If you have a Samsung phone or are a Galaxy Z Flip 3 user like us, I can understand your struggle with typing on its small keyboard. To complement the flip functionality, the display is more on the taller side, and to make it compact when folded, the phone’s width is not enough to type comfortably, especially if you have bigger hands like me. So today, I’ll be helping you make the keyboard size bigger on Samsung Galaxy phones running OneUI, irrespective of the model.

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How to Make Keyboard Bigger on Your Samsung Phone

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Make Keyboard Bigger On Samsung Galaxy PhonesThe solution to fix this uncomfortable typing experience on your Samsung phone is to make the keyboard on your Samsung phone bigger in size. This will make enough spacing between the keys so that your thumbs don’t collide while typing. You can do this in two ways. Let’s have a look at them.

Make Samsung Keyboard Bigger On Your Phone

If you use the default Samsung keyboard on your phone, then you can make the keyboard bigger by following these steps:

1. Open Settings on your Samsung phone.

Make Samsung Keyboard Bigger

2. Go to General Management and tap on Samsung Keyboard Settings.

Make Samsung Keyboard Bigger

3. Scroll down and click on Size and Transparency.

4. Drag the side or corners of the keyboard to adjust the size of the keyboard and make it bigger.

Pros: 

  • Samsung’s Animoji Support.
  • Split keyboard in landscape view.
  • Manual height adjustment.

Cons:

  • Touch response is not the best.
  • Word prediction is not as good as Gboard.
  • Limited Customization.

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Make Gboard Keyboard Bigger On Your Samsung Phone

Do you use Gboard on your phone instead of the default Samsung keyboard? Here’s how you can make the Gboard on your phone bigger by following these steps:

1. Open Settings on your Samsung phone.

2. Go to General Management and tap on Gboard Settings.

3. Click on Preferences and tap Keyboard height.

4. You can choose the size for you- Mid-tall, Tall, or Extra Tall to increase the keyboard size.

Pros: 

  • Google’s Gboard is more stable compared to the Samsung keyboard.
  • Word prediction is always on point

Cons:

  • We can’t manually adjust the height of the keyboard and are left with pre-defined sizes.

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Make Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard Bigger On Your Samsung Phone

If you don’t use either of Samsung’s keyboard or Gboard and instead use Microsoft’s Swiftkey board, do not worry. Here’s how you can make the Swiftkey keyboard bigger on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone:

1. Open Settings on your Samsung phone.

Make Samsung Keyboard Bigger2. Go to General Management. Here, tap Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard Settings.

Make Samsung Keyboard Bigger

3. Click on Layout and Keys and then further tap on Resize.

4. Drag the side or corners of the keyboard to adjust the size of the keyboard and make it bigger.

Pros: 

  • Most customizable.
  • Manual height adjustment.

Cons:

  • Word prediction is not as good as Gboard.

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Wrapping Up

So this is how you can make the keyboard on your Samsung Galaxy phone or any Android smartphone bigger to make your typing experience a little better, especially if you have a phone with narrow width and big hands. Stay tuned for more such tech tips and tricks.

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