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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 11.2 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

Checking text

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. 

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

While your text is being checked, the G icon moves in a circle to indicate that checking is in progress. You can keep typing as Grammarly continues checking. 

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. 

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

For a detailed explanation about the suggestion, tap on the G 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 on the G icon and click the Dismiss button (the trash bin icon) in the lower-right corner of the keyboard.  

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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 Business, and Grammarly @edu.

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.

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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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