This post will walk you through altering the iOS language input system by adding a new preferred keyboard. Here’s a quick guide to change or add a keyboard on iPhone 13 in iOS 15.4.1.
iOS 15 Keyboard Settings
Recent iPhones running on the latest iOS version allow users to customize the default keyboard and add another keyboard to use for text inputs.
While the default iOS keyboard app is already packed with useful features, it may not suffice other user’s needs and preferences.
Thankfully, Apple made sure that adding new keyboards and languages in new iPhones is simple and straightforward. All it takes is to access the iOS keyboards settings and follow the onscreen prompts to select the desired keyboard.
Once the new keyboard is added, you should be all set to switch between languages without having to switch between keyboards as your keyboard automatically switches between the two frequently used languages.
In case you need some input on how to access and manage these settings on your new iPhone 13, you can refer to the outlined walkthrough as follows.
Steps to Change/Add a Keyboard on iPhone 13
The following procedure is also applicable when altering the default keyboard settings on other iPhones running in iOS 15.4.1. However, the actual interface on individual devices may vary slightly given that available screens and menu options also vary depending on the device model and network service provider.
Keeping the device software up-to-date is therefore recommended to ensure all key features and menu items are available.
Once you’ve all set, you may go ahead and proceed with these steps.
Step 1: From the Home screen, tap Settings to access the iOS settings menu.
Step 2: While in the main Settings app menu, find and then tap General. Another menu opens with a list of options for general system management.
Step 3: Find and then tap Keyboard to continue. The keyboard menu opens next. Here, you’ll see a list of all relevant options.
Step 4: From the keyboard menu, tap Keyboards.
Step 5: Tap Add New Keyboard on the next screen to proceed.
Step 6: A list of available keyboard options will load up next. Find and select your preferred keyboard to add. Simply tap to mark the keyboard you want to use and follow the rest of the onscreen instructions.
The recently added keyboard will then be included in the list of existing keyboards on your device.
To alter the current keyboard settings, tap Edit on the top-rightmost corner of the Keyboards menu. Doing so will enable the edit menu, allowing you to make necessary changes to your keyboards list.
To rearrange the keyboards, drag the three short lines next to the desired keyboard to relocate to a new place in the list and then tap Done to apply recent changes.
To delete any unwanted keyboard, tap the Minus (-) icon next to the keyboard that you’d like to remove, tap Delete then tap Done.
Adding a keyboard for a different language also adds the corresponding language to the preferred language order list.
To access and manage this list, just head over to your iPhone Settings-> General-> Language & Region menu. There, you should see all added languages available for your apps and display text.
After adding the new keyboard, you can start using it for text input apps.
To switch to another keyboard from the default, just launch the typing app and then touch and hold the smiley or globe icon then enter the name of the keyboard that you’d like to switch to.
As for the keyboard layout, you can set an alternative layout to the default by heading over to Settings-> General-> Keyboard-> Keyboards menu and then tap to select a language at the top of the screen. Finally, select your preferred alternative layout from the list provided.
Third-Party Keyboard Apps for iPhone 13
Aside from the preset keyboards, there are also other third-party keyboard apps that you can use as better alternatives. These keyboard apps typically have more features with better visual looks than the built-in keyboards.
Tagged among the best iOS keyboard apps for iPhone 13 are Typewise Keyboard, Grammarly, Phraseboard Keyboard, Gboard, Microsoft SwiftKey, Fleksy, Color Keyboard, and Bitmoji among others. These apps can be downloaded via App Store for free or via one-time purchase.
Just pick the one that offers the most useful feature including text options, design, emoji access, and privacy features.
You can always switch back to the default keyboard in case you aren’t satisfied with the one you recently set as alternative.
And that’s all about altering and adding a keyboard on the new Apple iPhone 13 smartphone.
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