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10 smart tips to use Samsung Keyboard like a Pro



Samsung Keyboard

Samsung’s Android 12-based One UI 4.1 has reached millions of Galaxy users through OTA updates. The new custom OS brings lots of noticeable features to provide users with the best of Samsung. Some of these noticeable changes can be seen in Samsung Keyboard.

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One UI 4.1 Samsung Keyboard is powered by Grammarly so you won’t make any silly typing mistakes. Despite just allowing you to type and send text messages, the keyboard is well designed and customized to allow you to type with voice, send emojis, files, GIFs, audio, video, and many more.

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Not only this, you can easily undo and redo with just two fingers, use the translation function, voice recognition function, Samsung Pass, and many more. Here, in this article, I’ll give you 10 smart tips to let you use your Samsung Keyboard like a Pro.

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Smart Samsung Keyboard tips

Use Grammarly

Samsung One UI 4.1 brings Grammarly to the Samsung keyboard. It ensures that every text is clear, mistake-free, and professional. Meanwhile, if you want Grammarly to stop marking a particular spelling as incorrect, you can add the word to your personal dictionary. To enable it:

  • Open your Galaxy phone’s Settings.
  • Go to General management.
  • Click on Samsung Keyboard settings.
  • Scroll down and tap the Select third-party content to use.
  • From the menu, enable the Grammarly keyboard integration.
  • Go back to the main menu then head over Suggest text corrections.
  • Enable Writing Assistant for English or whatever language you use on your phone.

Customize Symbols

If you don’t like the default set of symbols that show up when pressing the period (.) key, you can replace the characters with the ones that you use frequently. To do this:

  • Go to the Settings of Samsung Keyboard.
  • Tap Custom symbols.
  • Tap on the symbol that you want to change.
  • Select its replacement symbol from the keyboard.

Add and Customize Emojis, GIFs, and Stickers

All the emojis, GIFs, and stickers offered by the Samsung Keyboard are housed under the Emoji icon in the toolbar. To add, use, and customize emojis and stickers on Samsung Keyboard:

  • Tap on the Emoji icon in the toolbar to see the available things.
  • Press on the tabs at the top like GIFs, stickers, etc., to switch between them.
  • Now, tap on the item that you want to add.

Voice input function

The Samsung keyboard allows you to enter long texts by voice.

  • Tap the microphone icon at the top of the keyboard.
  • Immediately say what you want to type.
  • Tap the moving microphone icon.
  • What you say is converted to text and entered correctly.

Quick access to change the keyboard input type

There is an easy and fast way to change the keyboard input type settings when using the Samsung keyboard. You don’t even need to open Settings from the home screen to find it. If you want to change the keyboard format while already using the Samsung keyboard, then follow the below steps.

  • Tap the keyboard icon at the bottom of the keyboard.
  • Tap the Settings icon on the right side of the Samsung Keyboard.
  • Tap Language and types.
  • Select the language you are using.
  • Select the language input type you want to use.

Suggest Stickers and Emojis While Typing

Samsung Keyboard offers a smart typing feature where it suggests emojis and stickers while typing. You don’t even need to open the emoji or sticker panel. To enable this feature:

  • Open Settings on your Samsung Keyboard.
  • Enable the toggle for Suggest emojis and Suggest stickers while typing.

Create shortcuts for frequently used phrases

If you use some specific words that are lengthy in spelling or you always do mistakes while writing them, you can create a shortcut for them so later you can simply type the shortcut and its expanded version will show up in the toolbar. To do this:

  • Open Settings on your Samsung Keyboard.
  • Go to Text shortcuts.
    • Here you will find a list of existing shortcuts.
  • Tap on the add (+) icon at the top to create a new shortcut.
  • Type the shortcut phrase like MTE and its expanded phrase (Make Tech Easier) in the available fields.
  • Tap on Add.

Translate text

Samsung keyboard has built-in tools to let users translate text on the go. To can use it inside any application such as WhatsApp, Instagram, etc. To use it:

  • Tap the Translate button in the toolbar to open translation panel.
  • Choose the input and output languages by tapping on the arrows next to them.
  • Start typing the text that you want to translate in the box and hit the Translate button, present in the place of Enter button, to add it to the text field.

Use swipe typing

You can use gestures to type quickly using Samsung Keyboard. Simply slide your finger across the letters that you want to type. To do this:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Scroll down and enter Swipe, touch, and feedback.
  • Tap Keyboard swipe controls.
  • Select Swipe to type.

Customize appearance of Samsung keyboard

Good Lock Keys Cafe is the best option to customize your Samsung keyboard. Here, you can change colors, add animations, create custom layouts, as well as make your own sticker packs.

Here’s the complete guide.

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Here’s how to switch your Galaxy buds between your phone and tablet



Samsung Auto Switch feature

If you own a pair of Galaxy Buds, you might want to use them with both your phone and tablet. But how do you switch between the two devices without having to manually disconnect and reconnect them? Don’t worry, you can do that as Samsung offers a function for Galaxy devices named “Auto switch to other devices”.

The Auto switch to other devices function allows your Galaxy Buds to automatically connect to the phone or tablet you’re using when you start a call or play media. This way, you don’t have to worry about missing a call or pausing your music when you switch devices. You can enjoy seamless audio across your Samsung devices.

To use this feature, you need to sign in to the same Samsung account on both your phone and tablet. This feature may vary depending on your device, so make sure you have the latest software update on both devices. You also need to enable Bluetooth on both devices and pair your Galaxy Buds with them.

Samsung Auto Switch feature

To enable the auto switch feature, follow these steps:

  • Tap on Earbuds settings.
  • Tap on the Auto switch to other devices option
  • Toggle on the switch, next to the devices you want to use with the auto switch.

Samsung Auto Switch feature

That’s it! Now you can enjoy using your Galaxy Buds with both your phone and tablet without any issue. You can also disable the auto switch feature anytime by following the same steps and toggling off the switch.

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Here’s how to add transitional effects on lock screen of your Samsung device



Samsung Lock screen transition effects

Samsung offers a bundle of features for lock screen customization on your Galaxy smartphone. In addition to the wallpaper, you can now add transition effects for lock screen wallpapers, all thanks to the Samsung Wonderland Good Lock module.

The new update of Samsung Wonderland added a new type of wallpaper that includes captivating transition effects when the user turns on the screen. It allows users to customize their experience by setting different wallpapers with transitions.

How to add transitional effects on the lock screen?

To apply the transition effect lock screen wallpaper, you just need to follow a few steps given below.

  • Open Samsusng Wonderland app.
  • Tap on the “Create your different lock screen effect” option.

Samsung Lock screen transition effects

  • Select any one transitional wallpaper for the lock screen. You can also select it from the Gallery app.

  • Now tap on the Set as Wallpaper option and it is done.

Samsung Lock screen transition effects

However, you can customize the transition effects type, Speed, thickness, Brightness, and Grayscale of the lock screen, just need to tap on the Edit option ahead of Set as wallpaper.

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Here’s how to use Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 ‘Water Lock Mode’



Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 offers a remarkable feature named Water Lock Mode. It prevents unintended interactions while submerged in water. This feature is a valuable addition, ensuring seamless functionality and peace of mind while wearing the Galaxy Watch 4 in the water.

There are two simple methods to activate Water Lock Mode on the Galaxy Watch 4. The first involves a quick swipe down to access the Quick Settings Panel, followed by tapping the Water Mode icon.

Alternatively, users can enable this mode through the device’s Settings menu by selecting “Advanced Features” and toggling on the “Water Lock” option. Once enabled, Water Lock Mode renders the touchscreen inactive, shielding the watch from accidental touches underwater.

To deactivate Water Lock Mode, users can press and hold the home key. The watch emits sounds to expel water from the speaker, while a gentle shake eliminates any moisture from the pressure sensor.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Water lock mode

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