iPhones are one of the most popular mobile phones in the world.
I switched to iPhone this year after using Android/Samsung for over 9 years. And I’m thoroughly impressed the way you can communicate with the device is out of this world.
However, everything has its ups and downs and iPhone is the ability to customize it.
My biggest frustration has been its default keyboard, which still can’t let you set a number row.
Luckily I’ve switched at the right time as a few years ago, one could not choose any other keyboards apart from Apple’s default option.
Everything changed when Apple allowed users to download and install third-party keyboards. I oscillate between iPhone’s default keyboard, Gboard, and Microsoft Swiftkey.
Another reason is that you cannot increase or decrease the size of the iPhone’s default keyboard.
But many people don’t want to install third-party applications just to increase/decrease the size.
I have listed two methods that will help you make the iPhone keyboard bigger.
How to make iPhone keyboard bigger
The following two methods will help you make the iPhone keyboard bigger, but one of them includes downloading third-party applications.
Method 1: Display Zoom
The first option is the default one, wherein you will zoom your display.
Apple’s accessibility features are robust and one of them is the zoom feature that will increase the size of everything. Unfortunately, this is the only default option to make your keyboard bigger.
To do so, follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Go to Settings on your iPhone.
Step 2: Click on General.
Step 3: Find Accessibility and click on it.
Step 4: Tap on the Zoom tab.
Step 5: Toggle it from Off to On to activate the feature.
Step 6: Go to your home screen or open an app to test this feature.
Step 7: When you are using the keyboard, double-tap the keyboard screen with three fingers to zoom in on the keyboard.
Double-tap with three fingers again to zoom out.
You can also move around your screen by dragging your three fingers across the screen.
Method 2: Third-party applications
You can also make the iPhone keyboard bigger by installing third-party applications.
Here are the third-party apps that you can use over iPhone’s inbuilt keyboard app:
- Grammarly – Keyboard & Editor
- Gboard – the Google Keyboard
- Typewise Custom Keyboard
- Big Keys Keyboard
Is there a larger keyboard for iPhone?
Unfortunately, there is no large keyboard for iPhone nor is there any setting to increase its size. But I’m talking about the default keyboard. You can now download and install third-party keyboards like Gboard or Swiftkey.
Alternatively, you can enable ‘Display Zoom’ and select the ‘Zoomed’ option to make the keyboard larger, but it will only increase the display size of everything on your iPhone.
Can I install third-party keyboards on my iPhone?
Yes, you can download and install third-party keyboards on your iPhone. I switch between Gboard and Microsoft Swiftkey.
Is iPhone’s default keyboard bad?
It’s not bad but there are better keyboard options on the App Store that let you have an extra number row on top.
Which keyboard is better for iPhone?
If you can, download and install Gboard and/or Microsoft Swiftkey. You can easily customize them and make your typing better.
These are the two methods to make your iPhone keyboard bigger.
It’s high time that Apple improves its default keyboard as it’s overdue for a long time.
A basic feature such as a number row is still missing in 2021 when Android alternatives have had it for almost a decade now.
The zoom feature is not a good alternative, but you’ll have to make do with it if you don’t want to install a third-party keyboard.