With hundreds of checks and features and seamless integration, the Grammarly Keyboard helps you type with ease in any app on your mobile device. Whether you’re sending an urgent email, an important LinkedIn message, or an essential Facebook post, you can write from your phone with confidence.
Before you download and install the Grammarly Keyboard for Android, make sure Grammarly supports your device. Grammarly is compatible with all Android devices running the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system or newer. Tablets are supported as well.
This article covers the following topics:
- Grammarly’s companion app
- Checking text
- Deactivating certain suggestion types
- Managing your keyboard settings
Grammarly’s companion app
This is where you can set up and customize the Grammarly Keyboard. Here you can:
- Personalize the Grammarly Keyboard
- Manage your language preference and personal dictionary
- Provide feedback and contact support
Once the Grammarly Keyboard is installed on your Android device, open any app and tap on any text field to pull up the keyboard. You can then start typing and the Grammarly Keyboard will automatically provide suggestions or correct typos.
While your text is being checked, the G icon moves in a circle to indicate that checking is in progress. You can keep typing as Grammarly continues checking.
If there is a common mistake or a typo in the text, Grammarly will automatically correct the text and notify you about the change in the completions bar.
Alternatively, Grammarly will provide a suggestion that you can accept or dismiss. You’ll see the number of Grammarly’s suggestions next to the G icon.
To accept a suggestion, simply tap on it in the suggestions bar. Grammarly will automatically apply the change to your text.
For a detailed explanation about the suggestion, tap on the G icon in the upper-left corner of the keyboard. If there are several suggestions for your text, swipe left to read additional information about the next suggestion.
If you’d like to dismiss a suggestion, tap on the G icon and click the Ignore button in the lower-right corner of the keyboard.
You can also check the tone of your message when using the Grammarly Keyboard for Android. To learn more about this feature, check this article.
Deactivating certain suggestion types
Note: This feature is available only with Grammarly Premium, Grammarly Business, and Grammarly @edu.
Certain types of suggestions, such as adding the Oxford comma and passive voice suggestions, can be turned off. You can view and manage suggestions in your account settings by following this link.
Keep in mind that if you deactivate a certain type of suggestion, it will be deactivated in all of your Grammarly product offerings.
Managing your keyboard settings
You can personalize the Grammarly Keyboard by opening the Grammarly companion app and tapping Keyboard Customization.
You can also adjust several aspects of your experience in Grammarly Settings, including your language preference and personal dictionary.
To learn more about customization options in the Grammarly Keyboard for Android, please check this article.