Symbian S60 smartphone shortcuts

The Symbian OS has been around for aeons and is available on a wide range of devices. With this experience comes a wealth of shortcuts and handy tricks which we've compiled for easy access.

The Symbian OS has been around for aeons. Even though the Series 60 (S60) software has come under fire for its dated interface, the OS is still a very robust smartphone platform with support for many third-party applications. There are other variants that run on the Symbian OS such as UIQ and MOAP(S), but the most common ones are the S60 3rd and S60 5th edition software interface.

The biggest difference between the two is that the latter supports touchscreen input. Below is a list of shortcuts compiled by Nokia for the E72(S60 3rd edition) and N97 mini (S60 5th edition). Note that these may or may not work on other devices running similar software and are meant only as a guide. If there are others we've missed, let us know in the Talkback below.

Nokia E72

Basic controls

Activate or deactivate Bluetooth Press and hold Sym key
Activate or deactivate Silent profile Press and hold Ctrl key
Switch between profiles Press power key once
Copy text Ctrl key + C
Paste text Ctrl key + V
Cut text Ctrl key + X
Select all text Ctrl key + A
Turn on flashlight Press and hold space bar
Open home page in web browser Press and hold 0 key
Call voice mailbox Press and hold 1 key
Check IMEI number Press *#06#
Toggle active applications Press and hold Home key
Toggle between General and Silent modes Press and hold # key
Check phone's software Press *#0000#
Check WLAN MAC address *#62209526#
Reset phone to default factory settings *#7370#

Email

Create a new email C
Remove selected emails D
Reply to sender R
Reply to all A
Forward email F
Open next email N
Open previous email P
Open the selected email O
Change the follow-up status of email L
Move up one page in the email J
Move down one page in the email K
Move to the first email in the mailbox or beginning of an email T
Move to the last email in the mailbox or end of an email B
Open list of email folders M
Change the read status of an email U
Accept a meeting request E
Tentatively accept a meeting request G
Decline a meeting request V
Sort through emails W
Expand and collapse emails I
Start email synchronisation Z
Search email S

Web browser

Zoom in *
Zoom out #
Go to home page 0
Show toolbar 1
Open search dialog 2
Return to previous page 3
Bookmark current page 4
Open keypad shortcuts map 5
Refresh current page 6
View page in full-screen mode 7
View page overview 8
Enter new web address 9

Calendar

Open agenda view A
Open day view D
Open week view W
Open month view *
Open to-do view T
Add new meeting/appointment N

Nokia N97 mini

Basic controls

Open browser bookmarks Press and hold 0 key
Call voice mailbox Press and hold 1 key
Activate voice command Press and hold Green call key
Check IMEI Number Press *#06#
Toggle active applications Press and hold Menu key
Change phone profile Press power key once
Enter accented letters Hold down Sym Key and press associated letter keys repeatedly
Add or remove shortcuts from home screen Press and hold an empty space on the screen
Toggle between General and Silent modes Press and hold # key
Check phone software Press *#0000#
Check WLAN MAC Address *#62209526#
Reset phone to default factory settings *#7370#
 

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