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Support Help. I can't change from default keyboard.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Harmonic, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Harmonic

    Harmonic Member
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    I got a replacement phone because mine had a bad speaker, and then I reinstalled the keyboard I had been using, SwiftKey X. When I tried to switch to it though it didn't work and it still shows the default keyboard. I even installed another keyboard app, TouchPal, but neither one replaces the default keyboard like they are supposed to.

    Under Language & Keyboard I check the boxes to use the installed keyboards, but it always shows the default when I try to type. I got SwiftKey to work before and now I can't get it to show up.

    Please help. Thanks.
     

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  2. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member
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    Long press in any text input field and choose "input method" choose your desired keyboard.
     
  3. Podivin

    Podivin Well-Known Member
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    Bring up any screen where you can enter text (messages, for example) long press on the text box, then select the keyboard you want to use.

    Edit: I see sdrawkcab25 snuck in there just before I did... :)
     
  4. Harmonic

    Harmonic Member
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    Thanks so much. Such a simple solution, I just thought it wasn't working correctly, so I never thought to try that.
     

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