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Change current keyboard Select current keyboard Voice typing Glide typing

Change current keyboard

By default, the Xiaomi smartphone uses the Gboard keyboard, but others can be easily downloaded from the Play Store. After a successful installation, each keyboard must be activated to select or set as the default keyboard.

Note: For this tutorial, we have downloaded and installed the SwiftKey keyboard, which will be activated and then selected as the default keyboard. The choice of virtual keyboard is left to the user.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Languages & input
Step 4:  Tap on  Manage keyboards
Step 5:  Enable a  downloaded keyboard
Step 6:  Tap on  Back
Step 7:  Tap on  Current Keyboard
Step 8:  Select the  Current Keyboard
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Languages & input
  4. Tap on Manage keyboards
  5. Enable a downloaded keyboard
  6. Tap on Back
  7. Tap on Current Keyboard
  8. Select the Current Keyboard

Select current keyboard

By default, the Gboard keyboard is used on the Xiaomi smartphone; if additional keyboards have been installed, they can be selected under this menu item after they have been activated or added.

 

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Languages & input
Step 4:  Tap on  Current Keyboard
Step 5:  Select the  Current Keyboard
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Languages & input
  4. Tap on Current Keyboard
  5. Select the Current Keyboard

Voice typing

If voice typing or voice input is enabled on the Xiaomi smartphone, pressing the microphone icon allows us to enter text by voice, which converts the spoken word into text as if we were using the keyboard.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Languages & input
Step 4:  Tap on  Manage keyboards
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Google voice typing
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Languages & input
  4. Tap on Manage keyboards
  5. Enable or disable Google voice typing

Glide typing

If we enable Glide typing on the Xiaomi smartphone, we can enter words by simply sliding over the letters. The basic settings, such as auto-correction or word suggestions, remain unaffected. We also have other options that can be turned on or off:

  • Show gesture trail
  • Enable gesture delete
  • Enable gesture cursor control

Note: Text input by tapping the keys is still possible.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Languages & input
Step 4:  Tap on  Manage keyboards
Step 5:  Open the  Settings
Step 6:  Tap on  Glide typing
Step 7:  Enable or disable  Glide typing
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Languages & input
  4. Tap on Manage keyboards
  5. Open the Settings
  6. Tap on Glide typing
  7. Enable or disable Glide typing

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