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How do I type in two languages on iPhone & iPad?

23rd January 2015

Hi everyone,

Welcome to this week’s installment of SwiftKey Keyboard Tips & Tricks! Recently, we’ve been highlighting some of the great things about speaking multiple languages (check out this week’s post on benefits of multilingualism and our latest Pinterest board) and wanted to share with you today how you can write in two different languages simultaneously with SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone & iPad.

Over 25% of SwiftKey users regularly use two languages, and we are proud that SwiftKey is able to support multiple languages on iPhone &iPad – find the whole list of supported languages here. If yours is not currently supported, you can always request it while we work on releasing more for the iOS app.

If you want to start typing in two different languages in SwiftKey, you can go about this a few different ways, but let’s get down to the basics first: getting those languages downloaded.

Watch this video on how to download new languages:

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While the app currently allows only two languages on iPhone & iPad to be enabled simultaneously, you can download as many as you’d like and jump into SwiftKey Settings to turn off one and activate another as you please.

What language combinations are you using? Do you use this feature? Let us know on Twitter!

Have suggestions for other Tips & Tricks you’d like to see? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments; we’d love to hear them. If you missed last week’s installment, check it out here: How do I change the Quick Period settings in SwiftKey?

You can download SwiftKey Keyboard for free on Google Play and the Apple App Store now:

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Ryan and the Community Team

One response to “How do I type in two languages on iPhone & iPad?”

  1. Ties says:

    I have two Android devices and love SwiftKey on them. On my iPhone, it’s a no-go; I’m tri-lingual, and mix and match three languages as needed in daily life.
    On Android, SwiftKey handles this beautifully: no language switching needed because the suggested words follow the language I’m currently using.
    On iOS, I can only select two languages at a time. So, should I drop English, the language I communicate in primarily with strangers online? Should I drop Dutch, my mother tongue and the language I use to communicate with my family on a daily basis? Or should I drop Swedish, the language of the country I live in?
    Sadly, for now, I have to opt for dropping SwiftKey until this is worked out.

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