Welcome back to this week’s installment of SwiftKey Keyboard Tips & Tricks! Once again, this week’s topic applies to both Android and iOS users, though there are some slight differences.
Did you know that with SwiftKey Keyboard for Android you can type in up to three languages simultaneously, and up to two languages simultaneously on iOS without switching out the keyboard on either platform? Approximately 30% of our user base is multilingual, so it’s really important to us to make sure that personalized typing extends to all of the languages you speak.
Part of this is making sure you have all the right accented characters for communicating with your friends and loved ones – so today, we thought we’d show you how to quickly and easily access these accented characters.
To enable this in SwiftKey for Android, just follow these three steps:
- Open SwiftKey Hub
- Go into the Gear tab
- Select ‘Keys’
- Tick the ‘Accented Characters’ box
Check the ‘Accented characters’ box
Once you’ve selected this in your Settings, go back to the keyboard and longpress an alpha character to see the selection of accented characters. Here’s what it looks like when you longpress ‘a’:
After longpressing ‘a’ you’ll notice the list of accented characters.
On iPhone & iPad
With SwiftKey for iPhone & iPad, this feature is turned on by default. To access the accented characters from the keyboard, simply longpress an alpha character such as ‘e.’
After longpressing ‘e’ you’ll notice the list of accented characters.
Note: Not every single alpha character has a list of accented characters…have you found the ones that don’t? Let us know what you find in the comments.
In case you missed last week’s Tips & Tricks, check out How do I use SwiftKey Flow to write a word with double letters?
Ryan & the Community Team