Learn how to use the different methods for writing.
Your phone has a full keyboard. To open the keyboard, push the touch screen up. The display rotates automatically from portrait to landscape when you open the keyboard.
1 - Function key. To insert special characters printed at the top of keys, press the function key, and then press the corresponding key. To enter several special characters in a row, press the function key twice. To return to normal mode, press the function key.
2 - Shift key. To switch between the upper and lower case modes, press the shift key twice. To enter a single upper case letter in lower case mode, or a single lower case letter in upper case mode, press the shift key, and then press the desired alphabet key.
3 - Sym key. To insert special characters not shown on the keyboard, press the sym key, and select the desired character. To change the writing language, press and hold the shift key, and then press the sym key, and select the desired language.
4 - Space key
5 - Backspace key. To delete a character, press the backspace key. To delete several characters, press and hold the backspace key.
|Insert a variation of a letter|
You can insert, for example, letters with accents. To insert á, press and hold the sym key, and then press A repeatedly, until the desired letter is displayed. The order and availability of letters depends on the selected writing language.
|Insert a number or special character that is printed at the top of a key|
Press and hold the desired key.
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.
Select > Input options > Activate prediction. is shown.
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|
Select > Input options > Deactivate prediction.
|Change the text input settings|
Select > Input options > Settings.
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 .
Activate traditional text input with the virtual keypad
Select # twice quickly.
Enter a character
Select a number key (1-9) repeatedly, until the desired character is displayed. There are more characters available than are visible on the key.
If the next letter is located on the same key, wait until the cursor is displayed or move the cursor forward, and select the key again.
|Insert a space|
|Move the cursor to the next line|
Select 0 three times.
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.