Messaging: T-Mobile G1

E-mail

Account – add new e-mail account

 

How to add a POP3 or IMAP e-mail account

 

To set up an e-mail account in the e-mail client, follow these steps:

 

Note: To receive e-mail messages, you must sign up for a G1 data plan.

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Application button.

2.  Tap Email.

3.  Tap Next.

4.  Tap Email address to display the on-screen keyboard

Note: You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

5.  Enter your e-mail address.

6.  Tap Password.

7.  Enter your password.

8.  If necessary, tap Done to close the keyboard.

9.  Tap Next.

10. If you receive a warning message, read the message, and tap OK.

11. Tap the Give this account a name text box to display the keyboard.

12. Enter a name for your account.

13. If necessary, tap Done to close the keyboard.

14. Tap Done.

 

 

Account - Delete an email account

 

To remove an email account from the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, press Application button.
  2. Touch Email.
  3. Go to your Inbox.
  4. Press Menu.
  5. Select Accounts.
  6. Tap and hold the account you want to delete.

 

 

Account – change settings

 

How to change e-mail account settings

 

To change the settings for an e-mail account, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Email icon.

3.  If required, tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

4.  Press the Menu key.

5.  Tap Account settings.

6.  Tap one of the settings to change:

  • Account name
  • Your name
  • Email check frequency
  • Default account
  • Email notifications
  • Select ringtone
  • Vibrate
  • Incoming settings
  • Outgoing settings
  • Add another account

 

 

 

Account – switch between accounts

 

How to switch between e-mail accounts

 

To switch between e-mail accounts, follow these steps:

 

From the Home screen

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Email icon.

3.  Tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

 

From an e-mail account

1.  From an e-mail account, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap Accounts.

3.  Tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

 

 

Alert – set incoming

 

How to turn on or turn off e-mail alerts from the device

 

To turn on or turn off e-mail alerts, follow these steps:

 

Turn on

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Email icon.

3.  If required, tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

4.  Press the Menu key.

5.  Tap Account settings.

6.  Tap Email notifications to select the check box.

7.  If desired, tap Select ringtone.

8.  Tap the desired ringtone.

9.  Tap OK.

10. Tap Vibrate to select or clear the check box.

 

Turn off

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Email icon.

3.  If required, tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

4.  Press the Menu key.

5.  Tap Account settings.

6.  Tap Email notifications to clear the check box.

 

 

Attachment - add

 

How to attach media files to e-mail messages

 

To attach files to e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Email icon.

3.  If required, tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

4.  Press the Menu key.

5.  Tap Compose.

6.  Tap To to display the on-screen keyboard.

Note: You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

7.  Enter the e-mail address.

8.  Tap Subject.

9.  Enter a subject.

10. Tap Compose Mail.

11. Enter your message.

12. Press the Menu key.

13. Tap Add attachment.

14. Tap the file that you want to attach.

15. Tap Send.

 

 

E-mail message - delete

 

How to delete e-mail messages

 

To delete e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Email icon.

3.  If required, tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

4.  Tap Inbox.

5.  Touch and hold the e-mail that you want to delete.

6.  Tap Delete.

 

 

E-mail message - forward

 

How to forward e-mail messages

 

To forward e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Email icon.

3.  If required, tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

4.  Tap Inbox.

5.  Touch and hold the e-mail message that you want to forward.

6.  Tap Forward.

7.  Tap To to display the on-screen keyboard.

Note: You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

8.  Enter the e-mail address.

9.  Tap Compose Mail.

10. Enter your message.

11. Tap Send.

 

 

E-mail message - read

 

How to read e-mail messages

 

To read e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Email icon.

3.  If required, tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

4.  Tap Inbox.

5.  Tap the e-mail message that you want to read.

 

 

E-mail message - reply

 

How to reply to e-mail messages

 

To reply to e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Email icon.

3.  If required, tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

4.  Tap Inbox.

5.  Tap the e-mail message that you want to reply to.

6.  Tap Reply or Reply all.

7.  Tap Compose Mail to display the on-screen keyboard.

Note: You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

8.  Enter your message.

9.  Tap Send.

 

 

E-mail message - send

 

How to send e-mail messages from the device

 

To write and send e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Email icon.

3.  If required, tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

4.  Press the Menu key.

5.  Tap Compose.

6.  Tap To to display the on-screen keyboard.

Note: You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

7.  Enter the e-mail address.

8.  Tap Subject.

9.  Enter a subject.

10. Tap Compose Mail.

11. Enter your message.

12. Tap Send.

 

 

Folders – switch between

 

How to switch between e-mail folders

 

To switch between e-mail folders within the e-mail account, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Email icon.

3.  If required, tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

4.  Tap the folder that you want to open.

 

 

Inbox - refresh

 

How to refresh the e-mail inbox

 

To refresh the e-mail inbox and download new messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Email icon.

3.  If required, tap the e-mail account that you want to use.

4.  Press the Menu key.

5.  Tap Refresh.

 

 

 

 

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E-mail (Gmail)

Account - change settings

 

We're sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular device model.

 

 

Accounts - switch between accounts

 

We’re sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular device model.

 

 

Alert - set incoming

 

How to turn on or turn off e-mail alerts

 

To turn on or turn off Gmail e-mail alerts, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Gmail icon.

3.  Press the Menu key.

4.  Tap Settings.

5.  Tap Email notifications to select (turnon) or clear (turn off) the check box.

6.  Touch and slide the menu upward.

7.  Tap Select ringtone.

8.  Tap the desired ringtone.

9.  Tap OK.

10. Tap Vibrate to select or clear the check box.

 

 

Attachment – add

 

How to attach media files to Gmail e-mail messages

 

To attach files to Gmail e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Gmail icon.

3.  Press the Menu key.

4.  Tap Compose.

5.  Tap To to display the on-screen keyboard.

Note: You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

6.  Enter the e-mail address.

7.  Tap Subject.

8.  Enter your subject.

9.  Tap Compose Mail.

10. Enter your message.

11. Press the Menu key.

12. Tap Attach.

13. Tap the image that you want to attach.

14. Tap Send.

 

 

E-mail message - delete

 

How to delete Gmail e-mail messages

 

To delete Gmail e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Gmail icon.

3.  Touch and hold the e-mail that you want to delete.

4.  Tap Delete.

 

 

E-mail message - forward

 

How to forward Gmail e-mail messages

 

To forward Gmail e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Gmail icon.

3.  Tap the e-mail that you want to forward.

4.  Tap Forward.

5.  Tap To to display the onscreen keyboard.

Note: You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

6.  Enter the e-mail address.

7.  Tap Compose mail.

8.  Enter your message.

9.  Tap Send.

 

 

E-mail message - read

 

How to read Gmail e-mail messages

 

To read Gmail e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Gmail icon.

3.  Tap the e-mail message that you want to read.

 

 

E-mail message - reply

 

How to reply to Gmail e-mail messages

 

To reply to Gmail e-mail messages, follow these step:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Gmail icon.

3.  Tap the e-mail message that you want to reply to.

4.  Tap Reply.

5.  Tap Compose Mail to display the on-screen keyboard.

Note: You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

6.  Enter your message.

7.  Tap Send.

 

 

E-mail message - send

 

How to send Gmail e-mail messages

 

To write and send Gmail e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Gmail icon.

3.  Press the Menu key.

4.  Tap Compose.

5.  Tap To to display the on-screen keyboard.

Note: You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

6.  Tap Subject.

7.  Enter a subject.

8.  Tap Compose Mail.

9.  Enter your message.

10. Tap Send.

 

 

Inbox - refresh

 

How to refresh the e-mail inbox

 

To refresh the e-mail inbox and download new messages, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Gmail icon.

3.  Press the Menu key.

4.  Tap Refresh.

 

 

Labels – switch between

 

How to switch between Gmail e-mail labels

 

To switch between Gmail e-mail labels within the e-mail account, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Gmail icon.

3.  Press the Menu key.

4.  Tap View Labels.

5.  Tap the desired label.

 

 

 

 

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Instant Messaging Clients

 

AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®)

 

Add a buddy

 

How to add a buddy for AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service

 

To add a new buddy for AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Buddy List®, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap Add Buddy.

3.  Tap the Screen name field to display the on-screen keyboard.

4.  Enter the screen name of the buddy.

5.  Tap Add Buddy.

6.  Tap Mobile device to choose a list.

7.  Tap the desired list.

8.  Press the Back key to hide the on-screen keyboard.

9.  Tap Add buddy.

 

 

Block buddy

 

How to block AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service instant messages (IM)

 

To block instant messages (IM) in AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Buddy List®, touch and hold the buddy that you want to block.

2.  Tap Block.

3.  Tap OK.

 

 

Delete buddy

 

How to delete a buddy from the AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service Buddy List®

 

To delete a buddy from the AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service Buddy List®, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Buddy List®, touch and hold the buddy that you want to delete.

2.  Tap Delete buddy.

3.  Tap OK.

 

 

Log in / log out

 

How to sign on to or sign off of AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service

 

To sign on to or sign off of AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service, follow these steps:

 

 

Sign on

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the IM icon.

3.  Tap AIM.

4.  Tap the Screen Name field to display the on-screen keyboard.

5.  Enter your screen name.

6.  Tap the Password field.

7.  Enter your password.

8.  If desired, tap Remember my password and Sign me in automatically.

9.  Tap Sign in.

 

 

Sign off

 

1.  From the Buddy List®, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap Sign out.

 

 

Send message to buddy

 

How to send instant messages (IM) to a listed buddy for AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service

 

To send instant messages (IM) to a buddy on your Buddy List® for AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Buddy List®, tap the buddy that you want to send a message to.

2.  Tap Type to compose to display the on-screen keyboard.

3.  Enter your message.

4.  Tap Send.

 

 

Send message to unlisted buddy

We’re sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular device model.

 

 

Set away status

 

How to set away status in AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service

 

To set away status for AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Buddy List®, tap your icon.

2.  Tap Away.

 

 

Google Talk

 

Add a contact

How to add a contact for Google Talk

 

To add a contact for Google Talk, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Friends list, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap Add friend.

3.  Tap the field below Send chat invitation to to display the on-screen keyboard.

4.  Enter the e-mail address of the friend.

5.  Press the Back key to close the on-screen keyboard.

6.  Tap Send invitation.

 

 

Block contact

 

How to block Google Talk instant messages (IM)

 

To block instant messages (IM) in Google Talk, follow these steps:

 

 

Block

 

1.  From the Friends list, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap and hold the friend you want to block.

3.  Tap Block friend.

 

 

Unblock

 

1.  From the Friends list, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap Blocked.

3.  Tap the friend you want to unblock.

4.  Tap OK.

 

 

Delete contact

 

How to delete a contact for Google Talk

 

To delete a contact for Google Talk, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Friends list, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap and hold the friend you want to delete.

3.  Tap Remove friend.

4.  Tap OK.

 

 

Log in / log out

 

How to sign in or sign out of Google Talk

 

To sign in or sign out of Google Talk, follow these steps:

 

 

Sign on

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the Google talk icon to automatically sign on.

 

 

Sign off

 

1.  Press the Menu key.

2.  Tap More.

3.  Tap Sign out.

 

 

Send message to contact

 

How to send instant messages (IM) to a listed contact for Google Talk

 

To send instant messages (IM) to a contact for Google Talk, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Friends list, tap the friend that you want to send a message to.

2.  Tap Type to compose to display the on-screen keyboard.

3.  Enter your message.

4.  Tap Send.

 

 

Send message to unlisted contact

We’re sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular device model.

 

 

Set away status

 

How to set away status in Google Talk

 

To set away status for Google Talk, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Friends list, tap the dot to the right of your icon.

2.  Tap Busy.

 

 

ICQ® instant messenger

ICQ accounts are supported through AIM.

 

 

Windows Live™ Messenger

 

Add contact

 

How to add a contact for Windows Live™ Messenger

 

To add a contact for Windows Live™ Messenger, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Contact list, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap Add Contact.

3.  Tap the E-mail address field to display the on-screen keyboard.

4.  Enter the e-mail address of the contact.

5.  Tap the Choose a list drop down list.

6.  Tap the desired list.

7.  Press the Back key to close the on-screen keyboard.

8.  Tap Send invitation.

 

 

Block contact

 

How to block Windows Live™ Messenger instant messages (IM)

 

To block instant messages (IM) in Windows Live™ Messenger, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Contact list, tap and hold the contact that you want to block.

2.  Tap Block contact.

3.  Tap OK.

 

 

Delete contact

 

How to delete a contact for Windows Live™ Messenger

 

To delete a contact for Windows Live™ Messenger, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Contact list, tap and hold the contact that you want to delete.

2.  Tap Delete contact.

3.  Tap OK.

 

 

Log in / log out

 

How to sign in to or sign out of Windows Live™ Messenger

 

To sign in to or sign out of Windows Live™ Messenger, follow these steps:

 

 

Sign in

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the IM icon.

3.  Tap Windows Live.

4.  Tap the E-mail Address field to display the on-screen keyboard.

5.  Enter your e-mail address.

6.  Tap Password.

7.  Enter your password.

8.  If desired, tap Remember my password and Sign me in automatically.

9.  Tap Sign In.

10. If required, tap I accept to the Terms of use.

 

 

Sign out

 

1.  From the Contact list, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap Sign out.

 

 

Send message to contact

 

How to send instant messages (IM) to a listed contact for Windows Live™ Messenger

 

To send instant messages (IM) to a contact for Windows Live™ Messenger, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Contact list, tap the contact that you want to send a message to.

2.  Tap Type to compose to display the on-screen keyboard.

3.  Enter your message.

4.  Tap Send.

 

 

Send message to unlisted contact

We’re sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular device model.

 

 

Set away status

 

How to set away status in Windows Live™ Messenger

 

To set away status for Windows Live™ Messenger, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Contact list, tap your icon.

2.  Tap Busy.

 

 

Yahoo!® Messenger

 

Add contact

 

How to add a contact for Yahoo!® Messenger

 

To add a contact for Yahoo!® Messenger, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Friends list, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap Add contact.

3.  Tap Email address of person you wish to invite to display the on-screen keyboard.

4.  Enter the e-mail address of the contact.

5.  Tap Choose a list.

6.  Tap the desired list.

7.  Press the Back key to close the on-screen keyboard.

8.  Tap Send invitation.

 

 

Block contact

We’re sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular device model.

 

 

Delete contact

 

How to delete a contact for Yahoo!® Messenger

 

To delete a contact for Yahoo!® Messenger, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Friends list, touch and hold the contact you want to delete.

2.  Tap Delete contact.

3.  Tap OK.

 

 

Log in / log out

 

How to sign in to or sign out of Yahoo!® Messenger

 

To sign in to or sign out of Yahoo!® Messenger, follow these steps:

 

 

Sign in

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap the IM icon.

3.  Tap Yahoo! Messenger.

4.  Tap Username to display the on-screen keyboard.

5.  Enter your Username.

6.  Tap Password.

7.  Enter your password.

8.  If desired, tap Remember my password and Sign me in automatically to select or clear the check boxes.

9.  Tap Sign In.

 

 

Sign out

 

1.  From the Friends list, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap Sign out.

 

 

Send message to contact

 

How to send instant messages (IM) to a listed contact for Yahoo!® Messenger

 

To send instant messages (IM) to a contact for Yahoo!® Messenger, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Friends list, tap the contact that you want to send a message to.

2.  Tap Type to Compose to display the on-screen keyboard.

3.  Enter your message.

4.  Tap Send.

 

 

Send message to unlisted contact

 

We’re sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular device model.

 

 

Set away status

 

How to set away status in Yahoo!® Messenger

 

To set away status for Yahoo!® Messenger, follow these steps:

 

2.  From the Friends list, tap your icon.

3.  Tap Busy.

 

 

 

 

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MMS (picture and video messaging)

 

Delete

 

How to delete picture messages (MMS)

 

To delete picture messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Messaging icon.

2.  Tap and hold the message you want to delete.

3.  Tap Delete Thread.

4.  Tap OK.

 

 

Read / view

 

How to read picture messages (MMS)

 

To read picture messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Messaging icon.

2.  Tap the message you want to view.

 

 

Send picture message

 

Send a saved picture

 

How to send saved pictures as picture messages (MMS)

 

To send saved pictures as picture messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications button.

2.  Tap Gallery.

3.  Tap the desired folder.

4.  Touch and hold the picture you wish to share.

5.  Tap Share.

6.  Tap Messaging.

7.  Tap To to display the on-screen keyboard.

Note: You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

8.  Enter the phone number or contact name.
Contacts appear as you enter text.

9.  If the contact appears, tap the contact.

10. Tap Next.

11. Enter your message.

12. Tap Send.

 

 

Take and send

 

How to take and send picture messages (MMS)

 

To take and send picture messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, press and hold the Camera key on the side of the device.

2.  Frame the subject.

3.  Press the trackball or tap the Camera icon to take a picture.
An icon of the picture you took appears in the corner of the screen.

4.  Tap the icon of the picture.

5.  Tap Share.

6.  Tap Messaging.

7.  Tap the To field to display the on-screen keyboard.

Note: You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

8.  Enter the contact name or phone number.
Contacts appear as you enter text.

9.  If the contact appears, tap the contact.

10. Tap Next.

11. Enter your message.

12. Tap Send.

 

 

Send video message

 

Send saved video

 

How send saved videos as video messages (MMS)

 

To send saved videos as video messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Applications icon.

2.  Tap Gallery.

3.  Tap the desired folder.

4.  Touch and hold the video you wish to share.

5.  Tap Share.

6.  Tap Messaging.

7.  Tap To to display the on-screen keyboard.
Note:
You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

8.  Enter the phone number or contact name.
Contacts appear as you enter text.

9.  If the contact appears, tap the contact.

10. Tap Next.

11. Enter your message.

12. Tap Send.

 

 

Take and send video message

 

How to take and send video messages (MMS)

 

To take and send video messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, press and hold the Camera key on the side of the device.

2.  Press the Menu key.

3.  Tap Switch to video.

4.  Frame the subject.

5.  Press the trackball or tap the Video icon to start recording.

6.  Press the trackball or tap the Recording icon to stop recording.
An icon of the video you took appears in the corner of the screen.

7.  Tap the icon of the video..

8.  Tap Share.

9.  Tap Messaging.

10. Tap the To field to display the on-screen keyboard.

Note: You can also open the physical keyboard to enter text.

11. Enter the contact name or phone number.
Contacts will appear as you enter text.

12. If the contact appears, tap the contact.

13. Tap Next.

14. Enter your message.

15. Tap Send.

 

 

 

 

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SMS (text messaging)

 

Add service center number

 

Changing the service center number is not supported

 

We’re sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular phone model.

 

 

Delete

 

How to delete text messages (SMS)

 

To delete text messages (SMS), follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Messaging icon.

2.  Touch and hold that message that you want to delete.

3.  Tap Delete thread.

4.  Tap OK.

 

 

Read

 

How to read text messages (SMS)

 

To read text messages (SMS), follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Messaging icon.

2.  Tap that message that you want to read.

 

 

Send

 

How to write and send text messages (SMS)

 

To write and send text messages (SMS), follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, tap the Messaging icon.

2.  Tap New message.

3.  Tap To.

4.  Enter the phone number or contact name.
Contacts appear as you enter text.

5.  If the contact appears, tap the contact.

6.  Enter your message.

7.  Tap Send.

 

 

 

 

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Text entry method (On-screen keyboard)

Choose text entry mode

 

To change the text entry method when using the on-screen keyboard, perform one of the following actions:

 

  • Tap ABC to access the alphabet keyboard and enter letters.
  • Tap ?123 to access the number keyboard and enter numbers.

 

 

Copy or cut and paste text

 

How to cut, copy, or paste text

 

To cut, copy, or paste text in a text field or message, follow these steps:

 

 

1.  Tap a text field to display the on-screen keyboard.

2.  Enter text.

3.  Use the trackball to scroll the cursor next to the text that you want to copy.

4.  Press and hold the trackball.

5.  Tap Select text.

6.  Scroll to highlight the desired text.

7.  Press and hold the trackball.

8.  Tap Cut or Copy.

9.  Scroll to the location where you want to past the text.

10. Press and hold the trackball.

11. Tap Paste.

 

 

Delete text

 

How to delete or erase text

 

To delete or erase text from a text field or message while using the on-screen keyboard, follow these steps:

 

To delete one character

Press the DEL key while in a text field.

 

To delete all text

1.  Press and hold the trackball.

2.  Tap Select all.

3.  Tap DEL.

 

 

Enter symbols

 

How to enter symbols or numbers in a text field

 

To insert punctuation, numbers, and symbols while entering text using the on-screen keyboard, follow these steps:

 

1.  Tap a text field to display the on-screen keyboard.

  • Note: Tap ?123, to display the number keyboard if you are on the alphabet keyboard.

2.  Tap ALT.

3.  Tap the desired symbol.

  • Note: On the alphabet keyboard, touch and hold the period to display symbols or a letter to display accents.

 

 

Enter text and numbers

 

To enter numbers or text while using the on-screen keyboard, follow these steps:

 

1.  Tap a text field to display the on-screen keyboard.
Note: Tap ABC or ?123 to switch between the alphabet and number keyboards.

2.  Tap letters and numbers on the keyboard to enter.

3.  Tap the space bar to enter the suggested word or tap a word from the candidate list above the on-screen keyboard.

  • Note: Touch and hold the word on the far left of the candidate list to add it to the user dictionary.

4.  Press the Back key to hide the on-screen keyboard.

 

 

Landscape keyboard

 

You can use the on-screen keyboard in landscape mode so the keys are larger and it is easier to type with two thumbs. To use the landscape keyboard, you must turn on screen orientation so the screen will rotate when you rotate the device sideways.

 

To turn screen orientation on or off, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap Settings.

3.  Tap Sound & display.

4.  Touch and slide the menu upward.

5.  Tap Orientation to turn on or off.

 

 

To activate the landscape keyboard, follow these steps:

 

1.  Tap a text field to display the on-screen keyboard.

2.  Rotate the device sideways to display the landscape keyboard.

 

 

On-screen keyboard settings

 

To change the on-screen keyboard settings, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap Settings.

3.  Touch and slide the menu upward.

4.  Tap Locale & text.

5.  Tap Android keyboard—on screen keyboard settings.

6.  Tap any of the following options, as desired:

  • Vibrate on keypress
  • Sound on keypress
  • Auto-capitalization
  • Quick fixes
  • Show suggestions
  • Auto-complete

 

 

Turn on-screen keyboard on or off

 

To turn the on-screen keyboard on or off, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2.  Tap Settings.

3.  Touch and slide the menu upward.

4.  Tap Locale & text.

5.  Tap Android keyboard to turn on or off.

 

 

 

 

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Text entry method (Physical keyboard)

 

Copy / cut and paste text

 

How to cut, copy, or paste text

 

To cut, copy, or paste text in a text field or message, follow these steps:

 

 

To cut, copy, or paste text in a text field or message, follow these steps:

 

1. While composing a message, roll the cursor next to the text that you want to copy.

2. Highlight the text by pressing and holding the Shift key while rolling the trackball.

3. Press and hold the trackball, then tap Cut or Copy.

Note: You can also press Menu + C.

4. Roll to the location where you want to paste the text.

5. Press and hold the trackball, then tap Paste.
Note: You can also press Menu + V to paste.

 

 

Choose text entry mode

 

Choosing a text entry mode is not supported

 

We’re sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular phone model. The keyboard is a QWERTY keyboard.

 

 

Delete text

 

How to delete or erase text

 

To delete or erase text from a text field or message, perform one of the following actions:

 

 

  • To delete a character, press the DEL key.
  • To delete an entire line, press ALT + DEL.

 

 

Type symbols

 

How to enter symbols or numbers in a text field

 

To insert punctuation, numbers, and symbols while entering text on the device, follow these steps:

 

 

  • Press ALT and the desired key to enter individual symbols.
  • Press ALT + Space bar to display a list of symbols.

 

 

 

 

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Text-to-speech

Settings

 

How to change the text-to-speech settings

 

To change the text-to-speech settings, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2.  Touch Settings.

3.  Touch and slide the screen upward.

4.  Touch Speech synthesis.

5.  Touch Speech Rate.

6.  Touch a speech rate:

  • Very slow
  • Slow
  • Normal
  • Fast
  • Very fast

7.  Touch Language.

8.  Touch a language:

  • American English
  • British English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

9.  If desired, touch the Always use my settings check box to override application settings.

10. If desired, touch Listen to an example to listen to a speech example based on your settings.

 

 

Set up and turn on

 

How to download and install voice data for text-to-speech speech synthesis

 

The text-to-speech feature allows applications to speak a string of text. The feature supports American English, British English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Before using the feature, you must install voice data from the Android Market. To install voice data for speech synthesis, follow these steps:

 

1.  From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2.  Touch Settings.

3.  Touch and slide the screen up.

4.  Touch Speech synthesis.

5.  Touch Install voice data.

6.  If required, touch Accept to accept the Android Market Terms of Service.

7.  Touch SpeechSynthesis Data Installer.

8.  Touch Install.

9.  If required, touch OK on the message about application access.

  • The application downloads and installs. When the application has finished downloading and installing, the icon appears on the status bar.

 

 

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