How to Access Special Characters on the Amazon Fire Phone Onscreen Keyboard

By Dan Gookin

The Fire Phone onscreen keyboard is likely to be something you will see frequently. But remember, you’re not limited to typing only the symbols you see on the alphabetic keyboard. Many more symbols are available, which you can see by touching the Number and Symbol key, labeled ?123. Touching this key gives you access to additional keyboard layouts. Scroll through these different keyboards to find just the symbol you need.


To see additional symbols, tap the ~< key.

To return to the standard alpha keyboard, touch the ABC key.

To access accented and other special characters, long-press a key on the main, alphabetic keyboard. For certain keys, such as the A key, a palette of similar characters appears. Tap one of the characters to insert it into your text.


If you accidentally type a special character, tap the Delete key to erase it:

  • Not every alphabetic character sports a special pop-up palette.

  • Extra characters are available in uppercase as well; press the Shift key before you long-press on the onscreen keyboard.

  • You can also access special characters by modifying the phone’s keyboard settings.