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If you are multilingual or even if you frequently have to type foreign language words. You'll be happy to know that you can activate additional keyboards on your iOS device. Again, this is one of the advantages of having no physical keyboard. All of you have to do is activate the keyboard in the language you want and you can bring it up at anytime to access characters specific to that language. To do this, go to Settings. General, and here look for international. Here you'll see your primary keyboard language. You can tap keyboards and then add new keyboard. Select the language you want to add. Let's go with French.
Now those are even keyboard for French Canadian and for Switzerland. I'll just go with standard French. And now it's added to my list. Incidentally, this is also where you can activate the Emoji keyboard, which isn't actually a language, but instead it's a keyboard for typing pictographic characters. They're similar to the emoticons you're probably familiar with, like the sideways smiley faces, but with a lot more variety. I'm going to tap Add New Keyboard again. And I'll find Emoji here. So we can see how that works. So now I have three keyboards activated. I'm going to press my Home button. And let's go to the Notes app.
I'll tap New to create a new note. Now once you've activated more than one keyboard you'll see this globe icon appear down here whenever the on screen keyboard is brought up. Tapping it cycles through your available keyboards. So with one tap, and I'll see the French keyboard. I'll type Cafe Ole. Now, the iPhone is already suggesting the proper spelling with the acute accent on the e here. But if that didn't come up, I can still type the acute accent by tapping its button here after the letter that I want to accent. Notice also that my iPhone isn't trying to fix the spelling of this phrase. Since I have the French keyboard activated, it assumes that I intend to be typing in French.
I'll hit return to go down a line, and let's switch to the next keyboard we activated, which was the Emoji keyboard. So here you'll find an incredibly large collection of images and icons you can use to express yourself visually, if that's your sort of thing. There five separate category tabs along the bottom here. Including a tab that collects your most recently used characters. So, for example, if I wanted to express my surprise over some news I received, I might go over to the smiley icons and I'll swipe through here and find the surprised face. And you'll notice that most of these categories have over half a dozen additional screens of images. So, I can just go through, finding images that I want and selecting them.
And again you'll find your most frequently used Emoji in this first tab here labelled with a clock icon, which can be useful so you don't have to browse through all these pages to find specific images. But in my case, I'm not really an Emoji kind of user, nor do I speak French frequently enough or even capable enough to warrant having the keyboard activated. So, I'm going to return to my settings. And, to do this, I'll just double click the home button, to bring up the multitasking screen, and let's go to settings from here. Now, if you want to edit the order of your keyboards, you can tap edit here in the upper right hand corner, and then just drag their handles around to customize their order. And that's the order they'll be displayed in when you're cycling through them keyboard.
But in this case, I just want to tap the Delete button next to the French keyboard, which reveals Delete and I'll tap that. I can also tap Done here and if you want to delete a keyboard from here, just swipe across it to the left and then tap Delete. So that's how to add and remove additional keyboards on your iOS device.
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