iPhone Keyboard Typing Wrong Letters (Solved)

iphone keyboard typing wrong letters

If your iPhone keyboard is typing the wrong letters, missing letters, or typing random letters and characters, this guide will help you fix the problem.

We know how incredibly annoying it is when your iPhone keyboard keeps typing wrong characters or typing extra or wrong letters. You press the ‘a’ key or type a word but your text document or search box displays a different character, letter or word. However, you can fix this problem by adopting one of the solutions outlined in this guide.

Now, let’s look at several ways of solving this problem in greater depth.

Solution 1 – Change Your Keyboard Language

Changing your keyboard language could stop your iPhone from typing random or wrong letters. Here’s how to do that.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

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Step 2: Tap General.

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 Step 3: Select Keyboard.

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 Step 4: Choose your preferred language. Do not select “automatic”.

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Solution 2  – Reset Keyboard Dictionary

If your iPhone keyboard is still typing wrong letters, you might want to reset keyboard dictionary.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

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Step 2: Choose General.

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Step 3: Tap Reset.

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Step 4: Select Reset Keyboard Dictionary.

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Step 5: Enter your passcode if prompted and tap Reset Dictionary.

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Solution 3 – Turn Off Smart Punctuation

Turning off smart punctuation is one of the ways of stopping your iPhone keyboard typing wrong characters. These are the steps to follow:

Step 1:  Go to Settings.

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Step 2: Tap General.

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Step 3: Select Keyboard.

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Step 4: Turn off or disable Smart Punctuation.

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This should stop your iPhone typing wrong letters or extra characters. If the problem persists, try the fourth solution.

 

Solution 4  – Uninstall A Problematic App and Reinstall It

A problematic app could cause your iPhone to type wrong letters, missing letters, or type random letters and characters. Uninstalling the app could fix this problem. Here’s how.

Step 1: Touch and hold the problematic app. Tap Remove App.

iphone keyboard typing wrong lettersStep 2: Tap Delete App. Select Delete to confirm.

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Solution 5 – Turn Off Auto-Correction and Auto-Capitalisation

Turning off or disabling Auto-Correction and Auto-Capitalisation feature could stop your iPhone keyboard typing different letters or wrong characters. Here’s how to do  this.

Step 1: Head to Settings.

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Step 2: Select General.

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Step 3: Choose Keyboard.

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Step 4: Toggle off Auto-Capitalisation and Auto-Correction.

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Note: If you toggle off Auto-Capitalisation, new sentences won’t automatically start with capitalized words. However, with the shift key, you can start new sentences with capital letters when Auto-Capitalisation is disabled.

This should stop wrong characters or random letters appearing when typing on your iPhone keyboard. If this doesn’t solve the problem, follow the steps outlined in the next solution.

 

Solution 6 – Disable Everything in Keyboard Settings

If your iPhone Keyboard is still typing wrong characters or letters, disabling everything in keyboard settings should solve the problem.

Step 1: Open Settings.

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Step 2: Again select General.

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Step 3: Choose Keyboard.

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Step 4: Toggle off everything  in keyboard settings including, Shortcuts, Predictive, Split Keyboard, Enable Key Flicks, Check Spelling, Enable Caps Lock, Enable Dictation, etc.

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If this doesn’t resolve the issue, you might want to reset all settings.

 

Solution 7 – Reset All Settings

Resetting all settings could stop your iPhone keyboard typing wrong letters, or adding random characters.

Caution: Before factory resetting your phone, be sure to backup your data and sync accounts.

Here’s how to reset all settings.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

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Step 2: Select General.

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Step 3: Scroll up and select Reset.

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Step 4: Tap Reset All Settings.

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Solution 8 – Check Your Language Settings  

If your iPhone keyboard is still typing wrong letters, you might want to change the input language.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

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Step 2: Select General.

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Step 3: Tap Language & Region.

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Step 4: Select Other Languages.

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Step 5: Choose English (US) or your preferred language.

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Solution 9 – Install a Different Keyboard

Try installing a different keyboard to see if your keyboard than starts working properly. Here’s how:

Step 1:  Go to Apple App Store.

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Step 2: Type “Swiftkey” in the search menu.

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Step 3: Select Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard.

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Step 4: Tap Get.

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Step 5: Select Install.

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Solution 10 – Update Your OS

To rule out outdated software as a possible cause for this problem, we recommend updating your iPhone software to the latest version.

Step 1: Again go to Settings.

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Step 2: Tap General.

Step 3: Select Software Update.

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Install the latest iOS version, restart your iPhone and then check if the issue persists.

Wrapping Up

One of the solutions we’ve proffered should fix the problem and stop your iPhone keyboard typing wrong letters or characters.