4 Ways to Change the Color of a Samsung Keyboard

Samsung Keyboard Yellow Key Theme

The Samsung keyboard, which comes pre-installed on Galaxy phones, can be customized in several ways. You can change its size, transparency, layout style, font size, modes, and much more. To top it all off, Samsung lets you change the keyboard color as well. We all know the default white-grey combination can get boring at times. You can change the color of the Samsung Keyboard in four ways to make it look exciting.

1. Using Dark Mode

One of the simplest ways to change the color of the Samsung keyboard is to change your phone’s theme to dark mode. When you enable dark mode on your Samsung Galaxy phone, the keyboard will automatically turn black.

To enable dark mode on a Samsung Galaxy phone, go to “Settings -> Display.” Tap on the selection circle under Dark. Alternatively, you can enable Dark mode from Quick settings.

Samsung Keyboard Dark Mode

2. Using Samsung Keyboard Themes

The Samsung keyboard offers four built-in themes that can be used to change the keyboard color. You can choose between Light, Solid light, Dark, and Solid dark themes. Apart from color, the difference lies in the fact that the solid themes hide the keys’ border.

1. Open Settings on your Samsung phone.

2. Go to General Management and tap on “Samsung Keyboard settings.”

Samsung Keyboard Settings

You can open the Samsung keyboard settings by tapping on the Settings icon (cog-shaped) at the top of the keyboard as well.

Samsung Keyboard Settings From Keyboard

3. Tap on Theme in the Samsung keyboard settings. You will find the available themes. Tap on a theme to select it for your keyboard. Use the “Show keyboard” option at the bottom to preview the Samsung keyboard color. Please note that if the theme option appears grayed out, you should disable Dark mode on your phone.

Samsung Keyboard Change Theme

This method can be used to change the color of the Samsung keyboard to black without enabling Dark mode on your phone.

3. Using High Contrast Color

If simple light or dark keyboard colors don’t suit you, Samsung also offers high-contrast colors for its keyboard. Open the Samsung keyboard settings either from the phone’s settings or directly from the Samsung keyboard as shown in the above method. Tap on the “High contrast keyboard” text inside the Samsung keyboard settings. Enable the toggle next to Off. Choose the required high-contrast color theme from the available options.

Samsung Keyboard Enable High Contrast Theme

4. Using Galaxy Themes

Lastly, if the above methods don’t satisfy your requirements, you can change the Samsung keyboard’s color by applying a theme on your phone. Samsung supports themes natively, so you don’t have to rely on any third-party app. The drawback of this method is that an applied theme will change the colors of your entire phone and not just the keyboard. If you don’t have an issue with that, you are welcome to try this method.

1. Open Settings on your Samsung Galaxy phone.

2. Tap on Themes to go to the Galaxy Themes store. You will be asked to log in with your Samsung account in case you haven’t done so. You will find a huge collection of themes – both free and paid. Use the search bar to find a theme of your choice.

Samsung Keyboard Use Galaxy Themes

3. When you like a theme, tap on it to view more details about it. Check the theme screenshots to see how it looks in that theme. Finally, tap on Download.

Samsung Keyboard Download Galaxy Themes

4. Wait for the theme to download. Click on Apply to use the theme.

Samsung Keyboard Apply Galaxy Theme

To find all your downloaded themes or to remove a theme, open Galaxy Themes by going to “Settings -> Themes” on the phone. Tap on the three-bar icon and select My Stuff. You will find all your downloaded themes under the Themes tab.

Samsung Keyboard View Downloaded Galaxy Theme

If you want to revert to the original theme colors, tap on the default theme. Tap on any other theme to select it and apply it.

Samsung Keyboard Use Original Galaxy Theme

When it comes to customizations, Android phones do not disappoint. Want to further jazz up your phone? You can customize almost everything to your liking – be it the launcher, keyboard, lock screen, or Quick settings. You can even make your Android phone look like an iPhone.

Mehvish Mushtaq Mehvish Mushtaq

Mehvish is a technology enthusiast from Kashmir, India. A computer engineer by degree, she's always been keen to help when someone finds technology challenging. Her favorite verticals include how-to guides, explainers, tips and tricks for Android, iOS/iPadOS, Windows, social media, and web apps.

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