Galaxy Core: Can I change the keyboard input options on my device?

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018

Entering Text


A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send messages, create memos, and more.

NOTE: Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the input language to one of the supported languages.

1 There are three text input methods available:


1. Google voice typing: allows you to enter text by speaking.

2. Samsung keyboard (default): Samsung's on-screen QWERTY keypad that can be used in both portrait and landscape orientation.

3. Swype: a new way to enter text on touch screens. Instead of tapping each key, use your finger to trace over each letter of a word.

Changing the Input Language


Tap any text field, open the notifications panel, tap Choose input method, and then select the type of keyboard to use.

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Changing the input language

Tap 1Select input languages, and then select the languages to use. If you select two or more languages, you can switch between the input languages by sliding the space key left or right.

Changing the keyboard layout

Tap 1, select a language under INPUT LANGUAGES, and then select a keyboard layout to use.

NOTE: On 3x4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters. To enter a character, tap the corresponding key repeatedly until the desired character appears.

Google Voice Typing


Tap and hold 1 and select 1 (Enter text by voice).

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NOTE: This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.

Using Additional Keyboard Functions


Tap and hold 1 and select a function

1 : Add an item from the clipboard.

1 : Change the keyboard settings.

1 : Enter emoticons.

Copying and Pasting


Tap and hold over text, drag 1 or 1 to select more or less text, and then tap Copy to copy or Cut to cut. The selected text is copied to the clipboard.

To paste it into a text entry field, place the cursor at the point where it should be inserted, and then tap Paste.

Entering Text Using Swype


Swype™ is a text input method that allows you to enter a word by sliding your finger or stylus from letter to letter, lifting your finger between words. Swype uses error correcting algorithms and a language model to predict the next word. Swype also includes a tapping predictive text system.

The following example shows how to enter the word "This". Put your finger down on the "T", and without lifting, glide it to the "h", then to the "i" then over to the "s".

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Enabling and Configuring Swype

To enable Swype:

1. From a screen where you can enter text, touch and drag down from the Notifications area then tap Select input method.

2. Tap the Swype radio button. It will turn green. The Swype keyboard is displayed.

Swype Text Entry Tips

For tips on using Swype, see Settings → Language and input, tap the Swype options icon then tap Help. You can also use the following Swype text entry tips.

• Create a squiggle (like an S shape) to create a double letter (such as pp in apple).

• Touch and hold a key to view the punctuation menu then make a selection.

• Move your finger or stylus over the apostrophe to enter contractions.

• Double-tap on the word you want to change to correct a misspelled word, then tap the delete key to erase one character. Touch and hold the delete key to erase an entire word.

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