How to Add PC Keyboard on Android


PC users often face problems while typing on Android keyboard since both keyboard are much different from each other. Your desktop computer or laptop’s keyboard is much helpful to type faster because it has number keys on the keyboard, dedicated caps lock, shift button and more other things.

How to Add PC Keyboard on Android

On the other hand, Android mobile’s keyboard provides a Shift button that works in two ways. If you tap on that once, it would be working like Shift button. However, if you tap on that twice, it would become a Caps Lock button. Both buttons work as same as PC’s keyboard.

Now, here is the interesting thing you can do on your Android mobile. Let’s assume that you want to get a dedicated number pad on your Android mobile to type faster. Although Android has numerous third party keyboard apps but they do not support external keyboard. Nevertheless, if you really want to add digits on your keyboard, here is a solution.


By making use of this little tutorial, you can easily add PC-like keyboard in your Android phone. You will get dash (-), equal (=), front slash (/), backslash (\), semicolon (;), comma (,) and more other symbols and exactly same PC keyboard on your Android mobile.

How to add PC keyboard on Android?

This is however very easy and you do not have to install any third party software to do so.

Step 1: Open Settings on your mobile and go to Language & Input. Generally, it comes under Personal tab but different mobiles may have it in different places.

Step 2: Untick Google voice typing if this is ticked by default.

Step 3: Click on Settings icon that is located after Android Keyboard (AOSP).

Keyboard-Settings-on-Android

Step 4: Scroll down and tap on Advanced.

Advanced-Keyboard-Settings

Step 5: Tap on Custom Input Styles.

Custom-Input-Style-on-Android

Step 6: Now, you will see a popup. Just select English (US) or any others that you want and PC from the next drop-down menu and tap on Add.

Create-Custom-Keyboard-on-Android

Step 7: After that, you will get a popup as follows;

Enable-Custom-Keyboard-Style

Just select Enable.

Step 8: Now, you can find all the keyboard styles on your screen. Just un-tick Use System Language and select the keyboard style that you have made before this step.

Select-Keyboard-Style-on-Android

You can also add more than one keyboard style. If you want to only one keyboard style, make sure you have un-ticked all others except your own custom style.

Step 9: Now, you can find a PC-like keyboard on your Android mobile whenever you will have to type.

PC-like-Android-Keyboard-Demo

Bottom Line

This is it. Adding a PC-like keyboard on your Android mobile is very easy and not much time-consuming too. If you really want to add a different keyboard, this could help you.