How to change your keyboard layout in SwiftKey Android

  1. SwiftKey Keyboard layout options
  2. Looking for T9 (3x4) layout?


1 - SwiftKey Keyboard layout options

You can customize your keyboard layout from the SwiftKey Hub.

SwiftKey offers three different layout options, namely: Full, Thumb, and Compact.

The screenshots below provide further detail:

1. Full - Regular Setup


2. Thumb - Split Keyboard that is most useful for typing on tablets or in landscape


3. Compact - For larger devices or those who like typing with just one hand. You can switch which side this is on at any point. Please note that you will need to long press the arrow to move the keyboard side to side.


 To make your choice, follow the steps below:

      1. Tap the 'Hamburger' menu to open the SwiftKey Hub
      2. Select 'Layout'
      3. From here you have the option to choose which layout you would like to use (full, thumb/split or compact).

hamburger.png  layout-hub.png   layout.png

Tablet user?

If you are using a tablet, you also have the option to use an extended layout when in landscape which will provide you with left/right arrow keys. To select this option, follow the steps below.

      1. Open the SwiftKey Hub 
      2. Tap 'Keys'
      3. Check 'Extended layout'


It's also possible to display a central numeric keypad. Just select the option for 'Thumb layout numpad'. 


2 - 3x4 (T9) layout

Note: SwiftKey does not currently provide a 3x4 (T9) layout option.

Please see this article to change your language layout (QWERTY, QWERTZ etc).

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