Starting from iOS8, Apple added a new feature where iPhone users can swap out Apple’s built-in keyboard with one of your choosing supplied by a third-party developer. Prior to that, users had no choice but to use Apple’s built-in keyboard for everything emails, text messages, etc. Even though the experience of using the Apple keyboard is great, users may find it bored. If you’re an iPhone 11 user and haven’t tried a new keyboard before, now is a good time to explore your options, and switching is a fairly easy process. The following is how to add third party keyboards on iPhone 11.
Steps to Add and Use Third Party Keyboards on iPhone 11
In this guide, we will show you a step-by-step procedure on how you can add third party keyboard on the iPhone 11 and how you can remove it.
Finding a suitable Keyboard
Apple uses the keyboard as an app, so you have to go into the App Store to download it. You have several options at your disposal. SwiftKey Keyboard is one popular option it allows you to swipe your finger over letters to form words instead of hitting a word out letter by letter.
How do you install and use third-party keyboards on iPhone 11?
Once you download and install your new keyboard, you’ll have to tell iOS that you want to actually use it.
- Enter settings on your device,
- Tap on ‘General’.
- Scroll down to ‘Keyboard’.
- Tap on ‘Keyboards’.
- Tap on ‘Edit’.
- Tap and drag ‘Microsoft SwiftKey’ to the top of the list.
There are several applications whose keyboard requires full access. You must allow full access to the keyboard. To do this, select the newly installed third-party keyboard from the list of keyboards.
Now that that’s all out of the way, it’s time to actually use your newly-installed keyboard. Open an app that accepts text input—like Notes—then bring up the keyboard. Tap and hold the Globe key until a keyboard picker menu pops up. Select the keyboard you just installed, then start typing. If you want to switch keyboards, you can do so at any time—just repeat this process and pick the keyboard you want to use.
Deactivating or deleting a third-party keyboards on your iPhone
If you want to remove a keyboard from the keyboard picker menu, head back to Settings > General > Keyboard, then tap Keyboards. Tap the Edit button, then tap the red “minus sign” button. Tap Delete to confirm that you want to remove that keyboard from the keyboard picker.
Another way to delete the keyboard without going to the Settings is to just remove the keyboard application that you downloaded from the App Store. Once you remove the app, the keyboard will also automatically be removed from the Settings.
Now, you have known the steps to add third party keyboards on iPhone 11. Hopefully, you have the ability to do it well without getting difficulties.