6 ways to take charge of the stock Android keyboard

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Sure, you’ve got plenty of choices when it comes to picking a new keyboard for your Android phone, but you shouldn’t overlook the growing list of customization options available on the “stock” Android keyboard.

Not only can you change the color of the keypad, you can also create your own background using an image from your camera roll. You can even toggle key borders on and off, raise or lower the height of the keyboard, change the timing of a “long-press,” get easier access to your favorite emojis, and more.

Change your keyboard’s theme and background

Back in the early days of Android, the “stock” keyboard was something of an ugly duckling, with boxy, chunky keys and a single white-on-black theme.

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