Questions tagged [keyboard]

For issues with the keyboard (the tool by which we enter text in apps), whether physical or virtual -- but "in" your device. Please use more specialized tags if they better apply to your issue: e.g. 'external-keyboard' or 'keyboard-shortcuts'

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Show virtual keyboard when a physical one is connected on Android 7

Related: How to display the on screen keyboard when Bluetooth keyboard is connected One of the answers under that question suggested an app called Secure Settings. It worked well on my old Android L ...
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What are the privacy downsides to using Google's Gboard keyboard for Android?

For several reasons, I do what I can to avoid using Google products. But I do currently use the Android OS (at least for now). One thing I like about Android is being able to use any keyboard app ...
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How do I prevent my keyboard from trying to suggest 2 sets of spelling corrections?

A decent while ago, my keyboard decided to start recommending two sets of spelling corrections. The new type of spelling corrections tends to get in the way of me using the one that I prefer to use. ...
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Adjust/personalize auto-correction on Android

Using a Moto G Play with Android 7.1.1 installed. Whenever I type the word ie. (that is), this is auto-corrected to one of: or. IE. The auto-correction selected appears to be random (perhaps based ...
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Where's the auto-replace function of the keyboard

I've looked in the whole parameters of my Nexus 5 (Lollipop 5.1) and I can't find the way to customize the auto-replace function. What I want to do is simple, I want some abbreviation like asap to be ...
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Accidentally enabling Google voice input, how to switch back to text keyboard?

I have a Vodafone (VFD 610) Android phone - I seem to have picked up Google voice input (microphone next to the text box), and so I have no keyboard and I can't send messages. It's never happened ...
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Is it possible to use Apple Wireless keyboard with Android 4.2.2 tablet?

I have a Kobo Arc 10HD and it runs on Android 4.2.2. I have successfully paired it with an Apple wireless keyboard but I still can't seem to use it. My virtual keyboard pops up and when I type on the ...
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Switch language on Android device with bluetooth keyboard

I'm using Logitech MK850 bluethooth keyboard and mouse combo on Samsung Galaxy S8+. If I'm using Samsung (default) keyboard, I can switch language (Korean/English) using Kor/Eng switch key on the ...
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Add a custom word to Google Japanese keyboard

I am wanting to type a word in Japanese that has a unique reading (not the standard onyomi or kunyomi). As such, I'd like to add it to the Google Japanese keyboard so that I can simply type the kana, ...
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Double letters when using keyboard via OTG cable

I want to figure out where the problem is. Unfortunately, didn't find enough information to solve this. Android 6.0.
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How to enter “carriage return” in Android Google Keep in checkbox view?

I'm trying to add a new line in checkbox note items in Google Keep app using Android Keyboard (AOSP); but instead, a new checkbox item is added when I do : double tap on shift key → enter drag from ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace - HID Bluetooth Keyboard Connection?

I'm a newly arrived escapee from the iPhone Empire - I just got a Galaxy Ace and it seems better in all respects except one very important one for me... I used to use my iPhone to write / take notes ...
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How do I install a sticker app directly into gboard?

With the recent announcement of stickers for Google's keyboard I decided to try it and installed the NBAmoji, which states in the information: You can share emojis across social media, messaging ...
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How can I type special symbols on my Android device like ☺ or ♥ as a regular character?

How can I make special symbols on my Samsung Galaxy SII, like ☺ or ♥?
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Redmi note 4 keyboard not working

RedMi note 4 keyboard not working - Gboard In massage and What-app all the app keyboard not working Android - 6
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Bulk word import into gboard?

I moved from my redmi to mi mix 2 now and used miMover app but unfortunately the words in my used keyboard gboard weren't restored. Neither does the internal synchronization work, it says something ...
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Android 7 (Nougat): All my virtual keyboards are missing - can't find how to reinstall

Recently all my virtual keyboards disappeared. Whenever I go to any app that needs keyboard input, the only option I get is voice input. If I tap the "X" to close the voice input, nothing happens. If ...
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How to control Android using physical keyboard

I use my Android phone with a physical keyboard. Recently, I discovered that Google has a tool called Voice Access which allows users to select buttons and control applications using their voice. It ...
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Vibration for LG Keyboard

I don't know about the other models, but my LG Optimus L3 2 doesn't vibrate while touching the virtual keyboard. That's really bad, because it's annoying to hear a sound to make sure the key was ...
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How to map Apple wireless keyboard keys in Android 10

I'm having trouble using the Return/Enter key on the Apple wireless keyboard (model A1314) while connected via Bluetooth on Android 10 (device: Google Pixel 3). Specifically, I'd like to use the Fn+...
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My keyboard got removed when updating to Android 8 Oreo

Yesterday I updated my Samsung S7 (SM-G930F) to Android Oreo version 8.0.0. After the update I do not have any keyboard, just the Google's Voice Typing is showing up when I would like to type ...
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Android keyboard flickers on and off when typing

When I type on my Android keyboard, it flickers on and off, I'm not sure why. I'm using Samsung Galaxy S3 if it matters. How to fix it?
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Samsung Soft Keyboard Keeps Popping Up when Bluetooth Keyboard in Use on Galaxy Note 10.1 with Android 4.1.2

Models: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, GT-N8013 (WiFi) and SCH-I925 (4G LTE) Android version 4.1.2 I've been experiencing problems with the overly aggressive Samsung soft keyboard popping up whenever I ...
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How to type fractions like ⅝ in keyboard?

My boss had accidentally wrote it down but doesn't know how he did that. It would be pretty helpful to find out.
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Keyboard keeps vibrating, even though “vibrate on tap” is off?

I recently factory reset my phone, I have Android 7.1.1. I want to disable the vibrations when typing. I go to Settings, Sound, Other sounds, and all options are OFF there, including "Vibrate on tap". ...
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Can the android keyboard input be forced to display on the screen?

I have a galaxy n5110 tablet. Previously holding the menu button down brought the keyboard up in scummvm but now it tries to open a search app. I have changed the action to nothing but all that ...
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Swap z and y keys on Xperia Mini Pro with Android 4.0

I got a Xperia Mini Pro with a hardware keyboard, which has a German layout. I switched to US layout on the computer and would like to use that on the phone as well. Is there some way to change the ...
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Unlock when sliding out physical keyboard

I got a Xperia Mini Pro with a physical keyboard. When I slide out the keyboard, it still have to slide on the screen to unlock it. Can I get to the password prompt with the keyboard movement alone?
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Samsung Galaxy 2 (Jelly Bean 4.1.2) In the stock “Phone” app, on the “Keypad” tab, how can you enter a “space” character?

I was wondering if there is a way to enter a "space" character on the keypad in the keypad tab in the Phone app. For example, I have 3 different "Mike" contacts: Mike Smith Mike Jones Mike Rothe ...
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Undo remove word from autocorrect

In the newest versions of Android, you can click and hold a suggested predictive/autocorrected word, and drag it into a bin (title "remove") to prevent it from being suggested again. I accidentally ...
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How do certain apps record everything we type in android?

Certain apps like Type Machine claim to be able to record everything you type. You have to install it and activate it from the device's accessibility settings, then it can somehow record typed text. ...
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How to create a newline on keyboard

I would like to know how to create a newline on the current android keyboard (for example in a sms). And if it could be entered - would it be displayed? Edit: If you've got Android 4.1. It is just ...
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Katakana on Google Japanese Keyboard

In the Google keyboard, I can type most of the characters I want to type, but I'm having trouble getting the keyboard to suggest the katakana ji. Is there a specific way to coax it into doing that? ...
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Spell Check not working on HTC M9

I was wondering is spell check on android the same as the iPhone, that is does the word get underlined, because that doesn't to be happening in my case. I have downloaded Swiftkey and Google Keyboard ...
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Remove redundant input language on physical keyboard

I've added by mistake some redundant languages for my physical keyboard on Huawei Media Pad M5. So for now, I have kind of 6 languages. How to remove those chosen by mistake once and leave only 2?
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How do I disable google keyboard/gboard?

I updated my Huawei P9 today and Google's gboard got turned on by default, and it won't allow me to disable it. Usually I can switch from Japanese to Korean/English and back, now everytime I want to ...
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Use Virtual and Physical Keyboard at same time

Previously I've read this article: Article, but it did not help. I have an android device Samsung Galaxy V (Duos) - KitKat 4.4.2. I use this device to process the input using the Barcode Scanner. I ...
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Xperia Arc S typing problem while connected to PC?

I am having a problem with my Xperia Arc S, running Android v4.0.3. When I connect my phone to PC with USB cable, and trying to type anything while it's connected, my phone detects a single touch as a ...
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Why can I no longer choose French or Spanish when I have put in those settings?

In Settings -> Language and Input -> Language, I added French and Spanish some time ago. Recently my phone had a factory re-set. I added them back again and it worked for a short while. Now, although ...
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External keyboard and ESC key on Android

https://www.logitech.com/en-hk/product/k580-multi-device-wireless-keyboard This bluetooth keyboard (probably many others) has the back tick ` and Esc keys on it. Will these ` and Esc work on Android ...
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How to type a curly brace (“{”) in CyanogenMod 13?

By chance, I got hold of a Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Mini, rooted it, and upgraded it to CyanogenMod 13 (Android 6.0.1). When trying to connect it to my WiFi network, I could not do so because my WiFi ...
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How can i remove the new google updates? Especially keyboard?

How can i get rid of lollipop 5.1 update? Is there a way to use the previous version on my tablet? Please ?
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How to change input method on 5.1.1

I cannot see the "select input method" command in the pull down menu like in Android 4. By experimenting, I discovered you can select the input method if you long-press the space bar in Samsung ...
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How do I enter a new line in a cell in Google Sheets?

When accessing a spreadsheet in Google Drive on a computer with a keyboard, I can enter a new line in a single cell by pressing alt+enter. My keyboard on my Android doesn't even have an alt key. How ...
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Inputting math symbols in Android

I need to input calculus and trigonometric notations in Android. How to input math symbols in Android?
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How to write a mathematics equation on Android?

How do I write MathJax on an Android device? I mean, is there any keyboard or anything to write mathematical symbols? It's pretty much impossible to write equations with the native keyboard and even ...
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Is There A Keyboard Layout Creator for Android?

I have created a keyboard layout for the language I speak on windows using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. I want to port the same layout to Phones. Before the cursing starts, I have done a ...
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Does anyone know if there is a way for GBoard to keep translate as default mode?

Generally to open up the translate ,one needs to click on the rainbow G icon and then again from more select translate , does anyone know a shortcut or keep the translate as default mode?
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Android input language adding phonetic variation

I'm looking to add a Russian Phonetic keyboard layout to the default list of input layouts in Jellybean 4.2.2. Going into Settings->Language & Input->Keyboard & Input Methods/Android Keyboard-...
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How can I enter an English unlock password when the keyboard is Arabic?

How can I unlock my tablet that my password is in English and the keyboard is in Arabic?