How to Change the Keyboard on iPhone and iPad

iOS 13 lets you add multiple keyboards that enable you to type in various languages. You can also add third-party keyboard apps like SwiftKey and Gboard. After you have more than one keyboard, it is easy to change and quickly switch between them, all while typing. So, without further ado, let us see how to add or change the keyboard on the iPhone and iPad.

How to Add a Keyboard in iOS 13 and iPadOS

Step #1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step #2. Tap General.

Step #3. Tap Keyboard.

Open Settings Tap on General and Then Tap on Keyboard

Step #4. Tap on Keyboards → Add New Keyboard.

Tap on Keyboards and Tap on Add New Keyboard

Step #5. Select a keyboard from the long list.

Done. The new keyboard has been successfully added.

Add a Built-in Keyboard in iOS 13 on iPhone

To delete a keyboard, follow the above steps and from the list of Keyboard, swipe right to left on one. Finally, tap Delete. To change order, tap on the Edit button and use the three lines to drag a keyboard up or down.

Tap on Delete to Remove Built-in Keyboard on iPhone

Don’t like the default iOS 13 keyboard? No problem. You may use one of the best iPhone keyboard apps. Here is how to do that.

Step #1. Download the keyboard app from the App Store. I am using SwiftKey.

Step #2. You can open the app and follow the instruction it shows.

Step #3. Or open the Settings app.

Step #4. Tap GeneralKeyboardKeyboards.

Tap on General, Keyboard and Keyboards on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on Add New Keyboard.

Step #6. Scroll down and under THIRD-PARTY KEYBOARDS, tap on the downloaded keyboard name.

Add a Third-Party Keyboard on iPhone and iPad

Done. The third-party keyboard has been successfully added.

One more thing you can do is tap on the third-party keyboard from the list of added keyboards and then enable the toggle for Allow Full Access.

How to Switch Between Keyboards on iPhone and iPad

After you have added more than one keyboard (including both in-built and third party), it is very easy to switch between them.

When you are typing touch and hold the globe (?) icon. Next, select a keyboard from the list of added keyboards.

Switch Between Keyboards on iPhone or iPad

In case, while using a third-party keyboard, if you don’t see the globe icon, then touch and hold the emoji button.

When you are in the emoji keyboard, tap on ABC (or the language’s initial word) that is shown in the bottom left to go back to a normal keyboard.

Tap on ABC to Switch from Emoji to Normal Keyboard on iPhone

How to Change Default Keyboard on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open the Settings app → GeneralKeyboard.

Tap on General, Keyboard and Keyboards on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Keyboards and then tap on Edit from the upper right.

Tap on Keyboards and Edit in iPhone Keyboard Settings

Step #3. Touch the three lines icon next to the desired keyboard and drag it to the top.

Step #4. Tap on Done.

Change Default Keyboard on iPhone and iPad

The default keyboard has been successfully changed.

Note that if your default keyboard is a third-party app, then it won’t work from the lock screen and some other sensitive places like while filling in the password. In these situations, you will automatically see Apple’s inbuilt iOS keyboard.

That’s all, folks!

This is how you can add a new keyboard to your iPhone and type in more than one language easily. If you have a further question, put it in the comments section below.

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