Nokia Lumia 620 - Use the on-screen keyboard

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Use the on-screen keyboard
Writing with the on-screen keyboard is easy. You can use the keyboard when holding your phone in

portrait or landscape mode. You can write your messages by tapping the letters or by swiping through

Tap a text box.

Character keys


Shift key


Numbers and symbols key


Language key


Smiley key


Space key


Enter key


Backspace key

The keyboard layout can vary in different apps

and languages. The language key is only shown when more than one language is selected. The example

shows the English keyboard.

Tip: To add the comma key to the keyboard, on the start screen, swipe down from the top of

the screen, and tap ALL SETTINGS > keyboard > advanced > Show a comma key when

available. You can add the comma key only if you have at least 2 keyboards installed on your


Swipe to write text

Swipe from the first letter of the word, and draw a path from letter to letter. Lift your finger after the

last letter. To continue, keep on swiping without tapping the space key. Your phone adds the spaces.
Not all languages are supported.

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Switch between upper and lower case characters

Tap the shift key. To switch caps lock mode on, double-tap the key. To return to normal mode, tap

the shift key again.
Type in a number or special character

Tap the numbers and symbols key. To see more special character keys, tap the shift key. Some special

character keys bring up more symbols. To see more symbols, tap and hold a symbol or special


Tip: To put a full stop at the end of a sentence, and to start a new sentence, tap the space key

Tip: To quickly type in a number or special character, while holding the numbers and symbol

key, slide your finger to the character, and lift your finger.

Copy or paste text

Tap a word, drag the circles before and after the word to highlight the section you want to copy, and

tap . To paste the text, tap .

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Add an accent to a character

Tap and hold the character, and tap the accented character.
Delete a character

Tap the backspace key.
Switch between the writing languages

Tap and hold the language key, and select the language you want. The language key is only shown

when more than one keyboard is installed.
Move the cursor

To edit a word you just wrote, tap and hold the text until you see the cursor. Drag the cursor to the

place you want.