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Keyboard & Typing

Access keyboard settings, use Swype, auto-complete suggestions, emojis, speech-to-text, and one-handed operation.


In this tutorial, you will learn how to:


• Access keyboard settings
• Use one-handed operation
• Use Swype
• Use Auto-complete suggestions
• Access emojis, speech-to-text, capitalize text & symbols
• Use Smart Reply


Access keyboard settings

When the keyboard is visible, select the Settings icon. Keyboard settings allow you to change languages, keyboard height and layout, and adjust smart typing features.

Note: To access keyboard settings outside of the keyboard screen, swipe down from the Notification bar with two fingers then select the settings Settings icon > scroll to and select System > Languages & input > On-screen keyboard > Gboard.

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Use one-handed operation

When the keyboard is visible, select the Menu icon then select One-handed.

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Use Swype

Select and drag across each letter of the desired word without removing your finger from the screen. Words will automatically be entered into the text field.

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Use Auto-complete suggestions

When typing a word, three suggestions will appear at the top of the keyboard. Select the desired suggestion to enter it into the text field.

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Access emojis, speech-to-text, capitalize text & symbols

Select the desired option:

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• STICKERS: Select the Stickers icon
GIFS: Select the GIF icon.
 SPEECH-TO-TEXT: Select the Microphone icon.
• CAPITALIZE TEXT: Select the Shift key to capitalize the next letter. Double-tap the Shift key to enable or disable caps lock.
 SYMBOLS: Select the Symbols key.
• EMOJIS: Select the Emoji key.

Use Smart Reply

While texting with the Messages app, suggested replies or actions may be shown. Select the desired suggested option.

Note: Smart Reply is enabled by default. To turn disable Smart Reply, from the Messages app, select the Account icon > Messages settings > Suggestions > Smart Reply or Suggested actions switch.

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