Making iPhone Keyboard Bigger
Making iPhone Keyboard Bigger

If you’re constantly squinting or making typing errors due to the size, discover how to make the keyboard bigger on iPhone for a smoother texting experience.

Who hasn’t faced the challenge of typing on a tiny keyboard? Especially when multitasking or in a hurry, the wrong keys can easily be hit. The iPhone, although known for its user-friendly interface, can sometimes pose a challenge for users desiring a bigger keyboard. Thankfully, Apple has solutions in place. Let’s delve into the step-by-step guide to making your iPhone keyboard larger.

How to Make the Keyboard Bigger on iPhone?

iPhone provides some features and settings that help cater to diverse needs. Here are ways you can get a larger keyboard:

Using Zoom

This is a built-in feature on iPhones.

  • Go to Settings: Navigate to the ‘Settings’ app.
  • Access Accessibility: Scroll down to ‘Accessibility.’
  • Activate Zoom: In the ‘Vision’ section, select ‘Zoom’ and toggle it on.
  • Use Controller: A small controller appears on the screen. Use it to navigate and zoom into the keyboard.

Third-party Keyboard Apps

There are numerous third-party apps designed to offer customizable keyboard experiences.

  • Download an App: Go to the App Store and search for third-party keyboard apps like SwiftKey, Big Keyboard, etc.
  • Install and Setup: Once downloaded, navigate to ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘Keyboard’ > ‘Keyboards’ and add your new keyboard.
  • Customize: Some of these apps will allow you to adjust the size and appearance of the keyboard.

Using Display Settings

This option slightly alters the display settings to increase the size of most interface elements.

  • Navigate to Settings: Open the ‘Settings’ app.
  • Go to Display & Brightness: Select the ‘Display & Brightness’ option.
  • Choose Display Zoom: Scroll down to find the ‘Display Zoom’ option and select ‘View.’ Switch from ‘Standard’ to ‘Zoomed.’

Personal Tips from My Experience

The zoom feature has been my go-to. However, while it magnifies the keyboard, it also magnifies other screen elements, which took me some time to get used to. If you want a keyboard-specific solution, third-party apps might be your best bet.

For more customization options, you can refer to Apple’s official support page.


Does making the keyboard bigger affect other apps?
If you’re using the Zoom feature or Display Zoom, yes, other apps will also appear magnified. However, third-party keyboard apps typically only change the keyboard.

Are third-party keyboard apps safe?
Most reputable third-party keyboard apps are safe. Always read reviews and ensure you’re downloading from a trusted developer.

Can I revert back to the original keyboard size?
Absolutely! You can deactivate the Zoom feature, uninstall third-party apps, or switch back to ‘Standard’ view in Display Zoom.

Do all iPhones have the Display Zoom feature?
No, only certain models, typically those with larger displays, have the Display Zoom feature.

Will using a third-party app slow down my iPhone?
Generally, third-party apps use additional resources, but reputable keyboard apps are optimized for performance and should not significantly slow down your iPhone.

In Conclusion

With ever-evolving technology and the need for accessibility, making the iPhone keyboard bigger is a breeze. Whether you’re facing difficulty due to vision challenges, have larger fingers, or just prefer a larger typing space, the above solutions should cater to your needs. Happy texting!

Eric Chan

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