Nokia n8-send a text message


You can write and send text messages from your phone to another phone. You can write text messages with or without predictive text input.

Follow these instructions to write and send text messages using ordinary text input.

Please note:
The message centre number needs to be saved in the phone before you can send a text message.

1. Find New message

    Press the Menu key
  • Press Messaging
  • Press New message


2. Enter recipient(s)

    Press the input field next to To and key in the number of the recipient
  • Press the confirm icon


3. Select ordinary text input

    Press the message field
  • Press the menu icon
  • Press Predictive text
  • Press Off


4. Write the message

    Follow the steps below for information on how to write text using ordinary text input
  • Write characters
  • Press 2 once to write A, twice to write B, three times to write C etc
  • Wait until the cursor starts blinking or press arrow right if you want to write two letters in succession on the same key
  • Switch between capital and lower case letters
  • Press # to switch between capital and lower case letters
  • Insert space, full stop and comma
  • To key in a full stop, press 1
  • To key in a comma, press 1 twice
  • Press 0 to insert a space
  • Write numbers
  • To key in one digit:
  • Press and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed

To switch between text and number input:

  • Press the menu icon
  • Press Number mode or Alpha mode (depending on the current setting)
    • Insert symbols
    • Press * to access a page with symbols
    • Press the required symbol to insert it
    • Insert line break
    • Press 0 three times to insert a line break
    • Insert text
    • Press where you want to insert text
    • Write the required text
    • Delete text
    • Press Delete to delete the text left of the cursor


    5. Send text message

      Press the confirm icon when you have written your text message
    • Press the send icon


    6. Exit

      Press the Menu key to return to standby mode

    See more helpful tips on how to do clever things on your Nokia N8 >

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