How to Change the Keyboard on an Amazon Fire Tablet

Last Updated: Feb 4, 2024 by

Amazon Fire tablets are popular for their affordability and user-friendly interface. However, some users may find the default keyboard on the device to be less than ideal. Luckily, changing the keyboard on an Amazon Fire tablet is a simple process that can greatly improve your typing experience. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to change the keyboard on your Amazon Fire tablet.

Accessing the Keyboard Settings

To change the keyboard on your Amazon Fire tablet, you will need to access the keyboard settings. To do this, go to the “Settings” menu on your device. This can be found by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping on the gear icon. Once in the “Settings” menu, scroll down and tap on “Language & Keyboard.”

Selecting a New Keyboard

In the “Language & Keyboard” menu, you will see a list of available keyboards. By default, the Amazon Fire tablet comes with the “Amazon Keyboard” selected. To change this, tap on “Current Keyboard” and select the keyboard you would like to use. You can choose from a variety of options, including the Google Keyboard, SwiftKey Keyboard, and more. Once you have selected your desired keyboard, you can exit the settings menu.

Customizing Your Keyboard

If you would like to further customize your keyboard, you can do so by going back to the “Language & Keyboard” menu and tapping on the settings icon next to your selected keyboard. This will allow you to change the keyboard layout, add or remove languages, and adjust other settings such as autocorrect and predictive text.

Downloading New Keyboards

If you do not see a keyboard that you would like to use in the “Language & Keyboard” menu, you can download new keyboards from the Amazon Appstore. Simply open the Appstore and search for “keyboard.” You will find a variety of options to choose from, including popular keyboards like Gboard and Fleksy. Once you have downloaded and installed your desired keyboard, you can follow the steps above to select and customize it.

Using a Physical Keyboard

If you prefer to use a physical keyboard with your Amazon Fire tablet, you can easily connect one via Bluetooth. Simply go to the “Settings” menu and select “Bluetooth.” Make sure your keyboard is in pairing mode and select it from the list of available devices. Once connected, you can use your physical keyboard to type on your Amazon Fire tablet.


Changing the keyboard on your Amazon Fire tablet is a quick and easy process that can greatly improve your typing experience. Whether you prefer a different layout or want to use a physical keyboard, the steps outlined in this article will help you customize your device to your liking. Have you changed the keyboard on your Amazon Fire tablet? Let us know in the comments below.

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