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How to write text

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages.

Step 1 of 18

You can select a number of settings when keying in text.
The following steps show you how to change writing language, activate word suggestion and write text.
The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.

Step 2 of 18

Press and hold the key to the left of space until a pop-up menu is displayed.

Step 3 of 18

Press the settings icon.

Step 4 of 18

Press Select input languages.

Step 5 of 18

Press the required language to add it.

Step 6 of 18

Press the Return key.

Step 7 of 18

Press Predictive text.

Step 8 of 18

Press the indicator next to "Predictive text" until the function is activated.

Step 9 of 18

Press Personalised data until the function is activated.

Step 10 of 18

Press the Return key twice.

Step 11 of 18

Slide your finger right or left on space to select the required language.

Step 12 of 18

Press the letters to key in the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.

Step 13 of 18

Press arrow right to see more words.

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Press the required word to insert it.

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Press Sym.

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Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

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Press 1/2 to see more symbols.

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Press ABC to return to text input.

1. Introduction

You can select a number of settings when keying in text.
The following steps show you how to change writing language, activate word suggestion and write text.
The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.

2. Add writing language

Press and hold the key to the left of space until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Press the settings icon.
Press Select input languages.
Press the required language to add it.
Press the Return key.

3. Activate word suggestion

Press Predictive text.
Press the indicator next to "Predictive text" until the function is activated.
Press Personalised data until the function is activated.
Press the Return key twice.

4. Write text

Slide your finger right or left on space to select the required language.
Press the letters to key in the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press arrow right to see more words.
Press the required word to insert it.

5. Write numbers and symbols

Press Sym.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press 1/2 to see more symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.