How to Fix Swipe keyboard (Quickpath) not working on iPhone

QuickPath Typing is new for Apple users, when it comes to Apple Keyboard, if that is not working, fix the QuickPath Typing on iPhone, iPad.

Unlike other smartphones, iOS comes with its keyboard app. It’s an excellent keyboard app with many useful features, such as swipe typing. However, for unknown reasons, many iOS users found that Swipe to Type isn’t working on their devices. If that’s the same with you and willing to give up on the iPhone keyboard, here are some practical solutions to help you resolve the Swipe keyboard not working on your iPhone. 

Here are nine ways to fix the swipe keyboard not working on iPhone. 

Solution #1. Enable Slide to type on iPhone

First, ensure that Slide to Type is enabled on your iPhone.

1. Launch the Settings App on your iPhone. Tap on General.

 Go to the settings app tap on general tab on iPhone

2. Select the Keyboard.
3. Swipe down and enable toggle next to the Slide To Type.

Tap on keyboard toggle on slide to type on iPhone

That’s It!

Solution #2. Pick English or any supported language as the keyboard

Slide on a keyboard to type (quickpath) not working on iPhone? That’s because you haven’t added a keyboard language that works with QuickPath. 

  • English (Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States)
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Dutch (Belgium and Netherlands)
  • French (Belgium, Canada, France, and Switzerland)
  • German (Austria, Germany, and Switzerland)
  • Italian
  • Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal)
  • Spanish (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Spain)
  • Swedish
  • Vietnamese

If none of the above-mentioned languages is added to your iPhone or iPad,

1. Go to the Settings App. on your iPhone.
2. Tap on the General Tab.

Launch the settings app tap on general on iPhone

3. Choose the Keyboard General tab.
4. Tap on the Keyboards settings app.

Click on keyboard tap on keyboards on iPhone

5. Hit Add New Keyboard… and select the one you want on the settings app.

Click add new keyboard... next tap on gboard on iPhone

6. Turn off Allow Full Access and tap on Allow turn on Allow Full Access on the iPhone

Turn on allow full access tap on allow on iPhone

7. Click on the Globe Icon next, Tap, And Hold select Languages Gboard Language on iPhone.

Tap and hold select gboard on iPhone

8. swipe your finger on the keyboard to Type… Send Messages on iphone.

Click on typing on iPhone

If you don’t select any of the above languages, you’re out of luck; you can’t use Slide to Type. As a solution, you download & install third-party apps and see if it works for you.

Solution #3. Ensure you are using Apple’s Keyboard

Unfortunately, not all third-party app offers Slide to type feature. So, if you are presently such a keyboard, then long-press the Globe Icon and switch to the default added keyboard, such as French, Italian, or English. If a keyboard isn’t showing, then follow the steps below.

1. Launch the Messages App and tap on Number, then select Globe Icon on messages on ipHONE.

Launch the messages next tap on messages then globe icon tap on hold on iPhone

2. Choose the English Language and swipe your finger on the keyboard to Type… on Send Messages on iphone.

Select the english language swipe finger on keyboard to Type... send messages on iPhone

Solution #4. Turn off the Third-party keyboard

If you have an issue with switching off a third-party keyboard, it’s best to turn off a third-party keyboard on your iPhone. Here’s how you can do it. 

1. Head to the Settings App on your iPhone.
2. Tap on the General Tab.

Launch the settings app tap on general on iPhone

3. Hit on Keyboard.
4. Choose Keyboards. Doing so will open up a list of all the keyboards in use.

Click on keyboard tap on keyboards on iPhone

5. Tap on Edit keyboards.
6. Select the Minus Icon next to all third-party apps.

Tap on edit click on minus icon on iPhone

7. Click on the Delete Button on keyboards.
8. Select the Done Button on the settings app.

Select the delete tap on done button on iPhone

From now on, you can use Apple-keyboard without any interference. And in case you’re still facing an issue, try restarting your iPhone. 

Solution#5. The swipe feature only works with a floating keyboard on an iPhone

When you switch off the iPhone or iPad, all the background processes are closed. Once you switch the device back on, all these processes start again, and there are instances where the bug affecting the slide-to-type feature gets fixed. Thus, restarting your iPhone or iPad is an on-to-go solution.

iPhone with Face ID: Press and hold the Volume buttons and Side key simultaneously until the power off menu appears. Drag the Power Off Slider and let your device turn off. Wait for 30 seconds, and press the Side Key to switch on the device. 

iPhone with Home Button: Press and hold the Side Key until the power off menu appears. Drag the Power Off Slider and let your device turn off. Wait for 30 seconds, and press the Side Key to switch on the device.

Solution #6. Update your iPhone

If Slide to Type is not working on your iPhone, you must try updating your iPhone to the latest iOS version. That’s because updates are often released to fix the bugs and to improve iPhone performance. Thus, make sure your iPhone is updated to the latest iOS. 

1. Go to the Settings App. Hit General.

Go to the settings app tap on general tab on iPhone

2. Select Software Update.
3. Now, let your iPhone check for updates. If available, tap on Download Now.

Select Software Update Check For Updates Tap Install Now on iPhone

Solution#7. Delete all keyboard history

If QuickPath keeps typing the wrong word or fails to pick up what you’re willing to type, it’s high time to delete all phrases and words on your iPhone & iPad. For this, follow the steps below.

1. Go to the Settings App on your iPhone.
2. Tap on the General Tab on the settings app.

Launch the settings app tap on general on iPhone

3. Swipe down and tap Transfer or Reset iPhone. Hit Reset.

Click transfer or reset iPhone tap on reset on iPhone

4. Select the Reset Keyboard Dictionary.
5. Jot down Enter your passcode and select Done.
6. Lastly, tap Reset Dictionary to confirm. 

Click on reset keyboard dictionary next enter your passcode then choose reset dictionary on iPhone

Solution#8. Reset all device settings

When you reset all device settings, it clears out all customized settings and then restores to the default one. If Slide to Type is not working on your iPhone, the following solution will help you. 

1. Go to the Settings App on your iPhone.
2. Select the General Tab.
3. Swipe down and select Transfer or Reset iPhone.

settings-app-click-general-choose-transfer-or-reset-iphone

4. Tap on Reset All Settings.
5. Enter your passcode.
6. Lastly, choose Reset All Settings. 

Tap on Reset All Settings Enter Passcode Click to Confirm Reset All Settings On iPhone

That’s It!

Solution#9. Contact Apple Support

If none of the solutions helped you out and swipe to type keyboard on your iPhone isn’t working, the best bet is to Contact Apple Support. They will help you to smartly diagnose the issue and fix it.

Final Thought! 

The swipe to type on iPhone is a complete time-saver, allowing you to type quickly and efficiently. Thus, QuickPath isn’t working on iPhones; the solutions mentioned above should easily help you to fix it.  

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood is a journalist based in Ohio who specializes in covering Apple and technology trends. With a varied experience in reporting on public safety, government, and education, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, providing readers with a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. If you need to contact me, you can reach me at karlywood.ohio@gmail.com or through (Facebook)

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