In this guide we’ll go over the most common Galaxy S10 keyboard problems and how to fix them. The built-in keyboard on your Galaxy phone has a lot to offer, but it’s far from perfect. We’ll go over a few issues, tell you what to know, then show you how to install a new keyboard.
While there are many keyboard alternatives on the Google Play Store most people just use what came with the phone.
You’re not alone if you’re having issues while trying to type and text on the Galaxy S10. We’re seeing complaints about keyboard sensitivity issues, capitalization issues, autocorrect, or issues with the keyboard when horizontal. Below we’ll help you fix keyboard problems or change settings to avoid them.
- Galaxy S10 Keyboard Sensitivity Issues
- Keyboard Not Capitalizing
- General Keyboard Lag & Problems
- Keyboard Not Showing Up At All
- Galaxy S10 Autocorrect Problems
- Predictions and Suggestions Not Appearing
- Keyboard Sounds Missing
- Other Typing and Swiping Problems
- How to Replace the Keyboard
Galaxy S10 Keyboard Sensitivity Issues (or Dead Spots)
So far we’re not hearing about too many Galaxy S10 problems, but one we saw mentioned a few times on Reddit is regarding the touchscreen and sensitivity. Especially for those who added a screen protector. Basically, some users are having sensitivity issues or dead spots on the screen, like around the edges. As a result, some letters don’t show up while typing.
Whatever your Galaxy S10 touchscreen sensitivity issue is, here’s how to fix it.
Quickly go to Settings > Display > and find Touch Sensitivity. Flip the switch to ON, and you’re all set. This should fix most touchscreen sensitivity issues and improve your typing skills.
Galaxy S10 Keyboard Not Capitalizing
For whatever reason, this problem continues to plague Samsung devices. From the S8 to the new Galaxy S10. If your phone (or the keyboard) isn’t capitalizing letters, names, or words at the beginning of a sentence, you’re not alone. Or, it might even autocorrect to lowercase, which is very frustrating.
By default, the keyboard should automatically capitalize the first word of any sentence. So, first of all, make sure you didn’t turn off the auto capitalization feature. Head to Settings > General Management > Language & input > On-screen keyboard > Samsung Keyboard > Smart Typing and look through the list of options.
This should fix your problem. If not, try turning off auto-correct, clear the keyboard cache, or reset all keyboard options to default settings. Or, install a new keyboard which we’ll explain below, then switch back to Samsung’s keyboard. That toggle off/on fixed it for some people.
General Keyboard Lag & Problems
If your Galaxy S10 keyboard can’t keep up with your fast typing, and it seems like it’s lagging, we have some suggestions for you. If you’ve experienced this you know exactly what we mean. Typically this fixes itself after a moment or two, but if not, try our trick below.
Go into Settings > General Management > Language & Input > On-screen Keyboard > Samsung Keyboard and scroll to the very bottom. Now, select “Reset to Default Settings” and then tap the “Reset keyboard settings” option too. This will revert any and all changes you’ve made to the keyboard.
And, even if you haven’t made any changes to the keyboard or its settings, as the phone is brand new, this resets everything and can fix little issues.
Galaxy S10 Keyboard Not Showing Up At All
Perhaps the most bizarre problem is when the keyboard simply hides, and won’t show up at all. We’re not sure if this is lag or some type of glitch. Sadly there’s no way to fix this in settings. It’s basically a software issue and we have two potential fixes you can try.
For almost any keyboard problem your first step is to reboot your Galaxy S10. Press and hold the power button and hit Restart. This usually fixes any small problem, like keyboard glitches.
Next, if the keyboard is still missing or acting up try clearing the cache for the Samsung keyboard app. This is actually easier than it sounds. Go to Settings > Apps > All Apps > and scroll down until you find Samsung Keyboard. Now, just tap on it and select Force Stop. You can also click on Storage, then clear the keyboard data and cache. Just know that this might delete your saved dictionary
Galaxy S10 Autocorrect Problems
Samsung’s keyboard learns from your typing habit and style over time and gradually gets more accurate when it comes to autocorrect or word predictions. Well, it’s supposed to do this, but it doesn’t. In fact, a lot of the time autocorrect ruins a perfectly normal word or sentence, which is very frustrating. Try typing “to/too”, “home” or “come”, and you might get “top”, “hone”, and “cone” instead. That’s the autocorrect feature failing, so here’s how to fix it.
Simply turn off autocorrect, or similar features. Go back to your keyboard settings following the instructions we mentioned earlier, and just look in Samsung’s keyboard settings for things like Auto spell-check, auto-replace, and of course, predictive text.
Predictions and Suggestions Not Appearing
Additionally, sometimes you want those predictions and replacement words as they kelp most people type faster. Samsung’s keyboard fixes my mistakes on the fly, suggests contact names when I’m texting, and the predictive text will often finish my sentences. However, for some, those predictions might not show up at all. This can happen due to a few different things.
Go back to Settings > General Management > Language & input > On-screen Keyboard > Samsung and look through the settings list. Make sure “Predictive Text” is enabled, and try toggling it off and back on. Sometimes it just gets stuck.
If you used Samsung SmartSwitch or a similar tool to transfer everything from your old phone to the new Galaxy S10, settings like predictive text or “auto-spacing” might be turned off. Just make sure you go in and check these for the best experience.
Galaxy S10 Keyboard Sounds
There’s nothing worse than sitting in a silent room or doctors office and someone next to me has typing and keyboard sounds enabled on their phone. Click, clack, tick, tick tick, non-stop. Those sounds are frustrating, so turn them off. Or, if you were expecting keyboard sounds but they’re missing here’s how to turn them back on as well.
For this setting we’re going into regular phone settings, not the keyboard controls. Pull down the notification bar and tap the gear-shaped settings button. Then navigate to Sounds & Vibration > and scroll down to System sounds & vibrations > then find Keyboard sound.
Turn this on or off as you see fit. And if you want to hear the keyboard sounds but they’re missing just toggle this on or off, or make sure your phone isn’t in silent or vibrate only mode. Those modes remove all sounds, including the keyboard noises.
Other Galaxy S10 Typing and Swiping Problems
Another thing we hear complaints about is the swiping system and swipe to type on Galaxy devices. The biggest reason users have issues with swiping is screen protectors not fitting the curved edges perfectly. So again, try turning up screen sensitivity in settings. Additionally, make sure the swipe to type option is actually enabled in Samsung keyboard settings.
Sometimes the swipe to type method gets stuck or won’t work, and like all of our other tips, just try rebooting the phone. Almost any problem can easily be fixed by a reboot or reset your keyboard settings.
How to Replace the Galaxy S10 Keyboard
And finally, our last and likely most helpful tip is to replace the Samsung keyboard with something else. Something better. There are dozens of replacements on the Play Store, including Google’s excellent keyboard for Android. Replacement keyboards typically have more options, better controls, and tons of customization options.
We’ve put together a list of the best third-party keyboards for Android. Try one of those, or just get Gboard, by Google. Here’s a guide to changing the Galaxy S9 keyboard. The steps are basically identical on the new Galaxy S10. Basically, go to Settings > General Management > Language & input > On-screen Keyboard > and choose Google’s Gboard. You’re simply telling the phone which on-screen keyboard to use, and it’s that simple.