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How to Change Keyboard on Android

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How to Change Keyboard on Android

This wikiHow teaches you how to enable a downloaded keyboard language or a keyboard app to use a different button layout than your current one, using Android.

10 Second Summary

1. Open Settings.
2. Tap Languages and input.
3. Tap Virtual keyboard.
4. Tap Manage keyboards.
5. Slide a keyboard switch to On.

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Steps

  1. 1
    Open your Android’s Settings app. Find and tap the

    Image titled Android7settingsapp.png

    icon on your Apps menu to open Settings.

    • Alternatively, you can slide down the notification bar from the top of your screen, and tap the
      Image titled Android7settings.png

      icon on the top-right.

  2. 2
    Scroll down and tap Languages & input. You can find this option towards the end of your Settings menu.

    • On some versions, this option may be named Language & keyboard or just Languages.
    • If you don’t see this option, look for General management on the Settings menu, then tap Language & input here.
  3. 3
    Tap Virtual keyboard. This will open a list of all the keyboards currently enabled on your Android.

    • If you don’t see this option, look for Current keyboard or Change keyboard.
  4. 4
    Tap Manage keyboards. This will open a list of all your available keyboards, and allow you to enable or disable each one of them.

    • This button may also be labeled Choose keyboards.
  5. 5
    Slide the switch next to a keyboard to

    Image titled Android7switchon.png

    . Find the keyboard you want to use on the list here, and turn it on.

  6. 6
    Slide your current keyboard switch to

    Image titled Android7switchoff.png

    . This will disable your old keyboard. You can now type messages and notes with your new keyboard layout.

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