Welcome to this week’s installment of SwiftKey Keyboard Tips & Tricks! Today, we’re taking a look at another feature that is available in both Android and iOS.
Have you ever found yourself working on an essay or saving photos only to have your device crash – and you lose everything? While we can’t help you get those lost pictures back, with Backup & Sync on SwiftKey, you never have to worry about losing your learned language model. We launched SwiftKey Account for this very reason.
You might be asking yourself – why would this be useful to me? We’ve got a few reasons for you:
- If you flash/hack your phone a lot
- If you tend to switch (or lose!) devices often
- If you have more than one device – whether it’s an Android or iOS, we sync across platforms
- You’re worried about limited storage on your device (even though language modules are small)
Even if your particular use case is not listed above, having your language model backed up can come in handy – especially in today’s day and age when new devices are being released all the time.You can set your SwiftKey Keyboard to Backup & Sync weekly or daily, and if you are conscious about using cellular data, you can have SwiftKey set to only sync when connected to wifi (we know how precious data can be!).
The main takeaway here is that SwiftKey remembers all of your language specifics (nicknames, slang, special phrases, etc.) even if you change or lose your device.
Have you already enabled Backup & Sync on your device(s)? 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: What is ‘Personalization?’
You can download SwiftKey Keyboard for free on Google Play and the Apple App Store now:
Ryan & the Community Team