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.


Tutorial Notes

· 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.