Did you know that your Android powered smart phone has multiple keyboards? Well it does, and combined with the Android Market, there are dozens of different keyboards to download. Read or watch below to lean how to use this easy, yet very useful feature. Hope it helps!

How to enable downloaded keyboards

  1. Go to settings
  2. Go to “Language and Keyboard”
  3. Scroll down
  4. Check off the newly downloaded keyboard

How to change your keyboard

  1. Open a text field
  2. Long press
  3. Select “input method”
  4. Select your keyboard

Still need help? Watch the video.


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  1. When posting an article like this, it might be a good idea to say what version of Android we’re talking about. What you’ve said is not true for Android 1.6.

  2. how to change to only numbers keyboard, like on a regular phone – and not on a smart phone – can not find it anywhere. 

  3. people always down talking appreciate someone offering help for once thankyou helped my girlfriend get her text to speech back she was going to lose it at work without it

  4. Thankyou soooooo much. I was so aggravated by the other keyboard, don’t know why but every once in a while it just changes & I can’t stand it!!!! & I never know how to fix it!!!! Thanks****

  5. an update to this post steps to finding keyboard settings in the latest version of Android: settings > my device > language and input > keyboards and input methods

  6. Anyone know how to fix this back to normal my txt key input is screwed up it wont let me type like before

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