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How do I adjust my space bar settings on SwiftKey Keyboard for Android?

16th October 2015

Hi everyone,

Welcome to this week’s installment of SwiftKey Keyboard Tips & Tricks!

As we’ve mentioned a few times over the course of this series, SwiftKey gives you the power to create a personalized typing experience in a bunch of different ways. Today, we’re talking about the space bar settings on SwiftKey Keyboard for Android.Space-Bar-SEttings-SwiftKeyAndroid

There are currently three different settings that the space bar can be changed to, but today, we’ll cover how to make the space bar ‘always insert a space’.

What this means is that, no matter what you type – whether it’s a word SwiftKey has learned  or not – once you hit the space bar, whatever you wrote won’t be changed to the middle prediction shown above the keyboard.

This comes with some trade-offs though. If you’re a sloppy typer and you rely on SwiftKey correcting your spellings, you’d have to tap the prediction in the bar rather then hitting the space bar.

To find this setting:

  • Open SwiftKey Settings
  • Go to ‘Advanced’
  • Tap on ‘Space bar completion mode’
  • Select ‘always insert space’

Space-Bar-Settings-SwiftKeyforAndroid…and just like that, you’ll be able to customize your typing experience with SwiftKey even more. Remember, if you don’t like that setting you can always go back and change it back to the default, which is ‘complete the current word.’

What do you think about the space bar setting? Have you changed yours? Let us know on Twitter!

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To download SwiftKey Keyboard for free, head to Google Play for Android or the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch, and don’t forget to keep an eye on SwiftKey Greenhouse for more innovative projects!

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Ryan and the Community Team