Custom Keyboard Keep Switching Back to Default on iPhone? How to Fix

Even after you have properly set up third party keyboards on your iPhone or iPad, they keep switching back to Apple’s standard one.

Though Apple’s standard keyboard is quite good, there are several third-party keyboard apps like, Gboard which boasts of more features and is a delight to use. That’s why iPhone and iPad owners enjoy typing on the custom keyboards with more flare.

Setting up a third-party keyboard as the default option on iOS devices is pretty simple. (Settings>General>Keyboard>Keyboard>Add New Keyboard). However, the custom keyboards will switch back to the default one every now and then especially in stock apps like Safari and Messages; making you puzzled why it happens. Nonetheless, there is a way to fix it.

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(Remember, while entering passwords, the keyboard automatically switches back to the standard one in order to provide security to your information.)

Custom Keyboard Keep Switching Back to Default on iPhoneHow to Prevent Custom Keyboard from Switching Back to Default on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Launch Settings app on your iPhoneStep #2. Next up, tap on General.

Under Setting, Tap on GeneralStep #3. Tap on Keyboard.

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Tap on KeyboardStep #4. Tap on Keyboard again.

Tap on Keyboard againStep #5. Up next, you have to tap on Edit from the top right-hand corner.

tap on Edit from the top right hand cornerStep #6. Tap on the red icon next to English or the language you have chosen for Apple’s standard keyboard.

Tap on the red icon next to EnglishStep #7. Now, tap on Delete.

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Now, tap on DeleteStep #8. Finally, tap on Done from the top right corner to confirm.

Finally, tap on Done to confirmThat’s it! The issue has been resolved. You can start using your favorite custom keyboard without any hindrance.

What sort of changes would you like to see in the standard keyboard in the upcoming iOS 10? Fortunately, there are plenty of good-looking concept features which can immensely transform the user-experience of the next-gen iOS.

Do you have any iOS 10 wishlists? Do let us know in the comments below or Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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