Grammarly for iPhone offers several ways to customize your writing experience. If you use Grammarly as a keyboard, you can see the list of changes you can apply by opening the Grammarly companion app and tapping Keyboard:
Note: If you use the Grammarly Editor on your iPad, please review this article.
Grammarly for iPhone offers the following customization options:
Grammarly for iPhone's "Keyboard Layout" feature allows you to customize your keyboard layout according to your preference. It offers a variety of layout options, including QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, Dvorak, Colemak, and Workman. You can also easily switch between these layouts. This feature is especially useful for those who are familiar with different keyboard layouts or who want to try out new layouts to improve their typing speed and accuracy.
With this feature, you can easily find and use the perfect emoji to enhance your written communication. As you type, Grammarly suggests relevant emoji based on the words you are using, making it easy to add a bit of fun and personality to any message. Whether you're chatting with friends or sending a professional email, emoji suggestions can help you express yourself in a more engaging and effective way.
The Emoji Key provides quick and convenient access to a wide range of expressive emoji. When this feature is activated, the Emoji Key appears next to the 123 key on your iPhone keyboard. With a simple tap, you can access a diverse collection of emoji to add personality, emotion, and visual flair to your messages.
If this option is turned on, the dictation key will automatically appear on the spacebar of the Grammarly Keyboard. Once you activate dictation mode, you can start speaking, and your words will be transcribed into text on the screen. This feature is especially useful for those who prefer to speak their messages rather than typing them out manually.
To use dictation, tap and hold the dictation key on the spacebar.
When this option is turned on, the Period Key appears conveniently between the spacebar and the Return key. With this placement, you can quickly and effortlessly insert periods at the end of sentences without the need for additional taps or switching to a different keyboard layout.
The Synonyms feature in Grammarly for iPhone enriches your writing by providing a quick and convenient way to explore alternative word choices. When this feature is turned on, you can easily access synonyms by placing the cursor next to a word. The synonyms will appear on the top bar of the Grammarly Keyboard.
The Swipe Typing feature in Grammarly for iPhone revolutionizes your typing experience by enabling faster and more intuitive text input. With this feature, you can effortlessly compose messages, emails, and documents by gliding your finger across the keyboard instead of tapping individual keys.
The Delete Swipe by Word feature in Grammarly for iPhone simplifies the process of deleting text by allowing you to delete entire words with a single swipe. With this feature activated, you can effortlessly remove words or phrases by touching your finger to the Backspace key (the key to the right of "m") and immediately sliding it to the left. The farther you slide it, the more words will be selected and deleted. Instead of tediously deleting one character at a time, Grammarly intelligently recognizes your swipe gesture and instantly erases entire words, saving you time and effort.
The Completions Bar feature in Grammarly for iPhone enhances your writing efficiency by providing intelligent word suggestions as you type. Located above the keyboard, the Completions Bar dynamically displays relevant word options based on the context of your text. As you type, Grammarly analyzes your input and offers predictive suggestions to help you complete your sentences with accuracy and speed. Simply select a suggested word from the Completions Bar to insert it into your text.
Grammarly intuitively recognizes the beginning of sentences, proper nouns, and other instances where capitalization is required. As you type, Grammarly takes care of capitalizing the first letter of each sentence and appropriate names, saving you the effort of manually correcting capitalization errors.
By enabling this feature, you can turn on the Caps Lock mode within your keyboard, allowing you to type in uppercase without having to hold the shift key continuously. This is especially useful when you need to emphasize a word, write acronyms, or enter text in all caps.
Note: To activate Caps Lock, double-tap the shift/up arrow key.
The Auto-Correction feature in Grammarly for iPhone ensures that your writing is free from spelling mistakes and typos by automatically applying common corrections as you type.
This feature provides you with the flexibility to undo the automatically applied corrections and restore your original word or phrase. If you feel that the correction doesn't align with your intended meaning or if you prefer your original text, simply tap the Backspace key to revert the change.
If you tap and hold a particular key, Grammarly will display options for that character, such as an "e" with different accent marks above it. You can then slide over to the one you need. Whether it's an accented letter, punctuation mark, or other special characters, the Character Preview feature ensures that you choose the right character for your writing needs. This feature helps you avoid mistakes and enhances the accuracy of your text, particularly when working with foreign languages or specific formatting requirements.
With this feature enabled, Grammarly generates a subtle sound effect when you press each key on the keyboard.
Grammarly utilizes the haptic technology in your iPhone to generate subtle vibrations when you press the keys on the keyboard. The haptic feedback adds a sense of physicality to your typing, creating a satisfying and responsive touch sensation.
When enabled, this option ensures that the keyboard always shows the lowercase letters, regardless of the capitalization state. This helps you maintain a consistent visual reference of the lowercase alphabet, making it easier to recognize and select the appropriate keys while typing.
Double-tapping the spacebar will insert a period followed by a space.
To turn any of these options on or off, toggle the switch next to them.
Note: Grammarly for iPhone now supports the native text replacement feature on iOS, allowing you to easily expand abbreviations or shortcuts into full phrases or words as you type. To manage text replacement on your iPhone, tap Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.
Language Preference and Personal Dictionary
To manage your language preference in Grammarly for iPhone, please open the Grammarly companion app and tap Account.
To learn more about the language preference feature, check this article.
To access your personal dictionary, please go to Account and tap on the Manage Personal Dictionary button.
To add new words, click on the Plus icon (+) in the upper-right corner of your screen. In the pop-up window, type in the word and select Add:
To remove a word from your personal dictionary, locate the word you’d like to delete and swipe to the left until the red Delete button appears. Then, tap on the Delete button to remove the word.