One aspect of the iPhone that I like is the keyboard. If you prefer the iPhone keyboard for smartphones, there’s a free app called iPhone 5s Keyboard iOS 7 that might make your day. It doesn’t offer much in the way of
features, but it does serve as a drop-in iOS-like replacement for the default
Android keyboard.

Let’s install and use this keyboard


The installation of the keyboard is
simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Play Store
  2. Search for iphone keyboard
  3. Locate and tap the entry for iPhone 5s Keyboard iOS 7
  4. Tap Install
  5. Tap Accept
  6. Allow the installation to complete

Once the keyboard has been
installed, it’s time to enable and then select it. Here’s how.

Enable and select

The first step is to allow the
iPhone 5s Keyboard to be recognized by the Android system. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Settings window
  2. Locate Language and input (under the Galaxy S4, you’ll
    find it under the My Device tab)
  3. Under the Keyboards and input methods, tap iPhone
    Classic Keyboard to enable (Figure A)
  4. Okay the warning

Figure A



The iPhone Keyboard on the
Verizon-branded Samsung Galaxy S4.

Now, it’s time to select the iPhone
Keyboard as your default. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Settings window
  2. Locate Language and input
  3. Tap Default
  4. Tap iPhone Classic Keyboard (Figure B)

Figure B



Select your new iPhone Keyboard
as the default.

Once you’ve selected the keyboard,
it will appear the next time you need to type something. When it does, you’ll
be pleasantly surprised that it does, in fact, resemble the iPhone keyboard (Figure C).

Figure C



The iPhone Keyboard in action.

I’ve tried a number of keyboards
for Android, and although this particular take on the smartphone keyboard isn’t
the best entry for the Android platform, it’s not that bad. If you prefer
the iPhone keyboard spacing and layout, then you should add this app to your
Android device and see if it becomes your go-to default.

If you had to pick one
keyboard for your Android device, which would it be and why? Share your thoughts in the discussion thread below.