You probably send messages using your iPhone every day, and you might be looking into ways on how to make the act of messaging more exciting or maybe pleasing to look at.

We’ll tell you now that there is one way: changing your iPhone keyboard colour to something you like.

It’s not much, but it could work!

iPhones are known for their classic, minimalistic design. Even their interface looks almost the same regardless of which version of iPhone you have. So we can’t blame you if you want your iPhone to feel more you.

In this guide, we will guide you step-by-step on how to change keyboard colour on iPhone or iPad in less than 5 minutes of your time. 🙂

Without further ado, let’s jump right in!

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. Come Over to the Dark Side
  2. Use Google’s Gboard App to Change Keyboard Color on iPhone or iPad
  3. Personalise With Custom Color Keyboard
  4. Looking For Many Options and Extensive Language Support? Try Color Keyboard!


 

How to Change Keyboard Color on iPhone: 4 Ways.

 

1. Come Over to the Dark Side. 🌙

Apple, officially, only lets you change your keyboard colour to either a dark-grey or white colour when alternating between dark and light modes respectively on your iPhone or iPad.

Hence, if you want to change the keyboard colour, then you may choose to enable the dark mode in your iPhone. Take note that dark mode is a feature that is introduced with iOS 13. Meaning you will have to update your iOS version to iOS 13 to have the ability to enable dark mode. Additionally, also note that iOS 13 is not available on all iPhones, especially models before iPhone 6/6 Plus.

 

Here’s how you can enable dark mode on your iPhone:

  1. Open your iPhone’s Settings app from your home screen and then scroll down and tap on Display & Brightness.

change keyboard color on iPhone

 

  1. Once you click on Display & Brightness, you’ll see appearance choices for Light and Dark. Tap the Dark option to turn your iPhone keyboard to dark grey with white letters

change keyboard color on iPhone

 

change keyboard color on iPhone

 

Head’s Up!

The dark grey keyboard is not consistent across all apps you may have installed on your iPhone or iPad. Meaning, if an app like WhatsApp which has does not support dark mode on the iOS or iPadOS system, then your keyboard despite dark mode turned on will still appear as the light mode version with the standard white keyboard.

 

 

2. Use Google’s Gboard App to Change Keyboard Color on iPhone or iPad.

There are tons of excellent third-party apps that allow you to choose among fun themes for your keyboard and background without having to jailbreak the device.  One particular, feature-rich app is Gboard which is developed by Google.

Gboard is packed with features such as glide typing, voice typing, GIFs, emoji search, morse code inputs and a Google Search built-in. You can also customise the colour of your keyboard to any colour available.

Here’s how you can install Gboard keyboard onto your iPhone or iPad and begin customising it:

  1. The first thing you need to do is open the App Store, search for the Gboard app and Download it.

change keyboard color on iPhone

 

  1. Now after you’ve downloaded the keyboard app that you’d like to use, tap on the Settings app and select General.
  2. Next, choose the Keyboards option.

change keyboard color on iPhone

 

  1. Tap on Add New Keyboard…

Add New Keyboard

 

  1. You should see the Gboard keyboard app which you’ve just installed. Tap on Gboard keyboard.
  2. If you don’t want to get bugged by a notification every time you need to use your keyboard, you can set it as default. Tap Edit and move your chosen keyboard on top of the list and confirm by clicking Done.
  3. Lastly, now that you have installed the app, you can begin customising your keyboard by opening the Gboard app and then tapping Keyboard Settings. You can enable features like Glide typingAuto-correction, Character preview and many more. Additionally, to change the keyboard colour, tap on Themes and then choose your keyboard colour of preference for your iPhone or iPad.

change keyboard color on iPhone

 

 

3. Personalise With Custom Color Keyboard. 🎨🖌️

Custom Color Keyboards is a keyboard app that is free to download from the App Store. This app offers a variety of themes and fonts–both free and premium.

You can find different types of skins–from the primary colour and abstract designs to animal prints and graphic backgrounds. You’ll surely find something that will fit your personality from Custom Color Keyboard.

To install it follow the following steps:

  1. The first thing you need to do is open the App Store, search for the Custom Color Keyboards app and tap Download.

Custom Color Keyboards

 

  1. Now after you’ve downloaded the keyboard app that you’d like to use, tap on the Settings app and select General.
  2. Next, choose the Keyboards option and select Add New Keyboard…
  3. You should see the Custom Color Keyboards app which you’ve just installed. Tap on Custom Color Keyboards.
  4. If you don’t want to get bugged by a notification every time you need to use your keyboard, you can set it as default. Tap Edit and move Custom Color Keyboards on top of the list and confirm by clicking Done.
  5. Lastly, now that you have installed the Custom Color Keyboards app, you can go ahead and open the app and configure the designs that you fancy.

 

 

4. Looking For Many Options and Extensive Language Support? Try Color Keyboard!

Color Keyboard is one of the apps that give you extensive freedom to customise your keyboard. You can change the colours of your keyboard background, font, and even keypress colours.

This keyboard customisation app supports emoji emoticons, smart typing features, and more than forty languages. This keyboard offers a 3-day free trial, but its subscription is inexpensive and is offered in three different duration packages.

  1. The first thing you need to do is open the App Store, search for the Color Keyboard app and tap Download.

Color Keyboards Themes and Skins

 

  1. Now after you’ve downloaded the keyboard app that you’d like to use, tap on the Settings app and select General.
  2. Next, choose the Keyboards option and select Add New Keyboard…
  3. You should see the Color Keyboard app which you’ve just installed. Select the Color Keyboard by tapping its name.
  4. If you don’t want to get bugged by a notification every time you need to use your keyboard, you can set it as default. Tap Edit and move your Color Keyboard on top of the list and confirm by clicking Done.
  5. Lastly, now that you have installed the app, you can begin using the Color Keyboard app and set the keyboard and designs that you like.

 

Changing your iPhone keyboard colour may be such a small thing, but it could have a big difference in your messaging activities. It’s one easy way to make your iPhone feel more you and can make messaging even more enjoyable.

Have you tried changing the keyboard colour on your iPhone? Let us know below if there’s an excellent app to download or if there’s an even quicker way to do it. We will update the article with your credit. ❤

 

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