Screen & keyboard: T-Mobile G-Slate

Learn how to customize the screen and keyboard settings on the T-Mobile G-Slate. 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 any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Screen.
  4. Tap Brightness.
  5. Clear the Automatic brightness check box, if necessary.
  6. Touch and drag the Brightness bar left or right.
  7. Tap OK.

 

 

Timeout

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Screen.
  4. Tap Timeout.
  5. Tap one of the following options:
    • 15 seconds
    • 30 seconds
    • 1 minute
    • 2 minutes
    • 5 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. Tap the Plus icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
    Note: You can also touch and hold a vacant spot on any Home screen until the customization screen displays.
  2. Tap one of the following options:
      1. Widgets
        • Tap Widgets.
        • Touch and drag the widget to the desired Home screen panel.
      2. Shortcuts
        • Tap App shortcuts.
        • Touch and drag the application icon to the desired Home screen panel to create a shortcut.
      3. Wallpapers
        • Tap Wallpapers.
        • Tap one of the following options:
          • Gallery
            • Locate and tap the image you want.
            • Touch inside the box and drag the box to the desired location.
            • Touch and drag the frame edges to resize the box.
            • Tap OK.
            • Live wallpapers
              • Scroll to and tap the image you want.
              • Tap Set wallpaper.
            • Wallpapers
              • Scroll to and tap the image you want.
        1. More
          • Tap the shortcut you want.

       

       

      Delete widget or shortcut

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

       

      1. Touch and hold a widget or shortcut on any Home screen, until you hear a low sound or feel a mild vibration, which tells you that the item is ready to be moved.
      2. Drag the widget or shortcut to the Trash can icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
      3. When the item turns red, release your finger.

       

       

      Home screen wallpaper

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

       

      1. On any Home screen, tap the Plus icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
        Note: You can also touch and hold a vacant spot on any Home screen until the customization screen displays.
      2. Tap Wallpapers.
      3. Tap one of the following options:
        1. Gallery
          • Locate and tap the image you want.
          • Touch inside the box and drag the box to the desired location.
          • Touch and drag the frame edges to resize the box.
          • Tap OK.
        2. Live wallpapers
          • Scroll to and tap the image you want.
          • Tap Set wallpaper.
        3. Wallpapers
          • Scroll to and tap the image you want.

       

       

      Lock screen wallpaper

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

       

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

       

       

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      Keyboard

      Change default keyboard

      To change the default keyboard, follow these steps:

       

      1. From the Home screen, press Menu.
      2. Tap Settings.
      3. Tap Language & keyboard.
      4. Tap Keyboard settings.
      5. Tap current input method.
      6. Choose preferred keyboard.

       

       

      Enter symbols & numbers

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

       

      1. Tap the ?123 key.
      2. Tap More to see additional symbols.
      3. Switch back to letter entry by tapping the ABC key.

       

       

      Text entry mode

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

       

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

       

       

      Turn on / off haptic feedback

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

       

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

       

       

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