KeySwipe 2

I don’t know about you, but I find it kind of tedious to switch between keyboards on iOS. I find it tedious, because have to tap that little language button, which requires a precise tap on the keyboard.

Instead, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just perform a simple swipe gesture to switch between the keyboards that you have configured? A new tweak called KeySwipe lets you do just that.

Once you install KeySwipe—available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99—you’ll find a preference panel in the stock Settings app. This preference panel contains a single kill-switch, which is enabled by default.


To use KeySwipe, open an app that invokes the keyboard, and perform a swipe-up or swipe-down gesture on the keyboard. Once you do, the keyboard will switch to the next or previous one in the list of configured keyboards; simple, and to the point.

If you want a more intuitive way to switch between keyboards in iOS, then you may want to try KeySwipe. At only $0.99, there’s not much investment here, and the return on investment may be quite high depending on how often you switch between keyboards on iOS.

What do you think about KeySwipe?

  • AWonton

    Thinking I’ll probably pick this up, only question I have is if it is compatible with swipeselection.

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      It is it says so in description.

      • Diego Milano

        I wonder if it’s compatible with SwipeExpander as well?

    • Niclas

      I can confirm that it is.

  • PJ

    This would’ve been better if it took away the extra button at the bottom left to switch keyboards. There wouldn’t be a need for it with this tweak in installed. My opinion.

    • Scotow

      Totally agree.

  • Manuel Molina

    “I find it tedious, because have to tap that little language button, which requires a precise tap on the keyboard.”

    Typo? I find it tedious, because have to tap that little… Instead of “because I have to tap that little…

    • thedoc

      Doesn’t work if you have SwiftKey installed?

      • Manuel Molina

        There’s a lot of bugs to the tweak. If you use CC with the tweak and a second keyboard installed, it will switch the keyboard thinking its an input for the tweak. I uninstalled and thankfully I didn’t buy it. It switches to Swift but not back to iOS. It’s not worth it.

  • Bibek Ghimire

    Will it work on third-party keyboards like SwiftKey or NinType?

    • Manuel Molina

      Tried with Touchpal and it didn’t work. It went to the Touchpal keyboard but didn’t go backup the iOS keyboard. Might have the same usage.

      • Bibek Ghimire

        Yeah sounds like it doesn’t. :/ Thanks.

  • Truong

    Nice idea but it doesn’t work with third party keyboards, which makes this useless for anything other than the stock emoticons/stock languages.

    • Manuel Molina


  • Niclas

    I find this great!

    It only works on original keyboards but I can’t use 3rd party keyboards anyway, they are wayyy to slow for me.

  • David Hvilivitzki

    Awesome tweak, works great, now I just have to remember I have it installed 🙂

  • BklynGuy999

    Not mentioned in the article: KEYSWIPE DOES NOT WORK WITH 3rd PARTY KEYBOARDS. Come on…this basic info should be clearly stated.