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How to Install and Use Multiple Keyboards on Your iPad

1st June 2024

1:18

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11" iPad Pro (2nd Generation)
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iPadOS 17.5

Jacob Woolcock

1st June 2024

Jacob Woolcock

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1:18

| Accessibility
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11" iPad Pro (2nd Generation)
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iPadOS 17.5
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Description

In this video, I guide you through the process of customising the keyboard on your iPad to enhance your typing experience. Whether you need a different regional keyboard or a new language entirely, I show you how to add and switch between multiple keyboards with ease.

You’ll learn how to access these settings, choose the keyboards you need, and seamlessly switch between them using the Globe icon.

This tutorial is invaluable for anyone looking to type more efficiently in their preferred language, making your iPad even more versatile and user-friendly.

Transcript

When you’re typing on your iPad, you’re not just limited to the default keyboard it comes with. You might want to have a different regional keyboard or a different language keyboard entirely to make typing in your natural language easier.

You can change the available keyboards on your iPad by going to the Settings app and, under General, selecting Keyboards. Then, at the top of the screen, tap Keyboards again, and here you can select any keyboards you want to include. I’ve already got the emoji keyboard and the French keyboard installed. I’m just going to choose a couple of Chinese ones as well to demonstrate switching between them.

When you’ve chosen the keyboards you want, you can then go back into whatever app you are using. On the keyboard, in the bottom left corner, tap and hold the Globe icon. This will bring up a floating menu of the different keyboards, and simply by tapping one of those, your keyboard will change to mirror whatever you’ve just selected. This means the keyboard layout will change, the actual symbols and glyphs on the keyboard will change as well, and even spell check in the document will become native to the language you’re currently typing in.

You can even use a keyboard where you can draw the symbols on the screen, and it will convert it into text for you. Sadly, I can’t speak Chinese, so I’m not quite sure what I’m saying here. The power of keyboards on iOS really is unlimited when you start adding the ones you need.

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This QuickTip video was recorded on an 11" iPad Pro (2nd Generation)
running iPadOS 17.5.

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