A keyboard always plays a vital role to type an email or text and search various things over the internet. When it comes to the keyboard then obviously people always prefer the best keyboard on their smartphones to make full use of it. So if you’re a Samsung Galaxy user and would like to move away from the Samsung Keyboard to the Google keyboard (Gboard) then in this guide, you will learn how to change the Samsung keyboard to a Google keyboard.
However, as a Samsung user, I am pretty happy with the Samsung keyboard over the years one thing that the Samsung keyboard was missing in the past is the Translate feature but with the arrival of One UI 2.1 based on Android 10, Samsung introduced Translate feature to Samsung keyboard. Meanwhile, there are some people who really love to use the Google keyboard instead of the Samsung keyboard on their Galaxy smartphones.
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Gboard is a virtual typing app developed by Google for Android and iOS. However, Gboard is the default keyboard on Stock Android devices like Google Pixel and it can be also installed on Android devices like Samsung. Gboard is packed with many helpful Google features such as glide typing, Google translate, voice typing, and others.
So this all can be the reason that many Samsung Galaxy users would potentially want to change the default Samsung Keyboard to a Google keyboard
How to Change Samsung Keyboard to Google Keyboard
Well, the process of replacing the Samsung keyboard with a Gboard isn’t complicated. Just follow the below steps.
Step 1. Go to Google Play Store, search for Gboard or Google keyboard, and tap Install.
Step 2. When installed, open the Gboard app, and tap ENABLE IN SETTINGS. Tap the slider to turn the Gboard on and tap OK.
Step 3. Tap SELECT INPUT METHOD.
Step 4. Select Gboard under the Select keyboard option.
Step 5. Tap Done and now you have successfully changed the Samsung keyboard to a Google keyboard (Gboard).
However, you can also set the Gboard within the Settings app as well. Here’s how to:
- Go to the Settings app.
- Scroll down and tap General management.
- Select Keyboard list and default.
- Turn on Gboard.
How to Switch Back to Samsung Keyboard
There is a certain time maybe you want to switch back to the Samsung keyboard.
Note: the instructions below are only available for Samsung Galaxy devices running One UI 2.1 based on Android 10.
Step 1. Open the keyboard and tap the keyboard icon at the bottom left-hand corner.
Step 2. Select the Samsung keyboard.
This is how you can change the Samsung keyboard to a Google keyboard (Gboard) just by installing the Gboard app from the Play Store. However, with the new Samsung keyboard introduced on One UI 2.1, you can easily switch between the Samsung keyboard and Gboard within the Samsung keyboard and there is no need to configure it from the Settings app.