Set up Gboard

After you install Gboard, you can change your keyboard settings and choose your languages.

Note: Gboard is available for iPhones and iPads running iOS 9 and up.

Download Gboard

On your iPhone or iPad, install the Gboard app.

Set keyboard options

Change your settings
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gboard app Gboard.
  2. Tap Keyboard settings.
  3. Choose which settings to turn on, like Glide typing, Auto-correction, and Character preview
Make Gboard your main keyboard
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General and then Keyboard and then Keyboards.
  3. At the top right, tap Edit.
  4. Touch and hold Reorder Reorder.
  5. Drag the icon to the top of the list.
  6. Tap Done.
Allow full access

If you turn on Full Access, you can use Google Search in your keyboard. Your searches will be sent to Google, but nothing else will be shared.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gboard app Gboard.
  2. Tap Enabling full access.
  3. Tap Get started and then Keyboards.
  4. Turn on Allow full access.
Choose languages
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gboard app Gboard.
  2. Tap Languages and then Add language.
  3. Choose the languages you want.

Note: Gboard can support up to 3 languages at a time.

See supported languages
  • Achomi
  • Akoose
  • Alsatian
  • Ambonese Malay
  • Arabic
  • Arabic (Morocco)
  • Assyrian (Syria)
  • Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan)
  • Balkan Gagauz Turkish
  • Balti
  • Batak Simalungun*
  • Buginese (Lontara)*
  • Bulgarian
  • Cape Verdean Creole*
  • Catalan
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Chokwe (DRC)
  • Classical Syriac
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dazaga
  • Duri
  • Dutch
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (Great Britain)
  • English (India)
  • English (US)
  • Finnish
  • French
  • French (Belgium)
  • French (Canada)
  • French (Switzerland)
  • German
  • German (Switzerland)
  • Ghanaian Pidgin
  • Greek
  • Hawu
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hindi Transliteration
  • Hinglish
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Indus Kohistani
  • International Phonetic Alphabet*
  • Italian (Italy)
  • Italian (Switzerland)
  • Itawit
  • Japanese
  • Jula*
  • Kambaata (Ge'ez)
  • Kambaata (Latin)
  • Kankanaey
  • Korean
  • Kui
  • Ladino (Israel)
  • Lama
  • Latvian
  • Lepcha*
  • Limbu*
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • Makassar Malay
  • Malay
  • Maltese
  • Mamasa
  • Mehri
  • Melanau
  • Moba
  • Mongondow
  • Muna
  • Mundang*
  • Mundari (Latin)
  • Mundari (Odia)
  • Nauruan*
  • Norwegian
  • Ntcham
  • Osage*
  • Pa'O Karen*
  • Pamona
  • Parkari Koli
  • Persian
  • Plateau Malagasy
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Réunion Creole
  • Romanian
  • Russian (Russia)
  • Sebat Bet Gurage
  • Serbian
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Sgaw Karen
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • South Bolivian Quechua*
  • Spanish
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Spanish (US)
  • Sukuma
  • Supyire
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Sylheti (Syloti Nagri)
  • Tai Dam (Tai Viet)*
  • Tai Lue (New Tai Lue)
  • Tay
  • Toraja-Sa'dan
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vai*
  • Vasavi (Gujarati)
  • Vietnamese
  • Wanetsi
  • Western Kayah (Kayah Li)
  • Xong
  • Yao
  • Yiddish (Israel)

Remove Gboard

If you don’t want to use Gboard:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General and then Keyboard and then Keyboards.
  3. At the top right, tap Edit.
  4. Next to "Gboard," tap Remove Remove and then Delete.

 

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