How to switch keyboards quickly on an iPhone

This iOS tip works anytime you have a keyboard on the screen. Switch between layouts, and switch to and from the one-handed keyboards.

iOS 12 keyboard options


Normally you tap the globe icon on the iPhone and iPad keyboards to switch between the regular keyboard and the emoji one. That’s fine– it works. But, if you tap and HOLD the globe icon, you get a quick way to switch to the one-handed keyboards (left- and right-handed versions), as well as an easy way to switch among multiple keyboard layouts (Bitmoji, anyone?).

First you tap and hold the globe button (assuming you have more than one keyboard installed and activated)…

Tap and hold the globe button in iOS 12
Tap and hold the globe button in iOS 12

Then you get a bunch of handy options.

Lots of keyboard options if you click and hold on the globe.
Look at all these options!


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