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The iPhone 12 mini and the future The iPhone 13 mini is a fairly rare species in 2021 – tiny smartphones with flagship specs. But with the convenience of a small phone comes a problem that many people will face: The iPhone 12’s on-screen mini keyboard is too small.
Or maybe you have the iPhone12, iPhone 12 Pro or even the iPhone 12 Pro Max and you are still having issues with keys that are too small for you to type comfortably. Alternatively, you can switch an old Apple smartphone like iPhone SE or SE 2 (2020), which also pack small screens.
Well luckily there is a solution that works the same for all modern iPhones …
If you’ve been researching “how to make iPhone 12 mini keyboard bigger” or any iPhone’s touchscreen keyboard, the first thing you’ll probably notice is that you can’t resize the default touchscreen keyboard on your own.
But what we can to do is change your iPhone’s display settings in a way that will make everything a bit bigger and easier to precisely touch, including the keyboard.
How to make the keyboard bigger on iPhone 12 mini or any other iPhone
This method will work on:
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 11 / Pro / Max
- iPhone X / Xr / Xs / Xs MAX
- iPhone 8/8 Plus
- iPhone 7/7 Plus
- iPhone 6s / 6s Plus
On your iPhone, open the “Settings” app, scroll down to find the “Display & Brightness” option, and then tap it. Then scroll down and tap “View” under “Show Zoom.”
Here you will see two options, one “Standard” and one “Zoomed”. Tap “Zoomed in,” then tap “Set” in the upper right corner of the screen.
Your iPhone screen will turn off briefly and then turn back on, after which iPhone icons, menus, and keyboard will be larger. As an example, below is the iPhone 12 mini keyboard before and after enabling “Show zoom”:
The iPhone 12 mini keyboard before and after activating the display zoom
This is a particularly useful feature to enable if you want to make the keyboard larger on iPhone 7, iPhone 11 or any newer iPhone 11, quick and easy; it is not only invaluable for some iPhone mini users.
Is the iPhone keyboard still not big enough?
The following method will work on any iPhone model
There is another option to get a bigger iPhone keyboard and that is to install a third-party keyboard app. Unfortunately, Google’s Gboard doesn’t have the option to make it bigger or smaller on iPhone like it does on Android, but other keyboard apps do.
Paid apps like Bigger keyboard or XL Keyboard can do what you’re looking for, but for the purposes of this tutorial we’ll be using the TuneKey application.
Click the link above to download TuneKey on your iPhone, or manually go to the App Store and search for “tunekey”, then tap “Get”.
Once TuneKey is installed on your iPhone, open the Settings app, scroll down until you find “TuneKey”, tap it, then tap “Keyboards” and turn on “TuneKey”.
Now open the TuneKey app and tap on “Adjust key size”. By default, the keys will be at maximum, but you can reduce them here if you want.
Now you can open any app on your iPhone where texting was a problem, and when the default keyboard appears, just tap the “Globe” icon in the lower left corner until TuneKey pops up, giving you the biggest iPhone keyboard you’ve been after.