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Sony Xperia Z1

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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.
Sony Xperia Z1

2. Add writing language

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Tap Settings.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.
Tap Language & input.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.
Tap the settings icon next to "Xperia™ keyboard".
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.
Tap Writing languages.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.
Tap the required language until it's selected.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.
Tap OK.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language is used for word suggestion.

3. Turn on word suggestion

Tap Text input settings.
When you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Tap Word suggestions.
When you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Tap I never want to have any words or letters replaced.
When you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Tap the home icon to return to the home screen.
When you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.

4. How to write text

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

5. Write text

Tap the letter keys 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.

6. Write numbers and symbols

Tap 12!?.
Tap the required numbers or the required symbols.
Tap +=$ to see more symbols.
Tap Abc to return to text input.
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