How to Have Multilingual Autocorrect on iPhone

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Finally, iOS 10 has options for people who are multilingual. Previously, your iPhone had a singular language, which meant Autocorrect would try to change French words to English, even if you were using the French keyboard. But with iOS 10 on iPhone, your Autocorrect can be multilingual and solve this frustrating problem for those who know multiple languages or are learning them. With iOS 10, you can type text in multiple languages (regardless of what keyboard you’re using) and Autocorrect will make suggestions for the multiple languages. Here’s how to have multilingual Autocorrect on iPhone with iOS 10.

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How to Have Multilingual Autocorrect on iPhone

There are two parts to this tip. First, you need to add your other language to your iPhone dictionary. Then you need to add the keyboard for that language. Once you’ve done this, Autocorrect will give you suggestions for multiple languages regardless of the language you’re typing in.

How to Add a Language to iPhone Dictionary

  • Open Settings.

  • Tap General.

  • Select Dictionary.

  • Choose the language you want to add to your iPhone.

  • Your iPhone will download the new language.

How to Add a Language Keyboard

  • To add the language keyboard, open the Settings app.

  • Tap General.

  • Select Keyboard.

  • Tap Keyboards.

  • Choose Add New Keyboard.

  • Select the language you just added.

How to Use Multilingual Text with Autocorrect

When you go to type, it doesn’t matter what keyboard you’re using. Autocorrect will give you suggestions for multiple languages. This is great if you text is multiple languages or if you text multiple people who speak different languages. Now, Autocorrect can be fluent like you.

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