Whether you prefer to use your system keyboard or a third-party keyboard of your choice, Grammarly for Android ensures that you can benefit from Grammarly's insightful feedback and guidance while typing in a wide range of apps on your Android device.
Important: Before you download and install Grammarly for Android, make sure Grammarly supports your device. Grammarly is compatible with mobile phones and tablets running Android 9.0 or newer.
This article covers the following topics:
Grammarly’s companion app
The Grammarly companion app is where you can:
- Adjust your settings—switch Grammarly for Android on or off, or change your language preferences.
- Manage your Blocked Apps—choose where you want Grammarly for Android to appear.
- Create and manage drafts.
- Log in or out of your Grammarly account.
- Share feedback, thoughts, and suggestions with the Grammarly team.
- Try the demo tutorial—explore the tutorial to familiarize yourself with the features and functionality of Grammarly for Android.
- Contact Support.
Select an option below to explore the features within the Grammarly companion app:
From the settings, you can make the following adjustments:
- Switch Grammarly on or off according to your needs.
- Turn on the quick toggle feature. This option allows you to easily switch Grammarly on or off from the notification shade without opening the companion app.
- Change your language preferences. Customize Grammarly to suit your regional English dialect, choosing from American (US), Australian (AU), British (UK), Canadian (CA), or Indian (IN) English.
You can choose where Grammarly is active and where it’s not, granting you control over its presence in specific apps.
To deactivate Grammarly in a specific app:
- Hold and drag the Grammarly widget downward until a circle with an X appears.
- Align the Grammarly widget with the X symbol. A prompt will appear, offering the option to block Grammarly permanently.
In case you want to reactivate Grammarly into an app where it was previously blocked:
- Open the Grammarly companion app.
- Tap Blocked apps to view all apps where Grammarly is currently deactivated.
- Locate the specific app and tap the switch next to it to unblock Grammarly, restoring its functionality within that app.
This is a dedicated space for drafting quick notes and messages or preparing content. This feature allows meticulous editing before you transfer your polished text to other applications.
Note: All drafts are saved directly to your current device and won’t synchronize across multiple devices. These drafts will automatically be cleared (that is, deleted) if you log out of Grammarly and log back in or if you reinstall the app.
Starting a new draft is intuitive. Simply tap Add New, and you’re set to begin typing or pasting text from your clipboard for editing.
When you’re finished editing, tap the copy icon to effortlessly copy your refined text to the clipboard, ready to be pasted into any desired location or application.
If you wish to declutter by removing any specific draft, tapping the bin icon will instantly delete the selected draft.
You can log in to your Grammarly account by tapping Log in in the upper-left corner of the screen:
Note: The companion app should appear in your device’s menu as Grammarly.
Once Grammarly for Android is installed and set up on your device, open any app and tap on any text field—the floating Grammarly widget will appear on the screen. You can start typing, and Grammarly for Android will start providing suggestions.
If there is a common mistake or a typo, Grammarly for Android will automatically correct it and inform you of the change.
In other cases, Grammarly will provide a suggestion you can accept or dismiss—you’ll see the number of suggestions next to the Grammarly widget. To accept a suggestion, tap on it:
You can also dismiss a suggestion within the same menu. If Grammarly offers a suggestion you don’t want, tap on the bin icon to ignore it.