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

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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 orientation.

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
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.

Google Voice Typing

This feature uses Google voice recognition to convert your spoken words into text.
Use Google Voice Typing to Enter Text
1. From a screen where you can enter text, drag down from the top of the screen to open the
Notifications panel, and then touch Select input method > Google voice typing.
2. Touch
on the keyboard.
3. At the Speak now prompt, speak clearly and distinctly into the microphone. The software
converts your voice to text, which is displayed in the message.
4. Keep speaking to add more text.
5. Touch
to display the Samsung keyboard.
Phone Basics
and touch
> Settings > My device tab > Language and input > Default.


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