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Keyboard theme Keyboard height Long key press inserts symbol Number row Show emojis in symbols keyboard Emoji-switch key Keyboard layout

Keyboard theme

The keyboard's standard design comes in a simple gray and can look rather dreary in the long run.

In order to adapt the OnePlus smartphone to the user's wishes and needs, we can always choose a different keyboard design, which is color-coordinated with the background of the start screen, for example.

In addition to normal keyboard colours, such as red, green or blue, we have the option of downloading additional designs of landscapes and light or dark colour gradients.

We can also specify whether the keys should be displayed with a border.

Note: The download is free and can be done at any time.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System
Step 3:  Tap on  Languages & input
Step 4:  Tap on  Virtual keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Gboard
Step 6:  Tap on  Theme
Step 7:  Choose a  theme
Step 8:  Enable or disable  Key borders
Step 9:  Tap on  Apply
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Languages & input
  4. Tap on Virtual keyboard
  5. Tap on Gboard
  6. Tap on Theme
  7. Choose a theme
  8. Enable or disable Key borders
  9. Tap on Apply

Keyboard height

For example, if the additional number key line is enabled, the keyboard on the OnePlus smartphone will appear quite large by default.

Depending on personal preferences or needs, the keyboard size can be selected from the following seven options:

  • Extra-short
  • Short
  • Mid-short
  • Normal
  • Mid-tall
  • Tall
  • Extra-tall
Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System
Step 3:  Tap on  Languages & input
Step 4:  Tap on  Virtual keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Gboard
Step 6:  Tap on  Preferences
Step 7:  Tap on  Keyboard height
Step 8:  Set the  keyboard height
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Languages & input
  4. Tap on Virtual keyboard
  5. Tap on Gboard
  6. Tap on Preferences
  7. Tap on Keyboard height
  8. Set the keyboard height

Long key press inserts symbol

If we enable this feature on the OnePlus smartphone, an additional symbol is displayed on the keys, which inserts the alternative character by tapping and holding the corresponding key, without having to switch to the symbols keyboard layout.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System
Step 3:  Tap on  Languages & input
Step 4:  Tap on  Virtual keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Gboard
Step 6:  Tap on  Preferences
Step 7:  Enable or disable  Long press for symbols
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Languages & input
  4. Tap on Virtual keyboard
  5. Tap on Gboard
  6. Tap on Preferences
  7. Enable or disable Long press for symbols

Number row

We can decide whether an additional line of numeric keys should appear on the keyboard of the OnePlus smartphone, attached to the top edge and showing the numbers 0-9.

This increases the required area of the keyboard, but offers a higher typing speed, as no switching to digits is necessary.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System
Step 3:  Tap on  Languages & input
Step 4:  Tap on  Virtual keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Gboard
Step 6:  Tap on  Preferences
Step 7:  Enable or disable  Number row
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Languages & input
  4. Tap on Virtual keyboard
  5. Tap on Gboard
  6. Tap on Preferences
  7. Enable or disable Number row

Show emojis in symbols keyboard

We can display recently used emojis in the suggestion bar of the icon keyboard on the OnePlus smartphone.

This means that after switching the keyboard, the preferred emojis can be displayed and selected above the number line, ensuring quick access.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System
Step 3:  Tap on  Languages & input
Step 4:  Tap on  Virtual keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Gboard
Step 6:  Tap on  Preferences
Step 7:  Enable or disable  Show emojis in symbols keyboard
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Languages & input
  4. Tap on Virtual keyboard
  5. Tap on Gboard
  6. Tap on Preferences
  7. Enable or disable Show emojis in symbols keyboard

Emoji-switch key

If you frequently use emojis while typing text on the OnePlus smartphone, we can activate an emoji toggle key that ensures quick access, which significantly increases the typing speed of messages or emails.

This will replace the Emoji key with the language switcher (globe icon).

Note: To change the keyboard language while typing, you can still hold down the space key.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System
Step 3:  Tap on  Languages & input
Step 4:  Tap on  Virtual keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Gboard
Step 6:  Tap on  Preferences
Step 7:  Enable or disable  Show emojy switch key
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Languages & input
  4. Tap on Virtual keyboard
  5. Tap on Gboard
  6. Tap on Preferences
  7. Enable or disable Show emojy switch key

Keyboard layout

If we select the language and region when setting up the OnePlus smartphone, a keyboard language with a suitable layout is automatically added.

If we want to change the keyboard layout, we can select a layout for each selected keyboard language, which will be added additionally.

The following keyboard layouts can be selected by default:

  • QWERTY
  • QWERTY
  • Handwriting
  • AZERTY
  • Dvorak
  • Neo2
  • Colemak
  • PC
Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  System
Step 3:  Tap on  Languages & input
Step 4:  Tap on  Virtual keyboard
Step 5:  Tap on  Gboard
Step 6:  Tap on  Languages
Step 7:  Choose a  keyboard language/layout
Step 8:  Swipe  left  or  right  to browse the  layouts
Step 9:  Choose a  layout
Step 10:  Tap on  Done
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap on Languages & input
  4. Tap on Virtual keyboard
  5. Tap on Gboard
  6. Tap on Languages
  7. Choose a keyboard language/layout
  8. Swipe left or right to browse the layouts
  9. Choose a layout
  10. Tap on Done

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