SwiftKey Tips & Tricks on iOS

OK you’ve done all the hard work, and hopefully you feel pretty clued up on SwiftKey. Now sit back, relax, and put your feet up while we take you through a few extra tips to help you get the most out of SwiftKey.

This third and final guide to ‘Getting even more out of SwiftKey’ will take you through the following:

  1. Tap Map and Usage Stats
  2. Other typing tips

1 - Tap Map and Usage Stats

Wrong or right, it seems to be a universal truth that people like winning. And related to winning, most of us (to some degree) like to have a measure of our performance - whether that’s a grade, a score, or a medal. Well, you can’t technically ‘win’ in SwiftKey, but you can feel like you are (and surely that’s what counts?) by checking out your tap map and usage stats and also by sharing them on social media.

Your usage stats are a collection of insights that show the effect SwiftKey has had on your typing, these include things like how far you’ve ‘flowed’, and how many typos SwiftKey has corrected.

You can also check out your personal typing ‘Tap Map’, which is a visual representation of how SwiftKey has adjusted your keys behind the scenes to help improve your typing. For more information about the Tap Map, please see this article.

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You can view both your tap map and usage stats upon opening the SwiftKey app.

Learn more about your usage stats in this article.

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2 - Other typing tips

Before we say goodbye and send you off on your SwiftKey journey, we want to leave you with a few final tips for the road. Some of these might have been briefly mentioned earlier, or you may have already discovered along the way, but just in case, we’ll quickly run through them for you:

  1. Quick punctuation key - for easy and quick access to common punctuation just press and slide your finger on the period key to the right of the spacebar. For more information, see this article.
  2. Quick delete - a quick way to delete words or larger pieces of text is to long press the backspace key. 
  3. Quick switch caps/lower case - just tap the shift key to switch between caps/lower case letters.
  4. Auto capitalize - if you’d rather not have to think about caps, and would like SwiftKey to auto capitalize your sentences for you, you can enable this in the SwiftKey 'Settings' menu. See this article for more.
  5. Quick period - if you’d like to have a period inserted automatically after a double space, then all you need to do is enable the setting in the SwiftKey 'Settings' menu. See this article for more info.
  6. Quick emoji key - if you’re an avid emoji user, and would like to have speedy access to your emoji keyboard, then just make sure ‘Quick Emoji key’ is enabled in your SwiftKey 'Settings'. See here for more info.
  7. URL mode - if you’re typing a URL mid-sentence, starting with ‘www’ or ‘http://’ will automatically put SwiftKey into URL mode meaning that no spaces will be added.
  8. Flow through space - remember that when you’re using Flow, there’s no need to lift your finger even between words - just flow down through the spacebar and SwiftKey will automatically insert a space.

You are now a fully fledged SwiftKey pro, ready to take on the world with your fast and flawless tying! Thank you for taking the time to work through our guides, we hope you’ve found them helpful. 

If you have any more questions or would like to learn more about SwiftKey, you can do so in the following ways:

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