Put a Double Space After Periods on an Android

Edited by Grimm, Zack, Eng, Jen M

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    Press the Lock button on the right-hand side of your phone to get started
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    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
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    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
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    If you press on 'Apps' it will open up the applications folder.
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    Once you are in your applications folder, you want to navigate to the 'Settings' icon, which is a gear shift icon
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    A single press on the 'Settings' icon will open up the Settings panel.
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    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'
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    A single tap on 'Language and input' will bring up the keyboard option.
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    Tapping on the 'Samsung keyboard' one time will open up the keyboard option for you
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    At that point, you can scroll down, and then you can tap on the 'Auto spacing' check box
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    A check mark to turn it on will give you auto spacing. This will automatically insert spaces between words.
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    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
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    Next, press the 'Home' button and I'll show you two other ways to access this menu
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    One quick press on the 'Home' button takes us back home.
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    Now, let's go over to our quick options and see what we have open
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    Let's close Settings so that I can show you a clean install.
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    Press one time here on the 'Home' button
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    Now let's open up our 'Messages' application
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    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.
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    Let's swipe down to the Notifications panel
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    "Choose input method." Give that a single tap and that's going to open up our input methods choices
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    Now I have Samsung keyboard.
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    I can tap to set up input method
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    Again as before, I would tap the 'Samsung keyboard' gear shift option to get settings open
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    And now I can scroll down and you can see that I have "Auto-punctuate" and "Auto spacing" both selected
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    That's one way of accessing this menu.
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    Press the 'Home' button one time to go back to the home screen
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    Now that we are back on the home screen, we can simply press our quick panel and close that Settings option again
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    And press the 'Home' button
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    And now I will show you one final way to do this
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    Swipe down to the Notifications panel.
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    Tap on the 'Settings' icon
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    This brings up the same settings menu as before.
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    Scroll all the way down, just as we did in the early part of this tutorial, to the system option
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    You are then going to press on the 'Language and input'
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    And once more the 'Samsung keyboard'
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    Give a single press.
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    And you'll be able to scroll down and set your "Auto spacing" and "Auto-punctuate" options
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    When you're finished, press the 'Home' key and this will take you back to your home screen
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to set up the double spacing for periods on an Android
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    Thank you for using VisiHow, and have a great day!
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Double space doesn't add period to Android?

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