The software keyboard for the Android phone comes with a number of settings that you can change to suit your needs. By default some features, like auto-correct and auto-capitalization, will be on by default while others will be off. In this tutorial we'll show you how to customize your Android keyboard and tweak the settings to your liking.
· First, choose Settings. Scroll down to Language & Keyboard and tap.
· Tap the keyboard you'd like to modify. In this tutorial, we'll work with the default Android keyboard.
· At the top of this list there are several check boxes. By default, the first two will be deselected and the last three selected.
· If you want your phone to vibrate slightly when you press a key, check the box for Vibrate on keypress. Likewise, select the second check box if you'd your phone to make a sound when you press a keyboard key.
· With Popup on keypress selected, a magnified view of the key you press will appear as you type.
· With Touch to correct words checked you can press on a word after it's been entered to bring up auto-correct suggestions. Then, you can tap to change the word.
· The Auto-capitalization check box will turn on or off the keyboard setting that automatically capitalizes the next word after a period.
· Tap input languages to select a different language from the available options.
· With quick fixes selected, some spelling mistakes will be automatically fixed. This option will also make certain contractions automatically, like Ill will become I'll.
· Show suggestions turns the auto-correct bar on or off. If we turn it off, you see that we're no longer getting suggestions as we type.
· Finally, with Show suggestions turned back on, we can alter the way auto-complete works by checking or unchecking this box. If the Auto-complete box is unchecked, corrections will no longer be automatically inserted as you hit the spacebar or insert punctuation.