The iPhone/iPad ships with an English keyboard layout by default. While this fits for most of us, many countries have different keyboard layouts with different scripts.
The iPhone supports many keyboard layouts to make it easy for you to type in your native language. Within each language, you can also change the hardware keyboard layout (besides QWERTY, AZERTY, etc.)
In this short tutorial, you’ll learn how to change the keyboard layout, download the dictionary and also reset the dictionary on the iPhone or iPad.
How to Change iPhone or iPad’s Keyboard Layout
Step #1. Go to Settings → Tap on General.
Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Keyboard → Tap on “Keyboards.”
Step #3. Now, tap on Add New Keyboard.
Step #4. From the list, select the preferred keyboard layout you want to add.
You can also tap on Edit on top-right and remove keyboard layout.
To access the newly added keyboard, you have to tap the ? globe icon on the keyboard. This cycles through all the keyboards you have enabled.
How to Add Dictionary on iOS Device
On the iPhone, the default dictionary is English, but fortunately, there’s an option to add more foreign language dictionaries. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step #1. Open Settings and tap on General.
Step #2. Under that, tap on Dictionary.
Step #3. You’ll notice that the English dictionary has a tick beside them, that means they are downloaded. But there are dictionary from other languages as well, just tap on the preferred dictionary you wish to download.
How to Reset Dictionary on iPhone or iPad
In order to reset a dictionary as it becomes cluttered with a lot of words, you can just head to General → Reset and tap on Reset Keyboard Dictionary.
It doesn’t matter what part of the world you belong, iPhone and iPad understand the value of local language. The support for regional languages is certainly going to help a lot of people to communicate in their native language and express themselves in a much better way.
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