What's New

Shift Keyboard is updated regularly to provide you with the best experience. This update contains the following new features and improvements:

- Now available in Portuguese - thanks Ricardo! To request your language, please email [email protected]

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App Description

Shift Keyboard provides you with a fully functional keyboard on your wrist. Just install the Apple Watch app to get started!

*As featured on 9to5Mac, Cult of Mac, AppAdvice & iPhon.fr*

Everyone is already used to typing messages on their iPhone with a keyboard but there is no built-in solution for Apple Watch. This is where Shift Keyboard provides you with a solution. The perfect alternative to Scribble or Voice Dictation already on your Apple Watch, the Shift Keyboard app adds a full keyboard to your wrist.


Shift Keyboard supports two different keyboard modes: Full or Precise. The Full keyboard adds a standard full size keyboard to your Apple Watch with no scrolling. Precise adds larger keys but spread out over a greater area to ensure maximum precision when typing - especially useful if you have larger fingers!


On the Precise keyboard, you can choose between three different keyboard layouts: Alphabetical, QWERTY or AZERTY. The Full keyboard supports QWERTY or AZERTY. Choose whichever fits best for you!


Shift Keyboard will suggest completions to the current word you are typing. Tap on a suggestion to replace the current typed word with the full suggestion. Great for improving speed on the small screen! Access all suggestions by tapping the ellipsis icon next to the first two suggestions.


On the Full keyboard, you'll be able to see which key you are currently touching - just like the traditional iOS keyboard. Simply drag away to cancel adding that character if it's not the one you were after!


Shift Keyboard has full support for adding symbols, numbers and other special characters.


Unlike the built-in Messages app, Shift Keyboard supports adding an unlimited amount of emoji to a single message! Simply select the emoji you’d like to add from the emoji picker and it’ll be appended to your message.


Before sending your message, just tap the text field to view a full preview of your message.


Shift Keyboard uses the built-in Apple Messages app on your Apple Watch to send messages to your contacts. Type out your message, tap the send button and you’ll be taken to the Messages app with your message ready to go!


Choose to receive Haptic Feedback on actions like key presses and button actions.


For quick and easy access, you can add the Shift Keyboard Complication to your Apple Watch’s Watch Face. Just tap and the keyboard will launch.


Use a swipe left gesture for backspace or a swipe right for a space for quick typing. Full keys for both of these functions are also available too.


After typing out your message and sending to a contact, you can choose to automatically clear the keyboard so you don’t have to clear it yourself.


Customise Shift Keyboard your way. Access the Settings menu by using Force Touch on the keyboard and you’ll be able to change options like Haptic Feedback, automatic clearing of messages, keyboard type and Auto Complete.


The Apple Watch app can be installed without the iPhone counterpart. Just head to the App Store app on your Apple Watch and search Shift Keyboard. Full instructions for installing & troubleshooting can be found in the iPhone app.


Shift Keyboard is also available on your iPhone. Install the iPhone app and follow the installation instructions to start using the keyboard in all your apps on your iOS device.

Contact details:

[email protected]

Please note, some features require an Apple Watch. Currently, sending messages in the Apple Watch app only supports the Messages app.

iPhone Screenshots

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Shift Keyboard screenshot 1 Shift Keyboard screenshot 2

App Changes

  • February 21, 2019 Initial release
  • February 27, 2019 New version 1.1
  • June 14, 2019 New version 1.3
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • June 16, 2019 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • September 24, 2019 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • September 25, 2019 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • October 06, 2019 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • October 15, 2019 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • November 12, 2019 New version 2.0
  • November 19, 2019 New version 2.0.2
  • December 03, 2019 New version 2.1.2
  • December 17, 2019 New version 2.2
  • December 24, 2019 New version 2.4
  • January 15, 2020 New version 2.4.1
  • January 22, 2020 New version 2.7