How to Type in Two Languages on iPhone

Here is a guide on how to type in two or more languages on your iPhone in iOS 10.

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In today’s amazing multilingual societies, many iPhone users will find themselves needing to converse via Messages or Mail in multiple languages. There are always ways to translate our words using third-party apps or Google Translate, yet Apple has been quick to support as many languages as possible in all functionalities of their phone.

The settings to enable multiple languages for your keyboard are very flexible and allow for additional languages to the user’s content. They are also very customizable at a few taps of some options so there should be no issues adjusting your keyboard to your desired behavior.

How to Type in Two Languages on iPhone

Here are the steps to enable multiple languages for typing on your iPhone.

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Watch the above video to learn how to quickly enable multiple languages for your keyboard.

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Enable Multiple Languages

The first step is to navigate to the Settings app and then General and then finally Keyboard. You will notice the amount of keyboards currently being use at the top of the screen, with multiple options below for further customizations.

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Tapping the keyboards tab will open the menu for adding additional keyboards. You will see what you are currently using, often the default English keyboard and maybe an Emoji board. Tapping Add New Keyboard will allow you to add additional languages to type with.

Depending on the language you are looking for, Apple should have support for the majority of all major dialects and even some more obscure so scroll until you find your desired language. By adding a keyboard to your list, you will be able to utilize the full keyboard within any app that lets you type.

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Typing in Multiple Languages

Now that we have enabled additional keyboard options for you to use, you can navigate to any app that you plan to type in. For example if you are using Messages and want to change the keyboard, you will tap and hold on the World icon.

Holding and scrolling will reveal all of your available and active keyboards. If you enabled Spanish for example, you will see this appear as a selectable option. Lifting your tap on your selected keyboard will now switch to type in that language.

When you are finished typing in your different language and want to switch back, you repeat the same behavior of tapping and dragging until you select the language you want. This is a very quick gesture in order to change typing languages and doesn’t require leaving your current app once you have this language enabled in settings.

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Using multiple languages from once device gives iPhone users the ability to communicate across the globe and keep in touch with friends and family without having to translate or access another app. This is a great testament to Apple’s desire for better world communication and using the iPhone as a device to help achieve that.

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What’s New in iOS 10.1

What's New in iOS 10.1

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What's New in iOS 10.1

This is a list of what's new in iOS 10.1, including new features like Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus and a number of important fixes for the iPhone and iPad. 

 


 

Camera and Photos


 

  • Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)
  • People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups
  • Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app
  • Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users
  • Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library

Maps

 


  • Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
  • Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations
  • Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes

Messages

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  • New option to replay bubble and full screen effects
  • Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages
  • Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders
  • Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio

Apple Watch

 


  • Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
  • Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
  • Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
  • Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
  • Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text

Other improvements and fixes

 


  • Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories
  • Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
  • Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the "Show iTunes Purchases" setting is turned off
  • Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview
  • Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard
  • Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages
  • Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly
  • Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text
  • Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly
  • Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched
  • Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data
  • Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results
  • Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off
  • Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users
  • Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup
  • For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:  https://support.apple.com/HT201222 

Keep reading to check out the iOS 10 features and iOS 10.1 features that these updates offer.

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