In this quick start guide, we will show you how to change the keyboard on the Galaxy S8. This is something millions of people do to their phones. Whether this is to fix keyboard issues or add some customization. Either way, we’re here to help.
There are several different reasons why you might want to replace your keyboard. It could be getting the latest emoji characters or solving autocorrect issues. Not to mention that replacement keyboards are generally better, faster, and have more features or customization.
That said, changing the keyboard on the Galaxy S8 is really simple. Just a few taps from the settings menu and you’re ready. Then, you can customize just about anything. From the size of the keys, add a background image, send GIFs and even perform Google searches directly from the keyboard with Google’s Gboard app.
How to Change Galaxy S8 Keyboard
To get started, watch our video above that shows you exactly what to do and where to go in settings. This works for the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and the new Galaxy Note 8. Get a new keyboard from our group and follow the instructions below if you still need additional help. We recommend WoodSwype or Swiftkey, to name a few.
Now you have successfully gotten rid of Samsung’s rather simple keyboard and enabled something much more customizable or powerful. Google’s Gboard is one of the most popular. You can change the theme, primary colors, add a background wallpaper image, and it’s full of emojis and GIFs to keep chats fun.
Again there are several keyboards in the Play Store, so pick the one you like and try it today. Before you go, take a look at these common Galaxy S8 keyboard problems and fixes, or grab a new Galaxy S8 case from our overall list.