How to Change the Keyboard on an IPhone

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How to Change the Keyboard on an IPhone
Change your iPhone's keyboard to a different language. (keyboard #3 image by Adam Borkowski from

By default, the keyboard tool on your Apple iPhone is set to English - US, but it can be changed to 42 other languages. Language changes can be made in the iPhone's keyboard settings, including the option of having multiple languages on or just a single, primary language. Once the language has been changed, you can view the additional keys on the keyboard in your Safari, Messages and Notes applications.

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Things you need

  • iPhone OS 2.0 or later

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  1. 1

    Press the "Home" button on your iPhone, and tap the "Settings" icon on the home screen.

  2. 2

    Tap the "General" tab, and tap the "Keyboard" tab.

  3. 3

    Slide your finger across the switches in the Keyboard screen to adjust auto-correction, auto-capitalisation, caps lock and shortcuts. Tap the "International Keyboards" tab to change your language.

  4. 4

    Slide your finger over the "OFF" switch to turn on a specific language, and slide your finger over the switch to turn it off. Tap the "Home" button on your iPhone to save the changes and exit out of preferences.

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