Skip to content
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samsung Galaxy Mini

Samsung Galaxy Mini

How to guides

How to write text

There are various ways of entering text when you write notes or messages. Follow these instructions to learn how to write text.

Step 1 of 52

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.

Step 2 of 52

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.
Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad, go to 2b.
Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off, go to 2c.
Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off, go to 2d.

Step 3 of 52

2a - Select keypad type

Press and hold the text input field until a pop-up menu is displayed.

Qwerty Keypad is a 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.
Step 4 of 52

2a - Select keypad type

Press Input method.

Qwerty Keypad is a 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.
Step 5 of 52

2a - Select keypad type

Press Samsung keypad.

Qwerty Keypad is a 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.
Step 6 of 52

2a - Select keypad type

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).

Qwerty Keypad is a 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.
Step 7 of 52

2a - Select keypad type

Press Keypad types.

Qwerty Keypad is a 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.
Step 8 of 52

2a - Select keypad type

Press Qwerty Keypad, 3x4 Keypad, Handwriting box 1 or Handwriting box 2.

Qwerty Keypad is a 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.
Step 9 of 52

2a - Select keypad type

Press the Return key to go back to text input.

Qwerty Keypad is a 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.
Step 10 of 52

2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press the settings icon(a gear wheel).

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Step 11 of 52

2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press Writing languages.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Step 12 of 52

2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press the required language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Step 13 of 52

2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

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

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Step 14 of 52

2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

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.
Step 15 of 52

2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press Space and drag your finger right or left to select the required writing language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Step 16 of 52

2c - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

Press and hold the settings icon.

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Step 17 of 52

2c - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

Press XT9 to turn the function on or off.

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Step 18 of 52

2c - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

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

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Step 19 of 52

2c - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad 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.
Step 20 of 52

2d - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

Press and hold the settings icon.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Step 21 of 52

2d - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

Press XT9 to turn on predictive text input.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Step 22 of 52

2d - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

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

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Step 23 of 52

2d - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

Press XT9.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Step 24 of 52

2d - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

Press Word completion to turn the function on or off.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Step 25 of 52

2d - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

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

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Step 26 of 52

2d - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad 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.
Step 27 of 52

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.
Choose one of the following options:
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.
Step 28 of 52

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

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

Step 29 of 52

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

Step 30 of 52

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press arrow down to see more words.

Step 31 of 52

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

To key in numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.

Step 32 of 52

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press 1/3 to see more symbols.

Step 33 of 52

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the required number or the required symbol.

Step 34 of 52

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

Step 35 of 52

3b - Use phone keypad

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

Step 36 of 52

3b - Use phone keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

Step 37 of 52

3b - Use phone keypad

Press arrow down to see more words.

Step 38 of 52

3b - Use phone keypad

To key in one number:
Press and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.

Step 39 of 52

3b - Use phone keypad

To write more numbers:
Press 123.

Step 40 of 52

3b - Use phone keypad

Press the required number.

Step 41 of 52

3b - Use phone keypad

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

Step 42 of 52

3b - Use phone keypad

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

Step 43 of 52

3b - Use phone keypad

Press 1/7 to see more symbols.

Step 44 of 52

3b - Use phone keypad

Press the required symbols.

Step 45 of 52

3b - Use phone keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

Step 46 of 52

3c - Use handwriting 1

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

Step 47 of 52

3c - Use handwriting 1

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

Step 48 of 52

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.

Step 49 of 52

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.

Step 50 of 52

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.

Step 51 of 52

3d - Use handwriting 2

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

Step 52 of 52

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.
To insert a space between two words:
Draw a horizontal line in the text input field.

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.
Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad, go to 2b.
Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off, go to 2c.
Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off, go to 2d.

3. 2a - Select keypad type

Press and hold the text input field until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Qwerty Keypad is a 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 Input method.
Qwerty Keypad is a 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 Samsung keypad.
Qwerty Keypad is a 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 settings icon (a gear wheel).
Qwerty Keypad is a 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 Keypad types.
Qwerty Keypad is a 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 Qwerty Keypad, 3x4 Keypad, Handwriting box 1 or Handwriting box 2.
Qwerty Keypad is a 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 go back to text input.
Qwerty Keypad is a 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 - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press the settings icon(a gear wheel).
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Press Writing languages.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Press the required language.
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 selected.
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.
Press Space and drag your finger right or left to select the required writing language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.

5. 2c - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

Press and hold 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 the function 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), the function 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.

6. 2d - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY or phone keypad on or off

Press and hold the settings icon.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press XT9 to turn on predictive text input.
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), the function is turned on.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press XT9.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press Word completion to turn the function 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), the function 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.

7. 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.
Choose one of the following options:
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.

8. 3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press once on each letter 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 to see more words.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.
Press 1/3 to see more symbols.
Press the required number or the required symbol.
Press ABC to return to text input.

9. 3b - Use phone keypad

Press once on each letter 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 to see more words.
To key in one number:
Press and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.
To write more numbers:
Press 123.
Press the required number.
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.

10. 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.

11. 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.
To insert a space between two words:
Draw a horizontal line in the text input field.

Would you like

Information for your {0}

main_icn_24_7_support 360-view 4g main_icn_Accessories main_icn_Add_or_Plus main_icn_Apps arrow-left arrow-right market_icn_Battery bill-or-report-mid block blog-hi-dark broadband-device-hi-dark broadband-mid broadband-device business calendar market_icn_Minutes main_icn_Camera main_icn_Chat cherries-points main_icn_Chevron_down main_icn_Chevron_left main_icn_Chevron_right main_icn_Chevron_up clock-hi-dark main_icn_Clock_or_Timed main_icn_Close community-or-foundation-mid main_icn_Community_or_Foundation connectivity converged-proposition customer-care dashboard-hi dashboard-mid main_icn_Dashboard data-mid market_icn_Data_Sharing market_icn_Deals main_icn_Delete delivery main_icn_Dislike document-mid main_icn_Download main_icn_Edit entertainment-hi-dark error-circle error-simple main_icn_Social_Facebook main_icn_Filter main_icn_Filter social-google-plus help-hi_1 help home-02-hi info-circle infographic-hi-dark country-or-international-hi-dark landline-or-call-mid main_icn_Landline_or_Call main_icn_Like market_icn_LinkedIn location-hi main_icn_Location mail-new-hi-dark mail-read-hi-dark mail-new market_icn_Screen_size main_icn_Menu market_icn_SMS mobile-broadband mobile-hi-dark mobile-mid main_icn_Mobile my-vodafone-mid main_icn_My_Vodafone network-signal-hi-dark network-signal-hi network-signal-mid main_icn_Network_signal offer-badge-percent market_icn_Offer_badge main_icn_Pause payg-hi-dark payg-hi payg-mid main_icn_PAYG social-paypal main_icn_Photos pie-chart play-hi-dark main_icn_Play_circle main_icn_Play_arrow main_icn_Add_or_Plus print main_icn_Privacy 0_rating 5_rating main_icn_Ratings record-hi-dark refresh main_icn_Bill_or_Report main_icn_Reports return-product roaming-hi-dark roaming-mid main_icn_Roaming search-hi-dark main_icn_Search security-hi-dark security-hi security-mid main_icn_Security settings-hi-dark settings-hi share shopping-trolley shopping sim-mid main_icn_SIM market_icn_SIM_Swap social-facebook social-google-plus social-linkedin social-twitter social-youtube main_icn_Student tail [Converted] text-mid main_icn_Text thumbs-hi-dark tick main_icn_Tick_simple top-up-hi-dark top-up-hi top-up-mid main_icn_Top_up tv-hi-dark main_icn_TV main_icn_Social_Twitter users main_icn_Viewed market_icn_Vodafone_store voice-of-vodafone-alerts-mid voice-of-vodafone-alerts warning-hi-dark warning-hi-dark warning weight white-paper-mid country-or-international-mid market_icn_Multinational social-youtube VF_Logo
Close dialog