Put a Double Space After Periods on an Android
Grimm, Zack, Eng, Jen M
You're watching VisiHow. Today, we're going to teach you how to put a double space after a period in your Android smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5 or other devices.
Press the Lock button on the right-hand side of your phone to get started.
Give a quick swipe across the screen or otherwise enter in your passcode, pin, fingerprint or face recognition, as you may have it set up.
The next thing you're going to want to do is tap on the 'Apps' icon on the bottom right-hand side of your phone.
If you press on 'Apps' it will open up the applications folder.
Once you are in your applications folder, you want to navigate to the 'Settings' icon, which is a gear shift icon.
A single press on the 'Settings' icon will open up the Settings panel.
In the Settings panel, you're going to scroll all the way down to the system options, and then you're going to tap on 'Language and input'.
A single tap on 'Language and input' will bring up the keyboard option.
Tapping on the 'Samsung keyboard' one time will open up the keyboard option for you.
At that point, you can scroll down, and then you can tap on the 'Auto spacing' check box.
A check mark to turn it on will give you auto spacing. This will automatically insert spaces between words.
And to add in the automatic spacing after a period, you just simply tap the checkbox and this lets you automatically put in a period by double-tapping the space bar.
Next, press the 'Home' button and I'll show you two other ways to access this menu.
One quick press on the 'Home' button takes us back home.
Now, let's go over to our quick options and see what we have open.
Let's close Settings so that I can show you a clean install.
Press one time here on the 'Home' button.
Now let's open up our 'Messages' application.
You can see that I now have Messages open, and in the upper left-hand corner I've got a notification of the keyboard icon.
Let's swipe down to the Notifications panel
"Choose input method." Give that a single tap and that's going to open up our input methods choices.
Now I have Samsung keyboard.
I can tap to set up input method.
Again as before, I would tap the 'Samsung keyboard' gear shift option to get settings open.
And now I can scroll down and you can see that I have "Auto-punctuate" and "Auto spacing" both selected.
That's one way of accessing this menu.
Press the 'Home' button one time to go back to the home screen.
Now that we are back on the home screen, we can simply press our quick panel and close that Settings option again.
And press the 'Home' button.
And now I will show you one final way to do this.
Swipe down to the Notifications panel.
Tap on the 'Settings' icon.
This brings up the same settings menu as before.
Scroll all the way down, just as we did in the early part of this tutorial, to the system option.
You are then going to press on the 'Language and input'.
And once more the 'Samsung keyboard'.
Give a single press.
And you'll be able to scroll down and set your "Auto spacing" and "Auto-punctuate" options.
When you're finished, press the 'Home' key and this will take you back to your home screen.
This concludes our tutorial on how to set up the double spacing for periods on an Android.
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Video: Put a Double Space After Periods on an Android
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Double space doesn't add period to Android? Hmm, why is that? I have tried: It used to work and it is enabled
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