IPA Keyboard

In-app purchases
3.6
904 reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

IPA Keyboard is the most comprehensive phonetic symbol keyboard around!

- Type IPA for US English for free.
- 300+ IPA extension, obsolete, and non-standard symbols can be unlocked via in-app purchase from the keyboard settings.

Apart from the enormous number of easily accessible symbols, IPA Keyboard has a bunch of other great features:

- Modern, material design theme; looks and feels great for typing.
- Characters are grouped by related shape or sound, so that all of the IPA symbols are easy to find.
- Tabbed keyboards for punctuation, diacritics, tones, and other symbols, separate from the main consonant & vowel keyboard and easy to navigate.
- Alternative symbols show right on the keys. Long-press to reveal. There is also a setting to hide the alternatives and reduce visual clutter.
- Five different keyboard layouts to choose from (QWERTY, AZERTY, Dvorak, Colemak, and a custom phonetic ordering based on the IPA chart).

Great for learners!

IPA Keyboard is the only keyboard that includes a full symbol reference built in. Simply enable the Hint Bar in the app preferences. Tap on any key to reveal the phonetic description of the symbol.

If you would like to support development of IPA Keyboard or my future projects, please consider unlocking the full version!

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Please note:

We do not collect any user data. We do not transmit, store, or otherwise have any knowledge about what you type into the keyboard. We do not run ads, and we do not share any data with any third parties. In other words, we do not have any revenue stream other than the in-app purchase to unlock all symbols. If you would like a free keyboard that shares data and displays advertisements, please look elsewhere. In our view, if you are not paying for the product, you are the product!

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Instructions:

1. Install IPA Keyboard from the Play Store.
2. Enable IPA Keyboard from the App Settings (see the Installation section)
3. From any input field, tap the "Keyboard Chooser" icon either at the bottom of the screen or in the notification bar, and select IPA Keyboard.
4. Long press a key to view alternates (double-tap for tone keys).

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Credits:

Edward Greve, Developer
Percy Wong, Linguistic Consultant
Updated on
Apr 28, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

3.5
859 reviews
David Moslehi
August 6, 2020
It is almost the best IPA Keyboard for android devices. The above sentence should act as an update to my previous review you can find below (and for which an update rolled out to fix the issue at hand back then): The keyboard has bugs. When you want to use the superscript characters, if the letter is on the top row, only the first row characters are shown upon a long press. Sometimes half of them are not even shown.
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Chuehfu Tech
September 27, 2018
This should be fixed in the current version (1.0.10).
A Google user
November 7, 2018
It's incredibly useful, the only thing I think could use some improvement is the animations of the keyboard. I type quickly, and having to slow down or remove and correct text because of the spacing of the keys and the movements can be frustrating. (Granted, it could also be because I'm used to using a default keyboard.) But otherwise it's fantastic, great way to learn. Thanks :)
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A Google user
February 7, 2020
I love this keyboard. It makes it very convenient to enter phonetic symbols, and even confirm that I remember their sound values. It even has a paɡe with mathematical symbols. Only one problem drives me nuts with it. The enter is in the place where all my other keyboards have the backspace, so when I want to delete something, I accidentally submit it instead. Maybe the backspace and enter could be moved down a row or two? (Also please check the alternate characters in the tone and quote pages?)
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What's new

Added ɗ Voiced alveolar implosive