iPad Quick Tip – International Keyboards

Want to type in different languages? Besides the default language keyboard on your iPad, you can also add additional international keyboards. This will allow you to type text in different foreign languages.

To add a new international keyboard, tap the “Settings” icon from your iPad home screen. Then, tap the “General” option and select “Keyboard>International Keyboards>Add New Keyboard”. Now, simply select your language preference.

To activate the desired international keyboard, simply tap the international keyboard symbol (pictured below) from your iPad virtual keyboard. Then, select the preferred language and start typing.

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  • Terry

    I turned my international symbol on while playing with this feature and now can’t figure our how to make it go away. Any thoughts on how I can remove that from my keyboard? :)

    • http://www.padgadget.com Roberto

      Hi Terry. To remove the international symbol you need to remove the international languages you may have added. Do the following:

      1) Go to Settings>General>Keyboard>International Keyboards

      2) Then, you will see an “Edit” button on the top right hand corner of the screen. Tap the “Edit” button. You will see red circle icons to the left of each language. Select which languages you want to remove.

      3) That should remove the languages and the international symbol from your keyboard.

      Hope it helps!

      • Noel

        Thanks!! I couldn’t find this anywhere else. Works perfectly.

      • areacode514

        Thanks! That helped me too.

  • Carlos Alberto

    Excelente solución. Mil gracias!

    • Zak

      Many thanks…obvious now, was not so 10 minutes ago!

  • tiffy

    I have a friend who needs help with his iphone. He is using palringo and he needs to find the iphone pic to stick next to his name he was told to go under settings on the international keyboard. He can’t find it there I can’t make out what it looks like he says its not a symbol its just an iphone pic that u can use in chat or p.ut on ur nam in pal if u know what I’m talking about please help. Ty

  • gntnguyen

    Thanks so much for your tips.

  • Stella

    Does not work. İ end up situ a keyboard on which the Return key is now in the other language but all the letters are the same old QWERTY keyboard. None of the special characters I need are there….

  • 9883421

    I could not fine Persian keyboard does anybody know how to get it