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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by victek, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. victek

    victek Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    On my DNA (and as of 4.2.2) it doesn't work to change from the default "sense" keyboard to Swype by long-pressing in a text box - nothing happens. After some hunting I discovered how it's done:

    1. Open a text entry field such as an SMS message box
    2. Notice that a small keyboard icon appears in the notification bar
    3. Pull down the notification bar - notice that next to the keyboard icon it says "select input method"
    4. Tap and then select your alternate keyboard eg, Swype, Swiftkey, etc.

    Since this wasn't easy to find I thought I'd post it and make the world a better place. Merry Xmas :santaclaus:

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Same in 4.3, and something I never noticed. Thank you for the education. I frequently switch back and forth between MyPhoneExplorer and the native keyboard, and in some apps it's a pain to get the selection box. Now it's going to be a lot easier.

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The HTC Droid DNA release date was November 2012. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 2020mAh battery.

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