Most stock keyboards on Android are pretty great, but whether you’re after more customization options, want a new layout, or anything else in between, switching to a new keyboard takes just a few taps and a little bit of patience. Need some help figuring this out? Here’s a step-by-step guide on exactly what this process looks like.

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How to download a new keyboard

First thing’s first, you need to download a new keyboard from the Play Store. Let’s get that knocked out.

  1. Open the Google Play Store on your phone.
  2. Search “keyboard”.
  3. Choose whichever keyboard you want to download (we’re using SwiftKey for this example).
  4. Tap Install.

    Searching for a keyboard in the Play StoreSwiftKey in the Play StoreSource: Joe Maring / Android Central

How to change your keyboard

Now that you’ve downloaded a keyboard (or two) you want to try, here’s how to start using it.

  1. Open the Settings on your phone.
  2. Scroll down and tap System.
  3. Tap Languages…

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