Tips On How To Customize Your Fire Phone Keyboard
Do you enjoy typing on your Fire phone? Well, I really do!
In this short tutorial (I’ve created a lot of them over the past months) I will show you how to customize the keyboard in your Fire phone and how to install an alternative one.
Turn your Fire on and let’s start!
If you are looking for Android keyboard apps, check this out: the best Android keyboard (review of 10 best keyboards).
Fire Phone Keyboard Settings
Accessing keyboard settings in your Fire phone is extremely easy. All you need to do is:
- Swivel your wrist to access the Quick Actions panel. Go to Settings > Keyboard.
- Now you have several options available as shown in the screenshot below.
Changing Your Fire Phone Keyboard Language
You can easily change the keyboard language in your Fire phone.
You can choose from seven preinstalled languages or download a new one (you have 49 languages available to download).
To change the keyboard language in your Fire phone:
Configuring Auto-Correct And Spell-Checking
If you click on “Configure auto-correct and spell-checking” you will be able to configure even more keyboard settings like:
- Check Spelling
- Trace Typing
- Keyboards Sounds
- Secondary Keys
- Keyboard Language
I suggest you have the first four always ON as they work really well.
What’s interesting is that when you click on Manage advanced keyboard features you will have exactly the same features available as those above. I don’t know if it’s done on purpose or if it’s a bug. 🙂
Editing Your Personal Dictionary
You can also edit your personal dictionary by adding new words to it or removing the existing ones.
This feature is especially useful if you use some nicknames and your Fire phone likes to auto-correct them.
Fire Phone Keyboard Has Become More Flexible Than Ever
When I bought my Fire phone in August last year, everyone was complaining about its limited settings.
One of the biggest nightmares was the keyboard which had no emojis, was hardly configurable and you couldn’t replace it with an alternative without rooting your Fire.
Now, almost a year later, Fire phone keyboard offers you a bunch of interesting features and emojis (with Fire OS 4.6.1).
Here is the keyboard. As you can see it offers a set of standard Android emojis.
If you don’t like it, you can change it into a different keyboard. All you need to do is look for keyboard in the Amazon Appstore or sideload any keyboard you want. I will soon write an article about the best alternative keyboards for Fire phone.
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