The Alcatel MyFlip is a popular basic flip phone released in 2020. With its simple design and easy-to-use interface, it appeals to those looking for a straightforward device to make calls and texts.
However, its T9 keyboard lacks some keys you may be accustomed to on a smartphone or computer. So where is the shift key located?
What Does the Shift Key Do?
First, let’s review the function of the shift key. On most keyboards, the shift key allows you to type capital letters and alternate symbols.
Pressing shift toggles the keyboard between lowercase and uppercase input modes. So if you want to type a capital A, you would hold down shift and press the a key.
The Alcatel MyFlip’s Keyboard Layout
The Alcatel MyFlip uses a 12-button keypad for typing. This involves multiple presses of keys to cycle through letters similar to old-style “T9” texting. There is no full QWERTY keyboard.
While simple, this does mean there is no dedicated shift key. So how do you get capital letters and symbols?
Activating Shift Key on the Alcatel MyFlip
To type capital letters on the Alcatel MyFlip, you press the # key. This serves the same function as a shift key on another device. Press # key, then press the key with the desired capital letter.
You can also press # twice to lock the keyboard in uppercase mode. Press it twice again to revert to lowercase.
The # key also allows access to symbols and punctuation. Simply press # and then the key showing the symbol you want.
While the MyFlip keeps things simple with its T9-style interface, locating the makeshift “shift” functionality on the # key takes some getting used to. But with a little practice, you’ll be capitalizing and accessing symbols in no time.
The Alcatel MyFlip offers the core functions you expect with some clever adaptations. Finding workarounds like the multi-use # key allow for a compact yet practical experience great for calls, texts, and more.