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12 of the hottest iPhone keyboards

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The iPhone’s auto-correct function is a source of endless entertainment and frustration for iOS users. Although most users probably don’t stop and think about it, Apple’s keyboard is, in part, to blame for this comedy of errors. If you’re an Android user, or you know someone who is, you know the keyboard that comes preinstalled on your device isn’t the only option out there.

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For years, Swype, SwiftKey, Fleksy, and more took over millions of Android smartphones as the default keyboards, while iOS users looked on enviously. But ever since June 2014, iOS users have been downloading alternative keyboards like crazy. Here are all our favorites.

Our favorite iPhone keyboards

Gboard (free)

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Gboard is a new keyboard from Google for your iPhone. The keyboard is simple in that it includes everything you’d ever want within a single app. Whether you are sending GIFs, emojis, searching through Google for information, sending directions, or something else, Gboard has you covered. No more app switching; just search and send, directly from your keyboard. With Gboard, you can search and send anything from Google, including information on nearby restaurants, videos, images, weather forecasts, news, sports scores, and more. The app also adds Glide Typing, which allows you to type messages faster and more accurately.

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SwiftKey (free)

SwiftKey App

SwiftKey Keyboard for iOS is a smart keyboard that learns from you, replacing the iPhone’s built-in keyboard with one that adapts to the way you type. SwiftKey Keyboard is loaded with tons of features that make typing even easier, including multilingual typing, support for over 800 emoji, and speedy swipe typing with SwiftKey Flow. With the app users can type less, type more accurately, type your way and in your language. SwiftKey offers support for over 20 languages including four versions of English, two kinds of Portuguese, Italian, German, two kinds of French, and three kinds of Spanish. The app also allows users to customize their message apps with colorful themes.

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Fleksy (free)

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Fleksy offers users a fun and interactive way to type in your own way and your own style. Flesky lets you customize your keyboard with powerful extensions and more than 35 colorful themes. Some of the themes cost $1, but many are free. More than 800 emoji come with the app, and it also has its own GIF search engine built in. The keyboard supports 40 languages including English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Hebrew, Dutch, and more. It learns your typing habits as you go to give you accurate predictions, which helps cut down on typos.

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Swype ($1)

Swype App

Swype has finally come to iOS. The third-party keyboard is incredibly intuitive that can accurately predict what users wish to type or swipe. The keyboard has an extensive emoji collection, seamless regional dialect support, and offers users five free themes with more that can be purchased. Swype gestures allow you to quickly enter symbols, punctuation and capital letters, making texting quick and effortless. You can also add or remove words from your personal dictionary to avoid auto-correction. Users will also find customizable keyboard layouts and much more.

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Minuum ($4)

Minuum App

With Minuum users can type faster, see more screen and take control of autocorrect. Minuum is a smart keyboard that learns more with every word you write. You can rely on the powerful autocorrect tool, choose from multiple word predictions, or turn autocorrect off completely. Minuum is the best keyboard for typing comfortably on smaller devices. The app makes it easier than ever to type one-handed or in landscape mode. Some of the features included in the keyboard are smart emoji, international language support with over 13 languages, beautiful themes, keyboard shortcuts, dictionary control, and much more.

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Themeboard (free)

Themeboard App

Taphive’s Themeboard keyboard for iOS lets users choose from themes created by leading designers. Many of the themes are free, but some of the fancier ones will cost you a $1, and theme packs are typically priced at $2. In addition to looking pretty, Themeboard’s keyboard can predict what you’ll type, auto capitalize, correct errors, show suggestions, and so on. There’s also a handy emoji bar on top that you can customize with your favorite emoji in settings. It also supports a few languages, including English, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese.

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