Using an iPad or iPhone to learn or practice a new language is now fairly common.

If you are serious about learning a foreign language (especially with a modified Latin or Non-Latin alphabet) then it’s a good idea to install the keyboard onto your device, since typing is a good way to actively use your language skills.

One advantage of a touchscreen device is, of course, the freedom to change the keyboard layout. For any serious Turkish language learner, a Turkish keyboard is a necessary since the Turkish alphabet has a few extra letters that don’t appear on the traditional UK/US QWERTY keyboard.

How to quickly install the Turkish keyboard

1. Go to settings



2. Go to “General”, then tap “Language & Region”



3. Tap “Keyboards” > “Add new Keyboard”. 



At this point select the language you want to add from the pop-up window. The keyboard will then be added.

To select this keyboard, simply tap on the World symbol in the bottom left hand corner. This will then switch between the keyboards.



Changing between keyboards is very quick on an iPad or iPhone.

To delete a language keyboard again, simply go back the settings (as above) and then click on “Edit” in the top right hand corner.


Don’t forget …

If you want to learn Turkish on your iPad or iPhone, remember to download our free Turkish language apps from the iOS Appstore. Also, don’t forget, that if you enjoyed our free apps, make sure you rate them


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