SwiftKey Keyboard is coming to iPhone & iPad on September 17

17th September 2014

Hi everyone,

We have some big news to share! Today at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco, we unveiled the first details about SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch and we want to give the first details and images to you, too.

For those of you who are new to SwiftKey; welcome! SwiftKey’s philosophy is that you should be able to spend less time correcting your typos and more time expressing what you really mean. Our keyboard learns the way you type and the words and phrases that matter to you, constantly adapting to your personal writing style for a smarter typing experience.

We want to make it easy for people to express themselves and tell their stories in their own words. Take a first look at our video, ‘SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone & iPad – Tell your story’, narrated by the one-and-only Stephen Fry, an amazing comedian, actor and activist and a SwiftKey friend.

Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect when SwiftKey Keyboard arrives on iOS on Wednesday, September 17:

Type less
SwiftKey proactively suggests what you’re most likely to type next. Autocomplete a whole word with a single tap, instead of typing letter by letter.

SwiftKey screenshot 2

Type more accurately
SwiftKey’s smarter autocorrect adapts to the way you type, reducing time spent correcting typos. The app even inserts missed spaces for you.

Teach SwiftKey how you type
SwiftKey Cloud is a collection of features that helps you get even more personalized typing, with safe backup of the way you use language, and seamless syncing across devices and platforms.

Sign up quickly and easily through your Facebook or Google account, and then personalize further through your Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and Evernote archives.

Type in your language(s)
With SwiftKey’s intelligent language detection technology you can type in two languages seamlessly without switching between keyboards.

At launch, SwiftKey Keyboard will support: English (UK, US, AUS, CA), Portuguese (PT, BR), French (FR, CA), German, Italian, Spanish (ES, US, Latin America).

SwiftKey screenshot 1

Type your way
Choose a different way to type by sliding from letter to letter with SwiftKey Flow, with the same powerful real-time predictions based on your writing style. At launch, SwiftKey Flow will only be available on iPhone and iPod touch.

We really appreciate your support and excitement on our road to iOS8. To be the first to know, sign up here and don’t forget to follow along on Twitter and Facebook.

Thanks again,

Jon Reynolds & Ben Medlock,
SwiftKey co-founders

64 responses to “SwiftKey Keyboard is coming to iPhone & iPad on September 17”

  1. vinothr says:

    Time to protest! Apple users protest whenever iOS exclusive apps hit Android, time to do the same! Swiftkey & Android <3

  2. SwiftKey logo on the space bar? No thank you

  3. MJ says:

    What’s the cost on the keyboard?

  4. MJ says:

    Also, will one purchase unlock both iPhone and iPad?

  5. Vlad Paul says:

    This is most wanted feature in iOS 8. :) Congratulations

  6. Victor Kyalo says:

    I am requesting the addition of that theme on android.

  7. sebastian_tomita says:

    Why just these languages? Can’t you transfer the languages from the andoid version?

    • Flixx says:

      I switched from Android to iOS at the iPhone 6 plus and I’m really missing the Dutch swype language feature. For English conversations is goes so much faster

  8. ash says:

    can we get that theme in android for free ? Its should be the default theme

  9. Dennis Jakobsen says:

    Where are the numbers in the top row, and the symbols from the other rows, as seen on the Android version. Why do we still have to switch kayboard page just to write a single number, symbol, or even just a comma?

  10. Dennis Bouma says:

    Oh man, no Dutch support at launch? You already look like Apple, they also tend to forget support for Dutch from the get-go with special new features. Siri still doesn’t support Dutch for instance :(. Really sad to read this. Hopefully Swype will support Dutch form the get-go. If so, Swype it is for me… Though I’d rather use SwiftKey instead.

  11. Freak4pc says:

    I don’t really understand why the rest of the languages are such an issue since you have them on Android ?

  12. anommal says:

    What about other languages? When will they be available?

  13. +1 about the languages?
    I actually plan on switching to an iPhone as my secondary phone, now with the changes in iOS 8 (swiftkey being one of them).

    Is adding the rest of the (Latin alphabet based) languages a big deal? Weeks? Months? Years?
    Mine’s Romanian and it will probably be among the last ones added :(

    • Adam August says:

      +1 on languages & +1 on Romanian. I would also love Romanian support on this. I’m trying to learn the language at the moment and it is annoying switching keyboards to write my flash cards. I know it is on the Android version.

  14. Morten says:

    When will Danish language be ready for iOS (after release)?

  15. Xinlong Lim says:

    Still no Chinese input support. You guys really take your own sweet time getting that part done. I have complain about this 2 years ago after I paid for the app on google store and found out that I cannot type any mandarin without swapping keyboards on my s3. You guys should put more effort in this.

  16. Invincible1921 says:

    Swift Key will be one of the big factors of shifting back to Iphones from android. Its just so convenient to swipe. Cheers Swift key team.

  17. Sander Schaeffer says:

    Will the iOS version have features Android doesn’t? And what about Swiftkey Cloud for transferring about three years of Swiftkey typing?

  18. Vlad Shishkarev says:

    When will you add Russian lang? Thank you.

  19. Luiz Claudio Eudes Corrêa says:

    I hope can add the extra line for the numbers

  20. Ari Rando says:

    Great news! Can’t wait till the 17th!! Once had an Android and I was able to ‘find out’ about SwiftKey Flow and fell in love with it!! That’s pretty much the only feature I truly miss about androids! That does make a difference, believe me!! Thanks guys!! =D

  21. Philip Paul says:

    Why not in dutch??? :-(

  22. croivo says:

    Windows Phone has this feature, I don’t understand why you all look at this as some miracle, it’s nothing new… Open your eyes

  23. Akzhol Zambayev says:

    What about Kazakh language?

  24. James Pelow says:

    Why no Irish at launch? I’ve waited for years to be able to write a txt in Irish on my iPhone without feeling like I’m bashing my head off the wall.

  25. RandomGRK says:

    Why can’t it have long press numbers and special characters. The worst thing about IOS is having to click the number button to get to numbers and special characters

  26. itpromike says:

    Other than this quick video that only shows a second or 2 of the actual keyboard in action is there any video that we can see it in action?

  27. Pablo Andres Rincón says:


  28. Greg Barrontine says:

    Downloaded the app on my iPad today since I’ve been using the android version since the original Motorola Droid. I’m hoping that the iOS version with evolve to be like the Android Version. I really hope the ability to add the number keys to the top row and add arrows comes very soon.

  29. brandobean says:

    Siftkey coming to IOS8 was the single biggest reason I was considering jumping from Android… awesome you’re there. BUT, I understand you don’t have long press for punctuation/numbers and don’t have swipe left for delete-word. Those are the 2 missing features that make me want to hurl friends’ iPhone across the room when I try and use the apple keyboard. Can you tell us if they are missing due to API issues? or are they planned and just aren’t in version 1.0? Thanks!

  30. Laupi says:

    When will the Dutch come out?

  31. Philip Bredahl says:

    I only migrated to iPhone because I could get swift key… But it is not in Danish?? I would be happy to pay 100$ or more to get it .

  32. Andrey says:

    Yes-yes-yes on languages! When can we expect Russian – soooo miss it!

  33. EdiLongi says:

    Does anyone know when the Dutch language pack is expected?

  34. neorich says:

    I love SwiftKey for Android and one of the main reasons why I wouldn’t switch to iPhones/Apple, in spite of all the other advantages is the lack of anything similar available on Apple.
    However, I notice that the keyboard here is different from the Android keyboard which has options for pressing harder on the various keys in order to use numbers/punctuation etc.
    This avoids the need to constantly switch from say, letters to numbers, or to bring up percentage signs, question, or exclamation marks.
    This, in itself would STILL hold me back from going over to Apple.
    It seems that the keyboard here is based on the Apple layout?
    Any idea whether this will be addressed?

  35. andy stepp says:

    I have paid version on android.can I migrate to iphone
    My paid version that is?

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