10 smart tips to use Samsung Keyboard like a Pro
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
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.
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.
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.
Here’s how to use Auto Framing feature on Samsung smartphones
Samsung offers a lot of features for capturing photos and videos through its camera app. Along with the many photo mode features, Samsung provides an amazing video mode feature called Auto Framing for Galaxy devices, which allows you to capture professional-like videos. And with the One UI 5.1, the company enhances the Auto framing feature by making it more advanced.
Auto framing is a feature for Galaxy devices that detects people in the camera’s field of view and applies digital zoom and pan to focus the detected person on the screen. It considers the tracking shooting function and detection performance on supported models based on the user-specified area.
How to use Samsung Auto Framing feature?
You can easily enable the Auto Framing feature on your Galaxy smartphone, just need to follow below mentioned steps.
- Open the Samsung Camera app on your Galaxy smartphone.
- Now, select Video mode.
- At the bottom left corner, you can see the Auto framing (scan-like) icon next to the zoom options. Click on it.
- Now, the Auto framing feature is enabled.
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Once you enable the function, you can capture the video with automatic zoom changes that keep the person in the frame. With the latest enhancements, the feature supports the Auto framing of an area other than the person selected by the user. Notably, the advanced Auto Framing feature is available for limited Galaxy devices.
Here’s how to restore contacts on your Samsung device
Are you noticing that contacts are getting deleted from your Samsung smartphone? If so, it could be because you’re using the same Google Account on multiple devices, or you’ve enabled the Automatically back up and sync device contacts setting in the Google app. But no need to worry as here you can check the steps to restore Galaxy contacts on your Samsung devices.
If you’re using the same Google Account on multiple devices, deleting contacts from one device will delete contacts from a second device as well. Also, if you enable the setting in the Google app to automatically back up and sync your device contacts, then your device will automatically be moved to your Google Account contacts.
How to restore Contacts on your Samsung smartphone?
Condition 1: If your Galaxy Contacts are deleted because of your Google Account, they are stored on Google servers for 30 days. There are 2 methods of restoring deleted contact:
- Restoring with Undo Changes
- Restore Contacts from Trash
Let’s see how to restore contacts from both procedures.
1.) Restore with Undo Changes
Through some easy steps you can restore deleted contacts, just need to follow them. Firstly, open the Google app >> now select Apps located at top right corner >> click on Settings >> press on Undo changes >> choose when to undo changes >> click on Undo.
2.) Restore Contacts from Trash
For that, open the Contacts app >> Tap on the Menu option >> click on Trash >>Select one contact to restore >> Select Restore All option >> Click on the Recover option.
Condition 2: If you enable the setting Automatically back up and sync device contacts in the Google app, contacts in your device’s contact storage will be automatically moved to your Google Account contacts.
1.) Change the Contact Display Range
Open the Samsung Contacts app >> Click on the Menu option >> Tap on the Phone >> Select All contacts/ Google Account.
2.) Disable the backup and syn settings of the Google app
For disabling, visit Settings >> Scroll down and tap on Google >> Tap on Set up and restore >> Click on Restore Contacts >> Google Contacts sync settings >> Device contacts Sync >> Disable Automatically Backup & Sync Device Contacts.
Samsung Galaxy users should use Super Steady Camera feature in these situations
Samsung offers a Super Steady feature to the camera app for Galaxy devices. This feature compensates for camera shake more powerfully than VDIS offered by Samsung smartphones. Here you can see in which situations you should use the Super steady feature to capture a perfect and high-resolution shake-free video through the Samsung Camera app.
During activities that cause camera shake and dynamic motion, still, pictures may be taken faster than when the VDIS option is active. Therefore, using Super Steady is effective in situations where the photographer moves a lot or in some situations where a steady shot cannot be captured due to the dynamic movement of the photographer.
However, this mode uses a large amount of correction margin to keep the camera shake extremely high. So in a still situation or in a low-light environment, the exposure time becomes longer to capture the light, and motion blur caused by camera movement is reduced.
Situations where Super Steady Feature is recommended.
- Situations where Dynamic movements occur
Situations to avoid using Super Steady
- When there is a little movement of the photographer
- When the light is dim
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How to enable it?
You can easily enable this feature, just need to open the Samsung Camera app >> Video Mode >> Tap on Palm shaped icon.