Enable the Swipe Keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy
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You're watching VisiHow. Today we are going to show you how to enable the Swipe keyboard on your Samsung Galaxy S5 or S5 Mini.
To start, press the power button on the right side of the phone.
One single press gets your phone started up.
Give it a quick swipe across the screen.
You may have a pattern, a passcode or a PIN. If you do, just go ahead and enter that and that will get you to the home screen.
When you're on the home screen there are 3 possible ways that you can access this menu.
The easiest way is to simply tap the Messages icon for your SMS.
Create a new message.
When you do that, you're going to see a little keyboard icon in the notifications panel.
Swipe down to access the Notifications panel and tap on Choose Input Method.
That's going to bring up the Input Method selection.
You can see that the Samsung keyboard is currently selected. Tap Set Up Input Methods.
This will take you to the Language and Input menu.
Tap on the gear next to Samsung Keyboard.
This will open up the Samsung keyboard settings.
Swipe all the way down to the bottom, and you can see that you have Keyboard Swipe, it's actually not all the way at the bottom, but it's basically at the bottom. Keyboard Swipe is set to none. Tap it once.
Now you will have a selection of four options.
None, which is what it's currently set to, then you have Continuous Input, which allows you to enter text by sliding your finger across the keyboard, this is something that works best on a Qwerty keyboard, if you have a different type of keyboard setup it's probably not going to work that well. Cursor control, this lets you slide your finger across the keyboard to move the text cursor, moves things around and lets you choose what you're going to put in. Then you have flick input, where you flick upwards on a key to view symbols and alternative characters. Each of these is a function that works within the Swipe family of operations. The main one of course being Continuous Input.
You can tap on Continuous Input to use that.
You can also tap on Cursor Control to use that option, or you can tap on Flick Input to use that. This tutorial deals specifically with Swipe, which is basically Continuous Input. Now that we have tapped Continuous Input, and our keyboard Swipe is set up, you can press the arrow next to Keyboard Swipe to go back, or you can press the home button at the bottom of the phone which will take you back home. A single press on that will take you back to the home screen.
Now, we can open up our messages again by tapping on Messages.
Since our keyboard is set up to Swipe now, we can simply tap in the box to write a message, and we can for example press on H and go over to E, then go over to L, and then go up to O. Now we have Hello. That is how Swipe works.
There are two other ways you can set up Swipe, and I will show you both of them now.
Press the home button to get back to the home screen. We can then tap on the Apps option. Tapping on Apps will open up the applications folder where all of your device applications are stored.
Tap on the Settings, a gear-shaped icon.
That will open up the Settings menu where you will scroll all the way down to System.
Look for a grey circle with a white box with the letter A in it. That is your Language and Input. Tap that once.
Here you will see that you have your Language and Input method.
Tap on the gear next to Samsung keyboard.
Scroll all the way down, and here's the Keyboard Swipe.
There is one more method you can use to access this.
Press the home button again to get back to the home screen. You can swipe down for the Notifications panel, and then tap the Settings icon at the top.
This will bring up the exact same Settings menu and you will scroll to the exact same place, which is Language and Input.
You will then tap on the gear next to Samsung keyboard just like you did before.
You will scroll down again, and you will see Keyboard Swipe again, which can be tapped on.
You can turn Swipe on, or, turn it off like I have done.
Now we can press the home button to get back to our home screen.
This concludes our tutorial on how to enable the Swipe keyboard for your Samsung Galaxy, or how to disable the Swipe keyboard for your Samsung Galaxy. Thank you for choosing VisiHow, have a great day.
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