Switch to other keyboard

Joern Woebke shared this question 1 year ago
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Is it not possible to switch back to another keyboard on iOS? The globe key that should allow that doesn't exist and there is no other (obvious) way to do this.

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Hi JoernThere is a globe on the special characters layer (tap on '123'). All iOS keyboards need to have that button, if not Apple will reject it. :)


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Janis

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Yes, of course. Apple wants it that way. :)

It's on the symbols layer if you tap on '123' on the right.


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Janis

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where is the same key on the android version of WRIO, though?

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Hi Benjamin


While on iOS such a key has to be implemented it's not very common on Android. Finally our goal is that you don't have two switch between different keyboards. So it would be great for us to know why you have to switch regularly.

By the way: On Android you can switch between different keyboard in the notifications bar when a keyboard is active.

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Janis

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Hi Janis

Thanks for the answer. The reason I have to change is because I use Chinese a lot. I use "Google Pinyin Input" (GPIME) and rarely change to WRIO, because the other keyboard has a language key, that basically let's me seamlessly use both Latin and Chinese characters in the same paragraph with no interruption in the writing flow. I can easily change to another keyboard because GPIME also lets you do that easily without having to pull down the notification bar. People are lazy. The hand position to write is different from the one to pull down the notification bar and choose the "change keyboards" notification among all the other notifications.

So, I could change from GPIME to WRIO, but the other way around takes 3 to 4 times as long and a different hand, wrist and shoulder movement to accomplish. It seems stupid to not do it, because it's still only 3 to 4 seconds, but that's just 2 to 3 seconds too long, so it's actually a big hurdle to take and the user doesn't like hurdles, because hurdles throw you out of your workflow. Everything that's not a streamlined process is a hurdle.

When I read studies about users and how they used apps, I was always astonished how immensely lazy people seem to be and then I started observing my own behavior in some cases, and guess what I found out! :D

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I understand. :)

We'll have a look and check how much work this feature would be. We'll keep you posted of course. :)

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