Samsung Galaxy Nexus


Change device

Basic use

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.

Just so you know...

Please select the red text to see instructional images.

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.
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 writing language, go to 2a.
Turn word suggestion on or off, go to 2b.
2a - Select writing language
Press and hold the input icon until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Press Input languages.
Press Use system language to turn off the function.
When the box next to the menu item is empty, the function is turned off.
Press the required languages to select them.
When the box next to the language is ticked (V), it's selected.
Press the Return key.
2b - Turn word suggestion on or off
Press and hold the input icon until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Press Android keyboard settings.
Press Show correction suggestions.
Press Always show or Always hide.
Press the Return key.
If you turn on word suggestion, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
How to write text
The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when word suggestion is turned on.
Press the letters to key in the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press the required word to insert it.
If required, press and hold the word suggestion at the centre of the display to see more words.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.
Press =\ to see more symbols.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.
To change language:
Press and hold space to open a pop-up menu.
Press the required language.
Was this helpful? Yes No
Close

Send us your comments

Your feedback means a lot to us. Please let us know how we could make our Device Guide site even better.

Enter your comments here then click the 'Send' button.

500 characters remaining Send
Close

Email this article to your friend

* Required Information

Your name
Your friend's name
Your friend's email *
Enter your comments
Send
Back to the topic list