Entering words with predictive text

Entering words with predictive text

Predictive text input is enabled by default, and word suggestions are displayed as you type.
Tip: Tap to switch between Multitap and XT9 predictive modes when using the Compact or Phone keyboard layout.
To enter a word in predictive mode, do any of the following:
  • If the word you want is highlighted in green or orange in the suggestion list, just tap the space bar to insert the word into your text.
  • If the word you want shows up in the suggestion list before you finish typing the entire word, tap the word to insert it into your text.
  • If there's an arrow to the right of the suggestion list, tap the arrow to see more choices.

Setting a second language for the keyboard

You can set the predictive text to be bilingual. As you type, you’ll get word suggestions in the languages that you’ve selected.
  1. From the Home screen, press , and then tap Settings > Language & keyboard.
  2. Tap next to Touch Input.
  3. Tap Bilingual prediction, and then choose the language you want.

Adding a word to the predictive text dictionary

While you're entering text using the Standard keyboard layout, any word you tap on the suggestion list is automatically added.

You can also add a word to the list manually.

  1. From the Home screen, press , and then tap Settings > Language & keyboard.
  2. Tap next to Touch Input.
  3. Tap Personal dictionary > Edit personal dictionary > .
  4. Enter the word you want to add, and then tap OK.

Editing or deleting a word in the predictive text dictionary

  1. From the Home screen, press , and then tap Settings > Language & keyboard.
  2. Tap next to Touch Input.
  3. Tap Personal dictionary > Edit personal dictionary.
    • To edit a word, tap the word.
    • To delete words from the dictionary, press and tap Delete. Then choose the words to remove and tap Delete.

Backing up your personal dictionary to your storage card

If you have a storage card installed, you can back up the new words you’ve added to the predictive text dictionary.
  1. From the Home screen, press , and then tap Settings > Language & keyboard.
  2. Tap next to Touch Input.
  3. Tap Personal dictionary > Sync personal dictionary > Copy to storage card.

Importing your personal dictionary from your storage card

  1. From the Home screen, press , and then tap Settings > Language & keyboard.
  2. Tap next to Touch Input.
  3. Tap Personal dictionary > Sync personal dictionary > Restore from storage card.
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