Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Continuous Input in Android 4.4 Kitkat

By default, Samsung Galaxy SIV has provided the users with the Samsung virtual keyboard to make them easier to enter text, for instance when they're composing a text/email message, entering a URL in the address bar of the browser app, etc. This keyboard is also equipped with some useful features that will help you to type better, faster and easier. One of which is the continuous input that will allow you enter text by sweeping your finger on the keyboard so that you don't need to tap the letters key one by one.



How to enable continuous input?
As a note, the continuous input is optimised for QWERTY keyboard. Well, below are the steps to enable continuous input:
  1. Open the screen or app where you can enter text (e.g: when you create a new text message in the Messaging app) and then tap the enter text field to display the keyboard.
  2. Tap and hold the key in the left side of the space bar and then on pop up menu select the settings icon .
  3. To be able to use continuous input, first you have to enable the Predictive text by sliding the ON/OFF switch next to this option to the right. The switch turns green when this option is enabled.
  4. If necessary, you can also enable the Auto replacement by sliding the ON/OFF switch next to this option to the right. The switch turns green when this option is enabled. Turning on this option will make the device completes or replaces the word you're typing with the most probable word when you tap the space bar or punctuation mark.
  5. If necessary, enable the Auto capitalisation by ticking the checkbox next to this option so that the first letter of sentence will be capitalized automatically.
  6. If necessary, enable the Auto spacing by ticking the checkbox next to this option so that the device will insert spaces between words automatically.
  7. Under the keyboard swipe section, select the Continuous input to enable this option. The radio button turns green when this option is enabled.
  8. Now, you're ready to use the continuous input to enter text.



How to use continuous input?
When the continuous input has been enabled, now you can use it to enter text faster and easier:
  1. Open the screen or app where you can enter text. As the example we'll use it to compose a new text message in the Messaging app.
  2. Tap the enter text field to display the keyboard.
  3. Enter the desired word by sweeping your finger on the keyboard. For instance when you want to type "keyboard", swipe your finger on these letters: K-E-Y-B-O-A-R-D without lifting the finger. If you have enabled the auto replacement, you can type a part of the word and the device will complete or replace it with the most probable word when you tap the space bar or punctuation mark.
  4. If you have enabled the auto spacing, then you can enter the next word by sweeping on the keyboard then the device will insert space between word automatically when you lift your finger.

For the record, when you want to type with your own language, to get the best result, make sure to change the language to the desired one in the Samsung keyboard settings and also make sure to turn off the auto replacement.

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