Google Voice Typing
Google voice typing uses the Google voice recognition service to convert speech
Tap to access the voice typing feature when you are using the
When you see the microphone image, speak what you want to type.
You can continue entering text to keep it or to delete it.
NOTE: Say “comma,” “period,” “question mark,” “exclamation mark,” or
“exclamation point” to enter punctuation.
Changing Input Methods
In addition to the preinstalled keyboard and input methods, you can install other
text input apps, such as Google Keyboard, and change the input method freely.
When you use the on-screen keyboard to enter text, the icon appears on
the status bar.
Open the Notiﬁcations panel and tap Choose input method.
Select the input method you want.
Choosing Input Settings
Choose the input method settings by tapping > SETTINGS > System >
Language & input.
In the KEYBOARD & INPUT METHODS section, you can set the default input
method and choose the settings for each installed input method. Tap a checkbox
next to a keyboard type to enable that option.
• Move the insertion point: Tap where you want to type. The cursor blinks in the
new position, and a tab appears below it. Drag the tab to move the cursor.
• Select text: Press and hold or double-tap within the text. The nearest word
highlights, with a tab at each end of the selection. Drag the tabs to change the
• Cut or copy: Select the text you want to manipulate. Then tap or ,
or CUT / COPY.
• Replace text with the clipboard text: Select the text you want to replace. Then
tap or PASTE.
• Insert text from the clipboard: Move cursor to the insertion point and then
press and hold the tab below the cursor. Release your ﬁnger and tap PASTE.