How to Change the Keyboard Layout on iPhone and iPad

Did you know you can change the Keyboard layout on iPhone or iPad to type in your local language? If not, head over to this post and learn how to do it.

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.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Keyboard → Tap on “Keyboards.”

Tap on Keyboards then Keyboard on iPhone or iPad Settings

Step #3. Now, tap on Add New Keyboard.

Tap on Add New Keyboard in iOS Settings

Step #4. From the list, select the preferred keyboard layout you want to add.

Add Keyboard Layout on iPhone or iPad

You can also tap on Edit on top-right and remove keyboard layout.

Delete Keyboard Layout on iPhone or iPad

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.

Change iPhone or iPad Keyboard Layout

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.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Under that, tap on Dictionary.

Tap on Dictionary in iOS 12 Settings

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.

Add Dictionary on iPhone or iPad

That’s it!

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.

Reset iPhone Keyboard Dictionary

Wrapping up

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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