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I would like to know how to create a newline on the current android keyboard (for example in a sms). And if it could be entered - would it be displayed?

Edit: If you've got Android 4.1.

It is just below the delete button.

Edit2 : For Android 2.X it still is the question, where to find it.

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Can you please clarify what version of Android are you running? 2.3? 4.0+? What is your phone? Is it running a manufacturer keyboard or stock Android? – Raghd Hamzeh Dec 17 '12 at 8:48
Did you try pressing the enter key in your k/b? – Sid Dec 17 '12 at 9:45
Solved it, thanks Sid. – Peter Dec 17 '12 at 9:57
Would you mind to explain how you solved it? You can place the solution in an answer (yes, it's fully valid to answer your own questions). – Izzy Dec 17 '12 at 11:05
@Izzy Reload the page and see my edit. With my last comment I was referring to Sid, who just solved the issue. I did not notice the return button below the delete Button. – Peter Dec 17 '12 at 11:16
up vote 14 down vote accepted

Simply press the enter/return button in your key board. It is located at the right botton corner of your keyboard.

In some cases, this button sends the SMS (or submit applications, in cases of forms in websites) If your device does that, simply hit enter/return button while holding the shift button or the upside arrow


Hope this helps.

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What about single touch devices? – Power-Inside Dec 17 '12 at 15:52
Good question. As far as I know, single touch devices does not face this problem. please try and let everybody know if you have one. – Sid Dec 17 '12 at 15:59
And what about Android 2.X devices? (I updated my question). – Peter Dec 19 '12 at 9:27
There is no SHIFT in GB? Please check again. There IS – Sid Dec 19 '12 at 9:33

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