First of all, tell me. Who are those people still using handwriting keyboards? Don’t get offended. But are you from the Stone Age? Okay! I am sure you have your reasons, and I should stop bashing.
But seriously! Don’t you get bored? It takes longer to write a single word than typing it. You must be retired from life, my friend. Anyway, as a well-wisher, I am giving you some productive advice. Stop using the handwriting keyboard and switch to typing. If you have hands to write on the keyboard, I am sure you can type, too.
Are you struggling to disable this writing keyboard on your phone? Worry no more. I am here to help. This write-up will give you detailed directions on how to turn off the handwriting keyboard on Android and return to this modern age. So, stick with me to the end.
6 Steps It All Take To Get Rid of The Handwriting Keyboard Once and for All
I think a two-year-old can turn off the scribbling keyboard on the phone. Yup, it’s that easy. The steps are as follows:
- Go to Settings.
- Navigate to Additional Settings.
- Open Languages & Input.
- Tap the Manage Keyboards and choose your current keyboard (e.g., GBOARD).
- Access Languages and swipe till you find the Handwriting Layout.
- Turn off the Multilingual Typing option available under the Handwriting Layout.
And… You are done. Now, return to the 21st century and start typing your thoughts on your Android.
Stuck with a Handwriting Keyboard on Samsung Smartphones?
Ah! Samsung phones can be a real bitch, and I blame the developer. It feels like they have hidden all the features in their system and invited the users to find them. What a hide-and-seek game!
However, look at the top bar of the keyboard. Can you see a mini keyboard symbol? Yes? Tap on it, and you are back to the touch & type facility.
If you wish to return to the Stone Age, tap on the T with a pencil symbol at the bottom left of the keyboard. That will help you with this time travel.
Now I feel bad for bullying you all for using the handwriting keyboard. I think I would have handwritten all my texts and posts if I had a stylus. Otherwise, I am okay with typing.
Yes, switching to the handwriting keyboard can be fun and a break from the conventional touch keyboards. But do not get stuck. It will suck out your productivity.