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I'm new to using iOS with regularity. (Employer-issued phone is an iPhone 7.)

I can't stand the built-in keyboard. I've installed Gboard, but I can't figure out how to get it to come up.

When I press the globe on the default keyboard I don't get Gboard as an option. In any event, I'd like Gboard to come up as my new default rather than having to choose it each time (which I currently can't do anyway).

What do I need to do?

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  1. Open Settings → General → Keyboard → Keyboards.
  2. Choose Add New Keyboard… and select Gboard under Third-party keyboards.

  3. To set Gboard as default, tap Edit, then drag Gboard to the top of the list.

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  • Did that already. I will uninstall and re-install and try again. – ale Aug 29 '18 at 16:17
  • @ale Perhaps add the steps you've tried to your question, with some screenshots? – grg Aug 29 '18 at 16:20
  • Is it me, or am I locked in to the default keyboard for Mail? I knew I would for passwords, but figured Mail would let me change. Slack and SMS work just fine. – ale Aug 29 '18 at 20:03

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