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Entering Text

This section describes how to select the desired text input
method when entering characters into your phone. This
section also describes the predictive text entry system that
reduces the amount of key strokes associated with
entering text.
Your phone comes equipped with an orientation detector that
can tell if the phone is being held in an upright (Portrait) or
sideways (Landscape) orientation. This is useful when
entering text.
Text Input Methods
There are three text input methods available:
Google voice typing: Enter text by speaking.
Samsung keyboard (default): Samsung's on-screen
QWERTY keyboard that can be used in both portrait and
landscape orientation.
Swype: Instead of touching each key to enter text, use your
finger to trace over each letter of a word.
To change the input method, see "Keyboards and Input
Methods" on page 164.
DRAFT - For Internal Use Only
To choose a text input method while entering text:
1. Touch the top of the screen and swipe downward.
The Notification Panel displays.
2. Touch
Select input method.
The Select input method pop-up displays.
3. Touch an input method to activate it.
For more information, refer to "Keyboards and Input
Methods" on page 164.
Using the Samsung Keyboard
The Samsung keyboard is a custom virtual QWERTY
keyboard, featuring optional predictive text. Input characters
by touching the on-screen keys with your finger or use
speech recognition.
You can enable predictive text, to have the Samsung
keyboard match your key touches to common words and
display them. The Personalization option learns from Gmail,
Facebook, and Twitter. Log into these applications to enable
the Samsung keyboard to learn from your text input.
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