Using and 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 Non-Latin alphabet such as Arabic) 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 without additional hardware. For any serious Arabic language learner, an Arabic keyboard is a necessary for looking up Arabic words in a dictionary or searching for verb conjugations.

How to quickly install the Arabic keyboard in three easy steps:

1. Go to settings


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

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.

Switching between languages on an iPad or iPhone

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


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

Deleting the language keyboard

To delete a language keyboard again, simply go back the settings (as above) and then click on “Edit”


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