Keyboard: HTC One (M8)

Learn how to customize text entry and default keyboard settings on the HTC One (M8).


Default keyboard

Symbols & numbers

Predictive text

Haptic feedback




Change default keyboard


To change the default keyboard, follow these steps:


The phone must be in portrait mode (held vertically) when switching between keyboard types.


  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Language & keyboard.
  4. Tap HTC Sense Input.
  5. Tap Keyboard selection.
  6. Tap Keyboard types.
  7. Select one of these options:
    • Standard (QWERTY)
      • The standard QWERTY keyboard is the default keyboard. Its layout is similar to that of a desktop computer keyboard.
      • In landscape mode (when the phone is held horizontally) the standard QWERTY keyboard displays even if the phone keyboard is selected.
    • Standard (AZERTY)
    • Standard (QWERTZ)
    • Phone
      • The layout of the phone keyboard resembles that of the traditional mobile phone keypad.
      • The phone keyboard displays only in portrait mode (when the phone is held vertically).



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Enter symbols & numbers


To enter symbols and numbers with the keyboard, follow these steps:


  1. Select any text entry field.
  2. Tap the 12# key to switch to numbers and symbols; tap the 1/2 key to switch between symbol keypads.
  3. Tap the ABC key to switch back to text entry.



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Text entry mode


To change the text entry or predictive text mode, follow these steps:


Predictive text mode

To enter text using predictive text mode, follow these steps:


When tapping letters to enter text in a text input field, the phone predicts the word. If the predicted word is the word you want, tap the space key and begin the next word or tap a selection to insert. Otherwise, continue entering the word you want or tap one of the other predictions.





Speech-to-text mode

Speech-to-text mode can be used on all three keyboard types. Speech-to-text mode uses Google’s speech-recognition service, so you need to be connected to the Internet to enter text by speaking.


To enter text using speech-to-text mode, follow these steps when the keyboard is open:


  1. Tap the Microphone key.
  2. When the 'Speak now' window pops up, say the words and numbers you want.
  3. Tap the Keyboard icon to exit the speech-to-text mode.

Traditional mode
Traditional mode works only for the standard keyboards.
To enter text using traditional mode, follow these steps:

  1. Separately tap each letter of a word.
  2. Tap the Space key between words.



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Turn on / off haptic feedback


To turn on or turn off haptic feedback vibration, follow these steps:


  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language & keyboard.
  4. Select HTC Sense Input.
  5. Select or deselect Vibration feedback.



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