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Entering text

The keyboard becomes available when you tap a text field in an app.
  • Tap the keys on the onscreen keyboard to enter letters and numbers, as well as punctuation marks and symbols.
  • Tap TouchPal keyboard Shift key to enter an uppercase letter. Tap twice to turn on caps lock.
  • Press and hold keys with gray characters at the top or bottom to enter numbers, symbols, or accented letters. Some keys have multiple characters or accents associated with them.
  • Tap TouchPal keyboard Numeric key to show number and symbol keys. Tap TouchPal keyboard Alphabet key to return to the main keyboard.
  • Tap TouchPal keyboard Emoji key to choose from a wide selection of emojis.
  • Tap TouchPal keyboard Settings key to check out more features, options, and settings.You can resize the keyboard space, change the layout and design, download dictionaries, and more.
  • Press to close the onscreen keyboard.

How can I type faster?

The onscreen keyboard of your phone is highly customizable. You can modify its settings and options to enhance your typing experience.

Here are some tips that you could try:

  • Show the numeric keys on the top row of the keyboard. Go to Settings, and then tap Language & keyboard. Tap Virtual keyboard > Touchpal - HTC Sense Version > General settings. Select Number Row.
  • Turn on Contextual prediction.Go to Settings, and then tap Language & keyboard. Tap Virtual keyboard > TouchPal - HTC Sense Version > Smart input, and then make sure that Contextual prediction is selected. This option enables next word prediction and will also allow the keyboard to learn from the usual word patterns you type for better word suggestions.
  • Switch to landscape mode.With two fingers, swipe down from the status bar and check if Auto rotate is turned on. Open the app you need, and then tap a text field to show the keyboard. Turn your phone sideways to bring up a bigger keyboard.
    You can then tap TouchPal keyboard Settings key > Split.
    Screen showing a split TouchPal keyboard.
  • Resize or reposition the keyboard.
    Screen showing the resize button for resizing the TouchPal keyboard.

    Open the app you need, and then tap a text field to show the keyboard. Tap TouchPal keyboard Settings key, and then tap Resize. Drag any of the border arrows to resize your keyboard.

    To move the keyboard up, drag the center button up.

    Screen showing how to move the TouchPal keyboard using an upward finger gesture.

Entering text by speaking

  1. Tap an area where you want to enter text.
  2. On the onscreen keyboard, press and hold TouchPal keyboard Voice input key.
  3. When you see the microphone button and the words "‍Try saying something"‍, say the words you want to enter.
  4. Enter punctuation marks by saying the name. For example, say "‍comma"‍.

Enabling smart keyboard options

Turn on the keyboard's advanced features to help you type faster, such as contextual prediction, auto-correction, and more.
  1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings > Language & keyboard.
  2. Tap Virtual keyboard > TouchPal - HTC Sense Version > Smart input.
  3. Select the options to enable.
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