How to Delete a Keyboard on the iPhone 5 in iOS 7

The iPhone has support for multiple different languages, and you can switch between many of them directly from your phone. One simple way to include a secondary language on your device is to add a keyboard in another language.

But if you find that you do not use the other keyboard very much, and that you find yourself switching to it accidentally more than intentionally, then you might wonder how you can uninstall that keyboard from your iPhone 5. So follow our short guide below to find out how to make this change on your device.

Deleting Unwanted Keyboards on an iPhone

The steps below will not entirely delete a keyboard from your iPhone, so you will still have the option of installing it later if you change your mind. But it will not come up as a keyboard option when you press the globe icon to the left of your spacebar to switch between keyboards. If you want to reinstall a keyboard, learn how here.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the settings icon

Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.

touch the general option

Step 3: Scroll down and select the Keyboard option.

select the keyboard option

Step 4: Scroll down and tap the Keyboards button. Note that there should be a number next to this option that indicates the number of keyboards that are installed on your iPhone.

tap the keyboards button

Step 5: Tap the Edit button at the top-right of the screen.

touch the edit button

Step 6: Touch the red circle to the left of the keyboard that you want to uninstall.

how to delete a keyboard on the iphone 5

Step 7: Touch the red Delete button to confirm that you want to delete the keyboard.

touch the delete button

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