How to Change Android Default Keyboard

How to Change Android Default Keyboard

How to Change Android Default Keyboard: Android devices Your Android device gives you the ability to choose from many keyboards that come pre-installed. If you don’t want your device’s default keyboard , you can always install a new one from the Google Play Store where you can find thousands of keyboards designed by various third parties. However, among the best Android keyboard apps are Go Keyboard and SwiftKey Keyboard.After installing some of the keyboards with new features like Emojis, you’ll need to set one of them as the default keyboard on Android so that you can use it when typing in various apps. Without setting the default keyboard, you’ll have to manually select it every time you start typing in an app like Kingsoft Office or Firefox browser.

How to Change Android Default Keyboard

If you want to set a keyboard on your Android device as the default keyboard, you can follow the instructions below:

  1. First of all, you should install a new keyboard. Although Android has two or three additional keyboards, depending on the manufacturer, they often lack many features. You can find many exciting keyboards in the Google Play Store. For example, Go Keyboard offers many features, plugins and emoji.
  2. Now go to Settings on Android, scroll down and tap Language and Input.
  3. Here you can see all the keyboards installed on your Android device. The first thing you need to do is activate the target keyboard by putting a checkmark against it, if it is not already activated. Android does not automatically activate third-party keyboards by default, so you have to do it manually. Then tap Default which is shown above the whole list of keyboards.
  4. This will open the small options screen where you can select a default input method from a list of all enabled keyboards. You can select one of the keyboards by default and then tap the back button.
  5. That’s it. You have successfully set a new keyboard as the default keyboard on your Android smartphone. Now you can open any application where you need to type (for example, web browser) and this time you will see a new keyboard. The following is a screenshot of the Go Keyboard with emojis enabled in the Firefox browser.


Be careful not to install keyboards from unknown sources or untrusted parties, as the malicious keyboard can record your keystrokes and steal your personal or financial data, such as credit card numbers or online banking information. A better method is to get keyboards only from the Google Play Store and then keep an antivirus installed on Android to be on the safe side.

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