Sunday, August 21, 2011

Installing Swype Beta on your favourite Android device

What is Swype?
SwypeFastest input for mobile devices provides a faster and easier way to input text on any screen. With one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard, the patented technology enables users to input words faster and easier than other data input methods—at over 40 words per minute. The application is designed to work across a variety of devices such as phones, tablets, game consoles, kiosks, televisions, virtual screens and more.

For more information on Swype, check the official website.

Today, I'm going to tell you how to install Swype Beta v3.0 on your Android device.

Note: Install Swype Beta ONLY if your device didn't come with Swype pre-installed(else it won't work).


  1. Go to Swype's Official website by clicking on this link.
  2. At the bottom left corner, you will find a link that says "Click here to join", you need to click on the link.
  3. Once the page opens, read the list of new features included in this version of Swype.
  4. If you don't have a Swype account then click on REGISTER,
    • Fill in your details on the Registration Page.
      Note: Please use email address which is still active, as you will receive confirmation/actication mail on the same email address.
    • Click on Submit.
    • You will see a "Welcome to the Swype Beta!" message on your browser.
    • You will receive an confirmation mail on the address you had mentioned during registration to activate your Swype account.
  5. Else you can directly LOGIN,
    • You will be asked if you want to "Re-send Beta Invite Email".
    • Clicking on it will re-send the confirmation/activation mail to the email address you mentioned during registration.
      Note: You can also change the email address before clicking on the re-send email option.
  6. Now the task on the computer is over, the next steps will be for downloading and installing Swype on your Android device,
    • On your phone, open the Swype beta email.
    • Click the 1st link in the email.
    • Wait for the file to download.
    • Install downloaded file.
      Note:this will be a small file 78kb, the actual application is yet to be downloaded!
    • If you get Install blocked, press Settings, tick "Unknown sources" then you will be warned about "Your phone and personal data are more vulnerable to attack by unknown sources..." press OK.
    • Once the installation completes, Press Open.
    • You will be asked to Login, Login using your email address and password you entered during registration.
    • On successful login, you need to enter the key you received in the mail and click Submit.
    • Select either Swype Beta Full, Swype Beta English/Spanish or Swype Beta Chinese/English and click on Download Swype.
      Note: I recommend proceeding further ONLY if you are on Wi-Fi/3G connection, you may face issues while downloading the file on an Edge connection, as you need to download approximately 10Mb or more.
    • Once the download completes you need to install the application.
  7. Click to see enlarged image!
  8. Next, enable Swype as your input method.
    • Press Enable Swype.
    • Check next to Swype.
    • Press OK.
    • Press Back to Continue.
    • Press Select Swype.
    • Select Swype.
    • Click to see enlarged image!

Congratulations!! Swype is successfully installed and ready to use.

You may also like to try some of the alternatives to Swype,


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