How do I customise the Keyboard layout on my Galaxy device?

Last Update date : Nov 20. 2020

Through the initial set up of your Galaxy device, the only customisation you can alter is the language. Once you completed the general set up, you can change the keyboard layout, on-screen keyboard, add multiple languages and change your default keyboard. If you follow the below page, you can learn how to completely customise your keyboard on your Galaxy smartphone or Galaxy Tab to suit your needs. 

 

If you would like to change the Language input on your Galaxy device check out our page How do I change the Language input on my Samsung phone? for more information.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary. Screenshots were taken from a Galaxy Note10+ 5G operating on Android OS Version 10.0 (Q), steps and options available may vary depending on the Android Version operating on your Galaxy device. 

If you have customised your Theme the keyboard layout may be automatically changed to suit the theme design. If you are unable to change any of the below settings you may need to return to the default Galaxy theme on your phone or tablet. Follow our guide Customising my Wallpapers and Themes on my Samsung Phone for more information.

Accessing Keyboard Settings
1 Launch your Settings > General Management
Head into your Settings > Ganeral Management
2 Select Language and input
Select language and input
3 Tap on On-screen keyboard
Select On-screen keyboard
4 Select Samsung Keyboard
Tap on Samsung Keyboard
5 You will then be able able to customise settings like Predictive Text, Keyboard Toolbar, Swipe controls and adjust the size and transparency of your Samsung Keyboard
Viewing Samsung Keyboard settings
Adding a Secondary Language

You can add multiple languages to your keyboard and seamlessly switch between then and your default language. If you add a secondary language this WILL NOT change the language and input throughout the phone. If you would like to change the default language input on your device, check out our guide How do I change the Language input on my Samsung phone? for more information.

1 Select Languages and types
Select Languages and types
2 Tap on Manage input languages
Tap on Manage input languages
3 Toggle on your secondary language
Toggle on secondary languages
4 Head back to Languages and types then select Language switching method
Head back to languages and types and select language switch method
5 Choose your preferred Language switching method, then press the back key to apply changes
Select your preferred Language switching method
6 If you have chosen Language key and space bar swipe or Language key you can switch languages by selecting globe icon located on your keyboard
Switching to different language

If you have chosen Language key and space bar swipe or Space bar swipe you can switch between languages by swiping across the space bar.

Switching to different language
Smart Typing

Within Smart Typing you can enable or disable settings like Predictive text, Auto replace, Suggest emojis and Auto capitalise. 

1 Tap on Smart Typing
Select Smart Typing
2 Scroll through the Smart Typing settings and customise to suit your preference
Customise Smart Typing Settings
Keyboard Themes
1 Tap on Style and layout
Select Style and layout
2 Select Keyboard themes
Select Keyboard themes
3 Choose between Light, Solid light, Dark or Soild dark then press the back key to apply changes
Choose preferred Keyboard theme
High contrast keyboard
1 Tap on Style and layout
Select Style and layout
2 Select High contrast keyboard
Select High contrast keyboard
3 Toggle on High contrast keyboard and choose your preferred theme. Tap on the back key to apply the changes
Choose your preferrred High contrast keyboard theme
Modes
1 Tap on Style and layout
Select Style and layout
2 Tap on Modes
Select Modes
3 Choose between Standard, One-handed or Floating keyboard then tap on the back key to apply changes.
Select your preferred Keyboard Modes
4 Once you have selected your preferred keyboard mode, you will be able to view whenever you have activated the keyboard
Viewing different Keyboard modes
Size and Transparency
1 Tap on Style and layout
Select Style and layout
2 Tap on Size and transparency
Select Size and transparency
3 Drag the handles on the sides of the keyboard to adjusr its size. Once you are happy withe the size and position of your keyboard, tap on Done
Adjust size and transparency
Reset to Default Settings
1 Tap on Reset to default settings
Select Reset to Default settings
2 Select between Reset keyboard settings and Erase personalised predictions
Select Reset keyboard settings
3 Tap on Reset
Tap on Reset

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