Jailbreak tweak 'KeySwipe' makes switching iOS keyboards smoother

KeySwipe

Everyone was happy when Apple added the ability to use third-party keyboards in iOS 8, but in typical Apple fashion they made switching between keyboards a pain in the neck. To open a third-party keyboard users must first download an app, then enable the keyboard in their Settings. Once installed, users must tap the world icon on the stock keyboard, then tap the ABC icon to open the third-party keyboard. This annoying procedure all but ensures that most iOS users just stick with Apple's stock keyboard because it is just simpler to use, but now thanks to KeySwipe switching between keyboards is as easy as swiping up or down.

KeySwipe is available for $0.99 in the BigBoss repo in Cydia. Once installed users can swipe up or down on their stock iOS keyboard to quickly open any third-party keyboards installed on their device. The tweak also adds a toggle switch in the Settings app for enabling or disabling the quick swiping feature.

The TaiG jailbreak team has recently released TaiG 1.1.0 for Mac. The new tool allows Apple users to jailbreak any device running iOS 8.1.3 to 8.4. The TaiG jailbreak tool is available for free on taig.com. You can learn how to use the TaiG jailbreak tool by following our iOS 8.3 instructions.

Here's how to install a third-party keyboard in case you have never done it before.

1. Open the Settings app
2. Tap General > Keyboard > Keyboards
3. Locate and tap the name of the keyboard you want to enable
4. Tap the All Full Access slider so it is ON / GREEN

Now your third-party keyboard is enabled and will work with KeySwipe.

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