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Galaxy S4. Selecting the Text Input Method

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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.
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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.
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