How To Change Samsung Keyboard To Google Keyboard (Gboard)

A keyboard always plays a vital role in typing an email or text and searching various things on the internet. When it comes to the keyboard, it is obvious that people always prefer the best keyboard in their smartphone to take full advantage of it. So if you are a Samsung Galaxy user and wishes to move away from the Samsung keyboard to Google Keyboard (Gboard) so in this guide you will learn how to change samsung keyboard to google keyboard.

However, as a Samsung user, I have been quite satisfied with the Samsung keyboard over the years. One thing that the Samsung keyboard lacked in the past is the translation function, but with the arrival of One UI 2.1 based on Android 10, Samsung has introduced Translate Samsung keyboard functionality. Meanwhile, some people really like to use Google keyboard instead of Samsung keyboard on their Galaxy smartphones.

You might also like: How to Use Samsung Keyboard Translate Feature on One UI 2.1


What you will learn in this guide:


Gboard is a virtual typing application developed by Google for Android and iOS. However, Gboard is the default keyboard on Stock Android devices like Google Pixel and it can also be installed on Android devices like Samsung. Gboard contains many useful Google features like sliding typing, Google translate, voice typing, etc.

So all this can be the reason why many Samsung Galaxy users would potentially want to change the default Samsung keyboard to a Google keyboard.

How to Change Samsung Keyboard to Google Keyboard

Well, the process of replacing the Samsung keyboard with a Gboard is not complicated. Just follow the steps below.

Step 1. Go to Google Play Storeto research gboard or the Google keyboard, then press Install.

2nd step. When installedopen it gboard app, and press ENABLE IN SETTINGS. Press the slide turn the gboard and press OKAY.

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Step 4. Select gboard under the Select Keyboard option.

Step 5. Faucet Do and now you have successfully changed the Samsung keyboard to a Google (Gboard) keyboard.

Google Keyboard is the best keyboard tool when it comes to features.  Learn How to Change Samsung Keyboard to Google Keyboard (Gboard)


However, you can also set the Gboard in the Settings app. Here’s how :

  • Go to the Settings application.
  • Scroll down and tap Executive management.
  • Select List of keyboards and defaults.
  • To light up gboard.
Google Keyboard is the best keyboard tool when it comes to features.  Learn How to Change Samsung Keyboard to Google Keyboard (Gboard)

Activate Google Board

How to get back to Samsung keyboard

There are some times when you might want to go back to the Samsung keyboard.

To note: The instructions below are only available for Samsung Galaxy devices running One UI 2.1 based on Android 10.

Step 1. Open the keyboard and press the keyboard icon in the lower left corner.

2nd step. Select the Samsung keyboard.

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Switch back to Samsung keyboard


Here is how you can change Samsung keyboard to Google (Gboard) keyboard just by installing Gboard app from Play Store. However, with the new Samsung keyboard introduced on One UI 2.1, you can easily switch between Samsung keyboard and Gboard in Samsung keyboard and there is no need to configure it from Settings app.

Read more: How to Reset or Clear Keyboard History on Android (Samsung)

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