Sony Xperia XA1 Dual SIM - On-Screen Keyboards

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On-Screen Keyboards

There are a number of pre-installed text entry providers on your device.

The default text entry provider may depend on the regional or language settings you use. One

or more text entry providers might not be available in your region.




You can enter text using the on-screen keyboard by tapping each letter individually, or
you can use the SwitfKey


flow feature and slide your finger from letter to letter to form



Delete a character before the cursor.


Tap to enter a carriage return, or touch and hold to access smileys.


Enter punctuation.


Enter a space.


Tap to enter a comma.


Display numbers and symbols.


Switch between lower case, upper case, and all caps.

For more information about SwiftKey


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To display the on-screen keyboard to enter text

Tap a text entry field.

To use the on-screen keyboard in landscape orientation

When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, turn the device sideways.

You may need to adjust the settings in some applications to enable landscape orientation.

To switch between different on-screen keyboard options


From the

Home screen, tap .


Find and tap

Settings > Languages & input > Virtual keyboard.



Manage keyboards, then tap the slider to enable or disable the keyboard.

To enter text character by character


To enter a character visible on the keyboard, tap the character.


To enter a character variant, touch and hold a regular keyboard character to get a

list of available options, then select from the list. For example, to enter "é," touch

and hold "e" until other options appear, then, while keeping your finger pressed on

the keyboard, drag to and select "é."

To enter a period

After you enter a word, double-tap the space bar.


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To Enter Text Using the Gesture Input Function


When the on-screen keyboard is displayed, slide your finger from letter to letter to

trace the word you want to write.


After you finish entering a word, lift up your finger. A word suggestion appears

based on the letters you have traced.


If the word that you want does not appear, tap to see other options and select

accordingly. If the desired option does not appear, delete the entire word and

trace it again, or enter the word by tapping each letter individually.