tap the Shift icon a second time to enable Caps lock.
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  3. Tap the Symbols icon to access symbols and special characters.
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  4. Tap the Next icon to access additional symbols and special characters.
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  5. Tap the Emoji icons along the bottom of the keyboard to access different types of emojis, icons and graphics.
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  6. Tap the 'abc' icon to return to the standard alphanumeric keyboard.
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  7. Touch and hold an icon to access associate symbols and special characters.
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  8. Drag to the desired symbol then release to input.
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  9. While typing, Autocomplete suggestions will appear along the top of the keyboard. Tap the desired suggestion to input it.
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  10. To access speech-to-text input, touch and hold the Settings icon.
    Note: To use speech-to-text input, you must activate Google voice typing. From the home screen, press the Menu key > tap 'All settings' > Under the General tab, tap 'Language and input' > tap 'Google voice typing'.
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  11. Tap the Microphone icon.
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  12. Speak the desired message to input.
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  13. To copy text, touch and hold the desired text.
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  14. Touch and drag the Selection icons to modify the selection.
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  15. Tap Copy.
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  16. To paste text, navigate to, then touch and hold within the desired text field.
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  17. Tap Paste.
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  18. To access keyboard and input settings, tap the Settings icon.
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  19. If the settings icon is not displayed, touch and hold the indicated icon.
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  20. Tap the Settings icon.
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