How to Disable Slide to Type on an iPhone 11

The steps in this article are going to show you how to disable the slide to type option for your iPhone 11 keyboard.

  • Turning off slide to type on your iPhone keyboard won’t affect other elements of the keyboard.
  • The same menu where we go to change this setting contains some other helpful keyboard settings, including auto-correct, caps lock, dictation and more.
  • If you change your mind later and decide that you would like to continue using the slide to type keyboard you can always return to this menu and re-enable it.

Your iPhone 11 keyboard has an option that lets you type by simply sliding your finger between letters on the keyboard.

Many iPhone users find this to be a much faster way to type, and there are many who loved when this feature was finally brought to the iOS operating system.

However, you may find that the slide to type feature negatively impacts the way that you type, and that you sometimes trigger it accidentally.

If the slide to type iPhone keyboard is causing you problems, it’s possible to disable it. Our guide below will show you where to find this setting.

How to Turn Off the Slide to Type Keyboard on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.4.1. This slide to type setting only affects the default iPhone keyboard. If you use another third-party keyboard app and wish to disable slide to type there, you will need to change the setting for that keyboard as well.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open Settings

Step 2: Choose the General option.

open the General menu

Step 3: Touch the Keyboard button.

select the Keyboard option

Step 4: Scroll down and tap the button to the right of Slide to Type to turn it off.

how to disable slide to type on an iPhone 11

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