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How to Change the Galaxy S7 Keyboard

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In this guide we’ll show you how to change the keyboard on your Galaxy S7 and why you might want to. Even though the phone is getting a little older, a new keyboard can spring new life into your phone. Whether you’re experiencing Galaxy S7 keyboard problems or just want something with more options, we’re here to help.

There are a few different reasons you might want to change things up. It could be to get the latest emoji, to fix any autocorrect problems, or because replacement keyboards are more customizable.

Read: Best Keyboards for Android (2018)

Either way, changing the keyboard on the Galaxy S7 is actually really simple. It only takes a few taps from the settings menu and you’re all set. Then, you can customize things, add a background image to your keys, enable auto-correct, or even do Google searches right from the keyboard with Google’s Gboard app.

How to Change the Galaxy S7 Keyboard

Our quick video above shows you everything you need to know about changing the keyboard on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, or even newer Samsung smartphones and tablets. Our keyboard roundup link above also recommends some of the best replacement keyboards for Android. That all said, here are the instructions one more time and some screenshots showing you what to look for.

Instructions

First, download a new keyboard for your Galaxy S7. We recommend GBoard, Swipe, or Swiftkey, to name a few. Then, follow these steps.

  • Pull down the notification bar and hit the gear-shaped settings button
  • Scroll down and select General Management
  • Next, choose Language & input
  • From here select Virtual Keyboard
  • and tap Manage Keyboards
  • Now turn on the keyboard you want, and turn off Samsung’s keyboard

Now you’ve successfully disabled the Samsung keyboard and are using something like Gboard or Swiftkey instead. Another way to do this, which might be easier for some, is to tap Manage Keyboards and enable whatever keyboard you just downloaded.

Then, go to a text message window or Google search, anywhere that brings up the keyboard. Now, swipe down the notification bar and where it says “Select Keyboard” tap that to choose which keyboard you want to use. Just like we did in our hands-on video above.

Other Details

We’re all done and you now have a completely different keyboard for the Galaxy S7. From here, you can go back to the same keyboard settings > virtual keyboards > and select your new keyboard to customize or change any settings.

Most 3rd party keyboards let you change the font, letter colors, add themes, change the background wallpaper and more. Go ahead and mess around with settings and customize your new keyboard as you see fit. Again, there are several keyboards on the Play Store, so choose one you’ll enjoy and give it a try today.

Before you go, check out this list of Galaxy S7 problems and fixes, or learn how to get better battery life on your aging phone.

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