The ability to “undo” the last thing you typed is something we take for granted on PCs. The iPhone also happens to have a handy undo gesture – and, if you’re using a Samsung Galaxy phone, you do too.
Samsung Galaxy devices include an undo feature with the Samsung keyboard. In this context, “Undo” will delete the last words you typed, not individual characters. The only downside is that you cannot use swipe input if you enable this feature.
First, we’ll need to set Samsung Keyboard as the default keyboard app, if we haven’t already.
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Then, swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the quick settings tiles. Tap the gear icon to open Settings.
Then go to “General Management”.
Now tap on “Samsung Keyboard Settings”.
Scroll down and go to “Swipe, Touch & Comments”.
Select “Keyboard Swipe Commands”.
It will probably be on “Swipe to Type” by default. We want to switch it to “Cursor control”.
There are a number of things that “Cursor Control” allows, one of which is undo and redo gestures. This is how it works:
- to cancel: Swipe from right to left on the keyboard with two fingers.
- Remake: Swipe from left to right on the keyboard with two fingers.
- Move cursor: Slide one finger horizontally across the keyboard.
- Select text: Hold down the Shift key with one finger and slide a second finger horizontally on the keyboard.
That’s it! You can now undo and redo as you wish. If you type on your phone a lot, this is a really handy feature to have. Moving the cursor and selecting text easily are bonuses. Make sure your keyboard is just the way you like it.
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