The keyboard is an essential thing on an Android phone. A common problem for many users is that the keyboard does not have the letter Ñ. This is something that is going to affect us when writing on the phone, either in messaging apps or to browse. Luckily, we can easily make our keyboard in the operating system have this letter.
No matter what keyboard you use, you will be able to add this letter. In many cases the reason why the Ñ does not appear is because the keyboard is in another language, but if configured correctly we will have a keyboard with the letter Ñ in Android. Below we will show you how this is possible.
We are going to show you how we can do this with some of the most well-known and used keyboards on Android. In all of them you will be able to have the letter Ñ whenever you want, but as we have said, it has to be configured first. The good news is that this will not be a problem for any user in the operating system, as you will see below.
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How to put the Ñ in Gboard
Gboard is one of the most used keyboards on Android. As you know, it is the Google keyboard and many models come with this keyboard as standard and many users download it later on their devices. It may be the case that you use this keyboard and see that the letter Ñ is not available on it, it is not displayed normally. As we have said, one of the reasons could be that the keyboard is not configured in Spanish. So this letter will not be displayed.
This is something we can easily change. An app that needs to use the keyboard will have to be opened on the phone. So this can be a messaging app, a social network, a notes app or the browser, for example. The one you want in this sense. These are the steps to follow:
- Open this app where you have to use the keyboard.
- Wait for the on-screen keyboard to open.
- Click on the nut icon, on the top bar of the keyboard
- Click on languages – Add keyboard and choose “English” from the options.
- It will show you different keyboard layouts, choose one that has the letter Ñto do this select the default QWERTY, for example.
- Click on the “Done” option to finish this process and thus be able to count on the letter Ñ when writing in conversations or in the browser on your Android phone.
Settings on Android
Something that you will be able to do regardless of the keyboard you have on Android is to add this letter Ñ from the settings in the phone. Since there we have an option in which to choose the language in which said keyboard is going to be displayed. So this letter will be added automatically to it, because the keyboard will be in Spanish from now on. So you won’t have to do this from the keyboard settings itself. The steps you have to follow are:
- Open the settings of your Android phone.
- Go to the System section.
- Go to Languages and inputs.
- Click on the Manage keyboards option.
- Go to Keyboard Settings.
- Click on Languages.
- Choose Castilian or Spanish for the language in which the keyboard will be used.
- Confirm this action.
The next time you open the keyboard on your phone, to write in an app, you will see that we already have this letter. So we already have a keyboard with the letter Ñ on Android. This way you will be able to add it without any problem in your conversations when necessary.
Put the Ñ in SwiftKey on Android
SwiftKey is another of the most used keyboards on Android, a keyboard that surely many of you use on your device today. This is also a keyboard to which we will be able to add the letter Ñ when necessary. As with Gboard, one of the main reasons why this letter does not appear on the keyboard is because you are not using the keyboard in Spanish, but it is configured in another language at that time. So a simple language change will work fine in this case.
If we have not configured it from the settings, as we have shown in the previous step, it can be done from the keyboard itself. The process in this sense is going to be identical to the one we have followed with Gboard. So no one should have a problem changing the keyboard language so that the letter ñ is available on the keyboard. The steps we are going to follow are:
- Open an app where you have to use the keyboard (messaging, notes, email, browser…).
- Wait for the on-screen keyboard to open.
- Press on the keyboard and go to the Languages option that appears.
- Look for Spanish or Castilian in this list of languages that they show us.
- Confirm this.
The next time you open the keyboard in any app on your mobile, you will see that you already have a keyboard with the letter Ñ on your phone. So you can use this letter whenever you need it without any problem. If on some occasion it is not displayed, check that you are using the QWERTY keyboard type, the classic one, because if you use a different one, it may happen that the Ñ is shown in the section with other characters, so that its use is not it will be so comfortable on the phone.
Samsung is the best-selling Android phone brand in the world. Galaxy phones come with their own keyboard of the serial brand, which is a good keyboard and that many use on their phones. Many of you may use this keyboard on your brand device and have this same problem. If the letter Ñ does not appear on the keyboard, you have to find a way to add it to it.
The reason why said letter does not come out is usually the same as in other cases. That is the keyboard is in another language at that moment. So if we put the keyboard in Spanish, said letter Ñ will be able to be seen in it and we will be able to use it without any problem. This is something that we are going to be able to configure on the keyboard itself in a very simple way. The steps we have to follow are:
- Go to the settings of your Samsung phone.
- Enter the Screen section (in others it can be system or telephone).
- Go to Language and text input.
- Tap on the Samsung keyboard option, if there are more on-screen keyboards.
- Enter Languages and types in the list of options that appears on the screen.
- Look for Spanish or Castilian in the list.
- Choose this language.
- Confirm this action.
It is possible that you have the keyboard in several languages or that you have supported several languages. If you want to have a keyboard with the letter Ñ, you will have to make Spanish the default Samsung keyboard language. Since otherwise it will be English or another language, but this letter will not be displayed normally in it. So it is important that you are going to do this, that you make sure that the default language is Spanish. This way you will not have problems and you will be able to use the letter Ñ in it with total normality.
on other keyboards
The process of putting the letter Ñ on your Android keyboard will not change much in other keyboards that are in the Play Store. One aspect that you should always keep in mind is whether the keyboard you have downloaded and are using has support for Castilian or Spanish as a language. Since it may be the case that you are using a keyboard that is not available in our language. So in this case the letter Ñ will never be available on the keyboard.
Normally, in the Play Store itself you can see the list of languages that the keyboard supports. So before you proceed to download it to your phone, you will see if it can be used in Spanish and thus have the letter ñ in it or not. Not all keyboards in the store support Spanish, so it’s something to check. Since it doesn’t have that support, everything we’ve been doing in the previous sections doesn’t make any sense, because there will never be an Ñ available on the keyboard itself.