How to Use Swiftkey on Android

Four Parts:Installing SwiftkeyEnabling Swiftkey Features on Your DeviceConfigure SwiftkeyChange the Layout or Format of the Keyboard

Swiftkey is a great premium keyboard app for Android. It works great on phones as well as tablets, and it has one of the best word-prediction features and typing experiences today. It doesn’t require root permissions, so if you’ve got your Android handy, we can proceed.

Part 1
Installing Swiftkey

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    Head to your Google Play app. You can access it through the app drawer - look for the icon that looks like a multicolored play button on a white bag. Tap on it to open.
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    Type “Swiftkey” in the search bar. In the results, tap the first one on the list made by Swiftkey.
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    Tap on "Install." This will download and install the app.

Part 2
Enabling Swiftkey Features on Your Device

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    Go to "Settings." Locate the icon that resembles a gear and tap to open.
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    Head to Language and Input. This should be an option within the settings menu.
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    Tick "Swiftkey."
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    Select "Swiftkey." This option will be available on the default menu.

Part 3
Configure Swiftkey

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    Launch the Swiftkey app. Tap on the Swiftkey icon in your app drawer or home screen.
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    Change the settings to your liking. You can change the theme, input methods, languages, etc.

Part 4
Change the Layout or Format of the Keyboard

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    Open the Swiftkey settings menu. While typing on a text box, tap the Swiftkey Menu Button (☰) on your keyboard. This should open a quick settings menu.
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    Select which options you want. Tap the "Layout" option and you can choose between Full, Thumb, and Compact layout.
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    Undock the keyboard. Just tap on Undock in the quick settings menu.
    • You can change the keyboard position by dragging the circular icon on the bottom.

Tips

  • You can use the swipe feature out of the box by dragging your fingers to each letter you want to type. It works well with phones as well as tablets in compact mode!


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