The iPhone will work in most countries around the world and has the ability to change the content on the device to match the native language of nearly anyone who uses it.
If you speak more than one language, however, or if your iPhone was configured in a location that uses a different language than the one you want, then you may need to add another keyboard.
Our article below will show you where to find the menu where you can select from and install new keyboards on your iPhone, including a Chinese language keyboard.
How to Install the iPhone’s Chinese Keyboard
- Open Settings.
- Choose General.
- Select Keyboard.
- Tap Keyboards.
- Choose Add New Keyboard.
- Select the Chinese option.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to add the Chinese keyboard to an iPhone 13, including pictures of these steps.
Typically when you want to add a feature to your iPhone you will attempt to do it through the App Store.
While there are some good third party keyboards, you actually can include another keyboard on your iPhone by going to a utility that is hidden within the Settings app.
Your iPhone has a large number of keyboards available for other languages, but they aren’t installed by default.
Our tutorial below will show you where to find this menu and install the Chinese keyboard so that you can use it to type in Chinese on your iPhone 13.
Having trouble identifying your device when you try and pair it to other Bluetooth devices? Our guide on how to change the Bluetooth name on an iPhone 13 will show you where you can switch it to a different name that is easier to find.
How to Type in Chinese on an iPhone 13 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.6.1 operating system, but will work on most other iPhone models and most other recent versions of iOS.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the General menu option.
Step 3: Select the Keyboard option.
Step 4: Tap the Keyboards button at the top of the screen.
Step 5: Touch the Add New Keyboard button.
Step 6: Scroll down and select the Chinese, Simplified or Chinese, Traditional option.
Once the Chinese keyboard is added you can open an app that uses the default keyboard, such as Messages, Mail, or Notes, then tap the globe icon at the bottom-left corner of the keyboard to switch between languages.
Now that you know how to add the Chinese keyboard on an iPhone 13 you will be able to do this for any language where you wish to use that language’s characters in your text messages or emails.
More Information About the Chinese iPhone Keyboard
You can have multiple keyboards added to your iPhone, and you can switch between them by tapping and holding on the globe icon on the keyboard, then choosing the one that you would like to use.
Another keyboard that you may want to add if you don’t have it already is the Emoji keyboard.
Your iPhone doesn’t have emojis turned on by default, so this is the way that you can get them on your phone without having to add any other apps or anything.
Just follow the same steps above (Settings > General > Keyboard > > Keyboards Add New Keyboard > then choose the Emoji option) to include it as an option when you are switching between keyboards on your device.