Screen & keyboard: T-Mobile G2

Learn how to customize the screen and keyboard settings on the T-Mobile G2. Find out more on this page:

 

Backlight

Home screen

Keyboard

 

 

Backlight

Brightness

To make the screen backlight brighter or darker, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Brightness.
  5. Tap Automatic brightness or touch and slide your finger left or right to adjust brightness.
  6. Tap OK.

 

 

Timeout

To change the time before the backlight times out, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Screen timeout.
  5. Select one of the following options:
    • 15 seconds
    • 30 seconds
    • 1 minute
    • 2 minutes
    • 10 minutes
    • 30 minutes

 

 

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Home screen

Add widget or shortcut

To add a widget or shortcut to the Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. Touch and hold a vacant spot on any Home screen.
  2. Select one of the following options:


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  • Shortcuts
    Locate and tap the desired shortcut..

  • Widgets
    Locate and tap the desired widget.


  • Folders
    Locate and tap the desired folder.

 

 

Delete widget or shortcut

To delete a widget or shortcut from the Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. Touch and hold a shortcut, widget, or folder on any Home screen.
  2. Drag the shortcut, widget, or folder to the trash can at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Release your finger.

 

 

Home screen wallpaper

To change the Home screen wallpaper picture, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, touch and hold the screen until the Add to Home screen menu displays.
  2. Tap Wallpapers.
  3. Select one of the following options:
  • Gallery
    1. Locate and tap the desired image.
    2. If desired, touch and slide the box to adjust image area and scale.
    3. When finished, tap Save.

  • Live wallpapers
    1. Scroll to and tap the desired image.
    2. Tap Set wallpaper.

  • Wallpapers
    1. Scroll to and tap the desired image.
    2. Tap Set wallpaper.

 

 

Lock screen wallpaper

To change the lock screen wallpaper picture, follow these steps:

 

We're sorry, but this feature is not available on this device.

 

 

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Keyboard

Change default keyboard

To change the default keyboard, follow these steps:

 

  1. Touch and hold an active text field to open the Android keyboard.
  2. Touch and hold the text field until the Edit text menu displays.
  3. Tap Input method.
  4. Select from the following keyboard input modes:
    • Swype
    • Android keyboard

 

 

Enter symbols & numbers

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

 

Using the on-screen keyboard

 

  1. From within any text entry screen, tap the text entry field.
  2. Tap SYM to switch to symbols and numbers.
  3. Tap the desired symbol or number.
  4. Tap 123 ABC to switch back to text entry.

 

Using the QWERTY keyboard


  1. Slide open the phone to access the QWERTY keyboard.
  2. From within any text entry screen, tap the text entry field.
  3. Press the ALT key to enter symbols that show in white on the keyboard.

 

 

Text entry mode

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

 

To change keyboard settings, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language & keyboard.
  4. Select from the following options:
    • Select language
    • Swype
    • Swype settings
    • Android keyboard
    • Android keyboard settings
    • Device keyboard

 

Change Swype® settings


  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language & keyboard.
  4. Tap Swype settings.
  5. Tap to select or clear the following options:
    • Language
    • Word Prediction
    • Audio feedback
    • Vibrate on keypress
    • Enable Tip Indicator
    • Auto-spacing
    • Auto-capitalization
    • Show complete trace
    • Word Choice Window
    • Speed vs. Accuracy
    • Swype help
    • Tutorial

 

Change Android keyboard settings


  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language & keyboard.
  4. Tap Android keyboard settings.
  5. Tap to select or clear the following options:
    • Vibrate on keypress
    • Sound on keypress
    • Auto-capitalization
    • Voice input
    • Input languages
    • Quick fixes
    • Show suggestions
    • Auto-complete

 

 

Turn on / off haptic feedback

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

 

  1. From the Home screen, press Menu.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Sounds.
  4. Tap Haptic feedback to enable/disable the feature.

 

 

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