How To Add A Number Row To The Keyboard

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 31 Mar 2015

Typing in a series of numbers can be a cumbersome process on a touch-screen keyboard. Fortunately, the Keyboard lets you create a dedicated number row across the top of the Keyboard. So you can fly through your data entry.
If you’re using another keyboard, make sure you change your Keyboard to the Gboard Keyboard for this exercise. Here’s how to add a number row to the Keyboard.
Next, you’ll need to head to the keyboard settings found in the keyboards app icon. Or you can go to the Settings app > Language & Input > Keyboard.

With a few steps in the settings. You can set up a dedicated number row at the top of the Keyboard.

From here, go to Appearance & layouts > Custom input styles. Then touch the plus icon. And choose English as the language for the layout. Then touch Add.
Now launch the keyboard from an app. Hold down on the space bar to switch to your new creation, labeled English.
You’ll have an extra top row, which is now full of numbers. It takes up a little extra screen space, but it’s well worth it. If you’re working with Excel, sheets, or doing another task requiring typing in many numbers.