When you set up your iPhone and choose a language, this causes a keyboard of a particular language to be installed.
If you speak more than one language, or if you want to be able to use emojis, then you may eventually learn how to add another keyboard.
But if you have added more keyboards to your iPhone, then you may find it difficult to keep switching between all of those keyboards to find the correct letter or character. This can leave you wondering if there is a way to remove additional keyboards that you have added to the device.
You can delete a keyboard on an iPhone 13 by going to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > then tapping Edit at the upper right corner, touching the red circle to the left of the keyboard, then tapping Delete.
Now when you go back to an app like Mail or Messages that makes use of the iPhone’s keyboard you will see that the removed keyboard is no longer available.
Our tutorial continues below with more information on extra iPhone keyboards and what to do when you have one you don’t need.
How to Uninstall an iPhone 13 Keyboard
- Tap Settings.
- Choose General.
- Select Keyboard.
- Tap Keyboards.
- Touch Edit.
- Select the red circle next to the keyboard to remove.
- Tap Delete.
Our guide continues below with additional information on uninstalling an iPhone keyboard, including pictures of these steps.
If you don’t think you need a passcode on your iPhone then you can follow the steps in our how to get rid of passcode on iPhone 13 tutorial to remove it.
Is There a Way to Get Rid of a Keyboard on an iPhone 13? (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.4.1 operating system.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.
Step 3: Touch the Keyboard button.
Step 4: Select the Keyboards item from this menu.
Step 5: Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 6: Touch the red circle to the left of the keyboard that you want to uninstall.
Step 7: Tap the Delete button.
Now when you go back to an app that uses the iPhone keyboard, such as Messages, the keyboard that you just removed should no longer appear as you tap the globe icon to cycle through keyboard options.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about how to remove a keyboard from an iPhone.
More Information on How to Remove a Keyboard in iOS 15
The steps described above let you remove a keyboard that you had previously chosen to add to the device.
Note that this will only remove it from being one of the keyboards that you can cycle through. It doesn’t completely remove it from the iPhone. That means you can always go back to the Settings > General > Keyboard menu and install it again if you need to.
If you have a keyboard that has been added to your iOS device by another app, then you may need to uninstall that app to completely remove the keyboard. You can uninstall an iPhone by tapping and holding on the app icon, then choosing the “Remove App” option and confirming that you want to delete it.
While we have focused on removing keyboards from the iPhone in this guide, these same steps will work for other iOS devices like the iPad and iPod Touch as well.
Additionally, these steps for keyboard removal have been the same for many versions of the iOS operating system. if you are using an older version then you should still be able to uninstall your keyboard with this process.
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