Typing indicators

Typing indicators appear in the upper-right corner of the BlackBerry® device screen. Avoid displaying other information in the upper-right corner of the screen because the typing indicators could obscure the information.

Indicator

Description

Alt mode indicator

This indicator indicates that the BlackBerry device is in Alt mode. To enter this mode, users press the Alt key.

Multi-tap input mode indicator

On BlackBerry devices with a reduced keyboard, this indicator indicates that the BlackBerry device is in multi-tap input mode.

Number lock mode indicator

This indicator indicates that the BlackBerry device is in number lock mode. On BlackBerry devices with a full keyboard, users press the Alt key and the Left Shift key. On most BlackBerry devices with a reduced keyboard, users press the Alt key and the Shift key. On BlackBerry devices with a virtual keyboard, users press and hold the 123 key until the lock indicator appears on the key.

Shift mode indicator

This indicator indicates that the BlackBerry device is in Shift mode. To enter this mode, users press the Shift key.

Typing input language indicator

This indicator indicates the typing input language.

Typing indicators for the BlackBerry Pearl 9105 smartphone

Users switch modes by pressing the Shift key.

Indicator

Mode

SureType input mode indicator

SureType® input mode

SureType Shift mode indicator

SureType Shift mode

SureType Shift-Lock mode indicator

SureType Shift-Lock mode

Multi-tap input mode indicator

Multi-tap input mode

Multi-tap Shift mode indicator

Multi-tap Shift mode

Multi-tap Shift-Lock mode indicator

Multi-tap Shift-Lock mode

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