How to Use The Google Keyboard on Your Samsung Android Device

by Ross McKillop on April 3, 2016

This quick guide will show you how to replace the “Samsung keyboard” on your Android smartphone or tablet to the Android keyboard by Google – the one actually created by the Android team.

the samsung android keyboard compared to the google android keyboard

  1. Start out by launching the Google Play Store on your Android phone or tablet.
  2. Search for the phrase “google keyboard” – the very first result will be Google Keyboard by Google Inc. Tap that one.
  3. Install it as you would any other Android App.
  4. Once the installation has completed, tap the new icon from your Android home-screen or App list.
  5. You’ll be presented with the ‘getting started’ utility, a process you’ll only need to complete this one time. Tap Get started to begin.
  6. First, tap the Enable in Settings link.
  7. Your Settings will automatically open up to the Language and input window. Scroll down to the section titled Keyboards and input methods and swipe the ‘toggle’ next to Google Keyboard to turn it ON.
  8. Tap OK on the “Attention” window, there is absolutely nothing to worry about when using this keyboard.
  9. Now tap the Switch input methods link.
  10. From the Select keyboard list, choose the one titled English (US) Google Keyboard
  11. That’s it – the setup is complete!
  12. Open any App that requires the use of the touchpad keyboard and … ta-da! Now you’re using the keyboard that Android was supposed to be shipped with.
  13. If at any point in time you decide you don’t like the Google Keyboard, you can easily revert back by opening your Settings, going to the Language and input section and then switching to the keyboard of your choice.