Turn Off Hand Writing Recognition Mode on a Samsung Keyboard when It Is Stuck on

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Samsung Galaxy phones with newer operating systems support handwriting mode. Handwriting mode allows you to compose messages by using a stylus or your finger to write on the screen instead of the common way of typing or tapping. As cool as it sounds, it actually makes message composing longer for some people. This is the reason why this feature is not known by normal users until they accidentally get to handwriting mode and not knowing how to get out of it. If you are one of those people who are having a hard time going back to the normal touch-and-type keyboard, then this article would be a great help to you.

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Restart/reboot - A quick fix

If you want to get an instant solution to your problem. You can Turn On and Off the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to bring the keyboard back. If a restart will not work, Turn On and Off the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Install SIM Card and Battery on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will allow your phone to go on a reboot. Reinsert the battery and turn your phone on again. Your keyboard is now back to normal.

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Identifying what causes the keyboard to switch to handwriting mode

Solving the problem is one thing while knowing what causes the problem to come in the first place is another thing; in fact getting the root cause of your problem will not only help you get the solutions to your problems, it actually helps you not to repeat and avoid the same actions that may lead to the same problem. As discussed on this section about turning on the Handwriting mode on the Galaxy Note 3 you may have turned the handwriting mode on your phone. Galaxy phone's keyboard will change into handwriting mode when you tap on the handwriting button (button with a "T" and a pencil on it) located on the second button to the lowest right on your keyboard.

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Turn off handwriting mode on your Galaxy device

To turn off the handwriting mode on your Galaxy device, follow these procedures:

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    Wherever you are on your phone, get to the Home screen by tapping on the Home key once or the press the back key for a few times.
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    With your phone on Handwriting mode, tap on the keyboard icon (second keyboard from left) on top of the area where you write your message in handwriting if you do not see the keyboard icon keep depressing whatever icon is in its place until you see a selection of other icons appear there you should see the keyboard icon.
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    Upon tapping, your device will now go back the standard Samsung keyboard.
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    You have successfully disabled Handwriting mode on your Galaxy phones.
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Additional instructions for Galaxy Note users

Aside from the instructions and sections mentioned above, Galaxy Note users have an extra effort yet to make to disable Handwriting mode. Since Galaxy Note series is known for their S-Pens. An S-Pen has special functions and one of them is to act like an actual pen to composes your messages. Be default, once your S-Pen is removed from its holder, the accessory will automatically set your device into handwriting mode. To disable the Pen detection feature, follow these:

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    Wherever you are on your phone, get to the Home screen by tapping on the Home key once or the press the back key for a few times.
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    On your phone's Home screen, tap on the Menu key to view available options.
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    From the list of options, tap on "Settings" to get to your phone' settings and configurations.
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    From Settings, tap on the "Controls" tab.
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    From "Controls", tap on Language and Input.
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    On the "Language and Input" page, tap on the gear icon (Settings) beside Samsung Keyboard.
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    Disable Pen detection under Samsung Keyboard.
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    You have successfully disabled Pen detection to prevent your Note from getting in to Handwriting mode.
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Want to maximize your Note's SMS experience? You can check on this article on how to enter Text on Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Questions and Answers

My Note3 is stuck on handwriting mode?

How can I change this back please

Look at the lower left hand corner of the screen. The second icon over is a keyboard. Click on the keyboard and the standard keyboard for regular input will appear.

Keyboard has disappeared on my Samsung S3?

I have had problems with my phone this morning- I was getting a message Google Search has stopped- my phone was really slow and I have been online to try to solve the problem- I cleared Cache and that didn't work so I have disabled Google and it has rectified the problem but at the same time my keyboard for typing text in messages and WhatsApp and also emails has disappeared- I do not appear to be in handwriting mode Thanks

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There was an error in an update for Google Services. Go into your Settings and then Apps and delete Google from the list of Running Apps. Then go back to the Apps list within Settings and select Download Manager. Clear the Cache and Data of this app. Now within Applications Manager, select all Google Apps and see if there is an available update. Google pushed out a new update and it disabled all devices running on older versions of the app.

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The keyboard symbol is not there?

I want to turn off handwriting but the option is not appearing anywhere?

You probably have a phone with an S pen. Long press over the "Mic" symbol and it will bring up the keyboard options again. Some users reported that they have to reboot the phone first and then long press to get the keyboard options to appear.

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Thanks, but after I turned off and on, my phone worked again. My bad, beginner mistake

Thank you for your consideration and helping me

You are welcome! VisiHow contributors are just regular people like you that are here to share our experiences and knowledge for others to benefit!

How do I get out of keyboard handwriting thing?

I accidentally clicked on it I need to get it off, I can't type fast

This VisiHow page has posted all of the solutions. Basically, you just have to open the keyboard settings options again to recover your keyboard. If you regularly trip the handwriting option and do not use it, you may want to install a different keyboard from Google Play. I had to do this because I had the same issue as you.

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See more questions like this: How to change your keyboard from handwriting to default?

Hi, I want to know if I can download and install Samsung Grand keyboard into Samsung Tab2? because of its hand write recognition?

Hand write recognition in Samsung Galaxy default keyboard.

Samsung's tablets already have handwriting recognition built in with their stock keyboard. To enable this on your Tab 2, activate the keyboard as if you were about to type a message. Tap the keyboard symbol at the bottom to set up input methods. From within that menu, the "T" symbol is there for handwriting recognition mode.

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See more questions like this: How do I switch my keyboard to hand use instead of pen?

Hello, had handwriting scrolling keyboard for messages on Samsung 2 but can't find it on Samsung 5?

OK, I've been on to the store, but I managed to find the facility myself. Don't know how but I've now got the handwriting... Should come as standard as it takes five seconds for what would normally take 5 minutes in tapping letters on the screen.

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I am glad you found what you were looking for. To speed up the process, enable the Swype function on your keyboard. Samsung is always trying to improve the user experience with each new phone, in the process, some previous features are not enabled or installed.

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How to show recognition on text?

How do I show the correct recognition of a word on my Samsung Galaxy S2

You need to enable Predictive Text on your keyboard.

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    From the bottom of your phone, tap the Menu button in the far left corner.
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    Select Settings.
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    Scroll down to find Language & Input.
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    Now select the "Options" button.
    It is the symbol to the right of the selections with three lines and squares.
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    Choose Word Suggestions from Preferences.
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    Enable Word Suggestion.
    There is also an option to enable Auto Correct if you wish to have that feature as well.
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    You will now have Predictive Text.
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S Note problem on Galaxy S2 Tab?

I use S Note on my Galaxy 3 and I can lean my hand on the screen when I write. With the Samsung S2 Tab I have to write in the air I can not rest my hand on the screen then it moves, is there something I am missing.

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That can be a big problem with Tab devices.

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    First, navigate to the KingRoot web site to root your tablet.
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    Then, go to Play Store on your Tab S2 and install the GMD SPen Control tool.
    Once it has been installed, you will be allowed to disable hand input if you choose with a motion of your choice.
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    Open GMD S Pen Control.
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    Find the "USER GESTURES" section and create your own gesture with the "Disable touch input" action.
    This will help you use S Pen without thinking on how to position your own hand.
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    Alternatively, you can actually wear gloves (for example, in winter).
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S pen writing on Samsung tablet pro?

I have a Samsung tablet pro, and I have been using it with an excel document that I write over to take details when on a survey in someone's house. I have obviously clicked something as now I have to have the button for finger writing pressed for it to work and then I can't scroll as it draws a line from my finger. I hope this makes sense.

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Follow the steps within the VisiHow article on this page to restore your keyboard on the Samsung Tablet Pro. Activate the screen but long press on the Mic option to restore your keyboard.

Samsung keyboard is not working. I installed Google hand writing app, and now Samsung keyboard is not working. I am using Samsung Galaxy J1. When I try to do some settings in Samsung keyboard, its not responding, please help to recover without resetting

Samsung keyboard is not working. I installed Google hand writing app, and now Samsung keyboard is not working. I am using Samsung Galaxy J1. When I try to do some settings in Samsung keyboard, its not responding, please help to recover without resetting

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Uninstall the Google Handwriting app. Then go into Google Play or the Samsung Store and install the stock keyboard again. If you do install the Google Handwriting App again, when the permissions screen comes up you will want to configure it so it does not take over your keyboard system on the Samsung J1.

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How to turn off Galaxy Note4 handwriting mode to get the keyboard back?

My friend with a Galaxy Note4 started a Messenger session and now its stuck in handwriting mode. No visible icons to turn it back off. I have tried: Reboot worked OK. Solved it by holding down the smiley button. I think it was caused by: Not knowing the smiley icon brings up the settings.

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I am glad that she resolved the issue. Tapping any icon on the bottom of the screen will bring up the keyboard options when in handwriting mode. It is frustrating though to be typing and then all of a sudden the keyboard disappears.

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See more questions like this: How do you turn off the Samsung Galaxy Note S pen option when messaging?

Can't find switch off pen button?

Keyboard buttons don't correspond when pressing delete button it is pressing "l"

The bottom of the screen has icons of a Mic and Emoji depending on your keyboard. Long pressing on these icons will bring up the keyboard option to restore. You also need to make sure that your S Pen is firmly in the cradle at the top of the phone. If this becomes loose you will encounter this issue frequently.

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Hi, please let me know how can I go back to the keyboard text mode without restarting my Note5?

I was using my S pen on my Note5, I put it back in as I now wanted to use the keyboard to type text. Please let me know how can I go back to the keyboard text mode without restarting my Note5. Thank you.. I have tried: Turned off my S Pen.. Returned my S pen to its slot.

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This YouTube Tutorial shows you how to turn off the S Pen mode on the Note5. It also features several other tricks regarding the S Pen functions in the Note5. Be careful using this S Pen because a common complaint is that it gets stuck in the cradle causing issues.

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I am looking for a software which recognizes hindi language when it is written on screen and converts to text?

Hi,. . if a user writes in hindi on screen, it should be recognized and converted to the text. I am looking for hindi language software. This software we would want on Linux platform

The Hindi English Translator App in Google Play is one of the best integrated apps for Hindi to English Translation ability.

Le1s phone keyboard, letters not visible to type?

Le1s phone keyboard, letters not visible to type

Tap the bottom icons to bring up the options menu. The missing keyboard is a common issue relating to the overheating protections on the Le TV Le 1S phone. Configuring what gets shut off in your battery options will resolve this. Others have also installed backup keyboards from Google Play to use when this happens.

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