How to Change your Default Android Keyboard


All the Android powered smartphones come with pre-installed touch keypads. Most of them either feature stock Android keyboard or a customized keyboard by the OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). The latest Stock Android keyboard is one of the best you could have, however if you wan to change the default keyboard on your Android phone to install third-party keyboards, then follow this article to know how to change keyboard on Android phone and tablet

How to Change your Android Keyboard

Changing your Android keyboard is easier than thought. All you have to do is, go to Settings on your device, scroll down  and find Personal Action and tap on Language & Input.  Scroll down and tap on Keyboard & Input Methods. Next, select from the list of third-party keyboards by tapping on Default keyboard on your smartphone and tablet. Follow these step to do the same.

1. Unlock your Android smartphone and tap on Settings.

2. Scroll down and tap find Personal section. Under Personal section, tap on Language & Input.

3. Now again scroll down, and find Keyboards & Input Methods.

4. Tap on Default to Choose input method.

5. Now all your third-party and default keyboards will be displayed. Select the keyboard you want to set as default.

6. Once selected, you are all set to use it. Now go to new message and try your newly installed keyboard.

Now if don’t have any third-party keyboards installed on your Android smartphone then here is a list of few best Android Keyboards you can download from Google Play Store. Find out the best third-party keyboards for Android smartphone and tablet.


SwiftKey Keyboard for AndroidSwiftkey is one of the best free Android keyboard and offers features like, next-word prediction, smarter autocorrect with support up to 800 emoji. Other features of the keyboard includes, personalized prediction, free and premium themes, ability to download trending words and phrases from the cloud.



Swype Keyboard for AndroidSwype is said to be one of the first custom keyboards for Android and featured swipe to type concept for Android smartphones. All you have to do is slide your finger on keyboard to form words and pause a bit to enter a space. The app is available for free (trial version only), you can get the full version for $0.99 from the Play Store



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