Galaxy S 3 - Can I change the Keyboard Input options ?

Last Update date : 2014.10.14


You can change the keyboard settings on your device; from the Home screen, touch Menu 1 > Settings 2 > My device 3 > Language and input 4 . Your device comes preloaded with the Samsung keyboard and Swype® keyboard. You can specify the default keyboard to be used by touching Default under Keyboards and input methods.

Samsung Keyboard

Touch 5 next to Samsung keyboard. You can also touch Settings 6 on the keyboard when you are entering text. You can customize the following keyboard settings:

    • Input languages: Touch Select input languages to add additional input languages. When you select more than one language here, you can quickly switch between languages by swiping your finger across the space bar.

    • Predictive text: Touch the slider 7 to turn Predictive text on 8 . Touch Predictive text to edit the following predictive text settings:

            •Personalized data: Mark this option to make predictive results better with the data collected from external accounts. When this feature is active, you can adjust the following settings:

                 • Learn from Gmail: Sign in to your Gmail™ account to learn your writing style.

                 • Learn from Facebook: Sign in to your Facebook® account to learn your writing style.

                 • Learn from Twitter: Sign in to your Twitter® account to learn your writing style.

                 • Learn from Messages: Let the keyboard learn your writing style from your messaging style.

                 • Learn from Contacts: Let the keyboard learn your style from your contacts' entries.

                 • Clear personal data: Remove all personalized data stored on the device.

    • Auto replacement: Touch the slider 9 to turn Auto replacement on 10 . When enabled, the word will be completed or replaced with the most probable word as you type.

    • Auto capitalization: Have your device auto-capitalize words at the beginning of a sentence and for proper nouns.

    • Auto spacing: Automatically insert a space between words.

    • Auto punctuate: Have your device enter a period at the end of a sentence when you touch the space bar twice.

    • Keyboard swipe none:

    • T9® Trace: When you mark this feature, you can spell words by swiping your finger across the keyboard to each letter of the word.

    • Cursor control: Mark the checkbox to move the cursor in the text entry box by sliding your finger across the keyboard.

    • Key-tap sound: Your device will play a sound when you touch a key on the keyboard.

    • Key-tap vibration: Mark this option to turn on haptic feedback when you are using the keyboard.

    • Character preview: When you touch a letter, a preview of the selected letter appears, making it easier to verify you are typing correctly.

    • Tutorial: View a help tutorial on using the Samsung keyboard, predictive text, SwiftKey Flow, and handwriting.

    • Reset settings: Reset the Samsung keyboard settings, except personalized data, to their default values.


Touch 11 next to Swype, or touch and hold the Settings 12 icon on the keyboard when entering text using the Swype keyboard, to customize the following keyboard settings:

    • Settings:

            • Vibrate on keypress: Vibrate when a key is touched.

            • Sound on keypress: Play a sound when a key is touched.

            • Pop-up on keypress: Display the character above the key when typing.

            • Show complete trace: Display the complete Swype path of each word.

            • Auto-capitalization: Automatically capitalize the first letter of a new sentence.

            • Auto-spacing: Automatically insert a space between words.

            • Next word prediction: Predict words based on the previously entered text.

            • Show Voice key: Display the Voice key when using Swype.

    • My Words:

            • Backup & Sync:

                 • Backup & Sync: Touch the slider 13 to turn Backup & Sync on 14 to automatically back up and sync your personal dictionary.

                 • Account name: View the account registered with Swype.

                 • Devices: View all devices associated with your account.

                 • Sync now: Synchronize data with Swype.

                 • Delete account: Unregister all devices and delete your account.

            • Living Language: Automatically update Swype with popular new words.

            • Social integration: Learn from Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail.

            • Edit my dictionary: Manage custom words, usernames, and contacts added to your personal dictionary.

            • Clear language data: Delete all personal language data, including your words.

            • Contribute usage data: Collect data from the device to improve predictions.

            • Cellular data: Allow Swype updates over your cellular data connection.

    • Languages: You can change the language selection and download additional languages.

    • Gestures: View keyboard shortcuts you can use to quickly accomplish certain tasks.

    • Help: Get instruction on How to Swype, helpful tips for Swype, and the version of Swype on your device.

            • How to Swype: View introduction guides on how to Swype.

            • Show helpful tips: Display helpful hints on how to use Swype.

            • Version: Display the version for Swype.

    • Updates: Check for any Swype updates.

Switching Text Entry Modes

When entering text, open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom, and touch Select input method. Or, from the Language and input menu, set the default keyboard by touching Default.

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