How to add dedicated numbers row in default Android keyboard

 Android offers a QWERTY keypad for typing. But for typing numbers, you need to toggle between numeric and character keys by using a toggle key. You can also long press the keys on the top row of characters to type the numbers. But if you are typing a long document or working on spreadsheets, it will be irritating. In this case, having a separate line for numbers will save time and effort both.
How to add dedicated numbers row in default Android keyboard

In Android, you can add the separate line of numbers just above the character keys in the keypad. For this, you need to enable the PC keypad from the settings of the device. Follow these steps for this.

  1. Go to settings and select “Language & Input” in personal section.
  2. Now select “Google Keyboard” in Keyboard & Input Methods section.
  3. Now select “Appearance & layouts” option and then tap on “customized input styles” in the new screen.
  4. Here, tap on the¬†+ icon at the top right side to add a new input style. Select “English US” in languages and “PC” in layouts. Save this and enable this new input style added by you.
  5. Now try typing in any app. If you are not getting the numeric keypad, long press the space bar and select the keypad you just added. To go back to default keypad, press globe like icon near the space bar. It will let you select the default keypad.
Watch the video below to see how to do this.

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