Keyboard & typing

How to use the keyboard, use speech-to-text, access keyboard settings, and more.

  1. While the keyboard is displayed, tap the Shift icon to capitalize the next input letter.
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  2. Double tap the Shift icon to enable CAPS lock.
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  3. Tap the '?123' icon to access numbers and symbols.
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  4. Tap the More symbols icon to access additional symbols.
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  5. Tap the Smiley icon to access smileys and other emojis.
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  6. Tap the 'ABC' icon to return to the alphabet.
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  7. Touch and hold a character to access associated special characters.
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  8. While typing, autocomplete suggestions will be listed above the keyboard. Tap the desired suggestion to input.
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  9. To make a selection, touch and hold the desired text.
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  10. To replace the selected text with a suggestion REPLACE.
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  11. Tap the desired suggestion.
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  12. Drag the Selection icons to modify the selection.
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  13. To copy the selected text, tap Copy.
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  14. To paste text, touch and hold within the desired text field.
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  15. Tap PASTE.
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  16. For speech-to-text input, tap the Microphone icon.
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  17. Speak the desired message.
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  18. To access keyboard settings, touch and hold the Microphone icon.
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  19. Tap Google Keyboard Settings.
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  20. Adjust settings as desired. Tap the Back key to return to the previous screen.
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