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TouchPal Keyboard

The TouchPal keyboard offers three layouts including Full, Phonepad, and T+. You can tap touchpal language key to select a language and layout.

You can also use Curve® and Wave™ to speed up text input by moving your finger from letter to letter or word from word without lifting the finger.

Assign TouchPal for Text Entry

  1. Tap a text entry field, so that a keyboard displays on the screen.
  2. Slide the status bar down and tap Change keyboard.
  3. Select TouchPal Keyboard.

Note: If you cannot find the input keyboard that has been installed, it may have been disabled. To enable it, from home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Languages & input > Virtual keyboard > Manage keyboards and tap the input keyboard that is disabled.

The Full Layout

screenshot of full touchpal keyboard

The full layout offers an input experience similar to a computer keyboard.

  • The alphabetic keys: Tap the keys to enter letters. Touch and hold a key and slide if necessary to choose more characters.
  • The shift key: Tap touchpal lowercase key to use uppercase. Double-tap touchpal lowercase key to lock uppercase. This key also changes to indicate the current case you are using: touchpal lowercase key for lowercase, touchpal uppercase key for uppercase, and touchpal uppercase lock key when locked in uppercase.
  • Word prediction: Touch and hold touchpal prediction off key or touchpal prediction on key and tap the prediction switch to turn prediction on or off.
  • Pre-defined texts: Tap touchpal numbers and symbols key to enter digits, symbols, and other texts. You can tap the arrow keys to turn pages, or tap touchpal back key to go back to the alphabetic keys. Slide up on the space key or tap touchpal emoji key to enter Emoji and emoticons.
  • The delete key: Tap touchpal delete key to delete text before the cursor. You can also slide left on the key to delete a whole word.
  • More options: Tap touchpal menu key to access additional functions of TouchPal, use voice input, edit text, change keyboard themes, and more.

The Phonepad Layout

The layout is similar to a phonepad.

screenshot of touchpal phonepad

Tap an alphabetic key repeatedly until the desired letter appears. You can also touch and hold the key and slide left or right to choose the letter or number you need.

If word prediction is enabled (touchpal prediction on key), just tap the keys once and choose the right word.

The T+ Layout

screenshot of touchpal t+ keyboard

Tap to enter the left letter on the key. Double-tap or flick right to enter the right letter/symbol on the key. You can also touch and hold a key and slide left or right to choose more letters and symbols.

If word prediction is enabled (touchpal prediction on key), just tap the keys once and choose the right word.

Curve Word Gesture

Curve allows you to enter text by moving your finger on the screen from letter to letter to enter each word.

To enable and use Curve:

  1. On the TouchPal keyboard, tap touchpal menu key > Settings > Smart input and check Curve - Word gesture.
  2. Tap Back back key to return to the text field. Open the TouchPal keyboard and switch to the full layout.

Note: Curve is only available in the full layout.

  1. Move your finger from letter to letter on the keyboard to trace a word without lifting the finger until you reach the end of the word.

    illustration of touchpal curve

Tip: Tap when you want to. If you want to enter a single letter, go ahead and tap the key.

Tip: Lift your finger at the end of the word. A space is added automatically when you begin to trace the next word.

Wave Sentence Gesture

Wave allows you to enter words by dragging candidate words to the space key.

To enable and use Wave:

  1. On the TouchPal keyboard, tap touchpal menu key > Settings > Smart input and check Wave - Sentence gesture.
  2. Tap Back back key to return to the text field. Open the TouchPal keyboard and switch to the full layout.

Note: Wave is only available in the full layout.

  1. Tap or use Curve to enter the first word. As the first word appears on the text field, candidate words appear on the keyboard for you to choose from as the following word.
  2. Drag the correct candidate word to the space key to add the word to the text field.

    screenshot of touchpal wave keyboard

Note: If no candidate word is correct or displayed, you can go on entering the words normally.