Most mobile phones come with two text entry options. The first is the standard "ABC" mode, requiring you to manually type each letter of a word to enter it. If your device doesn't have a full QWERTY keyboard, you might need to type each button multiple times to display the needed letter. Enabling the T9 Word option on your device means it will predict a word for you after entering the first two to three letters. In some cases, you might find this makes text entry faster. Changing back and forth between the two modes is relatively simple.
Press the "Menu" option to access the phone's main menu.
Scroll to and select "Messaging," then choose "Text Messaging."
Choose "New" or "Compose" to begin typing a new message.
Press and hold the "*" or "#" key, depending on phone model. Note the input mode indicator, located near the top of your screen. When predictive text is activated, it will read "T9." When multi-tap mode is enabled, it will read "ABC." Release the button when you see the desired input mode displayed on your screen.
Tips & Warnings
- In certain phones, you might also be able to access an "Options" menu from your text entry screen, then select "Entry Mode." From here, choose "T9" or "ABC."
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