Text Input Methods

On-screen Keyboard

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

  1. Toggles between different languages (only available when multiple languages are selected).

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

Typing tips

Enter other characters

Tap to view the Numbers/Symbols Keyboard. Then tap to view additional symbols.

Enter one capital letter

Tap to capitalize the next letter. The Shift Key will change to .

Enter all capital letters

Tap the Shift Key twice until is displayed. 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 or Copy .

Paste cut or copied text

Tap the location to place the cursor where you want to paste the text. Then tap the location and select Paste .

Delete a character

Tap the Delete Key .

Language toggle

Tap and hold the Language Key to open a dialog box to set the languages to toggle between.


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

Text input settings

To change your text entry settings and see the dictionary of terms you’ve used, from the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > 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.

  • Google voice typing - Checkmark to select Google voice typing to enter text. Tap 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.

    • Download offline speech recognition : Enables voice input while offline.

  • LG Keyboard - Checkmark to select the LG Keyboard to enter text. Tap to change the following settings.

    • Input language & type : Allows you to select the keyboard language and type.

    • Word suggestion : Allows you to set word prediction and auto word correction.

    • Auto capitalize : Checkmark so capitalize the first letter of the word automatically.

    • Auto punctuation : Checkmark to insert a period when double tapping the space key.

    • Voice typing key : Checkmark to display the Voice typing key on the keyboard.

    • Touch feedback : Allows you to set key preview, sound feedback, and vibrate feedback when typing.

    • Handwriting : Allows you to set the pen width, color, and delay time.

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

    • Hide keyboard : Checkmark to allow the keyboard to hide by swiping down.

    • Fuzzy pinyin : Checkmark to automatically correct common pinyin mistakes.

    • Software version : Displays the LG Keyboard software version.