SETTINGS & SERVICES
About predictive text
SETTINGS & SERVICES

About predictive text

Predictive text suggests words while you type. As you enter letters, predictive text analyzes your key presses and provides a list of words for you to choose from. Predictive text is not enabled by default.

Enabling predictive text

  1. From the Home screen, press , and then tap Settings > Language & keyboard > Touch Input.
  2. Tap Hardware keyboard settings.
  3. Tap the Prediction check box.

Entering words with predictive text

The keyboard's predictive text feature helps you type quickly and accurately.
Note: You must first enable predictive text in > Settings > Language & keyboard > Hardware keyboard settings before using predictive text input.
To enter a word in predictive mode, do any of the following:
  • If you see the word you want highlighted in green or orange, just tap the space bar to insert the word into your text.
  • If you see the word you want shown in the suggestions before you have finished typing the entire word, tap the word to insert it into your text.
  • If an arrow is shown to the right of the suggestion list, tap the arrow to see more suggestions.

Setting a second language for the keyboard

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

Adding a word to the predictive text dictionary

HTC Status comes with a list of words that it references for predictive text suggestions. While entering text, if you tap any word on the suggestion list, it is automatically added to the predictive text dictionary if it was not in the dictionary already.

You can also add a word to the list manually.

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

Editing or deleting a word in the predictive text dictionary

You can edit or remove words that you previously added to the predictive text dictionary.
  1. From the Home screen, press , and then tap Settings > Language & keyboard > Touch Input.
  2. Tap Personal dictionary > Edit personal dictionary.
    • To edit a word, tap the word itself.
    • 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 > Touch Input.
  2. Tap Personal dictionary > Sync personal dictionary > Copy to storage card.
  3. When prompted, tap OK.

Importing your personal dictionary from your storage card

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