1. AC Question's Avatar
    can anyone help with this the keyboard is white and I want it dark again I've watched all the videos and when it goes to keyboard options it only gives me an option of language not an option to change the color. There also is not a little keyboard buttons at the bottom of the screen in the soft buttons. How do I get the keyboard dark again?
    01-15-2015 11:44 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which device, and which keyboard app?
    01-16-2015 01:18 AM
  3. OppfinnarJocke's Avatar
    I don't know about the OP, but I have the exact same question. And this is not about any specific keyboard app, it is the stock keyboard that comes with Android 5.0.2 that was just installed on my Nexus 7. The new keyboard is all white, and far from ergonomic. All that white is just blaring out, to much contrast against the background. Not good at all.

    So... any hints on how to change it to something less intrusive?
    01-17-2015 09:11 AM
  4. anon8380037's Avatar
    SwiftKey has a range of colour themes for free. Not sure if it changes themes on Lollipop, the Play Store page doesn't say. Why not give it a try.

    I am not looking forward to Lollipop, but I read they are working on a dark theme.
    01-17-2015 10:09 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I don't know about the OP, but I have the exact same question. And this is not about any specific keyboard app, it is the stock keyboard that comes with Android 5.0.2 that was just installed on my Nexus 7. The new keyboard is all white, and far from ergonomic. All that white is just blaring out, to much contrast against the background. Not good at all.

    So... any hints on how to change it to something less intrusive?
    Welcome to Android Central! Go to Settings>Language & Input​, tap Google Keyboard, then Appearance & Layouts. Tap Theme, and pick Material Dark.
    01-17-2015 03:29 PM
  6. OppfinnarJocke's Avatar
    OK, much better. Thanks!
    I looked everywhere, except there... :-)
    B. Diddy and Richm246 like this.
    01-17-2015 05:15 PM
  7. TBuzzy's Avatar
    I applied Material Dark, but keyboard still ugly glaring white. Suggestions?
    03-22-2016 12:37 PM
  8. Melas Yort's Avatar
    can anyone help with this the keyboard is white and I want it dark again I've watched all the videos and when it goes to keyboard options it only gives me an option of language not an option to change the color. There also is not a little keyboard buttons at the bottom of the screen in the soft buttons. How do I get the keyboard dark again?
    Hold in the comma and it will take you too the themes

    Uninstall Google keyboard and it will say update next to it just don't updated this time and it will go back to normal

    Hold the comma to change the themes or uninstall and reinstall without updating to go back to the original
    05-17-2016 05:46 PM
  9. Patience Smith's Avatar
    My options don't include layout and appearance. Thoughts? Droid turbo 2
    05-17-2016 08:12 PM
  10. Aoun Houssami's Avatar
    How can I changetje color of the key board
    05-22-2016 12:53 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    My options don't include layout and appearance. Thoughts? Droid turbo 2
    Welcome to Android Central! Which keyboard app are you using?
    05-22-2016 04:10 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    How can I changetje color of the key board
    Welcome to Android Central! Have you already read through this thread and tried the various suggestions?
    05-22-2016 04:10 PM
  13. josephh1269's Avatar
    I changed my HTC m9 by going personalize, keyboard color. If you have a theme your colors will be there. It's either that or default. Just default is only one there if you don't have a theme applied.
    06-16-2016 02:04 AM
  14. John Gleeson's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which device, and which keyboard app?
    S7 I want keyboard back to normal
    08-12-2016 05:49 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Can you give more details? What have you tried so far?
    08-14-2016 02:17 PM
  16. paperbeagle's Avatar
    Didn't work for me. There wasn't any appearance thing and I don't use Google keyboard. I use Samsung keyboard. But next to the spacebar is a key that if you hold it down it offers you options. I clicked the T and then the keyboard symbol and WALLA my black is back.
    11-26-2016 10:26 AM
  17. thebigbry's Avatar
    Ok. Thissucks. I have lg g5 use lg keyboard. Have used black keyboard with gray letters since I got the phone. Just updated to android 7. Neuget and it went to white keyboard black letters. So bright and annoying. When I go to settings it no longer has appearance or colour options.
    How to fix this?

    I'll add that 7 also screwed up the quick options in the pull down menu. And they still haven't fixed the do not disturb/priority option. Android kit Kat You used to be able to select specific contacts or phone numbers to let ring through. Now it is only favorite. So just because I have a favorite list, they must be important enough to ring through during working or sleeping hours?
    12-03-2016 12:40 PM
  18. Zubicu's Avatar
    I'm using the A5 2017 model and I'm having similar problems. Is there a way to make it black for me too?
    02-13-2017 03:58 PM

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