Does SwiftKey Keyboard for iOS work with external Bluetooth keyboards?

Yes SwiftKey is compatible with external physical (Bluetooth) keyboards.

However in order to get the most out of your external keyboard, the following points should be noted:  

  1. How to hide the SwiftKey Keyboard
  2. How to change your Language/Layout settings

1 - How to hide the SwiftKey Keyboard

Your virtual SwiftKey Keyboard will remain onscreen when a Bluetooth keyboard is connected.

Fortunately it's easy to hide the virtual keyboard, you just need to switch to the default iOS keyboard.

Long-press the Globe/Smiley key to switch to the default Apple keyboard.

2 - Language/Layout settings

You will find that Language/Layout settings for your external keyboard live outside of the SwiftKey app.

Instead, on your device head to Settings > General > Keyboard > Hardware Keyboard  

Check that the keyboard for your region/locale is selected. In most cases it will be set to 'Automatic' by default.

Inserting apostrophes and special characters

By making sure your external keyboard is configured correctly, you shouldn't have any trouble typing special characters or punctuation. 


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