Keyboard settings on your tablet

Girl holding Galaxy Tab S5e

Everyone has their own preferences for when they're typing up messages or documents. To help keep everyone happy, the Samsung keyboard on your tablet comes with different customization features and settings, so you can make it work for you.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Samsung keyboard settings

Samsung keyboard is the default on-screen keyboard for your tablet. And it can be customized to make it even more useful and convenient.

To customize the Samsung keyboard, navigate to Settings. Search for and select Language and input. Tap On-screen keyboard, and then tap Samsung Keyboard. Customize the available settings the way you want them.

Samsung Keyboard settings

Switch keyboard input language

If you're multilingual or learning a new language, you can use more than one language for your on-screen keyboard. But first, you'll need to add the other languages you want to use.

From Settings, search for and select Language and input. Tap On-screen keyboard, and then tap Samsung Keyboard. Next, tap Languages and types, and then tap Manage input languages. Select or download from the available languages for Samsung keyboard.

To switch the keyboard's input language, open an app that uses the keyboard. Then, swipe the spacebar left or right to switch the language input.

List of keyboard input languages

Google voice typing

Google voice lets you type words using only your voice. It's super helpful, especially if your hands are full.

To use it, open an app that uses the keyboard. Then, tap the Microphone icon and say what you want to type.

If you want to customize Google voice typing, navigate to Settings. Search for and select Language and input. Tap On-screen keyboard, and then tap Google voice typing. Customize the available settings the way you want them.

Google voice settings menu

Note: This feature is enabled by default and is built into your Samsung keyboard.

Other answers that might help

Was this content helpful?

176 people found this helpful.
Samsung Customer Service

Samsung Customer Service

Need a repair for your Samsung Smartphone or Tablet?

Visit a Customer Service Location for hands-on service and expert advice.

How would you like to contact us?

Give us a call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864)
MOBILE: 24 HOURS, 7 DAYS A WEEK ALL OTHER: M-F 8-12AM/S-S 9AM-11PM, APPLIANCES 6PM ET Printer support visit:

Chat with us

Live Chat support with a Samsung Care Pro.


Help with your order

Send us your inquiry and we will respond within 24 hours.

Social Support

Contact us on Twitter or Facebook and we'll reply with an answer to your question or issue.

Ask the Community

Browse answers, ask questions and get solutions from other Samsung customers.

Question about a promotion?

Learn more about Samsung promotions.

  • Give us a call Speak directly with a Samsung Pro or schedule a time for us to call you
  • General Mon-Fri: 8am- 12 am (EST) Sat-Sun:9am - 11 pm (EST) 1-800-726-7864
  • Mobile Mon - Sun: 12am - 12 pm 1-800-726-7864
  • Home Appliances Sat-Sun:9am -6pm(EST) 1-800-726-7864