Learn how to enter letters, numbers, and special characters.
Enter text with the virtual keyboard
Learn how to use the virtual keyboard to enter text.
Use the virtual keyboard
To activate the virtual keyboard, select a text input field. You may use the virtual keyboard both in landscape and portrait mode.
Virtual keyboard in portrait mode may not be available in all writing languages.
1 - Virtual keyboard
2 - Close key - Close the virtual keyboard.
3 - Shift and caps lock key - To enter an upper case character when writing in lower case, or vice versa, select the key before entering the character. To activate caps lock mode, select the key twice.
4 - Character range - Select the desired character range, such as numbers or special characters.
5 - Arrow keys - Move the cursor left or right.
6 - Space bar - Insert a space.
7 - Input menu - Activate predictive text input, or change the writing language.
8 - Enter key - Move the cursor to the next row or text input field. Additional functions are based on the current context. For example, in the web address field of the web browser, it acts as the Go icon.
9 - Backspace key - Delete a character.
|Switch between the virtual keyboard and keypad in portrait mode|
Select > Alphanumeric keypad or Qwerty keyboard.
|Add an accent to a character|
Select and hold the character.
Switch predictive text on in the on-screen keyboard
Predictive text input is not available in all languages.
When writing, select > Input options > Activate prediction.
Start writing a word.
To see suggestions for possible words, select the word you're writing. When the correct word is shown, select the word.
If the word is not in the dictionary, the phone suggests an alternative word from the dictionary. To add the new word to the dictionary, select the word you have written.
|Switch predictive text off|
When writing, select > Input options > Deactivate prediction.
Enter text with the virtual keypad
Use the virtual keypad
If you prefer to use the alphanumeric keypad when writing in portrait mode, you can switch from the virtual keyboard to the virtual keypad.
Select a text input field.
Select > Alphanumeric keypad.
1 - Number keys
2 - * - Enter a special character, or when predictive text input mode is activated and the word underlined, cycle through the word candidates.
3 - Close key - Close the virtual keypad.
4 - Arrow keys - Move the cursor left or right.
5 - Input menu - Activate predictive text input, change the writing language, or switch to the virtual keyboard.
6 - Backspace key - Delete a character.
7 - Shift key - Change the character case. To activate or deactivate predictive text input mode, quickly select the key twice. To switch between the letter and number modes, select and hold the key.
8 - Text input indicator (if available) - Indicates the character case, and if letter or number mode or predictive text input mode is activated.
See Use the virtual keyboard .
Switch traditional text input on in the on-screen keypad
Select # twice quickly.
Type in a character
Select a number key (1-9) repeatedly, until the character you want is shown. There are more characters available than are shown on the key.
If the next letter is on the same key, wait until the cursor is shown or move the cursor forward, then select the key again.
|Type in a space|
Activate predictive text input with the virtual keypad
Predictive text input is based on a built-in dictionary to which you can add new words. Predictive text input is not available for all languages.
Select > Activate predictive text.
To write the desired word, use the keys 2-9. Select each key once for each letter. For example, to write Nokia when the English dictionary is selected, select 6 for N, 6 for o, 5 for k, 4 for i, and 2 for a.
The word suggestion changes after each key selection.
If the word is not correct, select * repeatedly, until the correct match is displayed. If the word is not in the dictionary, select Spell, and enter the word using traditional text input mode, and select OK.
If ? is displayed after the word, the word is not in the dictionary. To add a word to the dictionary, select *, enter the word using traditional text input mode, and select OK.
To insert a space, select 0. To insert a common punctuation mark, select 1, and then select * repeatedly, until the correct punctuation mark is displayed.
Start writing the next word.
|Deactivate predictive text input|
Select # twice quickly.
Define the writing language
Select > Settings and Phone > Touch input > Writing language.
|Change the language when writing|
Select > Writing language.
The available options may vary.