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LG ANDROID SMART KEYBOARD BASICS

Operation Cell Phones, LG Friends, Mobile Accessories, Smart Watches, Tablets Last Updated 11/17/2018
LG ANDROID SMART KEYBOARD BASICS

The on-screen keyboard displays automatically on the screen when you need to enter text. To manually display the keyboard, simply tap a text field where you want to enter text.

Note: Some Settings, Menus, or Icons may differ from that of your device, this article should only be used as a general reference.


    1. tap Settings > General Tab > Language & input > tap Current Keyboard

       

    2. Select which keyboard you want to be active.

    Note:If you do not see the keyboard you are looking for

    1. Tap Manage Keyboards.

    2. Toggle the keyboard on of your choice on

    3. Press back or the the Back button ICON or back arrow at the top left

    4. Tap Current Keyboard

    5. Select which keyboard you want to be active.

     

  • To Add a language

    1. Tap Settings > General Tab > Language & input > Language

    2. If you do not see the language you want active, tap add language

    3. Select the language and the origin you wish to add

    Note: You are able to press and hold to drag the languages to set a priority order

    To remove a language

    1. tap the trash can at the top right

    2. Select the language you wish to remove > tap remove

  • 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 Microphone and tap the Pencil . 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. To exit Handwriting mode, tap 

    • Path input allows you to enter a word by drawing a path through all the letters. With the LG Keyboard open, long press Microphone and tap Settings . Ensure Path input option is tunred ON

    • Voice input uses Google voice recognition to convert speech to text. With the LG Keyboard open, tap the Microphone

    • Phone Keyboard allows you to use a dial pad to enter letters via T9 entery (default when selected).

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

Tap Settings > General tab > Language & input > On-screen keyboard > LG Keyboard > Keyboard height and layout.

  • Allows you to change voice input, handwriting and symbol keys, to the left and right of the space bar for quick access.

    Tap QWERTY keyboard layout. Select and drag to add or delete keys or change the order. Tap Keyboard reset to reset the keyboard layout to default.

    When placing the Settings key, you are able to choose for single click if you want it to be voice input, settings or clipboard. No matter which of the three you choose, if you press and hold the key, you will be able to see all three.

    Keyboard qwerty shorcut keys - all Keyboard qwerty shorcut keys - settings key
    When placing the Symbols key, you ae able to choose from many symbols, no matter which of the symbols you choose, if you press and hold the key, you will be able to see all the rest.
    Keyboard qwerty shorcut keys - all Keyboard qwerty shorcut keys - symbol key
  • Shows numeric keys on the top row of the keyboard. Toggle Extended keyboard ON keyboard height to enable.

  • Allows you to adjust the height of the keyboard. Tap Keyboard height, then drag the handle up or down to adjust the height. Try out the keyboard before applying changes. Tap to reset the keyboard layout to default. Tap Done on the keyboard to apply changes.

  • Allows you to select a landscape keyboard mode from different choices.

    Keyboard type in landscape
  • Allows you to spread the keyboard when in landscape view. Toggle Split keyboard ON . 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.

    Split Keyboard
  • Allows you to adjust the position of the keyboard for easier one-handed use. Toggle One-handed operation ON One-handed operation . Tap the arrow on the side of the keyboard to adjust it left or right.

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

  • Downloads an update to get more words suggestions. Tap Update word suggestions, the first time you will need to tap Accept to the terms of service When complete the option will be grayed out.

    Tap Additional settings for a number of other settings options. Tap Help and Swipe through for a guide of some of the keyboard features.

  • Allows you to toggle on and off:

    • Vibrate keys
    • Sound on press
    • Pop-up on key press
    • Auto capitalization
    • Auto punctuation

    and you can set the Touch and hold timer between 0.2 to 1.0 seconds.

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