Keyboard & typing

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

  1. To access the keyboard, tap the Messaging icon. > Compose icon.
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  2. Tap the Shift key to capitalize the first letter typed. Touch and hold the Shift key until the phone vibrates to enable CAPS-Lock.
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  3. Tap the ?123 key to access numbers and symbols.
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  4. Tap the Symbols Key to access more symbols.
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  5. Tap the ABC key to return to the standard keyboard.
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  6. Auto-complete suggestions will be displayed at the top of the keybaord. Tap and auto-complete suggestion to enter it.
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  7. Tap the Delete key to delete letters and words.
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  8. Tap the Smiley icon to access emoticons.
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  9. Swipe to view more emoticons. Tap ABC to return to the standard keyboard.
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  10. To use speech-to-text, tap the Microphone icon.
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  11. Speak now.
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  12. To copy text, touch and hold the desired text you would like to copy.
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  13. Touch, then drag the Selection bars to highlight the desired text to copy.
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  14. Tap the Copy icon.
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  15. To paste text, touch and hold the desired text field where you would like to paste to.
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  16. Tap Paste.
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  17. To access the keyboard settings menu, touch and hold the , key.
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  18. Tap Google Keyboard Settings.
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