Keyboard: Samsung Galaxy S4

Learn how to customize text entry and default keyboard settings on the Samsung Galaxy S4.

 

 

 

Change default keyboard

Samsung keyboard

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the My device tab.
  4. Scroll to Input and control,  then tap Language and input.
  5. Tap Default.
  6. Tap Samsung keyboard.
  7. Tap the Settings icon next to 'Samsung keyboard.'
  8. Tap English(US)
  9. Tap one of the following options:
    • Qwerty keyboard
    • 3 X 4 keyboard

 

Swype keyboard

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the My device tab.
  4. Scroll to Input and control,  then tap Language and input.
  5. Tap Default.
  6. Tap Swype.

 

Enter symbols & numbers

Samsung keyboard - QWERTY

  1. From the alphabet keyboard, enter the desired numbers.
  2. To enter emoticons, tap the Menu key and then tap Insert Smiley.
  3. To enter symbols, choose one of the following options:

 

Samsung keyboard - 3x4

  1. From the alphabet keyboard, tap the 123 Sym key to enter numbers.
  2. Tap the Sym ABC key to enter symbols.
  3. Tap the 1/3, 2/3, and 3/3 key for more symbols.
  4. Tap the ABC 123 key to return to the alphabet keyboard.
  5. To insert emoticons, tap the Menu key and then tap Insert smiley.

 

Swype keyboard

  1. From the alphabet keyboard, tap the 123 +!= key.
    Note: You can enter numbers using the alphabet keyboard by touching and holding on the key containing the number. Release your finger when the number appears. Tap the number if necessary.
  2. Tap the More symbols key to see more symbols.
  3. Touch and hold on a symbol key to see more symbols.
  4. Tap the desired number or symbol.
  5. To enter emoticons, tap the Menu key and then tap Insert smiley.
  6. Tap the ABC key to return to the alphabet keyboard.

 

Text entry mode

Samsung keyboard

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the My device tab.
  4. Scroll to Input and control,  then tap Language and input.
  5. Next to Samsung keyboard, tap the Settings icon.
  6. Tap to adjust the desired text entry settings.
  7. To turn on predictive text, tap the Predictive text Switch to On. The Switch moves right and turns green. Tap Predictive text to adjust settings.
  8. To turn off predictive text, tap the Predictive text Switch to Off. The Switch moves left and turns gray.

 

Swype keyboard

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the My device tab.
  4. Tap Language and input.
  5. Next to Swype, tap the Settings icon.
  6. Tap Preferences.
  7. To turn on predictive text, tap Next word prediction to select the checkbox.
  8. To turn off predictive text, tap Next word prediciton to clear the checkbox.

 

Turn on / off haptic (vibration) feedback

Samsung keyboard

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the My device tab.
  4. Scroll to Input and control,  then tap Language and input.
  5. Next to Samsung keyboard, tap the Settings icon.
  6. Tap Advanced.
  7. To turn on, tap Key-tap vibration to select the checkbox.
  8. To turn off, tap Key-tap vibration to clear the checkbox.

 

Swype keyboard

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the My device tab.
  4. Scroll to Input and control,  then tap Language and input.
  5. Next to Swype, tap the Settings icon.
  6. Tap Preferences.
  7. To turn on, tap Vibrate on Keypress to select the checkbox.
  8. To turn off, tap Vibrate on Keypress to clear the checkbox.