Apple iPad mini (iOS7)

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Basic use

How to write text

Text input is used in many of the tablet functions, such as notes and messages.

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You can select a number of settings when keying in text.
The following steps show you how to turn on word suggestion, select writing language and write text.
Find "Keyboard"
Press Settings.
Press General.
Press Keyboard.
Turn on word suggestion
Press the indicator next to "Auto-Correction" until the function is turned on.
When you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Add writing language
Press Keyboards.
Press Add New Keyboard....
Press the required language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Select QWERTY keypad
Press the required language.
Press "QWERTY" below "CHOOSE SOFTWARE KEYBOARD LAYOUTS" until the keypad has been selected.
Press Keyboards.
Press Keyboard.
You can choose between different keypads. These instructions describe how to write text using the QWERTY keypad.
Return to the home screen
Press the Home key to save the settings and return to the home screen.
How to write text
The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.
Write text
Press the writing language icon until the required language has been selected.
Press the letters to key in the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
To insert the suggested word:
Press space.
To continue without inserting the suggested word:
Press the word suggestion.
Write numbers and symbols
Press 123.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press #+= to see more symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.
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