Quick Tips to Type Faster in Android

If you are using the default Google keyboard in Android, here are a few tricks that you can use to improve your typing speed.

1. Press “space” twice to insert a period – Instead of physically typing a period at the end of each sentence, you can now hit the “Space” key twice and it will automatically insert a period follow by a space.

2. Swipe to type – Instead of physically typing out each character, you can now swipe your finger from character to character to form a sentence.

3. Quickly access the special characters with the Period button – If you want to quickly access the special characters like @, &, % etc, simply press and hold the Period key and the special characters window will pop up.

4. Access foreign characters – if you need to access foreign characters like á é í ó ú ý, simply press and hold the button for the respective character.

5. Change the currency sign – While on the number keyboard, you can press and hold the dollar key to change the currency sign. For example, if you want to type (£) instead of ($), press and hold ($) and you can choose the currency sign to use.


Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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