Type in a different language

You can change your keyboard language without changing your mobile device's language.

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

Add a language

When you use Gboard, your iPhone or iPad's language settings aren't affected.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, install Gboard.
  2. Open any app that you can type with, like Gmail or Keep.
  3. Tap where you can enter text.
  4. At the bottom of your keyboard, touch and hold Globe Globe.
  5. Tap Settings Settings and then Languages.
  6. Tap Add language.
  7. Tap the language you want to turn on.

Switch between languages

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open any app that you can type with, like Gmail or Keep.
  2. Tap where you can enter text.
  3. At the bottom of the keyboard, touch and hold Globe Globe.
  4. Tap the language you want to use.

Customize your keyboard layout

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Keyboard and then Keyboards.
  4. Add or turn on the layout you want to use.
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