Gboard is a Google keyboard for Android and iPhone (iOS) that offers several functions in addition to the phone’s native typing app. One is the possibility to synchronize words written by the user in the cloud. The feature uses the Google account to save all terms that were originally missing from the keyboard, but that are used frequently and have been saved.
With the function, the user can change cell phones without losing slang and other expressions not yet recognized by the spell checker. See, in this tutorial dnetc, how to use words learned from other cell phones.
Gboard saves words learned in the cloud and makes cell phone change more practical – Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc
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Step 1. Open the Gboard keyboard in any application and tap the Google icon button to open more options. Touch the menu represented by three dots to expand and select the gear to access the «Settings».
Access the Gboard settings on your phone – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 2. In the Gboard settings, tap on “Dictionary” and activate the key in the item “Synchronize learned words”.
Activate the synchronization of the Gboard dictionary – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 3. Confirm your choice by tapping “OK” on the pop-up window. The keyboard may ask to sign in or confirm the Google account to be used for word sync.
Sign in to your Google account to sync Gboard – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 4. With the key activated, tap on “Synchronize now” and confirm the action in the alert. Gboard will start sending your saved words to the cloud. When installing Gboard on a new phone, the terms will be retrieved and will no longer be spelling errors when typing.
Synchronize your Gboard data with your Google account – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves