Install a Custom Keyboard on your iPhone 6

Edited by Grimm, Sid Bedekar, Eng, Doug Collins

You are watching VisiHow and today, we are going to show you how you can install a third-party keyboard to your iPhone 6.

Steps

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    To start with, we need a give a single press to the lock screen button on our iPhone
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    Then you can either swipe across the screen and enter your pin code or you can just press that lovely thumb, finger or whatever else you may have set up for your fingerprint scanner down on the fingerprint button.
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    Then what we are going to need to do is scroll over to the App Store icon and we are going to tap on that.
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    Go to the Search Option.
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    We are going to try to find a keyboard application. In this case, I am going to search for a keyboard in the Georgian language.
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    Georgian Keyboard is going to bring up a selection of keyboards for us. Now, it is important to understand that what we are doing here is installing a third party application to the iPhone 6 which integrates with the operating system and allows you to use a keyboard that is not in the iPhone 6 list of keyboards. There are a number of languages in the world that are not included in the iPhone 6 and it is actually a bit surprising that Georgian is not there because some other languages like Armenian are there. So, This character here, this is another character here. These are Georgian language characters.
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    As you can see, there are a number of keyboard applications.
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    What you want to do is look at the reviews by tapping the title,
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    tapping on reviews,
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    Then waiting for the system to load and show you the reviews and then you are going to want to scroll down and you are going to want to see which reviews are accurate, which reviews are good and in some cases, which reviews look fake. At the moment, the reviews are not coming up for some reason here. The iPhone App Store has been a little bit touchy lately. Not sure why that is.
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    Anyway, let us see if this one comes up. This is the one that I found to be best. The Extended Georgian Keyboard by Giorgi Shavgulidze. I believe that is the correct pronunciation of this name. I could be wrong though.
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    It has got a number of features that the other keyboards do not have and it appears to be relatively well done and it has less reviews. However, overall the reviews are good. If you scroll down, the bad reviews are simply because it does not work on older versions of iOS as an example.
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    This is the one that I like to install. You would simply tap the install button. Let me show you on another keyboard, this one for example. You would tap Get and then you would tap Install.
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    Since I already have it installed, I am going to tap it.
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    Here is where you would tap Get and Install. In my case, we are just going to tap Open here
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    or let's go ahead and press the home button one time and we will go back to the home screen and I will show you where we can press it there.
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    Right here, I have it installed. So, we are going to press that keyboard one time.
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    It is going to open up the keyboard control menu. Now, I am going to have the option to turn on sounds, I have a settings button which lets me configure.
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    By tapping (the configure button), I can choose the sound. Whether it is a Tock setting, a Typewriter setting, Train, Clicks or reversed Tocks.
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    Once you have configured the sound that you would like to have, you can skip the rest of these options: How to, Privacy are functions that the developer has not currently built. Facebook and Twitter, you can share or tweet if you want. About us and Donate are also options.
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    At that point, once you have this set up the way that you want to have it set up, you will see there is nowhere else you can go. Up, down or over. So, what you are going to want to do is press the home button one time. It is going to take you back to the home screen.
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    Press it a second time to take you to the main home screen, then you are going to go over to settings.
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    Under settings, we are going to scroll down to General and tap on General one time.
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    Then, under General, you are going to scroll down to Keyboard. You are going to tap on Keyboard.
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    Once you have tapped on Keyboard, you are - once more - going to tap on Keyboards.
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    Then, you are going to scroll down to Add New Keyboard...
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    When you have New Keyboard selected to add, you will see that I have "THIRD-PARTY KEYBOARDS: When using one of these keyboards, the keyboard can access the data you type". What this means is that any messages or other things that you are typing in your chosen language will be able to be seen by the third-party. Third-party in this case being the keyboard manufacturer but it could be some one else as well.
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    However, if you scroll down through here, you see we have like a Cherokee keyboard, a Croatian keyboard, an Estonian keyboard. We do not have Georgian anywhere in here though which is a bit unusual but that is how it is now that the iOS supports third party keyboards, it is not really that big of a deal.
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    You just tap on Georgian Keyboard.
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    Now the Georgian Keyboard has been installed. I can simply go back through my keys or I can tap the actual keyboard itself
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    I can select to Allow Full Access.
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    Now if you tap Allow Full Access, it is going to let you know that the developer of the keyboard can transmit anything that you type. This is information, credit cards, etc. You can allow this if you like. In my case, I am not going to allow it.
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    So, we go back to Keyboards.
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    Now we are on the settings menu. We press our home button.
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    And now, for example, I can type notes. I can tap New to open up a new note.
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    And then, I can tap my keyboard button.
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    I have my Russian keyboard, I have my beautiful Emoji keyboard and then I have my Georgian keyboard, right there. And there, is my Georgian script.
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    Now there is no automatic or predictive text here because I have not allowed the developer to have access to that. If I would like to set up predictive text then I simply go back and I check that box to allow the developer to have access to those sections of the keyboard. It only affects things that are typed in Georgian so as long as I am not sending people my credit card details in Georgian, it should not be a major concern. So, if you are using the Georgian keyboard or any other keyboard for a language that is not natively supported by your iPhone, then this is how you would install a keyboard. Let us go ahead and press the home button one time. That will take us back to the home screen.
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    Now you are back on the home screen and you can go back to whatever it was you were doing on your iPhone 6. This concludes our tutorial on setting up a new keyboard that is not natively supported by your iPhone. Thanks for choosing VisiHow, have a great day and we will look forward to seeing you in our other videos.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Sid Bedekar, Grimm

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