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How to write text

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages. The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible. Follow these instructions to learn how to write text.

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Introduction

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages. The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.

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Select text input settings

There are a number of different text input settings. The most important settings are described in the following steps.
Choose one of the following options:
Select keypad type, go to 2a.
Add a language, go to 2b.
Select writing language, go to 2c.
Turn predictive text input on or off, go to 2d.
Turn word suggestion on or off, go to 2e.

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2a - Select keypad type

Press the settings icon.

Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
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2a - Select keypad type

Press Portrait keypad types.

Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
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2a - Select keypad type

Press one of the following keypad types:
Qwerty Keypad

Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
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2a - Select keypad type

3x4 Keypad

Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
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2a - Select keypad type

Handwriting box 1

Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
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2a - Select keypad type

Handwriting box 2

Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
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2a - Select keypad type

Press the Return key to return to writing text.

Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
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2b - Add a language

Press the settings icon.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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2b - Add a language

Press Input languages.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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2b - Add a language

Press the required languages to select them.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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2b - Add a language

When the box next to a language is ticked (V), it's added.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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2b - Add a language

Press the Return key twice to return to text input.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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2c - Select writing language

Move your finger over Space to select writing language.

Before you can select writing language, you need to add at least two languages, see step 2b.
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2d - Turn predictive text input on or off

Press the settings icon.

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
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2d - Turn predictive text input on or off

Press XT9 to turn predictive text input on or off.

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
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2d - Turn predictive text input on or off

When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), predictive text input is turned on.

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
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2d - Turn predictive text input on or off

Press the Return key to go back to text input.

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press the settings icon.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press XT9 advanced settings.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press Word completion to turn word suggestion on or off.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), word suggestion is turned on.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press the Return key twice to return to text input.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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How to write text

The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when predictive text input and word suggestion are turned on.
Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3a.
Use phone keypad, go to 3b.
Use handwriting 1, go to 3c.
Use handwriting 2, go to 3d.

Please note that the following steps require that you've selected a keypad type in step 2a.
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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

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

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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press arrow down for more suggestions.

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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

To key in numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.

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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press 1/3 to see more symbols.

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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

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3b - Use phone keypad

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

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3b - Use phone keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

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3b - Use phone keypad

Press arrow down for more suggestions.

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3b - Use phone keypad

To key in more numbers:
Press 123.

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3b - Use phone keypad

Press the required numbers.

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3b - Use phone keypad

Press ?#+ and then ABC to return to text input.

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3b - Use phone keypad

To key in symbols:
Press 123 and then ?#+.

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3b - Use phone keypad

Press 1/7 to see more symbols.

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3b - Use phone keypad

Press the required symbols.

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3b - Use phone keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

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3c - Use handwriting 1

To key in letters:
Key in the required letters in the top left field or the top right field.

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3c - Use handwriting 1

To key in numbers:
Key in the required numbers in the bottom left field.

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3c - Use handwriting 1

To key in symbols:
Key in the required symbols in the bottom right field.
Your phone automatically suggests a letter, number or character matching what you've keyed in.

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3d - Use handwriting 2

To key in letters:
Press the symbol selection icon until ABC is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.

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3d - Use handwriting 2

To key in numbers:
Press the symbol selection icon until 123 is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.

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3d - Use handwriting 2

To key in symbols:
Press the symbol selection icon until ?#+ is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.

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3d - Use handwriting 2

Key in the required letters, numbers or symbols in the text input field.
Your phone automatically suggests a letter, number or character matching what you've keyed in.

1. Introduction

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages. The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.

2. Select text input settings

There are a number of different text input settings. The most important settings are described in the following steps.
Choose one of the following options:
Select keypad type, go to 2a.
Add a language, go to 2b.
Select writing language, go to 2c.
Turn predictive text input on or off, go to 2d.
Turn word suggestion on or off, go to 2e.

3. 2a - Select keypad type

Press the settings icon.
Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
Press Portrait keypad types.
Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
Press one of the following keypad types:
Qwerty Keypad
Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
3x4 Keypad
Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
Handwriting box 1
Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2
Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.
Press the Return key to return to writing text.
Qwerty Keypad is a QWERTY keypad with one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Handwriting box 1 consists of several fields. You can write one character in each field a time using handwriting.
Handwriting box 2 consists of one field. You can write several characters in the same field using handwriting.

4. 2b - Add a language

Press the settings icon.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Press Input languages.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Press the required languages to select them.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
When the box next to a language is ticked (V), it's added.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Press the Return key twice to return to text input.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.

5. 2c - Select writing language

Move your finger over Space to select writing language.
Before you can select writing language, you need to add at least two languages, see step 2b.

6. 2d - Turn predictive text input on or off

Press the settings icon.
If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press XT9 to turn predictive text input on or off.
If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), predictive text input is turned on.
If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press the Return key to go back to text input.
If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.

7. 2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press the settings icon.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press XT9 advanced settings.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press Word completion to turn word suggestion on or off.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), word suggestion is turned on.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press the Return key twice to return to text input.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.

8. How to write text

The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when predictive text input and word suggestion are turned on.
Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3a.
Use phone keypad, go to 3b.
Use handwriting 1, go to 3c.
Use handwriting 2, go to 3d.
Please note that the following steps require that you've selected a keypad type in step 2a.

9. 3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the letter keys to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press the required word to insert it.
Press arrow down for more suggestions.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.
Press 1/3 to see more symbols.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.

10. 3b - Use phone keypad

Press the letter keys to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press the required word to insert it.
Press arrow down for more suggestions.
To key in more numbers:
Press 123.
Press the required numbers.
Press ?#+ and then ABC to return to text input.
To key in symbols:
Press 123 and then ?#+.
Press 1/7 to see more symbols.
Press the required symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.

11. 3c - Use handwriting 1

To key in letters:
Key in the required letters in the top left field or the top right field.
To key in numbers:
Key in the required numbers in the bottom left field.
To key in symbols:
Key in the required symbols in the bottom right field.
Your phone automatically suggests a letter, number or character matching what you've keyed in.

12. 3d - Use handwriting 2

To key in letters:
Press the symbol selection icon until ABC is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.
To key in numbers:
Press the symbol selection icon until 123 is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.
To key in symbols:
Press the symbol selection icon until ?#+ is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.
Key in the required letters, numbers or symbols in the text input field.
Your phone automatically suggests a letter, number or character matching what you've keyed in.

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