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How to

Writing text on my mobile phone

Want to learn how to write text, such as notes or messages? There are various ways of writing text. Follow these easy instructions.

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1. Select text input settings

Text input is used in many of the mobile phone functions, such as notes and messages. There are a number of different text input settings. The most important settings are described in the following steps.
Apple iPhone 3GS

2. Find "Keyboard"

Tap Settings.
Tap General.
Tap Keyboard.

3. Choose option

Choose one of the following options:
Turn word suggestion on or off, go to 3a.
Add writing language, go to 3b.
Select keypad type, go to 3c.
Apple iPhone 3GS

4. 3a - Turn word suggestion on or off

Tap the indicator next to Auto-Correction.
Depending on the current setting, the function is turned on or off.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested on the display as you key in the first letters.

5. 3b - Add writing language

Tap International Keyboards.
Tap Add New Keyboard....
Tap the required language.

6. 3c - Select keypad type

Tap International Keyboards.
Tap the required language.
Tap the required keypad type below Software Keyboard Layout.
When a keypad type is ticked (V), it's selected.

7. Save settings

Tap the Home key to save the settings and return to standby mode.

8. How to write text

The following steps describe how to use the mobile phone keypad when word suggestion is turned on. The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.
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9. Select writing language

Tap the writing language icon (a globe) until the required language has been selected.
Before you can select the required writing language, you need to add the language, see step 3b. The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

10. Write text

Tap once on each letter to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Tap Space to insert the suggested word.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Tap 123.
Tap #+= to see more symbols.
Tap the required numbers or the required symbols.
Tap ABC to return to text input.
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