How to Disable Swipe Typing on the iPhone’s Keyboard

Android has supported swipe keyboards for over half a decade. Now, at long last, Apple is bringing swipe typing to the iPhone’s keyboard with iOS 13. The feature is enabled by default, so if you don’t like it, here’s how to disable slide to type.

Swipe Typing on iPhone

Begin by opening the “Settings” app. If you can’t find it, use the iPhone’s Spotlight search to locate the app.

Next, scroll down and select “General.”

Tap on “.”

Toggle off “Slide to Type” to disable the swipe keyboard. Select the toggle again to turn the feature back on.

Disable Slide-To-Type By Word

The one customization feature that Apple offers iPhone users is the ability to turn off the “Delete Slide-to-Type by Word” option. With this on, if you were to hit the back button, the last word that was”swiped,” would be deleted.

You can disable the feature but retain the swipe keyboard by going to Settings > General > Keyboard. From there, toggle off “Delete Slide-to-Type by Word.”


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