How to enable swipe keyboard on iPhone on iOS 13

A swipe keyboard on an iPhone running iOS 13 is a long-awaited innovation that greatly simplifies typing

text. Finally, with the release of iOS 13, this feature appeared on the iPhone, and users can now simply swipe to type text, rather than poke at each button.

How to enable / disable

We had to introduce swipe keyboards on the iPhonewait a long time, provided that on Android devices this feature has been working for several years. At first, Apple did not support third-party keyboards at all before iOS 8. Then users were already so accustomed to the apple input method that they simply did not want to leave the convenient cursor control and preferred the original keyboard. Now everything has changed, but with some caveat.

With the release of iOS 13, Apple introduced the so-calledfunction "Slide to Type". In fact, it works just like the good old Swype keyboard, released in 2013: you drag your finger across the keyboard for the letters you want to press, and artificial intelligence magically calculates which word you are trying to type. This greatly simplifies one-handed typing, so this method has so many fans.

Apple calls this feature “Slide to Type.” On iOS 13, it is enabled by default. If you want to disable or re-enable it, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard.
  2. Find the “Slide to Type” switch: turn it on or off depending on your preference.

Swipe keyboard does not work

And now about the biggest nuance. At the moment, the swipe keyboard on iOS 13 does not support all languages, at least for now. And Russian is not among the supported languages. Therefore, for Russian users this function is useless so far, unless, of course, you communicate in English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, simplified Chinese or French. For these languages, the function is active.