How to install a new keyboard on the HTC Desire Z

User Guides 18:00, 30 Mar 2011

We show you how to install a new keyboard on your HTC Desire Z and switch between them

One very cool and unique thing about Android compared to other platforms is that there are numerous keyboard options.

The HTC Desire Z comes with the default multitouch keyboard, but what if you're in the mood for something a bit more exotic?

First, you need to install some new keyboards.

There are many different options when it comes to Android keyboards. Play around with all of them and see which one fits you best.

Better Keyboard is an option that actually has countless skins available right from the Market. It will allow you to change and fine-tune the keyboard to make it your own.

SwiftKey is another option that provides impressive word prediction, including a feature that predicts the next word you haven't even begun to type yet.

Now, you're ready to switch:

1. Tap the applications launcher

2. Scroll over and tap Settings

3. In the settings menu, scroll down and tap Language & keyboard

If you have a custom keyboard installed, you will see an option to toggle it on and off with a check box. In order to have it appear as a selection, the box next to your myTouchd keyboard must be checked.

4. Tap on Input method

5. Find the name of the keyboard you want to activate, and tap on it.

6. Press the Home button

Your new keyboard is now active! If you want to test it to make sure it is activated, just press the Search key, and your keyboard will pop up like in the image above.

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