Swipe and type messages on your Apple Watch using a fully functional keyboard with Shift Keyboard.
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Typing messages on Apple Watch can be chore - Scribble doesn't always work and Dictation isn't great in public spaces. With Shift Keyboard, you get a fully-fledged keyboard straight on your wrist, no awkward typos necessary!
By adding a full QWERTY, AZERTY or QWERTZ keyboard to your Apple Watch, you can reply to iMessages quickly and privately. Auto correct and smart text predictions quickly ensures what you type is accurate and makes senses.
Shift Keyboard contains these great features:
Add a full QWERTY, AZERTY or QWERTZ keyboard to your Apple Watch.
Keys are easy to press and there’s support for key previews as you swipe along the keyboard.
Shift Keyboard was the first to introduce swipe typing on Apple Watch and provides a more efficient way to type out messages on your wrist.
If the first predicted word isn’t correct, you can use the Digital Crown to scroll through possible words.
As you’re typing, you can complete words using the Suggestions bar above the keys.
Tap on a suggestion to replace the current typed word with the full suggestion. Great for improving speed on the small screen!
Access all suggestions by tapping the ellipsis icon next to the first two suggestions.
Whilst typing, if you make a mistake, Shift Keyboard will automatically replace the incorrect word with one it thinks is correct. You can even enable the Predict While Typing mode to guess the word you’re typing after every key press.
You can use the Digital Crown to cycle through other predictions to the word you’re typing.
Shift Keyboard has full support for adding symbols, numbers and other special characters.
Shift Keyboard supports adding an unlimited amount of emoji to a single message! Simply tap the emoji icon to get started and pick from Apple’s library, or one of your most recently used ones.
Before sending your message, just tap the text field to view a full preview of your message. From here you can clear the message or retrieve the last message if you didn’t send it correctly.
Shift Keyboard uses the built-in Apple Messages app on your Apple Watch to send messages to your contacts.
Type out your message, tap the send button and you’ll be taken to the Messages app with your message ready to go!
Choose to receive Haptic Feedback on actions like key presses and button actions.
For quick and easy access, you can add the Shift Keyboard Complication to your Watch Face. Just tap and the keyboard will launch.
Whilst typing on the Full keyboard, you can see exactly where you are with the pulsing blue cursor.
Customise Shift Keyboard your way.
Access the Settings menu by using the options button on the keyboard and you’ll be able to change the layout and toggle auto correct, suggestions & more.
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Please note, a supported Apple Watch is required for full app functionality. Currently, sending messages in the Apple Watch app only supports the built-in Apple Messages app using iMessage or SMS.