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Writing text on my mobile phone

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages. Follow these instructions to learn how to write text.


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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.
HTC One SV

2. Find "HTC Sense Input"

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Tap Settings.
Tap Language & keyboard.
Tap HTC Sense Input.

3. Add writing language

Tap Keyboard selection.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.
Tap the required languages to select them.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.
Tap the Return key.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

4. Select QWERTY keypad

Tap Advanced settings.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.
Tap Keyboard types.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.
Tap Standard.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.

5. Turn on word suggestion

Tap Word prediction until the function is turned on.
When you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested on the display as you key in the first letters.

6. Save settings

Tap the Home key to save the settings and return to the home screen.

7. How to write text

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

8. Write text

Tap the writing language icon repeatedly to select the required writing language.
Tap the letters to key in the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Tap arrow down to see more words.
Tap the required word to insert it.

9. Write numbers and symbols

Tap 12#.
Tap the required numbers or the required symbols.
Tap 1/2 to see more symbols.
Tap ABC to return to text input.
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