Typing on the Keyboard

Type an accented character

  1. On the BlackBerry Keyboard, press and hold the letter that you want to add the accent to.
  2. When accented characters appear above the Keyboard, tap the accented character that you want to type.

Type a symbol or number

  1. On the lower-right side of the BlackBerry Keyboard, press The Symbol key.
  2. Tap the symbol or number that you want to type.

Type an uppercase character

  1. On the BlackBerry Keyboard, press The Right Shift key.
  2. Press a letter.
Tip: To turn on CAP lock, press The Alt key and The Right Shift key.

Shortcuts: Typing

Some shortcuts might not be available depending on the typing input language that you use.

Undo an automatically corrected word Press The Delete key twice.

Insert a period (.) in a text field

Press The Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.

Insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field

Press The Space key.

Capitalize a letter

Press and hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.

Turn on CAP lock

Press The Alt key and The Right Shift key. To turn off CAP lock, press The Left Shift key or The Right Shift key.

Type a symbol

Press The Sym key. Tap the symbol that appears on screen.

Type the alternate character on a key

Press The Alt key and the character key.

Type an accented or special character

Press and hold the letter key and tap the accented or special character you want.

Type a number in a text field

Press The Alt key and press the number key.

Type a number in a number field

Press the number key.

Turn on NUM lock

Press The Alt key and The Left Shift key. To turn off NUM lock, press The Left Shift key or The Right Shift key.

Highlight a line of text

Touch and hold the text. Move your finger up or down on the screen.

Highlight text character by character

Touch and hold the text. Move your finger left or right on the screen to select each character.

Cut highlighted text

Tap the highlighted text. Tap Cut.

Copy highlighted text

Tap the highlighted text. Tap Copy.

Paste text

Touch and hold where you want to paste the text.