How to Make Keyboard Bigger on iPhone [4 Methods]

It can be really aggravating to witness typos over and over again, whether you have huge hands or simply find the iPhone keyboard smaller. You are not alone and you can make the typing experience better on your iPhone. iOS comes with a number of useful features and one such built-in feature let users make the keyboard bigger. Therefore, if you’re looking for a way to enlarge the keyboard size on your iPhone, you’ve come to the correct spot.

In today’s article, we will be taking a look at numerous ways to make iPhone keyboard bigger.

There are a number of ways to increase the keyboard size on iPhone which includes both default settings, third-party keyboards, accessibility features, zooming features, and more. So, read along to know the different ways to make keyboard bigger on iPhone.

How to Increase Keyboard Height and Characters Size on iPhone

The default size of the iPhone keyboard is not suitable for everyone, especially for those who have large hands, but to address this issue, there’s an option available in the settings which lets you increase the keyboard height as well as characters size on iPhone. Here’s how you can increase the keyboard height and characters size on your iPhone.

How to Make Keyboard Bigger on iPhone
  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Select Display & Brightness.
  3. Scroll down a bit and Tap the Display Zoom option.
  4. Select the Larger Text option.
  5. Tap Done at the top right corner.
  6. That’s it.

These simple steps will make the keyboard look bigger than usual. Yes, it is one of the best options for those looking to increase the size of the built-in keyboard.

As I said earlier that there are multiple ways to do it, so, let’s move to the next method of increasing the keyboard size.

How to Change Keyboard Size on iPhone [Install third-party keyboard]

There are a number of third-party keyboard apps on the App Store and a few apps support changing the keyboard size too. Gboard, Microsoft’s Swiftkey, and Grammarly keyboards are one of the best alternatives to the iPhone’s default keyboard, but, sadly, none of them support changing the size. But as I said earlier, there are a few keyboard apps that support increasing the size. So, let’s take a look at some best options.

Fleksy Keyboard

Fleksy is one of the trusted options available on the App Store. The keyboard was available since 2013. However, the app was last updated in 2020 and still works fine on the iOS 16 running iPhones. The keyboard app comes with a number of useful features including customization options. So, yes, you can customize the keyboard, there are three different sizes – Large, Original, and Small, you can choose large for a bigger size.

Here’s how you can install the Fleksy keyboard on your iPhone and change the size.

How to Make Keyboard Bigger on iPhone
  1. Open App Store on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the search icon at the bottom and type Fleksy.
  3. Select Fleksy – GIF, Web & Yelp Search and tap Install.
  4. Once installed, tap the open button.
  5. In the initial setup, it will ask to grant access for the keyboard, follow the on-screen steps to do it.
  6. Once done, open the Fleksy keyboard app, then tap the More option at the top right corner.
  7. Select Keyboard Size and choose the Large option.
  8. That’s it.

TypeWise Custom Keyboard

TypeWise Custom Keyboard is another third-party keyboard app available on the App Store that allows changing keyboard size. However, the free version of the keyboard app isn’t as good as the default keyboard or the other keyboards mentioned in this article. The free version of the app comes with a hexagonal layout which didn’t give the best typing experience in initial use.

TuneKey Keyboard with Custom Size

The next option in the list is TuneKey, this alternative support changing the keyboard size, however, the UI looks very similar to very early generations of iOS. It is freely available on the App Store, you can give it a try if you want.

How to Make iPhone Keyboard Bold

Bold characters on the iPhone keyboard is another way to improve the typing experience on your Apple device. Yes, you can change the appearance of characters on the keyboard to make it look visually better. Here are the steps you can follow to make keyboard keys bold.

How to Make Keyboard Bigger on iPhone
  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Display & Brightness.
  3. Turn the toggle on for Bold Text.
  4. That’s it.

Now when you open the keyboard on your iPhone, you will find a better visual experience than before. If you are not okay with this method, then you can try out the next one.

How to Make Keyboard Experience Better on iPhone

Apart from these methods, there are a number of ways you can follow to enhance your typing experience on your iPhone. Let’s take a look at these methods one by one.

Glide Typing

Glide aka Gestures Typing is another way you can opt for a better and faster typing experience. You can slide your fingers from the starting letter of the word and swipe across the letters available in the word. Yes, this feature is available on iPhone and on the default keyboard as well. Although for top-notch typing experience, I recommend installing the Google Keyboard aka Gboard.

Landscape Mode

Turn your iPhone to landscape mode for a bigger keyboard experience. Obviously, you can you gestures too for faster typing. If you own a small-screen iPhone, then you can turn it to landscape mode.

That’s it.

These are some best ways you can use to make the keyboard bigger on your iPhone.

If you know any other way for a better typing experience, then you can share it with us in the comments box. Also, share this article with your friends.

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Haneet Singh

Haneet is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of YTECHB. He has a huge passion for tinkering with latest smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, smart TVs, and more. As an avid Apple Ecosystem user, he loves customizing his iPhone and iPad to suit his needs. For tips, you can connect Haneet at In 2019, Haneet and the YTECHB team exclusively shared the wallpapers of iPhone 11 right before the launch event. In 2020, Haneet alongside his team members shared exclusive renders and official photos of two Samsung Galaxy smartphones - the Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M21. Later, the YTECHB team leaks information about Motorola's feature phones and Razr 3. In the last few months, our team shared Galaxy S24 Ultra leaks and more. You may come across his work getting mentioned in The Times of India, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV, TechRadar, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, GSMArena, Android Authority, Android Central, Android Headlines, SamMobile, XDA, 9to5Google, and many other publications. He works across news, updates, features, guides, and more. If YTECHB writes about it, you can expect him to be involved in some way.

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