Use the on-screen keyboard

Writing with the on-screen keyboard is easy and fun. You can use the keyboard when holding your tablet in portrait or landscape mode.

  1. Tap a text box.

    1 - Character keys

    2 - Shift key

    3 - Numbers and symbols key

    4 - Control key

    5 - Smiley key

    6 - Space key

    7 - Left arrow key

    8 - Right arrow key

    9 - Writing language key

    10 - Shift key

    11 - Enter key

    12 - Backspace key

    The keyboard layout can vary in different apps and languages. The example shows the English keyboard.

Switch between upper and lower case characters

  1. Tap the shift key. To switch caps lock mode on, double-tap the key. To return to normal mode, tap the shift key again.

Type in a number or special character

  1. Tap the numbers and symbols key. To see more special character keys, tap go icon. Some special character keys bring up more symbols. To see more symbols, tap and hold a symbol or special character.

    To put a full stop at the end of a sentence, and to start a new sentence, tap the space key twice.

Add an accent to a character

  1. Tap and hold the character, and tap the accented character.

Delete a character

  1. Tap the backspace key.

Add a smiley

  1. Tap the text box and smiley icon.

Switch between the writing languages

  1. Tap the writing language key.

Hide the keyboard

  1. Swipe in from the right of the screen. To open the keyboard again, swipe right all the way off the screen.