Nokia Lumia 521 - Use the on-screen keyboard

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

phone in portrait or landscape mode.
Tap a text box.

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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.
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 period 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 language is selected.
Move the cursor

Tap and hold the text until you see the cursor. Without lifting your finger, drag the cursor to the place

you want.