Setting a new default on-screen keyboard on Android might be too easy to warrant a tutorial, but while the process on HTC Sense devices indeed is uncomplicated – it’s not that obvious. There are many great Android software keyboards to choose from now, such as the groundbreaking Swype, as well as SwiftKey, BlindType that Google bought, and the HTC Keyboard. Here’s how you set a new keyboard to be used by default on Android.
On HTC Sense devices
- Go to Settings > Language & Keyboard on your device and make sure the checkbox for the on-screen keyboard you want to use is selected.
- Longpress on the text field you want to type into. A popup menu will appear from which you can select your preferred input method.
On stock Android
- Navigate to Settings > Language & keyboard and use the checkboxes to select which keyboards to activate.
- From Settings > Language & keyboard > Current input method, choose which keyboard you want to use by default.