Google has introduced the Morse Code support on Gboard for iOS. The input method was first introduced in the beta stage at the Google I/O 2018 held in May. Alongside the availability to iOS, Google is also rolling out improvements of Morse Code on Gboard for Android to improve the user experience further. Google is reportedly working with developer Tania Finlayson who is an expert in Morse Code terminology. Meanwhile, a beta version of Gboard was also spotted recently with a dedicated Mini Mode for Morse Code that reduces the height of the dot and dash to provide more screen space to the users.
Google announced the rollout of these features for iOS and Android through an official blog post. The keyboard maker has also built a game that you can play on your Android or iOS devices to learn the skills of operating Morse Code. The game will reportedly allow the users to learn how to type in Morse Code in less than an hour. Apart from that, Google is also working closely with Finlayson to improve the Morse Code experience on Android devices.
To start off using Morse Code on iOS devices, users will have to download the latest version of the Gboard app from the Apple App store. After that just head to Settings> Gboard> Keyboards and then make Gboard the default keyboard app for your iOS device. Users can also enable the Allow Full Access option to allow Gboard app to provide suggestions based on the typing patterns.
Once Gboard is enabled as the default keyboard app on your iOS device, you need to enable Morse Code to use the feature. For that just tap on the globe icon and then head to Settings> Languages> Add Language. Here you need to search for Morse Code and enable it. You can also switch back to the traditional QWERTY keyboard anytime if you do not wish to use Morse Code any longer.
It is worth noting that the latest version of Gboard for iOS is only supported on iOS 10.0 and higher. The app is supported on all iPhone and iPad models that run on iOS 10.0 and higher.