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Customize your iPhone Keyboard Settings

Written by Hassan Abbas

iPhone Keyboard settings: We all know that we have many things to do with our phones than make calls. We send text messages and emails, searching stuff on the web, and take notes. So with iPhone keyboard settings, the way you want them is important for these types of things.

If you’re new to the iPhone, you can customize your keyboard when you need it. Our guide will show you how to do that.

Access your iPhone Keyboard settings

Firstly, you need to access the settings for your keyboard.

  • Open your Settings
  • Then select General.
  • After this scroll down and tap Keyboard.

Not only this but you can also access these settings directly from your keyboard:

  • With the keyboard open.
  • Tap and hold the smiley face or globe icon.
  • Then select Keyboard Settings.


On your screen top, you’ll see Keyboards. You can click this to select your keyboard layouts like QWERTY, AZERTY, or QWERTZ. This is also where you can add more keyboards like those in other languages or third-party keyboard apps that you install.


At the back of the keyboard screen, you’ll see Text Replacement and One-Handed Keyboard options.

If you click Text Replacement, you can set up keyboard shortcuts. With the help of this, you’ll enter the keys you want to use as a shortcut and the whole phrase or sentence that will pop in. For instance, you can set up a shortcut for when you type “tyt” it shows as “Thank you for your time!”.

If you click on One-Handed Keyboard, you can select from Left or Right depending on your prominent hand. It’ll shift the keyboard slightly in the direction you need to type with one hand.


The last section on the Keyboards screen is for all of your keyboard options. You can allow or disable each one using the toggle.

Here you can allow features like auto-correction, spell-check, predictive text, and slide to type. These features are helpful in their own way. However, we do know the risks of auto-correction, so use the features at yours caution.


For a new iPhone user, these keyboard settings can help you type faster, more accurately, or in another dialect when needed. So get your keyboard set up for the ways you’ll use it most right from the start.

Are you ready to make some adjustments to your keyboard settings now? Let us know in the comment section below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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