Keyboard & typing

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

  1. To access the keyboard, tap on a text entry field.
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  2. Tap the Shift key to capitalize the first letter typed.
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  3. Touch and hold the Shift key to activate "CAPS-Lock"
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  4. Tap the Sym icon to access symbols.
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  5. Tap the 1/2 icon to access more symbols.
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  6. Tap the Alphabet icon to return to the standard keyboard.
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  7. Tap the Microphone icon, then speak the desired words to use speech-to-text. Touch and hold the Microphone icon to access settings and change the keyboard mode.
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  8. Tap the desired keyboard mode.
    Note: To access the keyboard settings, tap the Settings icon. To access the settings from the home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Language & input.
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  9. Tap the desired auto-suggest word to add it.
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  10. To copy/cut text, touch and hold the desired text.
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  11. Touch, then drag the selection bars to highlight the desired text.
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  12. Tap Copy to copy the selected text.
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  13. Tap Cut to cut the selected text.
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  14. To paste copied/cut text, touch and hold the Text field.
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  15. Tap Paste to paste copied/cut text.
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  16. To use Swype, touch and drag across the keyboard to spell out the desired word, then release.
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