Nokia E63,E71,E72 Key shortcuts


  • STICKY FUNCTION KEY – A quick double press on the bottom left ‘function’ key locks it. This is helpful in situations when you need to press a combination of keys or in applications like Gmail which can be controlled via the keypad.
  • (02)-8-MCDO – To dial (02)-8-MCDO: type 028, hit Fn, then Shift twice, type MCDO, and press the Call/Green key to dial. (The idea is to type in the alphabet mode in CAPITAL letters ONLY). The alphabets will automatically be converted to numbers.
  • TEXT MESSAGES – When in the standby mode, hold down left soft key to read out new text messages.
  • ASSIGN SHORTCUTS – If you have a lot of applications installed on your E63, you might want to assign additional shortcuts to different applications by definying a set of keypresses with an application called Cute Keys.

As a follow up to the above tips, here are a few shortcuts that you should enjoy. I have highlighted some of the lesser known ones.

  • To get to a symbol or number hold down its key.
  • ShiftBackspace deletes letters after the cursor, thus immitating the behavior of the ‘Delete’ key on the computer.
  • In the Main Menu:
  • A B C D
  • E F G H
  • I J K L

To open A press Fn + 1Fn + 2 for B, Fn + 3 for CFn + * for DFn4 for EFn + 5 for F and so on.

  • CtrlC to copy.
  • CtrlV to paste.
  • ShiftLeft ( or Right ) to select text.
  • Hold ChrVowels ( or n ) for accented characters like á or ñ..


  • Green Call to send the image.
  • Fn* or Fn + Spacebar for full screen.
  • Fn7 to zoom in. Press twice for the full screen size.
  • Fn4 to scroll left while in the zoomed image.
  • Fn5 to zoom in.
  • Fn3 to rotate right.
  • Fn2 to scroll up while in the zoomed image.
  • Fn1 to rotate left.
  • Fn + 0 to zoom out.


  • Hold * to activate/deactivate Bluetooth.
  • Hold # to toggle General / Silent mode.
  • Hold 0 to go to the web browser.
  • Left Soft Key then Fn ( or * ) locks the keypad.
  • Hold End/Red to disconnect all data connections. (This is erroneous – turns off your phone).
  • Hold Left Soft Key to read out new text messages.
  • Hold Space Bar to turn on flash light.
  • Hold Home button to see a list of open applications.
  • Hold keys 1 to 9 for speed dial.
  • *#7780# to Hard Reset. (EDIT: this does not delete user files from the phone, not sure why it is called “hard.” 10Aug09 ronsterrr)
  • *#7370# to Soft Reset. (EDIT: this deletes everything from the phone, not quite sure why it is called “soft” either 10Aug09 ronsterrr)
  • Type contact name to get a list of matching contacts


  • ShiftReturn or CtrlNavkey to mark/unmark a single message.
  • ShiftDown or CtrlDown to mark multiple items.
  • FnSpacebar in new message body to access input (predictive text, etc.) options.
  • CtrlSpacebar in new message body to turn on/off predictive text.
  • Ctrl + Navkey to move cursor one word at a time when composing message.
  • Backspace to delete message(s).
  • Green button to send message immediately.


  • Shift to zoom in.
  • Backspace to zoom out.
  • Space to go to the current position.


  • Fn2 for full screen.
  • Fn + Right for fast forward.
  • Fn + Left for rewind.


  • 1 for bookmarks.
  • 2 to find something on a page.
  • 3 to return to the previous page.
  • 5 to tab open windows.
  • * to zoom in.
  • # to zoom out.
  • 8 for page overview.
  • 9 to go to a different web page.
  • 0 to got to the homepage.
  • Hit the Backspace key to close the current window.
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  1. It’s soooooo frustrating having to use settings->exit every time for everything instead of just pressing the hangup button so the app actually exits itself without staying in the background and ruining your battery. What the… with that “back” button doing exactly the same thing? How hard it is to use hangup for actually EXITING?! Not to mention every Nokia menu having no intuitive UI whatsoever (like every other goddamn phone of any other brand does have) and a lot of repetitive items scattered all over, just wasting your time if you actually need to personalize anything. I’ve always hated Nokia phones, they’re truly made by woodcutters with no brains. Good on paper but 10 years behind in practice, resting on old fame. I should have never bought it! I’d rather give even 10 times the money and have an iPhone (and only a person who has never used one for a while doesn’t know the vast difference in user experience, it’s not just the touch screen). Nokia should consider actually using their brains in inventing good stuff and improving their flaws, instead of resting on old fame.

  2. Difficult to comment on this without writing reams.
    Mike, you would have the same problem with an iPhone or an Android phone. Phone’s multi-task now, and like on your PC you have to close applications. Perhaps a dedicated key for minimize would be preferable, my ideal would be for the behaviour of the end call button to be customizable between Exit and Minimize dependent on the application. To access the lesser used function (which varies from application to application, at least in my case) you can press and hold the Menu button, select the application and exit it, or if the End Call button has been set to exit you can press and hold the Menu button, select another application (or the Home screen) and click to display that.
    I also agree that options are repeated over and over again all over the menu’s and this is a pain – I access most applications using the hardcoded buttons (Calendar, Contacts etc) yet more applications via the directional keypad from the Home screen, and yet more from icons or items on my Active Desktop, so I don’t need those same applications to be the first one’s I come across when I open the menu.

    This same problem occurs on a Windows PC, and as is the case on a Windows PC, there’s alot you can do to customize it, it just takes a few minutes to organize.
    Perhaps there should be a Wizard to guide you through this but most people will never bother so there’s not.

    Open your Menu, hit options and you’ll see you can move icons, you can move them between folders, organize them into new folders, etc. So you can grab all those pointless icons like Log, Web, Contacts, Call Mailbox, PTT, Internet Tel., IM Messaging, Speed Dial… yes pretty much every single icon – I agree it’s daft that they put them all in there but again I use the example of a PC, it’s all to make a phone easy to use from the moment you pick it up from the store. It’s also aggravating that you can’t delete the truly useless icons altogether but instead have to hide them away in a folder I label “Unused Icons” but you might prefer to call “Waste of Space” or whatever.

    On another note, it’s a shame to see Nokia moving away from Symbian (at least, it’s my understanding that they’re going to focus more on Windows phones). I realize Symbian is antiquated but having recently switched from a HTC Hero G2 to a Nokia E63, having abandoned Symbian (I’ve owned at least 10 Nokia devices) for Android a couple of years ago, it’s good to be home!
    I’m enjoying having a keyboard again, I can txt “on the go” again (I never got good enough at using the touchscreen on my Android to be able to walk briskly whilst texting accurately, despite trying several different keyboard apps inc the ever popular swype, and it was a good touchscreen – I’ve had the same problem with an iPhone 4, albeit perhaps a few weeks of heavy usage isn’t enough to adapt?
    I just scrolled back to the top, I’ve written reams… ah well better to post than to discard I think.


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