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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use 3x4 Keyboard

By default, Samsung Galaxy SIII use Qwerty keyboard type to facilitate the user while compose the text message, email or else. When viewed from its shape, the this keyboard type is similar with the keyboard that you usually see in the PC or laptop. Aside from the Qwerty keyboard, this phone also has the option to switch between Qwerty keyboard and 3x4 keyboard when you hold the phone in portrait view.

See also: How to Switch Between Qwerty and 3x4 Keyboard on Samsung Galaxy S3

If you choose to use 3x4 keyboard on this phone, you'll see that this keyboard is the same keyboard as you can see on the old phone. This keyboard has 12 buttons, arranged in a 3x4 grid.


How to use 3x4 keyboard type?
If you decide to use 3x4 keyboard on your Samsung Galaxy SIII, then below are the steps to use it:
  1. Open the apps that need to use keyboard, such as Messaging apps or Email apps.
  2. Tap the enter text field to display the keyboard.
  3. By default, you'll see the alphabet keyboard.
  4. Tap 123 Sym key to enter the numbers.
  5. Tap Sym ABC key to enter symbols.
  6. Tap 1/4,2/4, 3/4 or 4/4 key to display more symbols.
  7. Tap ABC 123 key to return to the alphabet keyboard as what you see on the step #3.
  8. Tap the Menu key then select Insert smiley to insert available emoticons.

This type of keyboard would be very useful if you are a new Android user and feel awkward when using the Qwerty keyboard because you're familiar with this type of keyboard on your previous phone. So, hope this helps :)

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