How To Change Keyboard on iPad

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Apple’s devices, such as iPads and iPhones, offer multiple accessibility features to the users, and – that’s how Apple finds a place in its user’s hearts. Whether traveling to any other country with a different language, learning a new language, or being a multilingual iPad user, you can install a new keyboard on your iPad with a different language. Moreover, you can switch between the keyboards anytime with a single tap. 

Quick Answer

You can add or remove the keyboards on your iPad with different methods. You can go to Setting and add or remove the Keyboard from the “General” > “Keyboard” section. From here, you can also change the Keyboard on the iPad. Or you can also tap on the globe icon from your on-screen Keyboard to switch between the keyboards (that you have enabled on your iPad) with a single tap. 

iPad has many keyboards pre-installed with different languages, depending on the country or region you’re buying from, and you can even add new keyboards. Some users also like to add third-party keyboards such as Gboard to iPad.

Here in this guide, we’ve listed all the methods to add/remove any keyboard on an iPad and how to switch between different keyboards on an iPad. Let’s get started.

Changing Keyboards on iPad

iPad offers extensive accessibility features to its users as these devices are meant to replace smartphones and laptops. Do you know you can even quickly switch between the keyboards on the iPad (having different languages) with a single tap? But before you change the Keyboard on the iPad, you must have the Keyboard installed/enabled on your iPad. Want to know how? Here you go! 

Add or Remove Keyboard on iPad

You can enable or disable multiple typing features on the iPad, such as spell checker, auto-correct, switch between languages, etc. But before you switch between the keyboards, you must add a new keyboard with that language (you wish to type in) to your iPad. 


Do you know that if you’re a multilingual user, you can even type in different languages? Apple’s iPad keyboard lets you type in two different languages without even switching between the keyboards— although not all languages are supported. 

Adding New Keyboard on iPad

Here’s how to add or remove keyboards on iPad:

  1. Open the “Settings” of your iPad and tap on “General” > “Keyboards”. Tap on “Add New Keyboard” to add a keyboard with a different language on your iPad. 
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  2. You’ll be asked to choose the language you wish to add to the new Keyboard. Tap on any language you want, and a keyboard will be added to the list. 
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Removing Keyboard from iPad

You can also remove the Keyboard that you no longer need. Here’s a step-by-step guide to removing a keyboard on an iPad:

  1. Go to “Settings” and tap “General”. Open the “Keyboard” section and tap “Edit”
  2. Tap on the “Remove” button (Red circle with a white line on it) next to the Keyboard that you no longer need and want to remove. Select “Delete” > “Done”, and the Keyboard will be no longer in the list. 
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Whenever you add a keyboard with a different language to the iPad, that new language is automatically added to the Preferred Language Order List. 

Switch Between Keyboards on iPad

Now that you’ve added the keyboards you want (in different languages), you can easily change or switch between the different keyboards on the iPad. Here’s a step-by-step guide to changing the Keyboard on iPad:

  1. On the on-screen keyboard, tap on the smiley-face or globe icon to open the Keyboard’s list
  2. From the keyboard list, you can choose the desired Keyboard you wish to use. 

How To Change the Keyboard Layout on an iPad

Want to change the keyboard layout on your iPad? You’ll be glad to know that the iPad allows you to choose between the three keyboard layouts: docked, split, and undocked Keyboard. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to change the layout of the Keyboard on the iPad:

  1. Please tap on the “Keyboard” button (with a downward arrow) from the bottom right corner and hold it. 
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  2. You’ll be asked to choose from the undock and split Keyboard. 
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  3. Once you tap and select the “Undock” option, the iPad keyboard will move to the center of the screen. 
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  4. Want to reverse it to the default settings? Tap on the same keyboard icon and select “Dock and Merge” to bring the Keyboard back to default settings. 
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iPad allows users to add new keyboards (in different languages) to the list – if they wish to travel to another country or as a multilingual iPad user. You can also remove the Keyboard whenever you want, and all that can be done through the “Settings” > “General” > “Keyboards”. Moreover, switching between the keyboards will take a single touch on the globe icon from your on-screen Keyboard. 

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