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What are the keyboard settings on my G4, and how do I change them?

  • Keys\Buttons
  • On-screen
  • Operation
  • LG Mobile Phones
  • Last Updated 11/06/2015

What are the keyboard settings on my G4, and how do I change them?

function Function

The keyboard on your G4 has several options and settings, which can all be personalised to suit your preferences. Below is a list of all the settings you can change, and how to do so.

1 How to use

 How to change keyboards:

If more than one keyboard is installed, with the LG Keyboard open, swipe down from the Notification Panel and tap Change Keyboard 2.
Select another keyboard from the prompt to enable.
OR
From the Home screen, tap Apps 3> Settings 4> General tab > Language & input 5> tap Default and select the keyboard of
 your choice.
Additional third party keyboards can be installed from the Google Play Store and will display here.

  How to add different languages:

From the Home screen, tap Apps 6> Settings 7> General tab > Language & input 8> tap Gear icon 9to the right of the keyboard.
Select Input language and keyboard layout. Place a checkmark 10next to the desired language then tap its respective Gear icon 11to select a keyboard type.

 Different input methods:

Within the LG Keyboard there are various methods to enter in text.

 QWERTY is the default input method on the LG Keyboard.
Handwriting allows you to draw the letters on the screen to enter letters. With the LG Keyboard open, long press the icon to the left of the space bar and select the Pencil 12.
To use this feature you will need to download and install the input language data, tap YES
when prompted. 
Tap additional languages to download from the menu displayed as needed. Tap Back key 13 to return to previous
screen. 
To exit Handwriting mode, tap  14

 Path input allows you to enter a word by drawing a path through all the letters. With the LG Keyboard open, press Settings 15. Ensure Path input option is checked 16.
 Voice input uses Google voice recognition to convert speech to text. With the LG Keyboard open, long press Settings 17and tap the Microphone 18.
Phone Keyboard allows you to use a dial pad to enter letters via T9 entery (default when selected).

         Changing the Keyboard Height and Layout

             Change the themes, options, and settings for the LG Keyboard.

               How to change keyboard themes

                 From the Home screen, tap Apps 19> Settings 20> General tab > Language & input 21
                 
Tap Gear 22to the right of the LG Keyboard or (LG Keyboard name if no gear icon is available), and then tap Keyboard theme.
                
  Select either White or Black, then tap APPLY to set the theme.
                
Tap Download 23to add addition themes from LG Smartworld.

               QWERTY keyboard layout

                 Allows you to change voice input, handwriting, symbol keys, and more.

                 From the Home screen, tap Apps 24> Settings 25> General tab > Language & input 26 
                
  Tap Gear icon 27to the right of the LG keyboard or or (LG Keyboard name if no gear icon is available), and then tap Keyboard height and layout > QWERTY keyboard layout.
                
Select and drag to add or delete keys or change the order. Tap 28to reset the keyboard layout to default.  Tap the key and select the option you want to display.

                 Extended keyboard

                 Shows numeric keys on the top row of the keyboard.
                
From the Home screen, tap Apps 29> Settings 30> General tab > Language & input 31 
                
Tap Gear icon 32to the right of the LG keyboard or (LG Keyboard name if no gear icon is available), and then tap Keyboard height  and layout.
                
Checkmark 33Extended keyboard to enable.

                 Keyboard height

                 Allows you to adjust the height of the keyboard.

                 From the Home screen, tap Apps 34> Settings 35> General tab > Language & input 36 
                
Tap Gear icon 37to the right of the LG keyboard or (LG Keyboard name if no gear icon is available), and then tap Keyboard height and layout.
                
Tap Keyboard height, then drag the handle 38up or down to adjust the height. 
                        
Try out the keyboard before applying changes. Tap 39to reset the keyboard layout to default.
               
  Tap Done on the keyboard to apply changes.

 

                 Keyboard type in landscape

                 Allows you to choose the keyboard width when in landscape view.

                 From the Home screen, tap Apps 40> Settings 41> General tab > Language & input 42 
                
  Tap Gear icon 43to the right of the LG keyboard or (LG Keyboard name if no gear icon is available), and then tap Keyboard height and layout.
                 
Tap Keyboard type in landscape, select the keyboard option 44, and tap APPLY.

 

                 Split Keyboard

                 Allows you to split the keyboard when in landscape view.

                  From the Home screen, tap Apps 45> Settings 46> General tab > Language & input 47 
                 
Tap Gear icon 48to the right of the LG keyboard or (LG Keyboard name if no gear icon is available), and then tap Keyboard height and layout.
                
Checkmark 49Split keyboard. With the LG Keyboard open in landscape view, place two fingers on the center of the keyboard and drag outward.
Each half withdraws to its respective side. Alternately place two fingers on the outside of the keyboard and drag inward to return to normal.

 

                 One-handed operation

                 Allows you to adjust the position of the keyboard for easier one-handed use.

                  From the Home screen, tap Apps 50> Settings 51> General tab > Language & input 52 
                 
Tap Gear icon 53to the right of the LG keyboard or (LG Keyboard name if no gear icon is available), and then tap Keyboard height and layout.
                
Checkmark 54One-handed operation. Quickly swipe a finger across the keyboard left or right to adjust.

    55 Set up

                 Auto-correction

                 Allows you to adjust the level the keyboard attempts to correct the words you type. Tap Auto-correction and choose from the options displayed.

                 Word suggestion

                 Tap the switch 56to ON. Tap Word suggestion for additional settings and options.

  

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