Install Swype on Your Android Phone

Edited by Leomar Umpad, Anonymous, Eng, Lynn

Swype allows you to create text messages fast by swiping through the letters of the word instead of tapping on each character. Some phones have Swype pre-installed on them. Others, like the Samsung Galaxy lines, used to have it as part of the pre-installed applications, but was removed in the later updates. If you are one of the Swype users who missed this application on their phones, then you will find this article useful. We will discuss how to download and install Swype on your Android phone.

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How to download and install Swype keyboard

To download Swype keyboard on your device, follow the following procedures:

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    Press on the Home button once to get to the Home screen.
    As an alternative, you can press on the Back key a few times until it gets you to the Home screen.
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    From your phone's Home screen, tap on the Application icon.
    The Application icon contains the list of all the installed applications on your device.
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    From the Application list, look for Play Store and tap on it.
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    Play Store will now open; tap on the "Search" button to search for Swype.
    The Search button is located on the upper right part of the Play Store page; tap on it to open the search box.
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    Input the keyword "Swype" using the on-screen keyboard.
    In the search box, input the desired keyword and tap on the Search icon to start searching for Swype.
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    From the list of result, tap on "Swype Keyboard Trial".
    If you want, you can tap on the second result, which is the paid version of Swype. For this tutorial's purpose, we will use the trial version.
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    From the application page, tap on the "Install" button.
    Tapping on the Install button will trigger application download.
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    Tap on the "Accept" button to give Swype access to some of your phone's features.
    Swype will ask for your permission to access some of your phone's features, you need to give permission to proceed with download.
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    The phone will now start to download Swype; wait for the download to complete.
    Swype will automatically install after download.
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    You can tap on the "Open" button to start setting up Swype.
    You can also open Swype by going to the application list.
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    You have successfully downloaded and installed Swype on your Android phone.
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How to set up Swype for first-time use

The first time that you will be using Swype, you will be allowed to set it up. The following procedures will guide you through the set-up:

  1. 1
    Press on the Home button once to get to the Home screen.
    As an alternative, you can press on the Back key a few times until it gets you to the Home screen.
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    From your phone's Home screen, tap on the Application icon.
    The Application icon contains the list of all the installed applications on your device.
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  3. 3
    From the Application list, look for "Swype + Dragon Trial".
    Tap on the application icon to open Swype.
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    Agree with the license agreement by tapping on the "Accept" button.
    Make sure that you read and agree to Swype's terms of service.
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    Tap on the "Continue" button to proceed to the next page.
    This is a welcome page only, and you need not do anything aside from tapping on the "Continue" button.
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    Enable Swype by tapping on the "Go" button.
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    Put a check mark on the Swype + Dragon Trial box.
    You will be taken to the Language and input options of your device; enable Swype by putting a check mark on the box to the left of Swype + Dragon Trial.
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    Choose Swype + Dragon Trial as the default input method.
    You will be automatically taken to the "Select input method", where you need to choose Swype + Dragon Trial.
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    On the next page, choose your preferred language.
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    You now have an option to "Register" with Swype, or tap on "Skip" to start using it without registering.
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    You have successfully set-up Swype for first-time use.
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