An iPhone comes with a keyboard layout that is pre-installed based upon the region settings that you select when setting up the iPhone. So if you need to install another keyboard so that you can type in a different language, then you will need to go about adding that keyboard. But even after an additional keyboard has been added, you still need to switch to that keyboard when you want to write in that other language. Fortunately you can switch between keyboard on an iPhone by following a few simple steps.
How Do I Switch International Keyboards on the iPhone
This tutorial will assume that you have already installed another keyboard on your iPhone. They are included on the device by default, but you must activate them in order to use them. You can read this article to learn how to add another keyboard to your iPhone. The example in that article is adding a Spanish keyboard, but the method is the same for any of the other keyboard options.
Step 1: Open an app from which you can access the keyboard. This could be the Mail app, Messages, Notes or any other app where you need to type. I will be opening the Notes app for this example.
Step 2: Tap somewhere on the screen where you want to type to bring up the keyboard.
Step 3: Touch the globe icon to the left of the space bar to switch to the other keyboard. If you have activate more than two keyboards on the device, then you will need to press the globe icon again to switch to the additional keyboards.
Do you dislike the clicking sound that you hear when you type on your iPhone keyboard? This article can show you how to disable that sound.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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