Keyboard & Typing

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


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 > Virtual 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: Press and hold the , key then select the Emoji icon.

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