Using the onscreen keyboard

Using the onscreen keyboard

When you start an app or select a field that requires text or numbers, the onscreen keyboard becomes available. After entering your text, you can tap or press to close the onscreen keyboard.

Selecting a keyboard layout

You can choose from three different keyboard layouts to suit your typing style.
  1. From the Home screen, press , and then tap Settings > Language & keyboard.
  2. Tap next to Touch Input.
  3. Tap Keyboard types, and then select the keyboard layout that you want to use.
    Standard This layout is similar to a desktop computer keyboard. This is the default keyboard layout.
    Phone This layout resembles the traditional mobile phone keypad.
    Compact This layout features two letters on each key. The key size is slightly bigger than on the Standard layout.

Entering text

Simply tap the keys on the onscreen keyboard to enter letters and numbers, as well as punctuation marks and symbols.
  • Tap to enter an uppercase letter. Tap twice to turn on caps lock.
  • Press and hold keys with gray characters at the top to enter numbers, symbols, or accented letters. The gray character displayed on the key is the character that will be inserted when you press and hold that key. Some keys have multiple characters or accents associated with them.

Choosing multiple keyboard languages

If multiple keyboard languages are available on HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio, you can choose which languages to enable in the onscreen keyboard.
  1. While the onscreen keyboard is open, tap .
  2. Tap Settings > International keyboard.
  3. Choose the languages you want.
    Note: Available languages depend on the region where you purchased HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio.

Changing to the landscape onscreen keyboard

When entering text, you can choose to use the landscape orientation of the onscreen keyboard. Turn HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio sideways to use a larger keyboard for easy typing.
  • Select the Auto-rotate screen check box in > > Settings > Display to allow the screen orientation to automatically change.
  • The landscape orientation keyboard is not supported in all apps.
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