How to Install Swype on any Android Phone

swype logoIf your Android device is not sporting the Swype keyboard, then we will guide you on how you can install the same on any of the Android mobile phone. Many devices like Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini etc. doesn’t come with Swype installed out of the Box. For all those who doesn’t know what is Swype, Swype is basically a text input for touch screen phones in short it’s just a keypad of a different kind which is different from the default version which comes by default.

Before installing the Swype keypad for your Android device, you need to make sure that you haven’t installed the earlier version of Swype which was released in November 2010. If you have installed the Swype’s earlier version then you need to uninstall the same before installing the new version which we will be discussing in the due course of this article. If you want to know on how you can uninstall the Swype then follow the instructions below:

Procedure to uninstall the Swype Keypad:

  • First, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Swype and then select uninstall option and press OK. After this, Swype will get uninstalled.
  • Note that if you are removing the Swype completely then you need to choose the Swype Installer and then choose Uninstall Swype installer; press Ok after which Swype installer will get uninstalled.

Before proceeding to install the latest version, you first have to register with Swype after which you will have to follow the steps which are mentioned below

Procedure to install the latest version of Swype Keypad:

  • As soon as you register with Swype from the above mentioned link, you will immediately receive the mail from the Team Swype regarding the confirmation of account, click on the link mentioned in the link after which again you will receive a mail as shown in the below snapshot:


  • Now, after clicking on the first link which is mentioned in the mail, you will be redirected to the page where you have to download the Swype from as shown below,

click here

  • As soon as you click on the link, the file downloading starts and you can see that Swype-Installer.apk file will be downloaded, please note that this is not the final installation file.

Swype Installer

  • After the downloading of Swype-Installer gets finished, you will have to tap on the downloaded file as shown below,

Swype Installer apk

  • Now, here you may/may not get the below shown message that “For Security, your phone is set to block installation of Applications not sourced in Android Market”. If you get this message just click on Settings and proceed.

Install Blocked

  • The message can be dispersed after checking the option of “Unknown Sources”, you will see a message that “Your phone and data are more vulnerable to attack by applications from unknown sources. …”, Just click on Ok as shown below.

Unknown sourcesAttention Message

  • Now, after selecting OK option, you will get a screen as shown below where you just need to tap on the Install option.

Swype Installer.

  • As soon as you click on Install, the application will get installed within seconds after which you will have to tap on Open option as shown below.

app installed

  • After installation, if there is an available update to the Swype Installer, you will be prompted to download and install the new version as shown below.

update swype

  • Now, simply login into your account with the login credentials which you have entered at the time of registration.

swype welcome screenswype login screen

  • Next up, you will have to select the version which you want to download and install, select the same as shown in the below snapshot

select version

  • Now, you will have to wait till the Swype get downloaded.

Wait screen

  • As soon as the Swype gets downloaded, press on Install


  • Press on Done when prompted as shown below.

Application installed

To enable swipe, click on Enable Swipe, check the Swype option by checking the tick mark, press Ok for the message “The input method may be able to collect all the text you type, including personal data like passwords and credit card numbers….”, select Swype, and then also choose the input method as Swype and then finally click on Finish to start the Skype. So, in this way you have successfully downloaded and installed the skype.

  1. Reply ulysses May 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    how to reinstall swype in my samsung galaxy ace because i update my android version into 2.3.7?

  2. Reply Bob September 6, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Hello Again Neal,
    I got my new Lg Optimus Black, and let me say, it is a fantastic phone. But I am having a problem when downloading swype. When i got to the link from my email on my phone, I go to download the Installer. But it keep saying “download failed”. Why is this?
    Thanks in advance 😀

  3. Reply Umang August 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    same problem as Trina.. I tried installing Swype on my HTC Salsa, but when I try to change my input method, Swype is not an option. I still only have Qwerty/phone keypad and compact qwerty.
    Someone please help!

  4. Reply umang August 27, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I hav same problem as tribal.. doesnt work on htc salsa.. pls help!!

  5. Reply umang August 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Hey.. will this work on htc salsa?

  6. Reply Bob August 20, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Hi, i was just wondering if it will work on my LG Optimus Black???

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 20, 2011 at 10:24 am

      no, as it comes with swype by default!

      • Reply Bob August 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm

        Are u sure? Because on Optus Australia, Swype is not listed???

        Thanks 🙂

        • NeaL Pradeep August 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm

          yes go ahead bob!

        • Bob August 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm

          OK thanks!!

        • Bob August 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm

          Hi again Neal, sorry to bother you, but i am sure it does not have swype. After using at Optus Today, swype is not an option on the keypad. And i couldn’t find it in input options. Here is a link to the phone on Optus australia- Swype is not listed here?? :/. So if it doesn’t have swype, can it be installed, or will i have the same problem as Daniel above ^^? Because no swype is the only thing making me not buy this phone, but if i can install it succesfuuly, then i will buy it.

          Thanks, 🙂

        • NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 10:27 am

          bob, we will soon come up with the procedure to install the swypE!

        • Bob August 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

          ok thanks. a bit off topic, but u seem to know a fair bit about phones :P. So would you reccommend the Optimus Black, or the Galaxy S?? i have heard that the galaxy S lags- is this true? because these are the 2 phones i am deicding between.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

          Go with Galaxy S!

  7. Reply Trina July 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I tried installing Swype on my HTC Desire 2. It all follows through as it should, but when I try to change my input method, Swype is not an option. I still only have Qwerty/phone keypad and compact qwerty ….*shrugs* and yes, swype is enabled

  8. Reply J Pearl June 17, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks! This was really helpful… I felt handicapped without my Swype Keyboard and now I have it on my new Droid – Dell XCD35

    Installation was a piece-o’-cake!

  9. Reply Moko June 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    cant unstall it frm my samsung tab…PT1000
    any body can help???

  10. Reply Letty March 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Hi, I have been looking for days for information on how to install swype on my htc hero. I have downloaded links that have not worked. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this article you wrote….I did everything as per your instructions and now have swype on my phone!!!!!!!

  11. Reply Daniel Benson March 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    so i get to the screen where it downloads but i cant change it so i ca download “unknown sources” I have the HTC inspire HELP!!!!!

    • Reply Neal Pradeep March 27, 2011 at 8:42 am

      oh! am afraid it doesn’t support your phone, sorry to say that @daniel

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