Text Input Methods

The on-screen keyboard displays automatically on the screen when you need to enter text. To manually display the on-screen keyboard, simply tap a text field where you want to enter text.

  1. Touch and hold to enter text by voice or access the clip tray and keyboard settings.

  2. Toggles between 123/SYM mode and ABC mode.

  3. Selection Box

    Tap an item (e.g., letter, word, or symbol) to insert it in the text field.

Typing tips

Enter other characters

Tap the Numbers/Symbols Key to display the numbers and symbols keyboard. To view more symbols, tap the Arrow Keys . From the Numbers/Symbols keyboard, you can also tap the Graphics key to enter graphics into your text. To enter foreign characters, touch and hold the associated key to display a pop-up of character choices (e.g., the “a” key also includes an accent mark “á”)

Enter one capital letter

Tap the Shift Key to capitalize the next letter. The key changes to .

Enter all capital letters

Double-tap the Shift Key to set caps lock. The key changes to . Tap again to revert to lowercase.

Highlight text

Double-tap a word to highlight it. To highlight a range of text, double-tap a word, then drag the blue highlight markers to highlight the text you want.

Cut or copy selected text

Highlight the desired text, then tap Cut, Copy, or Select all in the action box displayed above the highlighted text.

Paste cut or copied text

Tap the location where you want to paste the text, then tap the marker . Tap Paste in the action box that appears.

Delete a character

Tap the Delete Key .

Language toggle

Tap the Language Key to toggle between the languages you set in the Input language and type menu. Touch and hold this key to modify your language settings.


This key is only available when multiple languages have been enabled for text entry.

Entering text by voice

Tap the Voice input Key (Google voice typing must be enabled).

Accessing the Clip Tray

Touch and hold the Settings , then tap the Clip Tray icon .


The Keyboard Settings key is the default option for the LG Keyboard. If you select the Voice input option, the chosen key will be displayed instead.

Text input settings

To change your text input settings and see the dictionary of terms you’ve used, from the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > System settings > General tab > Language & input. The following options are available in the KEYBOARD & INPUT METHODS section.

  • Default - Allows you to choose the default keyboard to use when entering text.

  • LG Keyboard - Tap the Settings icon to change the following settings.

    • Input language and type: Allows you to select the keyboard language and type. This is where you can select multiple languages for your keyboard input.

    • Word suggestion: Allows you to set Auto correction, Suggest next word, Advanced word suggestion, and Clear history.

    • Auto capitalization: Checkmark to automatically capitalize the first letter of each new sentence.

    • Auto punctuation: Checkmark to automatically insert a period when you double-tap the Space Key.

    • Voice input: Checkmark to show the Voice Input Key on the keyboard.

    • Path input: Checkmark to enter a word by drawing a path through all of the letters.

    • Hide keyboard: Checkmark to swipe the keyboard down to hide it.

    • Split keyboard: Checkmark to spread two fingers to split the keyboard.

    • One-handed operation: Checkmark to allow you to position the LG keyboard on the left or right side of the screen so that it’s easier to type with just one hand.

    • Additional settings: Allows you to set the additional settings that include Keyboard theme, Vibrate on keypress, Sound on keypress, and Preview on keypress.

    • Help: Displays text input settings information.

  • Google voice typing - Checkmark to select Google voice typing to enter text. Tap the Settings icon to change the Google voice typing settings.

    • Choose input languages: Allows you to select the languages to support with Google voice typing.

    • Block offensive words: Checkmark to hide recognized offensive text.

    • Offline speech recognition: Allows you to manage the downloaded languages.