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.
- Open the Google Play Store on your phone.
- Search “keyboard”.
- Choose whichever keyboard you want to download (we’re using SwiftKey for this example).
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.
- Open the Settings on your phone.
- Scroll down and tap System.