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

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2a - Select keypad type

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

Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
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2a - Select keypad type

Press Input method.

Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
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2a - Select keypad type

Press Swype or Samsung keypad.

Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
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2a - Select keypad type

If you select Samsung keypad:

Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
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2a - Select keypad type

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).

Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
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2a - Select keypad type

Press Portrait keypad types.

Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
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2a - Select keypad type

Press Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad.

Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
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2b - Turn handwriting on or off

To turn on handwriting:
Press the handwriting icon.

Before you can turn handwriting on or off, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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2b - Turn handwriting on or off

To turn off handwriting:
Press the keypad icon.

Before you can turn handwriting on or off, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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2c - 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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
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2c - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press Input language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
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2c - 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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
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2c - 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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
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2c - 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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
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2c - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

Slide your finger right or left on space 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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
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2d - Select writing language for Swype 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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2d - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press Language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2d - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press the required language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2d - Select writing language for Swype 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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2d - Select writing language for Swype 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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2d - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press the language icon (a globe) to change writing language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2e - Turn predictive text input for phone keypad on or off

Press XT9 to turn the function on or off.
When the field next to the menu item is filled in, the function is turned on.

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
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2f - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off

Press the settings icon.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad in step 2a.
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2f - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off

Press XT9 to turn predictive text input on or off.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad in step 2a.
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2f - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY 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.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad in step 2a.
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2f - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off

Press XT9 advanced settings.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad in step 2a.
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2f - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off

Press the Return key to return to text input.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad in step 2a.
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2g - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press the settings icon.

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2g - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press Word suggestion.

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2g - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press Word suggestion to turn the function on or off.

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2g - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

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

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2g - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press the Return key twice to return to text input.

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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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.
Choose one of the following options:
Use Swype keypad, go to 3a.
Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3b.
Use phone keypad, go to 3c.
Use handwriting, go to 3d.

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

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3a - Use the Swype keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

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3a - Use the Swype keypad

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

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3a - Use the Swype keypad

To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press 123 SYM.

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3a - Use the Swype keypad

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

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3a - Use the Swype keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the letters 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 QWERTY keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press arrow down to see more words.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

To key in numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press 1/3 to see more symbols.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press abc to return to text input.

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3c - 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.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press arrow down to see more words.

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3c - Use phone keypad

To key in more numbers:
Press 123.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press the required numbers.

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3c - Use phone keypad

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

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3c - Use phone keypad

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

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press arrow right to see more symbols.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press the required symbols.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press abc to return to text input.

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3d - Use handwriting

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

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

Write the required letter or number in the text input field.
Your phone automatically suggests a letter or number matching what you've keyed in.
To insert a space between two words:
Draw a horizontal line in the text input field.

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3d - Use handwriting

To key in symbols:
Press ?#+ to see a list of symbols.

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3d - Use handwriting

Press the required symbols.

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3d - Use handwriting

Press X to return to text input.

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.
Samsung Note

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.
Turn handwriting on or off, go to 2b.
Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad, go to 2c.
Select writing language for Swype keypad, go to 2d.
Turn predictive text input for phone keypad on or off, go to 2e.
Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off, go to 2f.
Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off, go to 2g.
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3. 2a - Select keypad type

Press and hold the text input field until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Press Input method.
Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Press Swype or Samsung keypad.
Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
If you select Samsung keypad:
Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).
Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Press Portrait keypad types.
Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
Press Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad.
Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.

4. 2b - Turn handwriting on or off

To turn on handwriting:
Press the handwriting icon.
Before you can turn handwriting on or off, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
To turn off handwriting:
Press the keypad icon.
Before you can turn handwriting on or off, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.

5. 2c - 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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
Press Input language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
Press the required language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
Slide your finger right or left on space 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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

6. 2d - Select writing language for Swype 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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press Language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the required language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the language icon (a globe) to change writing language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

7. 2e - Turn predictive text input for phone keypad on or off

Press XT9 to turn the function on or off.
When the field next to the menu item is filled in, the function is turned on.
If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.

8. 2f - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off

Press the settings icon.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad in step 2a.
Press XT9 to turn predictive text input on or off.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad in step 2a.
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.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad in step 2a.
Press XT9 advanced settings.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad in step 2a.
Press the Return key to return to text input.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Qwerty Keypad in step 2a.

9. 2g - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press the settings icon.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press Word suggestion.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press Word suggestion to turn the function on or off.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the Return key twice to return to text input.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

10. 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 Swype keypad, go to 3a.
Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3b.
Use phone keypad, go to 3c.
Use handwriting, go to 3d.
Please note that the following steps require that you've selected a keypad type in step 2a or step 2b.
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11. 3a - Use the 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.
Press the required word to insert it.
To key in one number:
Press and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.
To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press 123 SYM.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.

12. 3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the letters 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 numbers or the required symbols.
Press abc to return to text input.

13. 3c - 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 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 arrow right to see more symbols.
Press the required symbols.
Press abc to return to text input.

14. 3d - Use handwriting

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.
Write the required letter or number in the text input field.
Your phone automatically suggests a letter or number matching what you've keyed in.
To insert a space between two words:
Draw a horizontal line in the text input field.
To key in symbols:
Press ?#+ to see a list of symbols.
Press the required symbols.
Press X to return to text input.