If you want to do one search on Google from yours mobile device not typing with the classic keyboard, but using freehand writing, activate this very simple function.
Open theGoogle homepage on your device and log in to your account. At the bottom of the screen choose Settings. Then, from the select menu Search settings.
Note: The possibility of writing freehand currently available for Android 2.3 and beyond by phone, Android 4.0 and beyond for tablets, and iOS 5 and beyond for phones and tablets.
Find the section Freehand writing and enables the function. Scroll to the bottom of the page and save the changes.
When you open a search page, to start writing freehand you must select the small icon g at the bottom right of the screen. To search, start writing anywhere on the screen. A pause in writing, signaling to the function of converting the written text into the form usable by Google. If you need to write more than one word, after the first, click Space at the bottom of the page and then write the second one, and so on. If you need to delete a letter, use backspace always at the bottom of the page after the space bar.
To use the keyboard search again, go back to press the small icon g.
Here are some tips that may be useful when using the handwriting function on a mobile device:
- Delete letters: Touch the backspace icon at the bottom of the page.
- Go out: Touch the icon in the search box at the top left of the page.
- Clarify ambiguous characters: When you type a character that could be mistaken for another, such as 0 (the number) and O (the letter), a list of options appears at the bottom of the screen.
- Use suggestions: to help you save time, when writing a list of queries appear in the search box. Tap a search suggestion for that query, or tap the arrow to the right of a query to explore related searches.
- Insert symbols: Write symbols and special characters like + @ & $.