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Managing your settings in the Grammarly Keyboard for Android

The Grammarly Keyboard for Android offers several ways of customizing your writing experience. From changing the keyboard’s look to adjusting your writing suggestions, you have the tools to make sure Grammarly works best for you. 

This article covers these topics: 

Adjusting your writing assistance settings

To manage your writing assistance settings, open the Grammarly app and tap on Writing Assistance

In this menu, you can adjust several settings related to how Grammarly offers suggestions. To turn each setting on or off, tap the switch next to it. 

Tone detection

Activates Grammarly’s tone detector to assess the tone of your message while writing on your mobile device. 

To find out more about Grammarly’s tone detector, visit this page.

Synonyms

Shows synonyms of words after you tap on them.

Automatically show synonyms

Shows synonyms of words as you type them.

Predictive text

Activates text predictions that appear on the keyboard as you type. To enter these words into your text field, tap a word on the prediction bar.

Suggest emojis

Suggests emoji that match the words you are typing. 

Suggest contacts

Uses names from your contacts for suggestions.

Auto-correction

Automatically corrects typos as you type. 

Auto-space after punctuation

Adds space after you enter a comma, period, exclamation mark, or question mark.

Backspace to undo auto-correction

Allows you to undo Grammarly’s auto-corrections by tapping the Backspace key.

Auto-capitalization

Capitalizes the first letter of the first word in a sentence automatically.

Swipe to type 

Allows you to enter a word by swiping your finger from letter to letter.

Double-tap spacebar to add period

Adds a period when you hit the space bar twice.

You can also access your personal dictionary from this menu by tapping Manage Personal Dictionary. To learn more about managing your personal dictionary on Android, check out this guide. 

Customizing the look of the Grammarly Keyboard

The Grammarly Keyboard for Android offers a range of themes to suit your individual tastes and styles.

To change your keyboard’s look, open the Grammarly app and tap on Themes. You can choose either one of the available colors as your theme or a photo. 

System 

Here you can select between Dark, Light, and Auto modes. If you’ve set up your phone to switch its system themes based on the time of day, you might like the Auto mode. 

Colors

Here you can select one of the available colors for your keyboard. You can either tap the default options or tap the + (plus) icon to select other options. 

Photos 

If you prefer to have a photo as your keyboard theme, you can either select a photo from your device or use Other photos to choose from a variety of images. 

To select a picture from your phone’s gallery, tap the + (plus) icon under Photos. In the next menu, select the location where your preferred photo is saved and tap on it to adjust it for your keyboard. 

Note: Your photos must be in JPG or PNG format. 

If you prefer to choose a photo from a stock of different images, tap the + (plus) icon under Unsplash. Scroll through the list of images or use the search bar to find the specific image you want. 

Adjusting your keyboard settings 

To manage your keyboard settings, open the Grammarly app and tap on Keyboard. In this section, you can adjust the following settings. 

Number row

Activates number keys above the upper row of the keyboard. 

Key borders

Add borders on each keyboard key.

Show extra symbols on keys

Allows you to insert symbols by long-pressing on the corresponding keys. 

Case-sensitive layout 

Displays lowercase and uppercase letters on keys. 

Show language on spacebar

Displays your selected language on the spacebar.

Long press spacebar

Enables you to choose between two features: cursor control (long-pressing the space bar will move the cursor) or switch keyboards (long-pressing the space bar will help you to switch to a different keyboard). 

Keyboard height

Changes the size of your keyboard.

Emoji skin tone

Select the default skin tone for your emoji. 

Vibrate on keypress

Enables keyboard vibration.

Sound on keypress

Enables keyboard sounds. 

Pop-up on keypress

Enables small icons that pop up once you press a key.

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