How to Change Your iPhone and iPad Keyboard’s Language

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2024 by

If you’re a multilingual user or simply prefer to type in a different language, you may want to change the language of your iPhone or iPad keyboard. This can be especially useful when communicating with friends and family who speak a different language or when traveling to a foreign country. In this article, we’ll show you how to change your iPhone and iPad keyboard’s language in just a few simple steps.

iPhone Keyboard Settings

The first step to changing your keyboard’s language is to access your iPhone’s keyboard settings. To do this, go to your device’s Settings app and select “General.” From there, scroll down and select “Keyboard.” This will bring you to a page where you can manage your keyboard settings.

Adding a New Language

To add a new language to your keyboard, select “Keyboards” and then “Add New Keyboard.” This will bring up a list of available languages. Scroll through the list and select the language you want to add. Once you’ve selected the language, it will be added to your keyboard options.

Changing the Keyboard Language

To change the language of your keyboard, simply open any app that requires typing, such as Messages or Notes. When the keyboard appears, you’ll see a globe icon in the bottom left corner. Tap on this icon to cycle through your available keyboard languages. Keep tapping until you reach the language you want to use.

Organizing Your Keyboard Languages

If you have multiple languages added to your keyboard, you can organize them in the order you prefer. To do this, go back to your keyboard settings and select “Edit” in the top right corner. This will allow you to rearrange the order of your keyboard languages by dragging them into the desired position.

Removing a Language

If you no longer need a certain language on your keyboard, you can easily remove it. Go back to your keyboard settings and select “Edit.” Then, tap on the red minus sign next to the language you want to remove. This will bring up a “Delete” button. Tap on this button to remove the language from your keyboard options.

Changing the System Language

If you want to change the overall language of your iPhone or iPad, you can do so in the “Language & Region” section of your device’s Settings app. This will change the language of your entire device, including the keyboard.

Conclusion

Changing the language of your iPhone and iPad keyboard is a simple process that can greatly improve your typing experience. Whether you need to communicate in a different language or just prefer to type in a different language, these steps will help you easily switch between keyboard languages. Have you tried changing your keyboard’s language before? Let us know in the comments.

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