If you are finding the iPhone keyboard a little too tiny, the truth is you are not the only one. However, you are not on the right page as we are just about to show you a few ways you make the iPhone keyboard bigger. But before we get there, let’s talk a little about the iPhone keyboard for a better understanding.
The iPhone Keyboard
The iPhone keyboard is still one of the catchy things about the iPhone ever since it was introduced in 2007. Now, this was because it became the first software-based touch screen keyboard on a mobile phone that you would see without a stylus. People were quite intrigued that despite the fact that the original iPhone had a tiny screen and tiny keyboard, their finger size could accurately hit individual keys. This wowed so many users at the time.
Over the years, the iPhone’s keyboard has become better and better. Currently, you can even install other third-party software keyboards on the iPhone too. Be it as it may, some people still have trouble reading the symbols on the keys on the iPhone keyboard. The good news is there’s a way you can actually make the keys easier to read.
How to Make the Keyboard Buttons Bigger on an iPhone
You can actually enlarge the keyboard with apps. There are some third-party software apps for iOS which offer their own big button keyboards for your iPhone, without increasing overall display size.
After you have downloaded these or other third-party keyboard apps,
- You can enable them through your iPhone’s ‘Settings’ menu.
- Under ‘General’ and ‘Keyboards’, click on ‘Add New Keyboard’
- Enable the keyboard of your choice in the “Third-Party” keyboards menu.
Use the Display Zoom Feature
You have to understand that, there is no specific keyboard setting in iOS that allows you to increase the size of the keyboard key only. However, iOS does offer an accessibility feature which is capable of making everything on your screen appear larger including the keyboard. This accessibility feature is known as Display Zoom. With this feature, you can increase the size of everything on your iPhone display. Here’s how you can enable it:
- Click open the Settings app
- Click on Display & Brightness
- Beneath the Display Zoom feature, click on ‘View’
- On the next screen, click on Zoom
Once the you follow the steps outlined above, you’ll find that all elements of the iPhone UI will appear larger, including the keyboard.
Big Keys Keyboard
You can also use the Big Keys keyboard app. This is a unique keyboard app made to enable you easily see all the keys. From the app, you can resize the key as well as the emoji sizes to make it the perfect size you want.
TuneKey – Key Size & Finger Scope
The TuneKey app offers you a new way of typing with finger scope. You now have easier typing with the small smartphone keys with the patent pending TuneKey app. TuneKey makes easier typing possible because of the new finger scope between the keys which above all can be enlarged. With this app, the touch surfaces of the smaller keys do not lie against each other. It just has space between the touch surfaces. Thus, the fingers have scope around a key and hit much less a wrong key. So, the smaller the settings of the TuneKey keys, the larger these finger scopes between the touch surfaces are. TuneKey makes it easier to type with smaller keys, if you have larger fingers.
The XL keyboard is designed to look like the standard keyboard with extra large keys. To use this app do the following:
- Change the size of the keyboard
- Choose any existing system language for spelling suggestions
- Then choose the keyboard layout you like.