Galaxy S4. Selecting the Text Input Method
Section 4: Entering Text This section describes how to select the desired text input method when entering characters into your device. This section also describes the predictive text entry system that reduces the amount of key strokes associated with entering text. Your device 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. Your device also provides several on-screen keypad text entry options to make the task of text entry that much easier. Text Input Methods There are three text input methods available: • Google voice typing: provides a voice to text interface. • Samsung keyboard (default): an on-screen QWERTY keyboard that can be used in both portrait and landscape orientation. • Swype: is enabled so as you can enter text as you swipe across the on-screen keyboard. Instead of tapping each key, use your finger to trace over each letter of a word. 78 The on-screen QWERTY keypad works the same in both portrait and landscape mode. Selecting the Text Input Method The Text Input Method can be assigned from within one of two locations: Settings Menu: From the Home screen, press and then tap Settings ➔ My device (My device tab) ➔ Language and input ➔ Default and select an input method. Text Input field: 1. 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 to open the Notifications screen. 2. Tap (Select input method) and select an available input method.