Enter Text on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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You can use the Samsung keyboard (default keyboard app), or use your voice with the voice input feature to enter text on Samsung Galaxy Note3. You can use these methods when you need to send a message, make a note, or browse the internet. This VisiHow will discuss on how to enter text on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.

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Choose Your Keyboard Type

You can change your keyboard type by following the procedures here:

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    Tap on any area in the text field
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    Open the notification panel by swiping from the top of your Note3 screen to the lower part of it
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    Tap on Select input method to view available input methods
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    A list of available input methods will show
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    Choose your desired input method by tapping on it.
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    You are done on choosing the keyboard for your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Samsung Galaxy Note3 Keyboard Layout

Enter text on Samsung Galaxy Note3

The instructions below will allow you to enter text on your Note3:'

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    Tap on any area in the text field
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    The keyboard will be revealed
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    Tap on the letters to start composing your message.
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    You have successfully learned how to enter text on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Enter Text In Uppercase

Follow the instructions below to enter text in uppercase on your Note3:

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    Tap on the text field to see the keyboard
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    Tap on the up arrow icon on your keyboard and enter your text. You should notice that the letter pressed after tapping on the up arrow icon will be in uppercase
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    Tap on the icon twice to enter all text in caps.
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    You have just learned how to enter text in uppercase on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Change Input Language on Samsung Galaxy Note3

Follow the instructions below to change input language on your Note3:

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    Tap on the text field to see the keyboard
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    Slide the space key to the left or to the right to change the keyboard language
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    You have just learned how to change the input language on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Possible question: Why can't I find my preferred language?

Answer: Samsung Galaxy Note3 has pre-installed keyboard languages. If your preferred language is available, download your preferred language from the Play Store.

Possible question: How do I download a preferred language from the Play Store?

Answer: You can download your preferred language from Play Store by following the procedures below:

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    Go to your home menu by pressing on the "Home" button.
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    From the home menu, tap on the "Apps" icon located on the lower-right portion of your device's touchscreen.
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    You will now see a list of applications available on your Note3
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    Look for the Play Store and tap on it to open the app.
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    In the Play Store, tap on the "Search" button on the upper right part of the screen.
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    Tap on the text field and enter keywords based on this format
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    "*Name of preferred language" keyboard language"
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    A list of results will show
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    Go over it and install the right support for your device.
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Use Your Finger Or The S Pen To Enter Texts On Samsung Galaxy Note3

Follow the instructions below to use your finger or the S Pen to enter texts on your Note3:

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    Tap on the text field to see the keyboard.
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    Tap on the "Handwriting" icon to change to Handwriting mode.
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    Enter text using your finger or the S Pen.
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    While writing the message, suggested words based on your most used words will show up
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    Tap on it to enter the word without completely writing it.
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    You have just learned how to use the finger or the S Pen to enter texts on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Possible question: How to edit, delete characters or insert spaces while I am in handwriting mode.

Answer: Simply use the handwriting gestures to do the usual editing actions, such as editing, deleting and inserting characters on handwriting mode. To view the gesture guides, follow the procedures below:

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    Tap on the text field to see the keyboard.
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    Tap and hold on the "Handwriting" icon and then tap on the gear icon to go to Settings.
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    Tap on "Help" and choose Use handwriting Gestures.
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    You will then see the handwriting gesture guide.
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Enter Text Using Your Voice On Samsung Galaxy Note3

Follow the instructions below to use your voice to enter texts on your Note3:

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    Tap on any area in the text field
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    Open the notification panel by swiping from the top of your Note3 screen to the lower part of it
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    Tap on Select Input Method to view available input methods
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    Choose any voice input feature
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    Default Google voice typing is installed on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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    Voice input is now activated
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    To enter text using voice input, simply speak the words you want to enter into the text fields.
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    Your device will automatically convert those spoken words into text.
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    If the device enters the wrong word, simply tap on the word and select an alternative word or phrase from the list it will show you.
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    You can change languages for voice recognition by tapping on the current language.
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    You have just learned how to use your voice to enter texts on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Copy and Paste Text on Your Samsung Galaxy Note3

Follow the instructions below to copy and paste to your Note3:

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    Choose a text or word that you want to copy.
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    Tap and hold on or over the text and drag or to adjust the text that you want to copy. Tap on "Copy" to copy the text.
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    Tap on any area on the text field.
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    Tap and hold at the location you want the copied text to be inserted.
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    Tap on "Paste".
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    You have just learned how to copy and paste texts on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Questions and Answers

I am having issues with messaging. How do I fix this?

I have an issue. I seem to have pressed something, and now I can't type on the normal keyboard. It comes up with a "T" and a pen or symbol or an "A" with a pen


In order to fix this issue, you need to perform the following simple steps below, so you can begin typing using your keyboard again: 1. Go to settings.

2. Visit Language & Input.

3. Select Default and select the Android Keyboard.

4. Visit your text application so that you can view your typing successfully.

I can't get my letters back, but I'm not in symbol mode. I don't have a symbol button at the bottom. The bottom third of my screen is small grids?

In the step: "You are on the symbols list. You may have accidentally tapped on the symbol button on the lower-left part of your keyboard. To get back to your letters, or normal keyboard view, tap on the symbol key again. Below is a picture of the messaging keyboard and the location of the symbol button.

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Yes, this device does have a symbol button on the standard Android Keyboard for this device. The symbols button will be shown with a 123 on the key, and the letters key will have an ABC. Make sure you tap on the right button, so that you can begin to use letters on your keyboard.

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A way that you can reset these keyboard settings is by performing the following steps:

1. Go to settings.

2. Go to language and input.

3. Change your default keyboard from what you are currently on, to another. After you've changed the keyboard, change it back to the original, which will in fact perform a reset of your keyboard back to the original settings.

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Google Voice on Android Jelly Bean no longer works well?

Google has replaced the Google Voice app with the Hangouts app, so in the coming weeks, the Google Voice app will function less and less until it's phased out.


See more questions like this: Voice dictation without being connected to the internet on Android

Unable to type text. Am I supposed to hand write it?

I tried changing it to Samsung keyboard as shown online, but it didn't work.

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Mistakenly, my phone 's smiley faces have been converted into symbols. Guide me on how can I get them back, please?

Mistakenly my phone smiley faces have been converted into symbols. Guide me on how can I get them back, please?

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