What is Swype?
Swype is a keyboard application that used on touch screen devices. This app is used in various types of electronic devices ranging from mobile phones, Tablet PCs, televisions, gaming devices, etc. The maker claims that the user will text easier and faster using Swype.
How to use Swype keyboard?
To use Swype, the user just has to drag their finger from one letter to other letters to form a word. The user doesn’t have to lift the finger from screen or in other word they don’t have to tap a letter by a letter. Instead, they only need to swipe. Pay attention to the picture below:
Above picture is an example of Swype keyboard application installed on Android device. Let’s say we want to write the “earth” word. When using traditional keyboard, the user must tap the letter e + a + r + t + h. If the user use Swype, they just have to tap letter “e” then drag their finger to letter ‘a‘ > ‘r‘ > ‘t‘ > ‘h‘. This way, the user will type faster. The advantage of Swype is you don’t have to 100% accurately touching the desirable letter. The software will predict the word to be written.
In order to work, the Swype application must have word dictionary that support your language or it will show wrong word result every time you texting. English language is support by default anyway.
How to install and activate Swype on your Android Phone
First of all, you must check is your Android phone already has Swype. Here’s how to do it:
Go to Settings > Click Language & Keyboard > if the Swype already installed, you will find Swype keyboard > give a check mark on it.
Here’s how to activate Swype keyboard
1. Go to application that need text input, for example, open the Messaging Application > click New Message
2. Click and hold on the text field until it shows pop up menu
3. Choose Input Method
4. Choose Swype
If your phone doesn’t this app, you can download swype for android from this site: www.swype.com