How to Undo Deleted Text in Samsung Galaxy’s Keyboard

All of us grew up typing on a desktop/laptop at our home or school. One of the great things about typing on a PC is having the ability to undo a mistake. Yes, the good old Ctrl + Z can solve a lot of errors while typing. However, if we throw a glance at Android, the smartphone keyboard lacks a undo mechanism. A typo will cost several tapping on the virtual backspace button. Similarly, if we delete a message by mistake, there is no way to revert it back in an instant. We have to re-type it.  However, if you use a Samsung Galaxy device, then you can make use of Undo Deleted Text feature. In this guide, I will tell you how you can do it.

As we are talking about the smartphone, we have to use gesture mechanisms to undo a fragment of deleted text. This feature is only available for Samsung Galaxy devices running on their native skin One UI 2.1. The UI version is the latest one available for the Galaxy smartphones.

Undo Deleted Text on Samsung Galaxy Keyboard

How to Undo Deleted Text in Samsung Galaxy’s Keyboard

One UI 2.0 is available for the new Galaxy S20 series and the previous year’s S10 series. So, it depends on what Samsung phone you have. You can go to the Settings app of your smartphone and under About Device look for Software information.


Keep in mind that this feature is available only on the stock keyboard app of the One UI 2.1. If you are using any 3rd party keyboard application, then you won’t find this feature.

First, you need to enable the cursor control on the device.

  • Go to Settings > General Management
  • Then go Language and Input
  • Under On-screen Keyboard, select Samsung Keyboard
  • Then head over to Swipe, touch, and Feedback
  • Next tap on Keyboard swipe controls > Choose Cursor control (tap on radio button)

Let’s say you will type a sentence and it gets deleted by mistake before completing. Immediately swipe left on the Samsung Galaxy keyboard to undo deleted text.

Interestingly, if you enable cursor control, you will not be able to use the Swipe to Type mechanism anymore. The latter is the typing system where you can swipe between alphabets of the on-display keyboard to compose text.  You can always switch back to regular swipe typing whenever you feel its need.

I wonder why popular keyboard apps like Gboard do not provide this feature. It is a very handy feature that will save time for retyping a piece of text. Maybe in future Google will roll out this feature to the Gboard.

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So, that’s about it. If you use any latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone then try out the Undo Deleted Text feature. I hope that you found this article informative.

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