How to Change and Manage Galaxy S20 On-Screen Keyboard

Aside from Samsung’s default keyboard, there are plenty of other alternative keyboards you can use on your new Galaxy S20 smartphone. In this quick guide, I will show you how to access the settings that will let you make such changes. Read on to learn how to change and manage the Galaxy S20 on-screen keyboard.

Easy steps to change and manage Galaxy S20 on-screen keyboard

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following steps demonstrate the standard process of changing the on-screen keyboard language on Samsung Galaxy S20. Feel free to refer to this straightforward tutorial in case you’d like to change the default keyboard on your new Samsung Galaxy handset. Here’s how it works.

  1. From the Home screen, access all apps then tap Settings.

    To access all apps, simply swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen.
    Alternatively, you can access the Settings app straight from the notification panel of your phone. Either way will route you towards the same screen and menu options.

    view settings

  2. Scroll down and tap General Management.

    This menu contains relevant options such as language and input, date and time, reset options and more.


    general management

  3. Select Language and input from the given options.

    A new screen containing the default language, keyboards, input assistance and other relevant information will be displayed.

    language and input

  4. Navigate to the Keyboards section then tap On-screen keyboard.

    On the next screen, you will see the default keyboard which is Samsung Keyboard and beneath it are all other keyboards you can use.

    OS keyboard

  5. Tap Default keyboard to continue and then select your preferred keyboard.

    Among the default choices are SwiftKey Keyboard, Google voice typing and Samsung voice input.

    change default

  6. If you want to show the keyboard button on the navigation bar, just toggle the switch next to the Show Keyboard button.

    Doing so will let you quickly switch between keyboards that are shown on the navigation bar.

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

After making the changes, you will see your recently picked keyboard shown as the default keyboard on your phone.

To switch it back to the default Samsung keyboard, just repeat the same steps then tap Samsung Keyboard from the pop-up menu.

To manage Samsung Keyboard settings, tap the settings icon (wheel-like figure) next to it.

Doing so will launch the Samsung Keyboard screen where you can find relevant options and keyboard features to manage.

On this same screen, you can select or change the input languages and specify the language switching method.

There is also an option to check for language and types. To ensure that your Samsung Keyboard language is up to date, you can enable auto update using Wi-Fi or whenever a new update is available.

You can also download alternative keyboards from the Play Store. One of the widely used and standout keyboards for Android is Gboard. It’s downloadable via Play Store. It has an extensive array of features for glide typing, emoji search, voice typing/dictation, multilingual typing, and more.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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