How to enable swipe typing on Samsung Galaxy S10 keyboard

How to enable swipe typing on Samsung Galaxy S10 keyboard
Swipe typing has been a solid mainstay and a core feature for some users out there. Made popular by the Swype keyboard more than 5 years ago, it has quickly become a feature of many other downloadable keyboards — SwiftKey, TouchPal, Chrooma, and others. It became so popular that it got picked up by first-party manufacturers as well — even Google's own Gboard supports swipe typing.

And you know what? So does the Samsung Keyboard!

But the feature is off by default. Fear not, here's how you activate it:

Go into Settings → General management → Language and input



Now, head into On-screen keyboard → Samsung Keyboard (unless you are using the Samsung Keyboard Neural Beta).



Hidden in here, you will see the Smart Typing sub-menu. Open that and look for Keyboard swipe controls near the bottom.



As you can see, you have three choices. Option 1 means the keyboard will not react at all when you swipe over it. Option 2 allows swipe typing. Option 3 will let you control your text cursor by swiping across the keyboard like it's a mouse pad — kind of like the 3D Touch-activated cursor in iOS.

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2 Comments

1. middlehead

Posts: 457; Member since: May 12, 2014

I didn't have to enable swipe on my 10e, but it did occasionally stop working so I just changed keyboards.

2. pimpin83z

Posts: 565; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Unless they changed it with the S10 line, swipe to type should already be set up out the box.

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