Using the keyboard in the centre display

The centre display keyboard makes it possible make entries using keys. It is also possible to "draw in" letters and characters on the screen by hand.

Making entries with the keyboard

The keyboard can be used to enter characters, letters and numbers, e.g. to write text messages from the car, enter passwords or search for articles in the digital owner's manual.

The keyboard is only shown when entries can be made on the screen.

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The image shows an overview of some of the buttons which may be shown in the keyboard. The appearance varies depending on language settings and the context in which the keyboard is being used.
  1. P5-Icon red circle 1Row of suggested words or characters1. The suggested words are adjusted as new letters are being entered. Browse among the suggestions by pressing on the right and left arrows. Tap on a suggestion to select it. Note that this function is not supported by all language selections. If not available, the row will not be shown on the keyboard.
  2. P5-Icon red circle 2The characters available on the keyboard depend on which language was selected (see point 7). Tap on a character to enter it.
  3. P5-Icon red circle 3The button works in different ways, depending on the context in which the keyboard is used - either to enter @ (when an email address is entered) or to create a new row (for normal text input).
  4. P5-Icon red circle 4Hides the keyboard. If this is not possible, the button is not shown.
  5. P5-Icon red circle 5Used to enter capital letters. Press again to enter one capital letter and then continue with lower-case letters. Another press makes all letters capital letters. The next press restores the keyboard to lower-case letters. In this mode, the first letter after a full stop, exclamation mark or question mark is a capital letter. The first letter in the text field is also a capital letter. In text fields intended for names or addresses, each word automatically starts with a capital letter. In text fields for password, web address or email address entry, all letters are automatically lower case unless otherwise set with the button.
  6. P5-Icon red circle 6Number entry. The keyboard (2) is then shown with numbers. Press P5-1507-Keypad_button_go back to letters, which in number mode is shown instead of P5-1507-Keypad_button_go back to numbers, to return to the letter keyboard, or P5-1507-Keypad_button_symbols to open the keyboard with special characters.
  7. P5-Icon red circle 7Changes text input language, e.g. UK. The available characters and word suggestions (1) vary depending on the selected language. Press to open a list of languages and then tap on the language to be used. To add additional languages in the keyboard - see the heading "Changing keyboard language" below.
  8. P5-Icon red circle 8Space.
  9. P5-Icon red circle 9Undoes entered text. Press briefly to delete one character at a time. Hold the button depressed to delete characters more quickly.
  10. P5-Icon red circle 10Changes keyboard mode to write letters and characters by hand instead. Read more under the heading "Writing characters/letters by hand on the screen".

Press the confirmation button above the keyboard (not visible in the image) to confirm the entered text. The appearance of the button differs depending on context.

Changing the keyboard language

To make it possible to switch between different languages for the keyboard, the languages must first be added under Settings.

Adding/deleting languages in settings

The keyboard is automatically set to the same languages as the system language. The keyboard language can be manually adapted without affecting the system language.
Press Settings in the top view.
Press SystemKeyboard Layouts.
Select one or more languages from the list.
It is now possible to switch between the selected languages directly from the keyboard for text input.

If no languages have been actively selected under Settings, the keyboard uses the same language as the car's system language; see the section "Changing system settings in the settings view".

Switching between different languages in the keyboard

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When a number of languages have been selected in Settings, the keyboard button (shown in context as number 7 in the illustration above) is used to switch between different languages.

To change keyboard language:
Press and hold the button (see image above).
A list opens.
Select the required language. If more than four languages have been selected under Settings, it is possible to scroll in the list from the keyboard.
The keyboard is adapted to the selected language and other word suggestions are given.

Variants of a letter or character

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To enter a variant of a letter/character, e.g. é or è:
Press and hold the letter/character.
A box with possible variants of the letter/character opens.
Press the required variant. If none of the variants are selected, the original letter/character is entered.
  1. 1 Applies to Asiatic languages.