How to change Google keyboard settings on Android Lollipop

How to change Google keyboard settings on Android Lollipop
Please note: this is a tutorial for inexperienced users.

Assuming you're using Google's default keyboard on your Android Lollipop device (instead of relying on a third-party keyboard), you may not like all its default settings. Well, that's not really a problem, since Google allows us to change a lot of things regarding its keyboard (from the way it looks, to turning on or off auto capitalization).

In order to change your Google keyboard settings, you first need to access the main Settings menu on your Android device, then look for the Language & input menu. There, you'll find a sub-menu dedicated to Google keyboard settings divided by categories like Languages, Preferences, Appearance & layout, Gesture Typing, and Text correction.

You'll have to access each settings category to see if there are things that you may want to change. For example, you could change the keyboard's theme from a light one to a dark one, you could turn on or off sound on keypress, enable or disable gesture typing, manage your personal dictionary, and so on. Check out the slideshow below for more.



1. Branson28

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Hey PhoneArena, maybe you can help. On Android Lollipop in the bottom left corner there is always the emoji button rather than an "enter" key. Is there any way to get the "enter" key back on the keyboard when you're texting?

5. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

It depends. For some apps, that button can be modified for an enter (IE Whatsapp) but for some others you just can't. Enter is not by default on keyboard.

2. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Well Tmobile finally released 5.0.1 and you literally just saved me an hour of trying to figure this out. Thanks PA

3. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

any tips one replacing the funky looking google emojis? i really prefer the standard emojis. google only makes some emojis then some are regular then others are b&w. very confusing.

4. waddup121 unregistered

uhhh thx!

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