Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Switch Between Installed Keyboard Apps in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

If you are not satisfied with the stock keyboard or can't find a keyboard feature that you're looking for, you will probably install a third-party keyboard app from the Play Store or other sources. Luckily, you are allowed to have more than one keyboard apps in your Samsung Galaxy S5 and can switch between them with ease by changing the input mode so that you can use the required one according to your need.


How to change input method?
Generally, there are two methods available, either from the settings menu or when you're entering texts, that can be used to change the input method so that you can switch between installed keyboard apps in your phone.


Method #1: From the settings menu
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the System section and then tap Language and input .
  3. Tap Default and then select the required keyboard you want to use.
  4. The selected keyboard will be applied and ready to be used to enter texts.


Method #2: When entering texts
FYI, this method can be applied in any app or screen where you can use keyboard to enter texts. As the example, we'll change the input method when composing a new text message in Messaging app:
  1. Open Messaging app and then tap to create a new text message.
  2. If necessary, tap the Enter message field to display the keyboard.
  3. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap Choose input method in the Notifications section.
  4. Now, select the required keyboard you want to use.
  5. The selected keyboard will be applied and ready to be used to enter texts.

When you have multiple keyboard apps, the ability to change the input method will let you to use the one that best suit your need with ease. So, how about you? How many keyboard apps do you have?

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