How to add the number row to Google Pixel’s keyboard

Many of you for sure got used to the number row on your Android virtual keyboard. However it is not activated by default on Google Pixel and Pixel XL. The dedicated row of digits allows you to quickly type digits without need to switch to another page, however, in this case the keyboard takes more space and covers more area of your screen. Anyways, here is how to enable the number row in Google keyboard on Pixel or Pixel XL.

Method 1. Show Number Row in Google Pixel’s Keyboard When Typing

  1. Tap and hold the “comma” button.
  2. Drag your finger to the “Gear” icon and release to open the Settings of Google Keyboard: Google Keyboard settings
  3. Tap on “Gboard keyboard settings”: Gboard keyboard settings
  4. Tap on “Preferences”: google keyboard preferences
  5. Switch on the “Number row” toggle: enable number row

Here is how it looks like now:

number row enabled

Number row enabled

How it looked like before:

number row disabled

Number row disabled

Method 2. Add Number Row to Google Keyboard Using Pixel’s Settings

  1. Go to “Settings”: settings android nougat
  2. Scroll down to the “Personal” section.
  3. Tap on “Languages and input”: languages and input Google Pixel
  4. Tap on “Virtual keyboard”: virtual keyboard
  5. Select “Gboard”: select Gboard
  6. Select “Preferences”: google keyboard preferences
  7. Activate “Number row”: enable number row That’s it!

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