How To Make Keyboard Bigger On iPhone

Having a big keyboard on your iPhone or any mobile phone can be advantageous for individuals with big hands, most especially using small display iPhone models such as iPhone 13 mini and iPhone SE. Chances of typo errors increases. In today’s tutorial, we will show you different methods on how you make keyboard bigger on iPhone.

Make Keyboard Bigger iPhone

Although there is no option on any iPhone models that increases the keyboard settings, however there are settings that you can modify to make the keyboard bigger than its usual size.

Switch to Zoomed View 1

First Method: Switch to Zoomed View

The first method that you can try to make your iPhone keyboard bigger is to switch to zoomed view. Zoom feature will make your keyboard bigger however, all other apps and the content size of your iPhone will also be large, more or less larger by up to 10 pr 15%.

To do this:

  1. Open Settings app
  2. Scroll down and tap Display & Brightness
  3. Scroll dow and tap on Display zoom
  4. Select Larger Text if default (Standard) is the current selection.
  5. Tap Done located at the upper right
  6. A prompt message appears, tap Use Zoomed. iPhone will restart to apply changes made.
  7. Wait for restart process to complete and then check if the iPhone content size has changed.
Enable Bold

Second Method: Enable Bold Text to make keyboard bigger iPhone

To make the text on your iPhone keyboard appear bold, iOS has a built-in feature to do that. Bold texts will appear bigger and this method is preferrable for older individuals since with a bold text it will make it keys easier to read and for easier typing. Enable Bold text by doing the following steps below:

  1. Open Settings app
  2. Scroll down and tap Accessibility settings
  3. Tap Display and Text Size
  4. Toggle ON the option Bold Text.
Switch Display to Landscape mode

Third Method: Switch Display to Landscape mode

Landscape mode is preferrable if you want to have a larger keyboard when typing. Accessing landscape mode is done by simply rotating your phone sideways. However, choosing landscape mode means disabling portrait orientation Lock. If you are okay with that, follow the steps below:

  1. Open iPhone Control center. This is done by swiping down starting from the upper right corner of your iPhone screen.
  2. Once in the Control Center, tap on the lock sign. Doing do sill turn off portrait orientation lock off.
  3. Now to use keyboard in landscape mode, open messages app or any application where you want to use the keyboard with.
  4. Turn iPhone sideways (landscape position)
Disable Lowercase keys

Fourth Method: Disable Lowercase keys to make keyboard bigger iPhone

We are all aware that lowercase keys may appear smaller as compared to uppercase keys. But if you want to make changes on the iPhone keyboard, you have the option to disable lowercase keys.

To do this:

  1. Open Settings app
  2. Scroll down and tap Accessibility settings
  3. Scroll down and tap Keyboards settings. This option is under Physical and Motor section.
  4. Toggle OFF the option Show lowercase keys. This option is located under Software keyboards option.

When the lowercase keys are disbled, the keyboard will appear only uppercase keys. However, the text you will be typing will appear as is, a lowercase and an uppercase.

Use a third party keyboard app

Fifth Method: Use a third party keyboard app

As previously mentioned, there is no option on Keyboard settings to make key size bigger. Aside from the methods listed above, another method is to use a third party keyboard app. Third party app can be downloaded from App Store.

Third party keyboard apps can make the keyboard layout on your iPhone display to increase or decrease the size.

Most of the apps are free to use, other apps can be used on a free trial but would require you to purchase for a fee to be able to access the Pro version of the app.

Sixth Method: Use External keyboard

You can also use an external keyboard or third party keyboards with your iPhone device. The size of the keys of an external keyboard is relatively larger though it would be such a hassle to be always bringing with you an external keyboard.

However, external keyboard can still be useful if you are typing a longer text or if your keyboard is not functioning.

How to type on iPhone easily

Here are some of the simple and easy ways that you can comfortably type on your iPhone device.

Landscape mode

As mentioned beforehand that typing using the landscape mode is useful especially if the phone you are using has a small screen. With a small screen iPhone on landscape mode, the keyboard will appear larger. Just turn the iPhone sideways for landscape made, and turn it again to a normal position to revert the display back to portrait.

Glide Typing

Glide typing is am iPhone feature that allows users to slide the finger on the screen to move across the keyboard to input the text. For iPhone on iOS 13 versions and later, swipe typing or glide typing is already enabled by default. Though with glide typing, it usually takes a pratice to be able to correctly type the text until you’ll get used to it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of iPhone models has the Big keys keyboard size on its display?

Newer versions of iPhone models such as iPhone 13 Pro max or iPhone 14 Pro max has a larger keyboard as compared to other models because these models of iPhone also have a larger display size.

Can I increase the iPhone’s keyboard?

There is no option to change the size of the keyboard on your iPhone, though there are several methods that you can do in the Settings section to make the keyboard appear bigger and larger.

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