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 Toolbar.

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 '+' to open Toolbar
  2. Tap the 'Settings' cog
  3. Select 'Layout'

swiftkey-toolbar-settings.jpg     toolbar-settings-layout.jpglayout-options.jpg

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 Toolbar 
  2. Tap the 'Settings' cog
  3. Tap the 'Settings' + cog
  4. Enter the 'Typing' menu
  5. Select 'Keys'
  6. Tap to enable '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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