Keyboard: Samsung Galaxy S III

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

 

 

 

Change default keyboard

 

Samsung keyboard

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the My device tab.
  4. Under 'Input and control,' tap Language and input.
  5. Tap Default.
  6. Tap Samsung keyboard.
  7. Tap the Settings icon next to 'Samsung keyboard.'
  8. Tap Portrait keyboard types.
  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. Under 'Input and control,' 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. From the alphabet keyboard, tap the 123 Sym key. From the alphabet keyboard, you can also enter a symbol or number by touching and holding on the key containing the desired symbol or number. Tap the symbol or number.
  4. Tap the desired number.
  5. Tap the 1/3, 2/3, and 3/3 keys for more symbols. Tap the desired symbol.
  6. Tap the ABC.

 

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 1/4, 2/2, and 3/4, and 4/4 keys 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. 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. Under 'Input and control,' 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 grey.

 

Swype keyboard

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the My device tab.
  4. Under 'Input and control,' 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 check box.
  8. To turn off predictive text, tap Next word prediction to clear the check box.

 

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. Under 'Input and control,' 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 check box.
  8. To turn off, tap Key-tap vibration to clear the check box.

 

Swype keyboard

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the My device tab.
  4. Under 'Input and control,' 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 check box.
  8. To turn off, tap Vibrate on Keypress to clear the check box.