These shortcuts will work on most of the Nokia phones (especially for N series).

Generic Shortcuts

1. To get the Task Manager

To close a running application you can press and hold the Menu button until all the running task can be seen. Then to close an application highlight it and then press the key

2. To switch to Silent profile

This shortcut is very handy. Press and hold the ( ‘0? key) until the profile changes to Silent. To switch back to normal, press and hold again

3. To select multiple items

In file browser, address book, gallery or anywhere, when you need to select multiple items hold edit key while pressing

To select many files / items press and hold then, (while holding down edit ) move key to the desired direction until the required files are selected.

To remove the selected files /items press

4. Launching the music player

Press and hold the multimedia key until the music player shows up

5. Launching the Browser

Press and hold the 0 key until you see the browser window

6. To get the list of last dialed numbers

press the Call key. Select a number and then again press the Call key to dial that number

7. To get to the Voice Mail Box

Press and hold the ‘1? key . If voice mail box is not defined, it will ask you to define one.

8. Speed dialing

You can set the keys 2-9 for speed dialing. Press and hold the key until it starts dialing. To define speed dials, press and hold an unused number. It will ask you to select a number.

For eg: press and hold the key 2 . If a speed dial is not assigned to this number it will ask you to assign a number for this key. If it is already defined, it will start dialing that number

When working with Text

9. To turn predictive mode on or off

quickly press # key twice.

10. To insert numbers in character mode

This is a useful shortcut. Press and hold the key until the pressed number appear. For eg: to insert 2 in character mode (normal press will only produce the alphabets associated with it), press and hold the key until ‘2? is inserted

11.To switch between the letter and number mode

Press and hold

12. To insert common punctuations like . ? , etc

Press key 1 repeatedly until you get the desired character

13 To open the special characters window

Press * key .

14. To insert multiple characters from the special characters window

Pressing will open the characters window. But if you select a character with the Enter key , the window will be closed. To insert multiple characters without closing the window, use key 5

15. Selecting and Copy/Pasting text

Press and hold down the edit key and move the joystick in required direction. Press edit key again to get cut/copy/paste option

In Applications

16. To return to camera from anywhere

If the camera is open and you’re in standby mode or in another application, press and hold the shutter keyuntil you get the camera application

17. To view the last image in gallery

press to view the last image in gallery. Press again to get the gallery view.

18. In Image Editor (Select the image. Then Options -> Edit)

Press to view the image in full screen. Press again to return to normal view

Press and to rotate the image anti clockwise or clockwise respectively

To zoom in or out, press or

19. In Video Editor (Select video -> Options -> Edit -> Cut)

To save the current frame as image, press the edit key

20. In Browser

To go to the end of the page press

To go to the beginning of a page press

To get the bookmarks while browsing press and hold

Closes the current window (if multiple windows opened) – Press

To open bookmark, press

To search for text in the current page, press

To return to previous page –

To list all open windows –

To switch between page overview and zoom mode press

To go to another page

To go to start page

To zoom in and out of the page, use and respectively

If I missed something, or you know more shortcuts, please please share

2 thoughts on “Useful shortcuts for N73 and other nokia mobiles

  • May 10, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    To send a message in easy way just type the matter, add recipient & press the call key (green button).

  • March 21, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    If u press and hold right soft key i.e. the key upon the red key for long time u can directly call the person whom u want to call by simply saying his name after holding that key.


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