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SwiftKey theme Accented characters Emoji access on enter key Arrow keys Enable URL specific keys Dedicated emoji key Number row Keyboard layout Resize the keyboard Number position in number & symbols layout Pin the keyboard to a side

SwiftKey theme

By default, the Huawei smartphone uses a gray background color for the keyboard. You can change the design, which affects the background and keys of the keyboard layout. You'll have a choice of numerous colors and designs, such as color gradients.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System & updates
Step 3:  Tap on  Language & input
Step 4:  Tap on  SwiftKey Keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Themes
Step 6:  Choose a  Theme
Step 7:  Tap on  Download
Step 8:  Follow the  instructions  on the display
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap on Language & input
  4. Tap on SwiftKey Keyboard
  5. Tap on Themes
  6. Choose a Theme
  7. Tap on Download
  8. Follow the instructions on the display

Accented characters

You can display all available accents of a letter on the Huawei smartphone by tapping and holding the letter. If you want to display all available accents, you can set this in the keyboard settings.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System & updates
Step 3:  Tap on  Language & input
Step 4:  Tap on  SwiftKey Keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Typing
Step 6:  Tap on  Keys
Step 7:  Activate or deactivate  Accented characters
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap on Language & input
  4. Tap on SwiftKey Keyboard
  5. Tap on Typing
  6. Tap on Keys
  7. Activate or deactivate Accented characters

Emoji access on enter key

If the emoji button on the Huawei smartphone is disabled, you can access the emojis via the enter button. You can easily (de-) activate this function for chat apps, such as Messenger or WhatsApp.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System & updates
Step 3:  Tap on  Language & input
Step 4:  Tap on  SwiftKey Keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Typing
Step 6:  Tap on  Keys
Step 7:  Activate or deactivate  Emoji access on enter key
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap on Language & input
  4. Tap on SwiftKey Keyboard
  5. Tap on Typing
  6. Tap on Keys
  7. Activate or deactivate Emoji access on enter key

Arrow keys

By default, no arrow keys are displayed on the keyboard of the Huawei smartphone. If you miss this function or need it for easier operation, you will find the solution in the keyboard settings. After activation, the arrow keys are displayed below the keyboard.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System & updates
Step 3:  Tap on  Language & input
Step 4:  Tap on  SwiftKey Keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Typing
Step 6:  Tap on  Keys
Step 7:  Activate or deactivate  Arrow keys
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap on Language & input
  4. Tap on SwiftKey Keyboard
  5. Tap on Typing
  6. Tap on Keys
  7. Activate or deactivate Arrow keys

Enable URL specific keys

If this function is activated on your Huawei smartphone, special keys, such as .com or /, are displayed when entering a website. This function can be switched on / off at will.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System & updates
Step 3:  Tap on  Language & input
Step 4:  Tap on  SwiftKey Keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Typing
Step 6:  Tap on  Keys
Step 7:  Activate or deactivate  Enable URL specific keys
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap on Language & input
  4. Tap on SwiftKey Keyboard
  5. Tap on Typing
  6. Tap on Keys
  7. Activate or deactivate Enable URL specific keys

Dedicated emoji key

If the messages are often decorated with emojis or smileys, you can activate the emoji toggle button for faster access. The space bar on the virtual keyboard of the Huawei smartphone is reduced and space is made for the special emoji key.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System & updates
Step 3:  Tap on  language & input
Step 4:  Tap on  SwiftKey Keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Typing
Step 6:  Tap on  Keys
Step 7:  Activate or deactivate  Dedicated emoji key
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap on language & input
  4. Tap on SwiftKey Keyboard
  5. Tap on Typing
  6. Tap on Keys
  7. Activate or deactivate Dedicated emoji key

Number row

In the standard settings of the Huawei smartphone, numbers are displayed above the row of letters. In the keyboard settings, the number key row can be (de-) activated, with which the numbers are added in a further row to the upper edge of the keyboard.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System & updates
Step 3:  Tap on  Language & input
Step 4:  Tap on  SwiftKey Keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Typing
Step 6:  Tap on  Keys
Step 7:  Activate or deactivate  Number row
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap on Language & input
  4. Tap on SwiftKey Keyboard
  5. Tap on Typing
  6. Tap on Keys
  7. Activate or deactivate Number row

Keyboard layout

The keyboard on your Huawei smartphone masters various keyboard layouts that can be easily changed in the settings for each individual language. The following layouts can be changed for the keyboard:

  • QWERTZ (+ extended)
  • AZERTY
  • QWERTY
  • Dvorak
  • Colemak
  • QZERTY
Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System & updates
Step 3:  Tap on  Language & input
Step 4:  Tap on  SwiftKey Keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Languages
Step 6:  Tap on a  keyboard language
Step 7:  Swipe to  left  or  right  to find the right  keyboard layout
Step 8:  Tap on the preferred  Keyboard layout
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap on Language & input
  4. Tap on SwiftKey Keyboard
  5. Tap on Languages
  6. Tap on a keyboard language
  7. Swipe to left or right to find the right keyboard layout
  8. Tap on the preferred Keyboard layout

Resize the keyboard

You can change the size of the on-screen keyboard on the Huawei smartphone. Here we can set any format that can be freely positioned.

Note: In this guide, we change the size of the keyboard and position it in the middle. The steps mentioned are only for illustration.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System & updates
Step 3:  Tap on  Language & input
Step 4:  Tap on  SwiftKey Keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Typing
Step 6:  Tap on  Resize
Step 7:  Pull the horizontal  borders   up  or  down 
Step 8:  Pull the vertical  borders  to the  left  or  right
Step 9:  Tap and hold the  keyboard  to position it freely
Step 10:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap on Language & input
  4. Tap on SwiftKey Keyboard
  5. Tap on Typing
  6. Tap on Resize
  7. Pull the horizontal borders up or down 
  8. Pull the vertical borders to the left or right
  9. Tap and hold the keyboard to position it freely
  10. Confirm with OK

Number position in number & symbols layout

If you switch to the number and symbol layout on the keyboard of the Huawei smartphone, the numbers are displayed in the top row by default. However, you can also display these as a numeric keypad and can determine whether they are right-justified or left-justified.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System & updates
Step 3:  Tap on  Language & input
Step 4:  Tap on  SwiftKey Keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Typing
Step 6:  Tap on  Keys
Step 7:  Tap on  Number position in number & symbols layout
Step 8:  Choose  Top ,  Left  or  Right
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap on Language & input
  4. Tap on SwiftKey Keyboard
  5. Tap on Typing
  6. Tap on Keys
  7. Tap on Number position in number & symbols layout
  8. Choose Top, Left or Right

Pin the keyboard to a side

The default keyboard of the Huawei smartphone does not directly offer an automatic solution for side-pinning the keyboard, but by changing the size, it can be positioned on one side to facilitate one-handed operation.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System & updates
Step 3:  Tap on  Languages & input
Step 4:  Tap on  Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Layout & keys
Step 6:  Tap on  Resize
Step 7:  Drag the  left  or  right border  to resize the keyboard
Step 8:  Tap on  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap on Languages & input
  4. Tap on Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
  5. Tap on Layout & keys
  6. Tap on Resize
  7. Drag the left or right border to resize the keyboard
  8. Tap on OK

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