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Keyboard Swipe feature disappeared on S3


Recent updates to my Samsung Galaxy S3 have removed the "Keyboard Swipe" feature that allowed you to swipe between symbols and letters from the Samsung keyboard settings. Any way to get this back?

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Goto the play market and grab swiftkey or swype, both offer these features. I prefer swiftkey
It was previously on my phone. Not sure why it is suddenly gone? Strange thing is my wife has the S2 LTE and she has the option for this. We are both on Koodo and both phones show android 4.1.2. I just got the phone about a week ago and I had that option on it originally and I haven't deleted anything.
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There was an update that started rolling out for the Galaxy S3 from Koodo yesterday so you might have to turn it on again if your phone updated the OS, it shouldn't but you may. With the keyboard up press and hold the microphone icon on it till a menu pops up, then select the settings cog icon. There will then in the settings that pop up be an option that says continuous input make sure that's checked and it will give you the swipe typing style. Star the answer that helps please as it helps others with the same issue find the answer. Thanks.
Its not the continuous typing that I want. There was another option called "Keyboard Swipe" and it is missing. It let you swipe across the keyboard to flip between symbols and the qwerty keyboard. The problem is the "Keyboard Swipe" feature has been removed from the keyboard settings for what seems to be no reason. It used to be right below the continuous input setting. I have also tried turning to phone off and on again several times.
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jared wrote:

Its not the continuous typing that I want. There was another option called "Keyboard Swipe" and...

If the feature has been removed from an update, that would be on the app developers shoulders. The most you can do is search Google for the previous version and Install that.
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jared wrote:

Its not the continuous typing that I want. There was another option called "Keyboard Swipe" and...

Chad is exactly right +1. Also try SwiftKey like Chad suggested, everyone I know uses it and swears by it for Android nomatter what phone you have
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jared wrote:

Its not the continuous typing that I want. There was another option called "Keyboard Swipe" and...

Also try long pressing the other symbol keys. For instance long pressing the period on swiftkey brings up four other symBols
jared wrote:

Its not the continuous typing that I want. There was another option called "Keyboard Swipe" and...

Download swype. I personally prefer swype over swiftkey because I prefer swiping over typing.
jared wrote:

Its not the continuous typing that I want. There was another option called "Keyboard Swipe" and...

Swiftkey has swype and is a ton better than swype.
jared wrote:

Its not the continuous typing that I want. There was another option called "Keyboard Swipe" and...

The feature I am talking about can be seen here: http://cdn.blogtechnika.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Screenshot_20120613210255.png
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jared wrote:

Its not the continuous typing that I want. There was another option called "Keyboard Swipe" and...

Never noticed that before but ya its nowhere I can see since the phone was updated the day or 2 before you originally posted this. Looks like they took it out for whatever reason, possibly due to the issues ppl were having with 3rd party keyboard apps switching back to the default Samsung keyboard.
jared wrote:

Its not the continuous typing that I want. There was another option called "Keyboard Swipe" and...

Weird. It was a nice little feature. Is there anywhere I can view an update schedule or some release notes?

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