This guide walks you through how to customize the Galaxy S9 keyboard. If you want to change the keyboard color, background, or fix autocorrect issues, we’ll show you how. Quickly customize your phone, retrofit or completely replace your keyboard.
Millions of people change the background and wallpaper on their phones, but did you know you can do the same for the keyboard? It’s what we use the most on our phone, so we can make it our own.
The stock Samsung keyboard on your phone is not very customizable. And although you can change a few colors, that’s it. We’ll show you Samsung’s keyboard options and controls, then suggest alternatives for a better and more personalized experience.
Change Galaxy S9 Keyboard Color
The only thing Samsung allows you to visually change is the color of the keyboard, making it “high contrast”. We’ll show you how to do this first, then recommend downloading a new keyboard. Alternatives like Gboard offer more customization, multiple colors, and much more backgrounds.
Still, if you like Samsung’s stock keyboard experience, here’s how to change the keyboard color.
You can choose from four different keyboard colors. However, they are quite soft and not that exciting. Choose one from the list and give it a try. Or keep reading how to download Gboard and enjoy a better typing experience on your Galaxy.
Change Your Galaxy S9 Keyboard
Our first recommendation is to change the keyboard on the Galaxy S9. Here is a step-by-step guide to everything you need to know. Or download one of the best keyboards for Android on our list, then follow the steps below.
Our first recommendation Gboard, from Google. Not only will you be smarter and faster, you’ll also enjoy more options, controls, features and customization. SwiftKey is good too, so give it a try.
Change Galaxy S9 Keyboard Background
Just like changing your wallpaper, you can also change your keyboard’s background. As long as you download a new keyboard on your Galaxy phone of course. Because Samsung no longer offers this option. So, when you have a new keyboard, follow the steps below.
Go to the same place and choose your new keyboard from the list. Tap the onscreen keyboard and customize it using the options available to you. We use Gboard for our screenshots because Google offers multiple themes and colors.
Once you’re in the keyboard settings menu, have a look around. Choose a new keyboard size, button colors, borders or the entire background. Or choose one of your own photos on the phone and use it as a background. The choice is yours depending on the keyboard you choose. This is the easiest, fastest and best way to customize your Galaxy S9 keyboard.
Galaxy S9 Turn Off AutoCorrect
In closing, we want to help you customize one more aspect of the keyboard, the typing experience itself. We’re talking about autocorrect. It’s one of the most frustrating aspects of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 keyboard and something millions of people will want to get rid of when customizing their experience. Follow these quick steps and you’re ready.
Basically, by turning this off you will have full control over your keyboard experience. This is probably what you want most.
We have successfully changed the entire typing experience on your Galaxy S9. You fixed these autocorrect issues, added a background and even added a border to the buttons so they were easier to touch or see. Or you have tried one of the hundreds of SwiftKey themes for phones. Leave a comment below for any questions or concerns. Before you go, take a look at these 35 Galaxy S9 tips and tricks and learn more about your device.