Does anybody use a 3rd party keyboard as their default iOS keyboard?

iOS and iPadOS

Over the past few days I have been playing around with the Gboard and SwiftKey keyboards.

There's things that I like about each - in particular emoji searching. However, each also has a few things that I don't like - in particular being ‘busier’ than the native iOS keyboard.

I'm currently wondering if this is one of those occasions where I simply need to bite the bullet - disable the native keyboard and use one of these as my default.

I was wondering if anybody else already does this. And, if so, what you experiences have been?

Or are there other 3rd party keyboards that you would recommend (not FlickType, which I am already aware of).



Submitted by Sasha Stride on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

I did not know you could search for emojis on there. Is it the google keyboard you are talking about? I would not delete all keyboards because I don't think it would work for me but you could try. Can you tell me how to search emojis?w

Submitted by Eileen😷 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Both of the keyboards that I mention and link to offer the ability to search for emoji. This is probably the main reason that I have been exploring alternative keyboards, as the native emoji keyboard is desperately in need of a search facility.

Submitted by DPinWI on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

I use Flick Type as my primary keyboard for texting and the native email app. I don't like how it works with the GMail app, or a couple other places, so for them, I use the stock keyboard. Fortunately, for the most part, the phone remembers which I like with a particular app.

Submitted by Jakob Rosin on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

I'd love to use Gboard. The stupid thing with most of these is that they kill braille screen imput.
So currently I am using mBraille and the stock keyboard with BSI in combination.