In this flexible tech sphere, Android Smartphones are getting a lot smarter with each passing day. There was a time when people used the physical keyboard to type. Today, the touch screen has completely replaced the traditional concept, and it becomes hard to type with a single hand on huge the screen. But, Google’s Keyboard has the option to enable one hand mode on Android.

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Well, screens are getting bigger and so does the keyboard, which has made typing with one hand very challenging. Google was already aware of this issue, and then, they have updated Google Keyboard with one-hand typing mode. The same is available with other third-party keyboard apps as well, but if it is from Google, it is believed to be perfect. So, just follow this steps and turn on a one-handed keyboard on Android using Google Keyboard.

How to activate one-hand typing keyboard on Android device

How to Enable One-Hand Keyboard on Android Phone

Before you go ahead with the guide, make sure you have updated Google Keyboard to its latest version. In case you are not using Google Keyboard at all, then first download it.

Step #1. Launch any app that needs a keyboard to type.

Step #2. Once the Google Keyboard popup from the bottom, tap and hold the “Comma” key.

Tap and hold the Comma key

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Step #3. You’ll get three small icons above the comma key, tap the last one on the right side with a trackpad type of icon.

Tap on trackpad type of icon

Step #4. By now, you should be using the one-hand typing mode. In case you wish to switch between right and left hand, just press the arrow key on the small navigation bar beside the one-hand keyboard.

Right and Left hand Typing Mode Active

As said earlier, many third-party keyboard apps provide this facility but having it from Google itself is an added advantage.


Once you have followed the above steps correctly, you will be able to quickly launch one-handed mode on Android if you are using Google Keyboard. Well, if you have any other excellent keyboard suggestion for one-hand typing mode, let us know it in comments or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.