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 iPhone and iPad.
- How to Add a Built-in Keyboard in iOS 13 and iPadOS
- How to Add a Third-Party Keyboard in iOS 13 and iPadOS
- Switch Between Keyboards on iPhone and iPad
- How to Change Default Keyboard on iPhone and iPad
How to Add a Built-in 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.
Step #4. Tap on Keyboards → Add New Keyboard.
Step #5. Select a keyboard from the long list.
Done. The new keyboard has been successfully added.
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.
How to Add a Third-Party Keyboard in iOS 13 and iPadOS
Don’t like the default iOS 13 keyboard? No problem. You may use one of the best third party 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 General → Keyboard → Keyboards.
Step #5. Tap on Add New Keyboard.
Step #6. Scroll down and under THIRD-PARTY KEYBOARDS, tap on the downloaded keyboard name.
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.
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.
How to Change Default Keyboard on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Open the Settings app → General → Keyboard.
Step #2. Tap on Keyboards and then tap on Edit from the upper right.
Step #3. Touch the three lines icon next to the desired keyboard and drag it to the top.
Step #4. Tap on Done.
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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