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iOS keyboard without language or microphone keys
.?123 yes, please!

How to turn off the microphone and language keys on the iOS keyboard

This has been driving me nuts for months—ever since I upgraded to the iPhone 6s from the 5s. I mostly type with my right thumb on my iPhone, but my tiny hands are simply too small to reach the frequently needed number/letter toggle button located at the farthest reaches of the keyboard, just past the useless microphone and irrelevant language buttons.

Remove the language or emoji button

  1. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards 
  2. Touch Edit in the infinite abyss of the upper right corner.
  3. Delete all but one keyboard. I recommend keeping the one for the language you most frequently communicate in.

Remove the dictation microphone button

  1. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard
  2. Scroll down to Enable Dictation and turn it the fuck off.

There. Now, if anyone can figure out how to enlarge the shift key, I’ll call us even.