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Enter Text; Touchscreen Keyboards; Text Input Methods; Select A Default Text Input Method - Samsung Galaxy S4 mini User Manual

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Enter Text

You can type on your phone using the available touchscreen keyboards, or use voice
recognition software to enter your text.

Touchscreen Keyboards

Touchscreen keyboard entry can be done in either Portrait or Landscape orientations. The
Landscape orientation provides more space and results in slightly bigger on-screen keys. If you
find that you prefer to enter text via the on-screen keyboard, and need bigger keys, use this

Text Input Methods

Your phone offers several text input methods.
Google voice typing allows you to speak your entries.
Samsung keyboard allows you to enter text by touching keys on a virtual QWERTY
keyboard. Samsung keyboard includes optional predictive text, which matches your key
touches to common words so you can select a word to insert it into your text.
Swype lets you enter words by swiping across the virtual QWERTY keyboard. Instead of
touching each key, use your finger to trace over each letter of a word. You can also
touch letters to enter words.

Select a Default Text Input Method

You can select a default Text Input Method from Settings, or choose on at any time while
entering text.
From Settings
■ Press
While Entering Text
1. From a screen where you can enter text, drag down from the top of the screen to open
the Notifications panel.
2. Touch Select input method, and then choose a text entry method.
Phone Basics
and touch
> Settings > My device tab > Language and input >


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