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How does the Grammarly Keyboard work on iPhones?

Grammarly for iPhone is several apps in one—by installing it once, you’ll have access to the Grammarly Keyboard, the Grammarly iPhone Editor, and the Grammarly browser extension for Safari on your iOS device. 

Note: This article covers the ins and outs of the Grammarly Keyboard. If you’d like to find out more about checking your documents on your iPhone, check out this guide. For more information about Grammarly for Safari on iPhone, visit this page. If you use Grammarly on your iPad, please review this article.  

Before you download and install this app, make sure Grammarly is compatible with your mobile device. We support all iOS devices running iOS 14 or newer. 

If you use iOS 15 or newer, you’ll also have the option to enable the Grammarly browser extension for Safari on your mobile device. For more information, check out this article

This article covers the following topics: 

Grammarly’s companion app

This is where you can set up and customize the Grammarly Keyboard for iOS. Here you can: 

  • Personalize the Grammarly Keyboard
  • Manage your language preference and personal dictionary
  • Provide feedback and contact support
  • Review our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

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Once the Grammarly Keyboard for iOS is installed on your iPhone, open any app and tap on any text field to pull up the keyboard. You can then start typing, and the Grammarly Keyboard will automatically provide suggestions or correct typos.

Tip: To view different variations of each keyboard character, tap and hold any of the keys. 

Note: If you don’t see a green Grammarly logo in the upper-left corner of your keyboard after installation, tap on the globe icon in the lower-left corner of your keyboard.

If the Grammarly icon is gray, it indicates that you are typing in a sensitive field. Sensitive fields are typically associated with confidential information and may include password fields, email fields, web browser search fields, or similar.

If you see a gray Wi-Fi symbol on the Grammarly icon, it may indicate that there are problems with your internet connection. 

While you type, the Grammarly icon pulses to indicate that it's checking your text. You can keep typing as Grammarly checks for writing suggestions.

If there is a common mistake or a typo in the text, Grammarly will automatically correct the text and notify you about the change in the completions bar.

Alternatively, Grammarly will provide a suggestion that you can accept or dismiss. You’ll see the number of Grammarly’s suggestions next to the G icon.

To accept a suggestion, tap on it in the suggestions bar. Grammarly will automatically apply the change to your text. 

For a detailed explanation of the suggestion, tap the Grammarly icon in the upper-left corner of the keyboard. If there are several suggestions for your text, swipe left to read additional information about the next suggestion.

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If you’d like to dismiss a suggestion, tap the Grammarly icon and press the Dismiss button (the trash bin icon) in the lower-right corner of the keyboard.  

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Note: The Grammarly Keyboard for iOS fully supports all native keyboard features, including emoji, emoji search, and swipe functionality.

You can also check the tone of your message when using Grammarly for iOS. To learn more about this feature, check this article

Deactivating certain suggestion types

Note: This feature is available only with Grammarly Premium, Grammarly for Business, and Grammarly for Education.

Certain types of suggestions, such as adding the Oxford comma and passive voice suggestions, can be turned off. You can view and manage suggestions in your account settings by following this link.

Keep in mind that if you deactivate a certain type of suggestion, it will be deactivated in all of your Grammarly product offerings.

Managing your keyboard settings

You can personalize the Grammarly Keyboard for iOS by opening the Grammarly companion app and tapping Keyboard.

You can adjust several aspects of your experience with the Grammarly Keyboard for iOS, such as changing your language preference and managing your personal dictionary. 

To learn more about customization options in Grammarly for iPhone, please check this article.

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