How To Use Samsung Keyboard – Samsung Galaxy S5

How To Use Samsung Keyboard - Samsung Galaxy S5
How To Use Samsung Keyboard - Samsung Galaxy S5

Learn how to use Samsung Keyboard on your Samsung Galaxy S5. This device has a built-in, QWERTY keypad (portrait mode) or keyboard (landscape mode). Using the QWERTY keypad/ keyboard, you can type letter, numbers, punctuation, and other characters.

To use the Samsung keyboard you must first configure the settings to default to the Samsung keyboard.

  • From the Home screen, tap Apps icon > Settings icon > Language and input > Default > Samsung keyboard.
    or
    From a screen where you can enter text, in a single motion, touch and drag the Status bar down to the bottom of the screen, then select (Choose input method icon) > Samsung keyboard.
  • The virtual keyboard is then assigned to the Samsung keyboard configuration for all subsequent text input.

Entering Text using Different Input Options

Although the default text input method with the Samsung keyboard is to use the on-screen keys you have other options.

Note: To access settings, touch and hold the Input Methods button , then tap (Settings icon) then select it from the available options.

From within an active message, tap the text input field to reveal the on-screen keyboard.
Tap (Input Methods icon) to use the default Voice typing input method to convert your spoken words to on-screen text.
or
Touch and hold Input Methods icon to select from other input methods such as:

  • Voice to text to launch the devices Google Voice typing application to covert spoken words into on-screen text.
  • Handwriting to launch an on-screen handwriting area that can be used to convert on-screen patterns (text) to text.
  • Clipboard to launch the devices clipboard area from where you can select a current clipboard item to place in your current message.
  • Settings to access the Samsung keyboard settings menu.
  • Emoticons to access the available Emoticons pages.
  • Keyboard alignment to detach the on-screen keyboard so that you can manually dock it anywhere on the current text entry screen. Selecting the feature again re-docks the keyboard into its original location using the original size.

Changing the Text Input Mode in Keyboard

  • From a screen where you can enter text, tap the text input field to reveal the on-screen keyboard.
  • With Samsung keyboard as your text entry method, select one of the following text mode options:

Abc icon : to use alphabetic characters from the on-screen keyboard. In this mode, the text mode button displays .
Symbol/Numeric : to enter numbers by pressing the numbers selecting them on the on-screen keyboard. In this mode, the text mode button displays ABC icon. There are up to 2 available pages of numeric symbols available by tapping 1/2.

Note: After typing an initial uppercase character, tap to toggle capitalization.

All lowercase

Displays when the next character is entered in lowercase.

Initial Uppercase
Displays when the first character of each word is entered as uppercase but all subsequent characters are lowercase.

All Uppercase
Displays when all characters will be entered as uppercase characters.

By default, the first letter of a new entry is capitalized and the following letters are lower-cased. After a character is entered, the cursor automatically advances to the next
space.

Using ABC Mode in Samsung Keyboard

  • From a screen where you can enter text, tap the text input field to reveal the on-screen keyboard.
  • Tap ABC icon to configure the keyboard for ABC mode. Once in this mode, the text input type shows Sym icon.

Note: After typing an initial uppercase character, the key changes to and all letters that follow are in lower case.

  • Enter your text using the on-screen keyboard.

If you make a mistake, tap Delete icon to erase a single character. Touch and hold Delete icon to erase an entire word.

  • Tap Send icon to deliver the message.

Using Symbol/Numeric Mode

Use the Symbol/Numeric Mode to add numbers, symbols, or emoticons. While in this mode, the text mode key displays ABC.

  • From a screen where you can enter text, tap the text input field to reveal the on-screen keyboard. Rotate the phone counterclockwise to a landscape orientation, if desired.
  • Tap Sym to configure the keyboard for Symbol mode. Once in this mode, the text input type shows ABC.
  • Tap a number, symbol, or emoticon character.
  • Tap ABC to return to ABC mode.

To enter symbols:

  • Tap Sym to configure the keyboard for Symbol mode.
  • Tap the appropriate symbol key.
    or
    Tap 1/2 button to cycle through additional pages.
  • The first number on this key indicates which page (1 or 2) of additional characters is active.

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