Entering Text

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Text can be entered using a keyboard or by speaking.


Use the Samsung Keyboard

Enter text using a QWERTY keyboard.


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Special Keys


Symbol: Tap to insert symbols.


Touch and hold Options for the following:


Voice input: Enter text using Samsung voice input.


Clipboard: Access the clipboard.


Emoticon: Insert an emoticon at the cursor position.


One-handed keyboard: Change the keyboard layout to accommodate use with one hand.


Keyboard settings: Access keyboard settings.


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Configure the Samsung Keyboard

To customize the Samsung keyboard:


1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.


2. Tap Settings > Language and input > Virtual keyboard > Samsung keyboard for options.


Languages and types: Set the keyboard type and choose which languages are available on the keyboard. To switch between languages, slide the Space bar sideways.


Predictive text: Predictive text suggests words that match your text entries, and can automatically complete common words. Predictive text can learn your personal writing style from your contacts, messages, Gmail, and social networking sites — improving its accuracy of predicting your text entries.


• Additional keyboard settings provide assistance with capitalization, punctuation, and much more.


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Use Samsung Voice Input

Instead of typing, enter text by speaking.


To enable Samsung voice input:


1. Tap Voice input on the Samsung keyboard.


• You may need to touch and hold Options (left of the Space bar) to find it.


2. Speak your text.


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Configure Samsung Voice Input

To customize Samsung voice input:


1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.


2. Tap Settings > Language and input > Virtual keyboard > Samsung voice input for options.


Add input languages: Select languages for Samsung voice input.


Hide offensive words: Hide potentially offensive words with asterisks.



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