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Write text

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

Sony Xperia XZ
Step 1 of 17

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.

Step 2 of 17

Slide two fingers down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.

Step 3 of 17

Press Language & input.

Step 4 of 17

Press SwiftKey Keyboard.

Step 5 of 17

Press LANGUAGES.

Step 6 of 17

Press the required language to add it.

Step 7 of 17

Press the field below the required language.

The selected writing language and keypad type determine which characters are available and the language used for word completion.
Step 8 of 17

Press the required setting.

The selected writing language and keypad type determine which characters are available and the language used for word completion.
Step 9 of 17

Press the home icon to end the session and return to the Home screen.

The selected writing language and keypad type determine which characters are available and the language used for word completion.
Step 10 of 17

The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.

Step 11 of 17

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

You can only change language if you've added at least two writing languages, see step 2.
Step 12 of 17

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

You can only change language if you've added at least two writing languages, see step 2.
Step 13 of 17

Press the required word to insert it.

You can only change language if you've added at least two writing languages, see step 2.
Step 14 of 17

Press 123.

Step 15 of 17

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

Step 16 of 17

Press {&= to see more symbols.

Step 17 of 17

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.
Sony Xperia XZ

2. Add writing language

Slide two fingers down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.
Press Language & input.
Press SwiftKey Keyboard.
Press LANGUAGES.
Press the required language to add it.

3. Select keypad

Press the field below the required language.
The selected writing language and keypad type determine which characters are available and the language used for word completion.
Press the required setting.
The selected writing language and keypad type determine which characters are available and the language used for word completion.
Press the home icon to end the session and return to the Home screen.
The selected writing language and keypad type determine which characters are available and the language used for word completion.

4. Write text

The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.

5. Write text

Slide your finger right or left on space to select the required language.
You can only change language if you've added at least two writing languages, see step 2.
Press the letter keys to key in the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
You can only change language if you've added at least two writing languages, see step 2.
Press the required word to insert it.
You can only change language if you've added at least two writing languages, see step 2.

6. Write numbers and symbols

Press 123.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press {&= to see more symbols.
Press abc to return to text input.