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Entering Text on My Samsung Gear S3 (SM-R760, SM-R765, SM-R770)

You can use the built-in microphone, write letters on the screen, or type in the keyboard to enter text when sending messages or searching on your Gear S3.

The screens and steps shown below may vary by wireless service provider and your mobile device.

Enter Text by Speaking

  1. The text input options will display automatically when you are able to enter text.
  2. Touch the microphone icon.
  3. Speak the message you want to send.

    Touch More options to change the input language.

  4. If voice recognition captured your message correctly, touch SEND.
  5. Choose whether to send the message as Text or as Audio.

    If preferred, scroll down and mark the box to Always send as text.

Enter Text by Writing or Keyboard

Predictive text can be turned off in Keyboard settings > Smart typing, and in some apps, predictive text is not available. In these cases, touch the key with the letter on it that you need, and quickly touch it again until it displays the letter you require. For instance, touch abc once for a, twice for b, or three times for c.

  1. The text input options will display automatically when you are able to enter text.
  2. Touch the keyboard icon.

    You may need to touch the text entry area of the screen to view the text input options.

  3. On the first text input screen, you can use your finger to draw letters on the screen, or to use the keyboard, continue with the steps below.
  4. Rotate the bezel to the right to access the keyboard, number pad, symbols, emoji, or to speak part of the message. On the keyboard screen, touch the keys corresponding to the letters you want to type.

    The T9 keyboard uses predictive text to determine the words you are typing. If the word displayed in the text field is incorrect, touch the correct word in the suggested words. In the example below, we are typing "Want" but need to touch the word to select it. Rotate the bezel to access the number keypad and symbols.

  5. Touch Send when your message is complete.

Keyboard Settings

To access the keyboard settings, you can touch the Settings icon on the number, symbol, and emoji keypads or access them from the Gear S3 settings by following the steps below.

  1. From the Watch screen, press the Home key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Scroll to and touch Input.
  4. Scroll to and touch Keyboard settings.

Keyboard Settings

  • Keyboard configuration: Choose between a 3x4 or rotary keyboard.
  • Select input languages: Touch the language you want the keyboard to display. If the language you choose has not been downloaded, follow the on-screen steps for downloading the keyboard to your Gear S3.
  • Check for updates: Check for updates to the keyboards downloaded on your Gear S3.
  • Handwriting: Turn the ability to hand write messages on or off.
  • Smart typing:
    • Predictive text: Turn predictive text on or off. You can also turn on or off Auto spacing, which will automatically insert a space between words.
    • Auto capitalize: Capitalize the first letter of each sentence and proper nouns.
    • Auto punctuate: Enter a period at the end of a sentence when you double-touch the space bar.

  • Key-tap feedback:
    • Sound: The Gear S3 emits an audible click when a key is touched.
    • Vibration: Feel vibration feedback when you touch a key on your Gear S3 screen.

  • Reset keyboard settings: Reset all keyboard settings except for downloaded languages.
  • Clear personalized data: Delete word prediction and other keyboard data.

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