Pune Media
Leading the news curation and publishing for the people of Pune

Microsoft to pull the plug on SwiftKey keyboard for iOS users

Microsoft is ending support for SwiftKey on iOS devices and removing it from the Apple Store from October 5, after facing several user complaints.

But if you already have the auto-correct and predictive text keyboard downloaded on your iPhone, then you need not worry as you’ll still be able to use it as long as you do not manually uninstall it from your device.

“We are ending support for Microsoft SwiftKey iOS. Thank you for being a user of our product. The app will be delisted from the App Store on October 5, 2022,” Microsoft said in an update.

However, once the users uninstall SwiftKey or changes the device, then there’s no way to download it again as it won’t be available on Apple’s app store.

“Microsoft will continue support for SwiftKey Android as well as the underlying technology that powers the Windows touch keyboard,”
The Verge reported quoting Chris Wolfe, SwiftKey’s director of product management.

« Back to recommendation stories

As per reports, SwiftKey on Android has been downloaded over 500 million times. It is also available for iPhone users who want to download the swipe keyboard themselves.

It is still not clear why Microsoft has decided to pull the plug on the SwiftKey for iOS, but there have been several complaints from users about Microsoft not updating the SwiftKey app on iOS in over a year.

In May, SwiftKey received its last update for Android that made it easier to delete text and it has also added the option to disable automatic spaces after punctuation.

Microsoft acquired SwiftKey platform, which was already one of the most popular keyboard apps on iOS and Android, for reportedly $250 million in 2016.

SwiftKey was launched on Android in 2010 and arrived on iOS in 2014. The SwiftKey for iOS predictive keyboard will be delisted from the Apple App Store as of October 5.



Images are for reference only.Images and contents gathered automatic from google or 3rd party sources.All rights on the images and contents are with their legal original owners.

Aggregated From –
Comments
Loading...

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More