E71′ keyboard hints!

Oh my.. I was looking for it! As you may know Nokia E51 has special Bluetooth symbol on star (*) key, so it’s easy to find out, it can switch on and off Bluetooth module. Nokia E71 has quite “crowded” keyboard, so it’s not so clearly marked, but you can do the same with long pressing star (* and U) key too! How helpful it is! What else is hidden? Try these:

  • long # pressing switches phone between Normal and Silent mode,
  • long 0 pressing activates web browser, second press leads you to browser’s bookmarks,
  • shift and return (or click navi-button) to mark a single item, like text message,
  • shift and navi-button pressed down to mark multiple items.

Are you looking for more, or do you have more of your own? Browse AllAboutSymbian.com forum in here!


12 Responses to “E71′ keyboard hints!”

  1. 1 Dawid Lorenz July 31, 2008 at 10:41 am

    OMG, you didn’t know that?? These are the features of all the latest S60 v3 FP1 based mobiles.And marking items with shift/fn used to work even with E61(i).


  2. 2 JT July 31, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    The # trick does not work on the E71-2 (NAM) with the contact search activated.

  3. 3 Kansir August 2, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I am happy to get my E71 today.

    The “#” key don’t work for me too, it triggers “Change outgoing phone line?”.

    Do you know how to change silent mode?

  4. 4 paula August 2, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    hi, i am from hk and also just bought e71!

    the phone is so good!i like it very much. hope i could learn more from ur blog!

    btw, hv u tried installing isilo? i cannot install this programme on my phone.

  5. 5 Dexter August 4, 2008 at 9:19 am


    What variant do you have? Any operator’s customization?
    Do you use any services like ALS or HomeZone?

    #-key hint wokrs fine on my e71 (PL, retail version).

  6. 6 AshwinC August 7, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Heres another keyboard tip. Sorry if you guys knew about this before. While doing the contact search in stanby mode, remember the number keys dont display the corresponding letters? If you find it wierd, you can over ride it by tapping the function key once. Now only the letters show up instead of a mix of both.
    Its infact a handy way to type out a quick line in standby!
    E71 rox!

  7. 7 Shaun McGill August 8, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Anyone know a keyboard shortcut to do brackets (or a third party app)? Fed up of going into the menus each time…

  8. 8 MMG August 11, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    To change the writing language, or to switch on/off the
    predictive text input, press the function key + spacebar,
    and select from the available options.

  9. 9 Tarek November 3, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Hey there dude,

    Personally i am a late bloomer, I just bought the E71 and am going through your great blog post by post.

    About the shortcuts, the # worked fine with me (ME edition) however I just wanted to point out that the mark function just needed the shift button and not shit + return.

    Wasn’t it like that with the E61? Just thought you should know…

    Cheers and thanks for all these useful tips…

  10. 10 yaseen January 7, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    i having a problem on my e71
    The problem is i cant find contact search on my phone…
    Plss could any one help me abt this…

  11. 11 frank August 18, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    hi – my E71 has keys that are not typing properly – when semi-colon / fullstop pressed, a type of c comes -fullstop is shown only when the exclamation mark/question mark key pressed. any tips? ps language input is english

  12. 12 menafnefet March 23, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    The button indicating ! and ? when pressed shows ‘ for some reason and I don’t know how to fix it. Is it a problem with the particular mobile or do I need to do something?
    Any help?

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