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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. Introduction

You can select a number of settings when keying in text.
The following steps show you how to change writing language, turn on word suggestion and write text.
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2. Find "Input Languages"

Slide your finger downwards starting from the top edge of the display.
Tap Settings.
Tap Language and Input.
Tap Input Languages.

3. Add writing language

Tap the indicator next to "Language detection" until the function is turned on.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.
Tap Add/Remove Languages.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.
Tap the box next to the required language until the language has been selected.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.
Tap Save.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.
Tap the return icon.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

4. Turn on word suggestion

Tap Prediction and Correction.
When you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Tap the indicator next to "Show Predictions" until the function is turned on.
When you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Tap the return icon.
When you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.

5. Return to the home screen

Slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom edge of the display to return to the home screen.
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6. How to write text

The following steps require that you're writing text.
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7. Write text

Tap once on each letter key to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Tap the required word to insert it.

8. Write numbers and symbols

Tap @123.
Tap the required number or the required symbol.
Tap the field on the right side of the display to see more symbols.
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