How to Change On-Screen Keyboard Style and Layout on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

This post is aimed at helping new Android users to change the on-screen keyboard style on the Galaxy Tab S6 device. Feel free to make this as a personal reference when needed.

The only customization you can alter on your Galaxy device through the initial setup is the language. Once you have finished the setup process, that’s when you can modify other features and attributes including the on-screen keyboard layout.

If you’re wondering how to customize your on-screen keyboard on your Galaxy Tab in such a way that best suits your needs, just refer to these subsequent demonstrations.

Easy Steps to Manage and Change On-Screen Keyboard Style and Layout on your Galaxy Tab S6

Time Needed : 8 minutes

The following steps are applicable to the Galaxy Tab S6 Android 10 or later versions. Actual screens and settings may vary by service provider, software version and device model.

  1. To get started, access the Apps viewer by swiping up from the bottom of the Home screen.

    On the Apps viewer you can see various icons or app shortcuts lining up.

    change onscreen keyboard style galaxy tab s6 - home

  2. Locate and then tap the Settings icon to proceed.

    On the next screen you will see the main settings menu of your Galaxy Tab.
    System settings, basic functions and advanced features are all listed in here.

    change onscreen keyboard style galaxy tab s6 - settings

  3. To continue with this demo, tap General management.

    Another screen opens with the general commands to manage system settings, particularly language and input, date and time and other relevant functions of your device.

    change onscreen keyboard style galaxy tab s6 - general management

  4. To customize the system keyboard, tap Language and input.

    Doing so will let  you access another menu where you can manage the default language and input settings on your device.

    change onscreen keyboard style galaxy tab s6 - language and input

  5. Tap On-screen keyboard under the Keyboards section.

    Doing so will launch a new screen with the list of all keyboard apps available.
    The default on-screen keyboard application is set to Samsung Keyboard.


    change onscreen keyboard style galaxy tab s6 - onscreen keyboard

  6. To manage the default keyboard settings, tap Default keyboard.

    A pop-up screen opens at the bottom section of the display.

    change onscreen keyboard style galaxy tab s6 - default

  7. On the pop-up screen, you can see a gear icon next to the selected keyboard or Samsung keyboard.
    Tap on that icon to open the Samsung keyboard menu, where you can access and manage settings and relevant attributes.

    All features and options to modify the Samsung Keyboard app are listed on this screen.

    change onscreen keyboard style galaxy tab s6 - gear icon

  8. Locate and then tap to select Style and layout from the given items.

    A new window opens with the keyboard settings and relevant options to configure.


    change onscreen keyboard style galaxy tab s6 - layout

  9. To change the device's on-screen keyboard layout and style, tap Modes.

    Different keyboard types will show up on the next screen with Standard keyboard as the current selection.



    change onscreen keyboard style galaxy tab s6 - modes

  10. To change it, tap to mark the radio button before the keyboard type you'd like to use.

    The recent changes will automatically reflect on the previous menu beneath the Modes section.

    change onscreen keyboard style galaxy tab s6 - radio button

  11. If you want to change it, tap Modes again and then repeat the same steps to mark your preferred keyboard.

    Once you're done making necessary changes, you can view the preview of how your recently selected keyboard looks like.


    change onscreen keyboard style galaxy tab s6 - modes 2

  12. To view the actual on-screen keyboard layout, just open a browser and then tap to type something on the address bar.

    The on-screen keyboard will then show up beneath the display.

    change onscreen keyboard style galaxy tab s6 - preview

Tools
  • Android 10
Materials
  • Galaxy Tab S6

If it doesn’t meet your needs, just go back to the same settings menu where you can select other on-screen keyboard styles and layout to choose from.


Should you bump into some sort of errors and unable to change the keyboard settings, you may have to return to the default or stock Galaxy theme on your tablet.

If your Galaxy Tab S6 theme is customized, the keyboard layout may be automatically altered to match the theme design. To do this, simply use the reset to default settings command. You can find this command under the Samsung keyboard screen. 

Hope this helps!

To view more comprehensive tutorials and troubleshooting videos on different mobile devices, feel free to visit The Droid Guy channel on YouTube anytime.

Hope this helps!

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