How do I use the keyboard on my phone?
The keyboard on your phone should be as easy and convienient to use as the keyboard for your computer. The Samsung keyboard gives you plenty of customisation options to choose from, so that you can make your keyboard your own. Change the layout, the languages it uses and the size among other options to create your perfect keyboard.
Please note: the options available for your phone keyboard may differ depending on your model and operating system. For information about your specific model download your user manual
The Samsung keyboard has two separate toolbars. One gives you suggestions for predictive text and the other makes it quick and easy to send stickers, emoticons and gifs. You can swap between them by tapping the icon on the top left of the keyboard.
Please note: to swap to the emoticon toolbar, tap the icon at the top left of the keyboard
The Samsung keyboard can be used in three different layouts to provide the typing experience that you find easiest to use. The standard keyboard uses the full width of the screen. The One-handed keyboard moves the keyboard to the left or right side of the screen, making it easier to use with one hand. The floating keyboard can be dragged around the screen, making it easier to see the app you are using while typing.
Please note: if you see a list of words when you tap the options icon, tap the emoticon toolbar key then try again. The emoticon toolbar key looks like a face between two arrows
Key-tap feedback can let you know when you've typed and what you've typed on the keyboard. In the key-tap feedback settings you can choose whether to hear a sound, feel a vibration or see a preview of the character as you select it.
Please note: the options for Key-tap feedback will be different depending on the device you are using. For example, the A40, A50 and A70 do not support vibration feedback
Please note: if you cannot see the option for Vibration, then vibration feedback may not be available for your device
You can adjust the size of the keyboard and the colours it uses to make it easier to see and use.
Setting up a High contrast keyboard
Changing the size of the keyboard
Please note: if this option is greyed out, please turn off the High contrast keyboard first
Predictive texting is a feature that makes it quicker and easier to send messages by suggesting and changing words as you type. The more you use predictive text, the better it will become at suggesting your most used words and phrases.
If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.
This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.
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