The on-screen touch-typing you do on your LG Vortex -- when texting friends, browsing the Web or composing emails, for example -- is not restricted to the native Android keyboard. The device is also equipped with the Swype keyboard, which inputs full words using the swipe of your finger instead of single taps on individual letters. While this keyboard makes a quick job of lengthy text entry, it also remembers the words you use most frequently -- even slang, abbreviations and odd alphanumeric combinations -- so they're easier to enter in a snap.

Activate Swype From a Text Box

Step 1

Create a new text entry field. For example, open your Messages app and create a new text message, or open your Email app and create a new outgoing message.

Step 2

Long-press in the text box, and then tap "Input Method" when the option appears.

Step 3

Tap "Swype" to switch your current keyboard to the Swype keyboard.

Activate Swype From the Settings App

Step 1

Navigate to your Home screen, and then tap the "Menu" button.

Step 2

Tap "Settings," and then select "Language & Keyboard."

Step 3

Tap "Input Method," and then select "Swype."