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How do I get press and hold symbol selection for my keyboard

(Topic created: 06-07-2022 09:28 PM)
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userJWDxwv1Y5u
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Galaxy S22

I recently upgraded from the S9 to S22 and I'm upset to see there isn't the press and hold feature to select symbols on this keyboard like there was on previous galaxy's. Does anyone know how to get this feature back? Thank you

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If you are using the Samsung keyboard. You need to enable alternative characters to get the press and hold for symbols.
For Gboard the setting is in preference. Long press for symbols.Screenshot_20220608-090757_Samsung Keyboard.pngScreenshot_20220608-090745_Samsung Keyboard.pngScreenshot_20220608-091025_Gboard.png

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Charkatak
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Check in the keyboard settings. There are many options to choose from.

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PaperStation
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If you are using the Samsung keyboard. You need to enable alternative characters to get the press and hold for symbols.
For Gboard the setting is in preference. Long press for symbols.Screenshot_20220608-090757_Samsung Keyboard.pngScreenshot_20220608-090745_Samsung Keyboard.pngScreenshot_20220608-091025_Gboard.png
Members_akSpBTX
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New phone and this was the ONE thing I could not get. I went through EVERYTHING for keyboard settings...except that. 

Even installed Gboard just for that (which I'm not a huge fan of)

And of course feel ridiculous now that it was right there and I looked at it 20 times. Not sure what I thought "alternative  characters" were exactly...

Anyway, thanks a million!

 

ttimgents
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09/13/2022

Thanks for very clear directions on how to do this…

When I go to settings for Samsung keyboard, I can see "alternative characters" choice... However, it is dimly lit, and I cannot turn it on.

Very frustrating... Is there some other alternative that I have chosen that makes it impossible to enable "alternative characters"?