How to Enter a Trademark Symbol on an Android Phone

By Aaron Parson

Android smartphones offer customizable keyboards for various methods of data entry.
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The power and convenience of smartphones makes it easier than ever to do your work right on your phone, but when typing business documents, you may need access to symbols not found on the regular keyboard. To type symbols such as the trademark symbol on your Android, you need to switch to the symbols page on the keyboard.

Tap in a text entry field to bring up the onscreen keyboard.

Press the "?123" button to switch the keyboard to a page with numbers and symbols.

Tap on "~{" to bring up a second page of symbols.

Push the trademark symbol to insert it in your text. This page also offers other related symbols, such as the registered trademark symbol and the copyright symbol.

Tap "ABC" to return to the regular keyboard.


If you use the trademark symbol frequently, you can save time by selecting the symbol after typing it once, copying it, then simply pasting to insert it every time thereafter.

Other keyboards available for download through the Google Play Store offer other various ways to input non-standard characters. If you use such characters often, check to see if one of the many third-party keyboards would simplify your work.

If you're an Android developer and need to display the trademark symbol in your app, type the Unicode definition "\u2122" into any string. This will appear as the symbol when the app runs.


These steps apply to the default Android keyboard as of system version 4.2 and may vary on other versions. Your phone manufacturer may also include a customized keyboard used instead of the default Android keyboard, which may or may not offer the trademark symbol in its keys. If it does not, you may be able to switch back to the default Android keyboard in the system settings under "Language & Input."