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Have you ever wanted to type in Arabic on your phone? Maybe practice your handy new vocab while texting your friends? This article is going to teach you how to enable Arabic on your iPhone.

First, go to the Settings app and scroll down to the General tab.

Once you hit the General tab, you’ll scroll down and see the Keyboard tab. Press it.

Right at the top of the Keyboards section is another tab also called Keyboards. Hit it.

Here you can see all the keyboards you have enabled on your iPhone. The tab you will press is the last tab at the bottom of the screen that says Add New Keyboard.

Scroll down and select Arabic.

Here you’ll see the option to select Arabic or Arabic (PC). The difference between the two is that the PC version doesn’t immediately show all of the letters. The non-PC version shows all the letters by default. You will choose the first option.

Once you select the Arabic tab, you will see a blue checkmark show up. Press done. Now you can type in Arabic!

Pressing the globe icon on your keyboard allows you to switch between the different languages you have enabled on you iPhone. This is what the Arabic keyboard looks like.

Some letters display different options when you press and hold them.

To add harakaat, or inflections, press and hold the button to the right of the space bar.

To type numbers, hit the button on the far bottom left of the keyboard.

Being able to type in Arabic helps us enhance our skillset when it comes to practicing a new language. Have fun typing!

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