Sony Xperia XA Ultra - On-Screen Keyboard

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On-Screen Keyboard



is the default text entry provider. 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 words.

You can personalize SwiftKey


settings by accessing SwiftKey


Keyboard from the

Application screen.


Delete a character before the cursor.


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


Enter punctuation.


Enter a space.


Tap to enter a comma, or touch and hold to enter text using voice input.


Display numbers and symbols.


Switch between lower case, upper case, and caps.

For more information about SwiftKey


, go to

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 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.

To Enter Text Using the SwiftKey


Flow 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 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.


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