How to Add Russian Keyboard Language

Are you exploring the Russian Language and tired of copy-pasting special characters? Is it challenging to add Russian keyboard language to your device? Don’t worry! This guide simplifies language switching on your Android. We will describe step-by-step how to add Russian keyboard language to your device.

How to Add Russian Keyboard Language

How to Add Russian Keyboard Language

Adding the Russian language to your keyboard will be at your fingertips with the following methods. Here are the fully explained steps for the methods.

Method 1: Using Google Keyboard

Gboard is Google’s free-to-use keyboard. Gboard offers numerous features including Glide Typing, Emoji Search, Predictive Text, and many more. It supports up to 550 languages. To add Russian to this keyboard

  1. Download and install Gboard from the Google Play Store.
  2. Enable the Gboard as the default keyboard and input method.
  3. Open any app where you type, like messages on WhatsApp.
  4. Tap the feature menu icon in the left corner of the keyboard.
  5. Tap Settings (gear icon).
  6. Tap Languages and then select Add keyboard.
  7. Pick the Russian language to turn it on.
  8. Pick the layout you want to use and tap Done.

select the layout and tap Done

Method 2: Adding a Language Through Android Settings (on Gboard)

After installing Gboard on your Android, you can add the Russian keyboard language by applying another method explained below.

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android.
  2. Tap System and then choose Languages & input.
  3. Under Keyboards, tap Virtual keyboard.
  4. Tap Gboard and then select Languages.
  5. Tap on Add Keyboard, then pick Russian as the keyboard language.
  6. Turn on the layout you want and tap Done.

Once the language is added to the Google keyboard, You can touch and hold the space bar to change the keyboard language.

select the layout and tap Done

Method 3: Using the Device’s Default Keyboard

All the Android devices have their built-in default keyboards. These keyboards boast multilingual support. To use this do as follows.

  1. Go to the Settings app of your Android device.
  2. Navigate to Language Settings.
  3. On a Samsung device select General Management. Then, tap on Samsung Keyboard settings.
    On non-Samsung phones, look for the System option instead of General Management.
  4. Under keyboard settings, select Manage input language.
  5. Add the Russian language to the keyboard.

You can switch the languages on your keyboard by touching and holding the spacebar.

Add the Russian language

Method 4: Using a Third-party Keyboard App

Many third-party virtual keyboards offer Russian language support for Android devices, like SwiftKey Keyboard, Ginger Keyboard, and Fleksy Keyboard. Third-party keyboard apps allow you to customize your typing experience.

You can choose colorful themes, textures, and images to match your style. These also provide ample keyboard layouts including QWERTY, AZERTY, QWERTZ, Dvorak, and Colemak. To use it

  1. Download and install Ginger Keyboard on the Google Play Store.
  2. Set the keyboard as the default keyboard and input method.
  3. Select the Input Language as Russian
  4. Change the typing language by touching and holding the spacebar on the keyboard.

Touch and hold spacebar to change language

How to Change the App Language to Russian on Android

Apart from changing the typing language to Russian on a keyboard, you can also change the app language on your Android device. However, you can only change the language to Russian for apps that support language selection. For this

  1. On your device, open the Settings app.
  2. Under the System, tap Languages & input.
  3. Then select App Languages.
  4. From the list of installed apps, select the app for which you want to change the language.
  5. Under the app’s App Language page, select Russian as the app language.

Select the Russian as app language

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Changing the keyboard’s language makes your venture into typing a foreign language seamless. We hope this guide assists your journey in Russian language typing.

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