Keyboard: Samsung Gear S3 frontier

Learn how to customize text entry and default keyboard settings on the Samsung Gear S3 frontier.




Default keyboard


Select a default keyboard type for text input.


  1. From the Apps screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Input > Default keyboard.
  3. Select your default keyboard. This option is only available if you have downloaded additional keyboards from Galaxy Apps.


Keyboard settings

  1. From the Apps screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Input > Keyboard settings and tap options to customize:
    • English (US): Choose the keyboard layout.
    • Select input languages: Select languages for text input.
    • Check for updates: Set the Gear to check for and download the latest version of the Samsung keyboard.
    • Handwriting: Enable handwriting mode.
    • Smart typing:
      • Predictive text: Activate predictive text mode to predict English words based on your input and display word suggestions.
      • Auto capitalize: Set the Gear to automatically capitalize the first character after a final punctuation mark, such as a period, question mark, or exclamation mark.
      • Auto punctuate: Set the Gear to insert a period when you double-tap the space bar.
    • Key-tap feedback:
      • Sound: Set the Gear to play sounds when you tap a key.
      • Vibration: Set the Gear to vibrate when you tap a key.
      • Reset keyboard settings: Reset the Samsung keyboard settings.
      • Clear personalized data:Clear word predictions and other data.


Input mode

  1. Rotate the bezel to change the input mode.
  2. You can switch between handwriting mode, character mode, number mode, punctuation mode, and voice input.