Using Gboard Apps for NEPALI Typing on Mobile

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Using Gboard Apps for NEPALI Typing on Mobile

Gboard, a versatile virtual keyboard application, is the go-to choice for both Android and iOS users. Whether it’s the default keyboard on your device or a separate download, Gboard seamlessly integrates modern mobile keyboard functionalities with Google’s engaging and practical features, offering a distinctive user experience.

Let’s delve into the specifics of enabling Nepali typing on your Android device using Google Keyboard (Gboard). Discover the step-by-step process on how to add the Nepali keyboard to your Android smartphone, enhancing your language options effortlessly.

For iOS users, while Gboard allows for Nepali typing through its Hindi language setting, it’s essential to note that the options and flexibility are comparatively more extensive on Android devices. Google’s feature-rich Gboard promises a blend of entertainment and utility, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable typing experience.

Explore our guide to effortlessly set up the Nepali keyboard on Android and uncover the nuances of using Gboard on iOS for seamless Nepali typing on your mobile device.

What is Gboard?

GBoard, Google’s feature-rich smartphone keyboard, stands as a versatile and powerful choice supporting both Android and iOS platforms. In the ever-evolving landscape of smartphone keyboards, Gboard distinguishes itself by offering a diverse range of typing capabilities that go beyond the ordinary, making it an indispensable tool for users seeking a seamless and efficient typing experience.

Embark on a journey to unlock the full potential of Gboard as we guide you through the intricacies of typing Nepali on your Android phone, accentuating its unique capabilities. Delve into the nuances of Gboard’s specialized features that significantly enhance your Nepali typing experience on a mobile device. This goes beyond mere functionality, providing a personalized and tailored solution for users aiming to elevate their Nepali language input.

This comprehensive lesson serves as a valuable resource for anyone on the quest to master the skill of typing Nepali on an Android phone using Gboard. To gain a thorough understanding of the Gboard Keyboard software and its proficiency in Nepali typing, we encourage you to read the entire article. Uncover the depth of features that make Gboard an invaluable asset in your linguistic journey.

As you continue reading, explore the detailed instructions on leveraging Gboard’s keyboard for Nepali typing, ensuring you make the most out of this powerful tool on your Android device. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user, our guide is designed to empower you in utilizing Gboard for Nepali language input effectively.

Here is the step by step process to setup Nepali keyboard on a Mobile device (Android & iOS).



So, how do we download the Gboard app for our smartphone, the below step will guide you step by step.

Gboard on Android Playstore-

The Google Keyboard is available in the Google Play Store for Android users, or by visiting this link: Gboard. After clicking on that hyperlink, the Google Play Store’s download page for Gboard will appear, from where you may download it. Or, you may search for Gboard and manually download it from your Playstore by going to the Google Play Store.

Download Gboard on an android device


Once you open Gboard for the first time, it will prompt you to Enable Gboard in Settings in Step 1 in which you have to enable the Gboard multilingual typing keyboard.

Steps are shown in the pictorial form below:

step 1 to setup gboard for nepali typing of android mobile
How to use Gboard


SELECT INPUT METHOD will appear in blue color in Step 2. Tap on here to set up your Android smartphone’s keyboard for Gboard. Choose Gboard as your input method when you are presented with the choice. Gboard will become your default keyboard as a result of this configuration. Now you’re at Gboard’s primary interface, where you may configure a number of things.

step 2 to setup gboard for nepali typing of android mobile
Step 2 of Gboard setup


Now In Gboard’s settings, you’ll find a plethora of choices. Nepali typing requires the addition of a Nepali keyboard. Tap on the Languages tab at the top of the Gboard settings page. Once you’ve done that, you’ll see a blue ADD KEYBOARD button, so tap on that. There will be a selection of languages to pick from, but we need to choose Nepali(Nepal), so use the search box to find it and choose it. Last but not least, touch on Done at the bottom of the page.

adding Nepali keyboard on Gboard apps
Adding the Nepali language on the Gboard app

Setup Nepali Keyboard

Gboard’s Nepali Keyboard is a collection of various keyboards that may be used in different ways. There are five distinct Nepali keyboards included in the software. Adding Nepali(Nepal) to your selection of keyboard languages and layouts will enable all tap Nepali(Nepal). 5 distinct Nepali keyboard layouts will be available: Romanised, ABC –>नेपाली, Handwriting, Traditional (Traditional), and Dynamic (dynamic). There is a purpose for each of these Nepali Keyword patterns. We’ll get to it in a moment.

5 different nepali typing keyboard layout on Gboard
Enabling Nepali layout on Gboard

How to use GBoard to type Nepali?

We’re now ready to use Gboard to type Nepali on your Android smartphone with Gboard. As an example, we’ll show you how to utilize five distinct Nepali keyboards we’ve added to Gboard’s settings.

Gboard’s Nepali keyboard may now be used in any application that requires Nepali typing. I’ll be using Samsung Notes to demonstrate this technique. For your application, you can utilize any.

Any application that requires a Keyboard will now appear as the default keyboard on your phone after you’ve brought it up. This is how the new keyboard will appear.

Nepali keyboard layout on Gboard

There are 5 layouts for the Nepali keyword, each with a unique purpose. To now our Gboard supports a total of six keyboard layouts (English is included). In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to type Nepali using the Gboard application’s 6 distinct Nepali keyboard layouts.

Note- To change keyboard layout just tap to world icon which lies on the bottom of your keyboard

World Icon to change the keyboard layout to a different language


In the Romanised layout of the Nepali Keyboard of Gboard, you can have Nepali characters in a Romanised manner. I assume You are familiar with the QWERTY keyboard format; in this format, we have the English alphabet in a different key position. In our Romanised layout of the Nepali keyboard, we have the Nepali alphabet in the QWERTY keyboard’s respective key position to facilitate Nepali Romanization. For example, in s, we have स; in d, we have द. Like that layout is formed to facilitate the Romanised Nepali for Nepali typing.

Romanized Nepali Keyboard layout look like this-

romanised nepali keyboard
Romanized Nepali keyboard layout

ABC –> नेपाली

This ABC–> Nepali is the second layout out of 6 different Nepali keyboard layout of Gboard. This is one handy for everyone. Using this layout, you can use a normal English QWERTY layout to type Roman Nepali. This layout will automatically translate those typed Romanized Nepali to true Nepali characters. Using this, you can easily type Nepali anywhere using your smartphone.

ABC –> नेपाली keyboard layout look like this-

abc to nepali typing keyboard layout
abc –> नेपाली keyboard layout


This is another advanced feature that Gboard provides for Nepali typing on your smartphone. It next layout you have in your Nepali keyboard layout list. You will get a drawing area on this keyboard layout where you can draw Nepali characters and words. Those drawn characters are then converted to true Nepali characters and ready to use anywhere in your application. This one is a really cool feature that Gboard provides, and it also makes this application more accessible and handy. Anyone can type Nepali on their smartphone just by drawing Nepali characters on this layout’s drawing area. You are going to love these features.

Handwriting Nepali keyboard layout looks like this-

handwriting keyboard layout on gboard for Nepali typing
Handwriting Nepali keyboard layout


Traditionally Nepali keyboard layout in Godard supports what other traditional Nepali keyboard layout offers. It has all Nepali alphabet positions similar to old traditional keyboards, like the one you see on Typeshala and other original Nepali keyboard layouts. So if you are already familiar with such a traditional Nepali keyboard layout, this will be easier and familiar to you. Hence, you can easily type Nepali using your smartphone.

Traditional Nepali keyboard layout looks like this-

traditional Nepali typing keyboard layout of Gboard
Traditional Nepali keyboard layout


The dynamic Nepali keyboard layout of the Gboard application is a little unique from the other layouts. Nepali characters are placed in alphabetic order from QWERTY position as क ख ग घ, and in upper key rows, it has अ, आ, इ (Nepali vowels letters). This layout will be easier for all who want to type Nepali. They even don’t need to be familiar with any other layout because every character is positioned in order on this particular layout      

Dynamic Nepali keyboard layout looks like this-   

dynamic Nepali keyboard layout of Gboard
Dynamic Nepali keyboard layout



To enable this voice typing feature of Gboar to type Nepali, we have to set up a few things in Gboard settings. For this please follow the following steps-


Now open Gboard application from your smartphone where we will enable and setup voice typing features of Nepali typing


Once you opened the Gboard, you see many options where ‘Voice typing’ is one. Now tap on this ‘Voice typing’ option. Once you are in Voice typing, you will see the ‘Use voice typing’ setting under that. Now you enable it by toggling it on. After this, tap on the ‘Offline speech recognition’ option, which lies just below the ‘Use voice typing’ option. After this, you will be able to see Languages, now tap on that and find and select Nepali vasa out of the long language list. If any other language is already selected, then unselect the previous language; otherwise, you will not be able to use voice typing for Nepali.

These steps are show here-

Steps to setup voice typing for Nepali in Gboard
steps to setup Nepali voice typing on Gboard for mobile phone
Steps to setup voice typing for Nepali in Gboard


Once you are done with all these, you come out of these Gboard settings, and now you are ready to demonstrate this voice typing feature for Nepali. Open any application where you need to type Nepali.

Again for this demonstration, I am using Samsung Notes. Once you see Keyboard, you tap on the ‘Mic’ option which lies at the right top corner of your keyboard. Once you tap, just keep speaking then simultaneously your Godard application translates those spoken Nepali words to written Nepali characters in real-time.

This Nepali voice typing demonstration is shown here-

demonstration of Nepali voice typing on Gboard using Android mobile phone
Demonstration of Nepali voice typing on Gboard

At the point of writing this article, the Nepali voice typing feature is currently available online only. So that you need an active internet connection to use features. But for few other languages English, Hindi, Gboard already support offline voice typing features; for this, you need to download an offline recognition pack from Gboard Voice typing features settings.


Discover seamless Nepali typing on your smartphone using Gboard mobile software. Our step-by-step guide covers the setup process and practical applications for Android users. While Gboard is available for iOS, the lack of direct Nepali language support requires users to utilize Hindi, limiting flexibility. Despite this, we showcase Gboard’s value and advanced features like handwriting and voice typing for enhanced Nepali input.

Ensure you’ve mastered Gboard for Nepali typing on your smartphone. Google’s Gboard emerges as a valuable keyboard tool, offering sophisticated features. Leave a comment for any clarification or assistance—we’re dedicated to resolving your issues promptly. If you found this helpful, share with your family and friends. Don’t miss out—subscribe to our website and follow NepaliBlogs for more insightful instructional content.

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