Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard Is Back On Apple App Store
Microsoft’s virtual keyboard SwiftKey has unexpectedly made a comeback on iOS (Apple App Store). Apple had removed it in October but now it’s back again.
In actuality, the iPhone’s default keyboard is a complete mess and provides a terrible user experience in any language other than English US. To be completely honest, I believe that it lags well behind SwiftKey and Gboard even with this language setting.
But when Microsoft revealed earlier this year that it intended to kill off SwiftKey, many people—including myself—decided that the only option was to get used to the terrible iPhone keyboard.
First of all, SwiftKey is without a doubt the best keyboard app available, both on Android and the iPhone. Therefore, many people, including myself, were greatly surprised by Microsoft’s announcement.
“We are discontinuing Microsoft SwiftKey iOS support. We appreciate you using our goods. To learn more about managing your data, go to data.swiftkey.com. On October 5th, 2022, the app will be removed from the App Store, the business stated in a statement earlier this year.
SwiftKey could no longer be downloaded because the application was really withdrawn on October 5. (unless you used that little trick when you could find the app in the app library on your iPhone).
“Our support for Microsoft SwiftKey iOS has ended. We appreciate you using our goods. To learn more about managing your data, go to data.swiftkey.com. On October 5th, 2022, the app was removed from the App Store, the company added.
People tried every alternative on my iPhone once SwiftKey was removed. The default iPhone keyboard, as I mentioned earlier, is a major pain in the neck, whereas the Gboard is good but can’t even come close to SwiftKey.
Without SwiftKey, texting on an iPhone becomes absurdly challenging, particularly when using the Apple keyboard.
Given that I had no choice but to deal with this horror, I naturally developed the ability to teach my fingers to do so, and as a result, I eventually grew accustomed to the situation. Even with the typos, my typing style was still much slower than on SwiftKey.
However, Microsoft has thankfully received the message. SwiftKey is returning to iOS, and the company also revealed that it is currently developing some innovative features for the app.
SwiftKey for iOS is now again listed in the App Store and is open for download. The aforementioned messages and the page declaring its demise have already been removed.
It goes without saying that this is wonderful news for iPhone users. On my iPhone, I immediately installed SwiftKey, and now typing is pain-free.
SwiftKey, however, needs immediate adjustments while everyone waits for the significant upgrade that Microsoft has indeed hinted at.
For what it’s worth, I tried using every possible option, both in Apple and Microsoft ids, but signing in still isn’t working.
The entire system seems to be malfunctioning. Naturally, I now use SwiftKey without creating an account, which is still preferable to using the iPhone keyboard, but I want the account to hold my data for long-term dependability.
When SwiftKey would resume receiving updates on iOS is currently unknown. Since SwiftKey is essentially the only method to text on an iPhone without killing your fingers, fingers crossed for SwiftKey to get more love in the upcoming weeks and months since the most recent version was released more than a year ago.