Keyboard & typing

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 keyboard icons to input the desired characters.
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  3. Tap the Shift icon to capitalize the next input letter. Tap again to enable CAPS lock. Tap once more to return to lowercase input.
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  4. Touch and hold an icon to access associated special characters.
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  5. Tap the 123 Sym icon to access symbols and special characters.
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  6. Tap the 1/2 icon to access additional symbols.
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  7. Tap the ABC icon to return to the standard keyboard.
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  8. While typing, autocomplete suggestions will display above the keyboard. Tap a suggestion to automatically enter it into the text field.
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  9. To input text using Swype, slide a finger from one letter of a word to the next, lifting only between words.
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  10. Tap the Microphone icon to use speech-to-text input.
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  11. To copy/cut text, touch and hold the desired text.
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  12. Drag the selection bars to highlight the desired text.
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  13. Tap Cut to cut the selected text. Tap Copy to copy the selected text.
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  14. To paste copied/cut text, touch and hold within a Text field.
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  15. Tap Paste.
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  16. To access keyboard and input settings, touch and hold the Microphone icon.
    Note: Alternatively, access keyboard settings from the home screen by tapping Apps > Settings > My device tab > Language and input
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  17. Tap the Settings icon.
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