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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.

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Introduction

Text input is used in many of the device functions, e.g. notes and messages. The following steps require that one of these functions is open and that the text input field is active.

Step 2 of 42

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 keypad, go to 2b.
Select writing language for Swype keypad, go to 2c.
Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY keypad, go to 2d.
Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY keypad, go to 2e.
Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad, go to 2f.

Step 3 of 42

2a - Select keypad type

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

Swype When using the keypad, slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Samsung keypad The keypad has one letter on each key.
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2a - Select keypad type

Press Input method.

Swype When using the keypad, slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Samsung keypad The keypad has one letter on each key.
Step 5 of 42

2a - Select keypad type

Press Swype or Samsung keypad.

Swype When using the keypad, slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Samsung keypad The keypad has one letter on each key.
Step 6 of 42

2b - Select writing language for QWERTY keypad

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 7 of 42

2b - Select writing language for QWERTY keypad

Press Input language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 8 of 42

2b - Select writing language for QWERTY keypad

Press the required language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 9 of 42

2b - Select writing language for QWERTY keypad

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

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 10 of 42

2b - Select writing language for QWERTY keypad

Press the Return key twice to return to text input.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 11 of 42

2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press and hold the Swype icon.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 12 of 42

2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press Options.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 13 of 42

2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press Language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 14 of 42

2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press the required language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 15 of 42

2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press the Return key to go back to text input.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 16 of 42

2d - Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY keypad

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).

If you activate predictive text input, words based on the letters you have keyed in are displayed.
Before you can activate predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 17 of 42

2d - Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY keypad

Press XT9 to activate or deactivate the function.

If you activate predictive text input, words based on the letters you have keyed in are displayed.
Before you can activate predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 18 of 42

2d - Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY keypad

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

If you activate predictive text input, words based on the letters you have keyed in are displayed.
Before you can activate predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 19 of 42

2d - Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY keypad

Press the Return key to go back to text input.

If you activate predictive text input, words based on the letters you have keyed in are displayed.
Before you can activate predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 20 of 42

2e - Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY keypad

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).

If you activate word suggestions, word suggestions are displayed when you key in the first letters.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 21 of 42

2e - Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY keypad

Press XT9 advanced settings.

If you activate word suggestions, word suggestions are displayed when you key in the first letters.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 22 of 42

2e - Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY keypad

Press Word completion to activate or deactivate the function.

If you activate word suggestions, word suggestions are displayed when you key in the first letters.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 23 of 42

2e - Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY keypad

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

If you activate word suggestions, word suggestions are displayed when you key in the first letters.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 24 of 42

2e - Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY keypad

Press the Return key twice to return to text input.

If you activate word suggestions, word suggestions are displayed when you key in the first letters.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 25 of 42

2f - Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad

Press and hold the Swype icon.

Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2f - Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad

Press Options.

Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 27 of 42

2f - Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad

Press Word prediction to activate or deactivate the function.

Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 28 of 42

2f - Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad

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

Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 29 of 42

2f - Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad

Press the Return key to go back to text input.

Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 30 of 42

How to write text

The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when dictionary and word completion are activated.
Choose one of the following options:
Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3a.
Use Swype keypad, go to 3b.

Please note that the following steps require that you have selected a keypad type in step 2a.
Step 31 of 42

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

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

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 32 of 42

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 33 of 42

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press arrow down to see more words.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 34 of 42

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

To key in numbers or symbols:
Press 123.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 35 of 42

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press 1/3, 2/3 or 3/3 to see more symbols.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 36 of 42

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 37 of 42

3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Step 38 of 42

3b - Use Swype keypad

Press the first letter of the required word and slide your finger, without lifting it, across all the letters in the word.
Lift your finger after the last letter.

Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 39 of 42

3b - Use Swype keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 40 of 42

3b - Use Swype keypad

To key in numbers or symbols:
Press SYM.

Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 41 of 42

3b - Use Swype keypad

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 42 of 42

3b - Use Swype keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

1. Introduction

Text input is used in many of the device functions, e.g. notes and messages. The following steps require that one of these functions is open and that the text input field is active.

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 keypad, go to 2b.
Select writing language for Swype keypad, go to 2c.
Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY keypad, go to 2d.
Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY keypad, go to 2e.
Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad, go to 2f.

3. 2a - Select keypad type

Press and hold the message field until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Swype When using the keypad, slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Samsung keypad The keypad has one letter on each key.
Press Input method.
Swype When using the keypad, slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Samsung keypad The keypad has one letter on each key.
Press Swype or Samsung keypad.
Swype When using the keypad, slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Samsung keypad The keypad has one letter on each key.

4. 2b - Select writing language for QWERTY keypad

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).
The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press Input language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press the required language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
When the box next to a language is ticked (V), it is selected.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press the Return key twice to return to text input.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.

5. 2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press and hold the Swype icon.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press Options.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press Language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the required language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the Return key to go back to text input.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which dictionary that is used for word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

6. 2d - Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY keypad

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).
If you activate predictive text input, words based on the letters you have keyed in are displayed.
Before you can activate predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press XT9 to activate or deactivate the function.
If you activate predictive text input, words based on the letters you have keyed in are displayed.
Before you can activate predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is activated.
If you activate predictive text input, words based on the letters you have keyed in are displayed.
Before you can activate predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press the Return key to go back to text input.
If you activate predictive text input, words based on the letters you have keyed in are displayed.
Before you can activate predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.

7. 2e - Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY keypad

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).
If you activate word suggestions, word suggestions are displayed when you key in the first letters.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press XT9 advanced settings.
If you activate word suggestions, word suggestions are displayed when you key in the first letters.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press Word completion to activate or deactivate the function.
If you activate word suggestions, word suggestions are displayed when you key in the first letters.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is activated.
If you activate word suggestions, word suggestions are displayed when you key in the first letters.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press the Return key twice to return to text input.
If you activate word suggestions, word suggestions are displayed when you key in the first letters.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.

8. 2f - Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad

Press and hold the Swype icon.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press Options.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press Word prediction to activate or deactivate the function.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is activated.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the Return key to go back to text input.
Before you can activate or deactivate word completion, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

9. How to write text

The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when dictionary and word completion are activated.
Choose one of the following options:
Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3a.
Use Swype keypad, go to 3b.
Please note that the following steps require that you have selected a keypad type in step 2a.

10. 3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press once on each letter to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you have keyed in are displayed.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press the required word to insert it.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press arrow down to see more words.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press 123.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press 1/3, 2/3 or 3/3 to see more symbols.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press ABC to return to text input.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.

11. 3b - Use Swype keypad

Press the first letter of the required word and slide your finger, without lifting it, across all the letters in the word.
Lift your finger after the last letter.
Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the required word to insert it.
Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press SYM.
Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press ABC to return to text input.
Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

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