How to Change Back to the Keyboard on the Samsung Note 10.1

I just recently bought a new Samsung Note 10.1 tablet, and it is a tablet with a stylus. It has a text input mode where you can write the text by hand and it changes it into typed text. Think back to the old Windows CE devices, but handwriting recognition that actually works surprisingly well.

Anyways, the reason of this post is that, embarrasingly enough, once I switched to the handwriting recognition mode, I couldn’t find any way to switch back to the regular keyboard. It was hard to find a solution when I Googled for it, so I figured I would put it here to help out anyone else having issues.

So, long story short, to close the handwriting recognition keyboard and switch back to the regular typing keyboard on the Samsung Note 10.1, follow these steps (or just look at the picture below):

  1. Click and hold on the gear icon (the three little dots actually suggest that you can click and hold for more options)
  2. Click on the icon of the keyboard that pops up

Handwriting recognition to keyboard note 10.1




17 responses on “How to Change Back to the Keyboard on the Samsung Note 10.1

  1. Thank goodness for this post. I consider myself very good with technology and figuring out how to use devices, but this was not an intuitive solution.

  2. THANKS. You’re a lifesaver. Was going nuts trying to switch this.

  3. Its really a great help for me. I also had same problem before i get this useful information. Now my pad’s keaboard is back.
    Thanks a lot.

  4. thank you soo much. I did the same thing and could not figure out for the life of me how to fix it. very helpful

  5. Thanks for posting this. Where the gear is for you I actually had a mic. It didnt occur to me to hold on it untill I saw your post. Problem solved!

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