One of the great things about Android is you have a ton of different keyboards to choose from. While you might know how to swap the default keyboard out for something new, what you might not realize is that your Samsung Galaxy phone also comes with a way to make that default keyboard a little easier to use as well.Read more...
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You can change your Gboard theme using a custom image from your phone's gallery or a...You can change your Gboard theme using a custom image from your phone's gallery or a preset provided by the keyboard. Both iPhone and Android users can change their Gboard theme to a different photo or color. To change your Gboard on an Android, you will need to access your System settings. iPhone users can customize their virtual keyboard by going straight to the app and tapping the "Theme" option. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are tons of advantages to using Google's keyboard app, Gboard, rather than your phone's default: You can use Google search within the keyboard, and it can automatically translate your sentences. Another cool capability is customization. Unlike other keyboards, Gboard allows you to change its theme, meaning you can set a picture or color scheme as the keyboard's background. This might help you read it better or is just a fun way to be expressive whenever you type. Either way, it's easy to set up, whether you have an iPhone or an Android. Here's how to change your Gboard theme. Check out the products mentioned in this article: iPhone 11 (From $699.99 at Apple) Samsung Galaxy S10 (From $859.99 at Walmart) Google Pixel 4 (From $799.99 at Best Buy) How to change your Gboard theme on an iPhone 1. Open the Gboard app. 2. Tap Themes. 3. If you want a custom image to serve as your Gboard theme, select Custom. 4. When your phone's photo library appears, select a photo. 5. If you want to use a preset theme, tap the image within the Landscape or Gradient sliders to choose it. 6. For Custom themes, crop the image before tapping Choose. 7. Adjust your Custom Gboard theme settings 8. Tap Done when you're finished customizing your theme. How to change your Gboard theme on Android 1. Open your phone's Settings app. 2. Scroll and tap System when you find it. 3. In the System menu, tap Languages & Input. 4. Tap Virtual Keyboard. 5. In the Virtual Keyboards menu, tap Gboard. 6. In the Gboard settings menu, tap theme. 7. Select a theme that you like from the listed presets or upload a Custom image. 8. Preview your new theme, then tap Apply. Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech: How to change the keyboard on your iPhone, to add different languages or an alternate layout How to change the default keyboard on a Samsung Galaxy S10 by installing a new one How to change keyboard language on Android using the Gboard app How to change the keyboard on your Android device, and get new keyboards How to change the keyboard on your iPad to a different language or alternate layout SEE ALSO: The Google Pixel is one of the best Android phones you can buy — and Gboard comes built in Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequence
You can easily change the keyboard language on your Android If you want to have multiple...You can easily change the keyboard language on your Android If you want to have multiple language keyboards available on your device. Gboard makes having multiple language keyboards possible, and makes it easy to switch back and forth between languages as you type. There are different way to switch keyboards, depending on your preferences. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're multilingual, and the standard English keyboard isn't the only one you want to use when typing on your Android phone, good news — Gboard, Google's keyboard app, allows you to easily add languages and switch between language keyboards as you type. When you add a new keyboard language, Gboard allows you to choose how it looks, and whether you want it to be your primary or secondary language. Once it's added, you can swap back and forth with just a couple of taps. Best of all — because you're technically doing this through a third-party app, switching languages or adding them does nothing to affect the language of your phone itself. That makes this method perfect for new language learners. Here's how to change keyboard language on Android. Check out the products mentioned in this article: Samsung Galaxy s10 (From $859.99 at Walmart) How to change your keyboard language on Android Before having the option to change keyboard language on Android, you will have to first add a new language on Gboard: 1. Open settings on your Android. 2. From the settings menu, select "System." 3. Under "System," tap "Languages & input." 4. In the "Languages & input" menu, under Keyboards, select "Virtual keyboard." 5. In the "Virtual keyboard" menu, tap "Gboard." 6. In the "Gboard" menu, tap "Languages." 7. At the bottom of the language menu, tap the "ADD KEYBOARD" button to add a new language keyboard. 8. Choose the language you wish to add. 9. Select the keyboard display you would like, and adjust other language settings, then tap "Done." Once you do this, you can switch back and forth between keyboards with ease in any app that you type in: Simply press and hold on the spacebar, and select the language keyboard you want to use from the pop-up menu that appears. However, if you'd rather switch language keyboards the way you swap to the emoji keyboard, you can — just note that you can only have one setting on at a time. So if you want to toggle between language keyboards that way, you won't be able to display the emoji keyboard anymore. If emojis are not that important to you, here's how to alter those settings: 1. On your keyboard, press and hold on the comma in the lower left corner. 2. Tap the little settings icon that pops up directly above where you are pressing. 3. From the "Gboard Settings" menu, select "Preferences." 4. In the "Preferences" menu, toggle "Show language switch key" to the on position. Remember, if it's greyed out, it's because you can't have the emoji switch key showing at the same time — toggle that one off in order to turn the other on. Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech: 'Why is my Android slow?': 3 ways to troubleshoot your Android device if it's not running efficiently How to change your ringtone on an Android phone, and pick between preset or custom ringtones How to screen record on your Android device using a third-party app How to record a call on your Android device using a third-party app How to recover your deleted WhatsApp messages on your Android device in 2 ways SEE ALSO: We compared Samsung's Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ to determine which phone you should buy Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Watch Elon Musk unveil his latest plan for conquering Mars