Looking for an alternative regarding your smartphone or tablet’s default keyboard? If yes, then SwiftKey is the right option that is available on both iOS and Android devices. This was released in 2010, the Swiftkey will be bringing artificially intelligent typing predictions, nearly limitless customization, and different typing style options for your smart device.
No matter what either you are looking for a keyboard that can increase the efficiency of your daily typing or you simply want it to conjure up a bubble gum inspired theme, then the following tips and tricks will help you get the best of SwiftKey.
Remember that some of the SwiftKey features are only available on Android devices due to the iOS limitations. All will be mentioned below:
Backup and Syncing Your Settings (Android & iOS)
Before you get into the customizing SwiftKey for your device, ensure to set up the application built-in backup function. When this setting will be enabled, then SwiftKey will save data because it has learned about your typing style to the cloud and you can easily retrieve it by any other smartphone or tablet device that is signed in and utilizing the keyboard.
For ensuring that your backup is enabled, just open the SwiftKey app on your device and navigate to Account; from there, select the Backup & Sync option, then make sure the option is enabled.
Add a Number Row (Android)
Tired of needing to access a sub-menu for the typing numbers? If you are an Android user, then you are only a few taps away from adding a number in your SwiftKey keyboard. For enabling the number row, start by bringing up the keyboard and then open the Toolbar with the plus icon (+).
After this, select the Settings option that is represented by a gear and scroll down until you see the Number Row option. After this, enable the setting with a checkmark.
Enabling Classic SwiftKey Gestures (Android)
Don’t like the SwiftKey’s Flow feature that allows you to type a word by just sliding your finger between the appropriate letters, then you can experiment with the Classic SwiftKey mode. For disabling the SwiftKey Flow and switch toward the Classic mode, start the process by opening the SwiftKey app and navigate to the Typing section.
After this, select the Typing & Auto-correct, scroll down and select the Gesture Input. Now, select the Gestures option, that will enable Classic SwiftKey mode and it will be allowing you to swipe left on the keyboard for deleting a word, down to minimize the keyboard, and up to capitalize the word.
Customize Your Keyboard Theme (Android and iOS)
The next fun aspect of SwiftKey is the ability to customize your keyboard appearance. You can make the selection from the several preset themes or just ultimately build your own keyboard from scratch.
For selecting a keyboard theme, open the Swiftkey app on your device and select the Themes option. Scroll down to select keyboard themes and pick your favorite by tapping on it. If you want more personalized touch, then it is better to select the Design your theme option for creating a keyboard based on an image from your photos.
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Enable Multiple Languages Support (Android and iOS)
If you speak more than one language, then Swiftkey Keyboard will allow you to add multiple languages to your keyboard for the autocorrect and dictionary precision. For adding additional keyboard language profiles, you just have to open the Swiftkey app and select the Languages setting. From the list, you can pick and download any additional language options.
Be a Power User with SwiftKey Clipboard (Android)
Wish to save content that you can copy in a longer-lasting clipboard? SwiftKey is having a powerful built-in clipboard for Android that will be saving your text copied for up to one hour.
For accessing your clipboard and to paste content from it, just start by bringing up the keyboard and next tap the Clipboard icon. Note that here you will find all of your saved clips from the past hour.
Move Keyboard by Undocking It (Android)
Another SwiftKey tip that is only limited to the Android community is the ability to un-dock or float your keyboard. If you don’t want your keyboard to sit at the bottom of your screen, then this problem can be fixed in a few taps. Once your keyboard is open, then select the Toolbar by tapping the plus icon (+). After this, select the Settings option (represented by a gear) and then tap Float. After this, you can drag your keyboard around the screen to a spot you wish. For re-docking your keyboard, just drag it to the bottom of your screen.
Checking SwiftKey Stats (Android and iOS)
Want to know how the SwiftKey has improved your typing experience? For this, open the SwiftKey app and then scroll down to view your Usage Stats. From the Usage Stats section, you can view your Type Map, this will give you a view of how your keyboard will be adjusted behind the scenes to fit your typing style.
Furthermore, you will get an idea of how many typos the keyboard has corrected for you and the distance your finger has traveled using the Flow feature, and much more.
Quick Addition of Emojis, GIFS, and Photos (Android and iOS)
Want to express emotion via text, but you need a GIF to share your exact feeling?? SwiftKey will allow you to quickly insert an emoji, GIF, or image from your camera roll with just a tap of a button. Once the keyboard open, then you can select the Toolbar by tapping the plus icon (+).
After this, select the media you desire to insert. Furthermore, when selecting a GIF or emoji, you can manually search for the content or use the search bar to find the thing you need.
Enabling Arrow Keys for Fast Navigation (Android)
The last SwiftKey tip is for Android users. People who are looking to navigate text fields quickly, there wish is fulfilled. Just open the SwiftKey app on your device and then select the Typing setting.
After this, select Keys and then you can scroll down to the Arrow Keys option. When enabled, your keyboard will show you arrow keys at the bottom of the screen that you can use for navigation on the large documents or any other field of text content easily.
This was a brief about the SwiftKey. Let us know your thought that are you using this app on Android or iOS!
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