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How to change Xiaomi keyboard

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How to change Xiaomi keyboard: You recently bought a smartphone Xiaomi and you are slowly becoming familiar with its various mechanics of use. There keyboard The device’s default, Google’s now popular Gboard, seems a little too “flat” for your tastes. For example, you would very much like to change its look to a more vibrant color scheme.

Furthermore, using it also seemed rather inconvenient to you, which is why you are even thinking of replacing Gboard with another keyboard downloaded from the Play Store. The problem, however, is that if you are unfamiliar with how Android smartphones work, you wouldn’t know how to change the default keyboard to another. In short: would you like to know if I can give you a hand, is that so?

Of course yes, very gladly! In this tutorial I will show you, in a few simple steps, how to change Xiaomi keyboard. The operation itself is really immediate, you can rest assured, just follow my instructions. I’ll also tell you how to change Gboard’s settings to make it more in line with your preferences, so maybe you don’t even need to replace it with another one. Then? Are you ready to get to the heart of the tutorial? Yup? Perfect, I wish you a good read and I wish you good luck for everything!

How to change Xiaomi keyboard

Before moving on to show you how to replace the default keyboard of smartphones Xiaomi, which on the most recent devices is the note Gboard Google, if that’s okay with you, I’d first show you how to edit the latter. You should know that the customization options and functions of the Google keyboard are really numerous and in the next chapters I will give you a comprehensive overview. Here are all the details.

Change Xiaomi keyboard

Gboard settings

Let’s see now, therefore, how to modify the various settings defaults of Gboard. How do you say? Don’t know how to access the settings of the keyboard in question? No problem, I’m here to explain this step to you. First, bring up Gboard on screen by pressing on any input field (a new message in a WhatsApp chat, a new SMS, a new email, and so on).

Once Gboard is displayed, tap on thegear at the top of the keyboard (if you don’t see it right away, open the settings of Android by pressing thegear from notification menu, which you can call up by sliding your finger down from the top of the screen, and go up Additional settings> Languages ​​and input> Manage keyboards> Settings).

Below I will show you an overview of the keyboard settings and how to change them (to activate the various voice switches, just tap them, if they are shown in gray).

  • Languages – you can change the languages ​​stored for the keyboard so that it will provide you with suggestions for auto-filling the words you will type according to the language set. To remove one of the stored languages, tap on the icon pencil at the top right, then press on box next to the name of the language you want to delete and, finally, tap on the icon trash can located at the top right. I’ll tell you specifically about how to change the input language in the next chapter of this tutorial.
  • Preferences – activating theswitch next to the item Row of numbers you can allow Gboard to display numbers. Pressing on switches next to the relevant items (if disabled) you can also decide whether to display the button to change emoji, the one to change the language and the one to show the emoji used recently. You can also decide whether to set the layout for the right or left hand, by tapping on the voice Mode. Also, you can adjust the size of the keyboard (Keyboard height), the sounds made while pressing the (Key sound) and vibration (Haptic feedback).
  • Theme – you can choose a different background for the keyboard by pressing on previews of those that are proposed to you and then tapping on the button Apply to apply the changes.
  • Text correction – you can enable the keyboard (by activating the switches next to the various items) to show suggestions for auto-filling, for the next words, for the emojis and for the contacts. You can also turn off spell checking, autocorrect, and blocking offensive words by leaving the relative switches off
  • Scroll typing – you can decide (by activating the switches next to the relevant items) whether to receive self-filling suggestions by sliding your finger between one key and another, always keeping it on the display. You can also allow Gboard to show your finger’s “path” on it with a graphic sign.
  • Voice typing – by activating the switch next to the item Use voice typing you can let Gboard type text by listening to your dictation. Just press the microphone button and speak at the indicated moment to dictate the text. Read more here.
  • Notes – by activating the only one switch present in this item you can allow Gboard to display the text and images you have recently copied. More information on how to copy paste on Android can be found in my guide dedicated to the theme.
  • Dictionary – pressing on the items Personal dictionary> All languages> + you can enter new words not included in the Gboard dictionary, so that the keyboard can then suggest them to you with the auto-fill function and not mark them as incorrect when you type them.
  • Research – by activating the only one switch present in the item in question you can allow Gboard to show thelens icon to search for new content on the Net (GIFs, emojis and stickers).
  • Share – by tapping the button Share and choosing the sharing option you prefer (email, WhatsApp, SMS and so on) you can send your contacts the various language layout that you have stored in Gboard.
  • Advanced – by activating the switches next to the relevant items, you can decide whether to share Gboard usage data with Google, show the keyboard icon in your device menus, delete stored words and data and improve text typing by dictation.
  • Rate us – you can provide a rating on Gboard, you will be redirected to the Play Store.

For more information on configuring Gboard I also invite you to check out the official Google support.

Change Xiaomi keyboard language

Change language Gboard

You need to use one different language from the one you usually use for text entry in Gboard and want to know how to insert it in the latter and then replace it with the default one? I’ll settle you immediately, you just need a few taps. First, slide your finger down from the top edge of the display and press the icon of thegear, at the top right, to open the settings of Android.

After that, tap on the item Additional settings and, from here, click on the item Languages ​​and input. At this point, press on the item Manage keyboards and finally, tap on the item Settings placed under the heading Gboard. To download a new language, just tap on the button Add keyboard located at the bottom and press on first name of one of the languages ​​in the list. Finally, click on the button end placed at the bottom.

Once you’ve completed these preliminary steps, switching languages ​​on Gboard is a breeze. All you have to do is call up the aforementioned keyboard on the screen (you just need to tap on any input field) and keep your finger pressed on the button space bar placed in the lower center. Then, in the screen that opens, press on language you want to use. The keyboard will also change layout if provided. See how easy it was?

Furthermore, as you type a word, Gboard will provide you with auto-compilation suggestions at the top (if this function is active) based on the language you have chosen to use (just tap on the words that are suggested to you in the upper bar of the keyboard to insert them automatically in the text). If the auto-correct function is activated, the keyboard will also underline in red the words that are not part of the dictionary of the selected language.

How to change keyboard on Xiaomi

Change Xiaomi keyboard

Have you tried to change the Gboard settings, as I have indicated to you, but the keyboard in question still does not satisfy you and you find it inconvenient to use it? At this point, you may want to consider using a different one. However, I must make a necessary and important clarification regarding the use of third-party keyboards: you I do not recommend in general the use of these tools, since they could constitute a risk for yours personal data.

Some keyboards, in fact, may collect and store the text you type (password And sensitive data included). If you really intend to download this type of applications, therefore, try to verify that the developers of the latter are reliable and carefully check the comments that you find in the appropriate section on the Play Store (do not download keyboards from different sources from the latter and avoid keyboards that lead to the installation of additional components).

Having said that, I will now proceed to explain to you how to change Xiaomi keyboard once you have downloaded another one from the Play Store as you normally would with any other Android application. First, open the settings of Android by tapping on thegear that you find at the top right of the notification menu; then go up Additional settings> Languages ​​and input> Manage keyboards.

At this point, just press on theswitch next to first name of the keyboard you want to activate (let’s say, for example, that this is SwiftKey, which is produced by Microsoft and therefore is 100% reliable) and press the button OK to confirm the operation. Once this is done, tap onswitch next to the item Gboard to deactivate the latter. That’s all! You just replaced the default keyboard with one of your own.

Try it now by clicking on any compilation field to call up the new keyboard and see how you feel with it. If you want to return to Gboard, just repeat the previous step by tapping on theswitch placed next to the item Gboard and then pressing on that of the keyboard in use to deactivate the latter.

Alternatively, you can also leave all the keyboards active at the same time and as soon as you start typing text in a special field, if you want to alternate Gboard with another keyboard, just slide your finger down starting from the upper edge of the display, press on the item Choose your input method and, from here, tap on the first name keyboard you want to use. You didn’t think it would be that easy, did you?