Complete Guide on How to Change Color on Your Phone Keyboard

You probably use your phone to send texts on a daily basis, and you're considering how to make the process more fun or visually beautiful. We'll tell you ways to change the color of your phone keyboard. It's not much, but it might be enough!

If you're looking for a step-by-step guide on how to change the color of your phone keyboard, go no further than this article.

The keyboard on your phone comes with a black or white background by default. This is OK, although the theme can become tedious after a while.

Customizing the color of your phone keyboard will unquestionably improve your keyboard usage experience. So, here's how you can change your keyboard theme on an iPhone and an Android phone.

How to Change Keyboard Color on iPhone?

iPhones are famous for their classic, simple design. Regardless of the iPhone version you have, their interface is nearly identical. So we don't blame you if you want your iPhone to have a more personal feel to it.

Use Dark Mode

When switching between dark and light settings on your iPhone or iPad, Apple officially allows you to change the color of your keyboard to either dark gray or white.

As a result, if you wish to change the color of the keyboard, you can turn on dark mode on your iPhone. However, dark mode is a new feature in iOS 13. To use dark mode, you'll need to upgrade to iOS 13 or newer on your iPhone or iPad. 

Here's how to make your iPhone go into dark mode:

  • From your iPhone's home screen, open the Settings app and scroll down to Display & Brightness.

  • When you click on Display & Brightness, you'll notice Light and Dark appearance options. To make your iPhone keyboard dark gray with white letters, tap the Dark option.

The dark gray keyboard does not appear to be constant across all apps on your iPhone or iPad. If an app like WhatsApp does not support dark mode on iOS or iPadOS, your keyboard will still show as the light mode version with the regular white keyboard, even if dark mode is enabled.

Use Google’s Gboard App

Android phones don’t require third-party apps because you can already change the keyboard color on the phone itself. iPhone users, on the other hand, can get a similar result by using third-party apps.

There are a slew of great third-party apps that let you choose from a variety of interesting keyboard and background themes without needing to jailbreak your smartphone. Gboard, a Google-developed software, is one example of a feature-rich app.

Here's how to accomplish that with Google's Gboard keyboard app.

  • Go to the App Store, search for the Gboard app and download it.

  • Now, once you've downloaded the keyboard app you want to use, go to Settings and click General.

  • Then select the Keyboards option.

  • Select Add New Keyboard...

  • Now you can see the Gboard keyboard app that you recently installed. Select Gboard keyboard.

  • You can set it as default if you don't want to be bothered by a notification every time you need to use your keyboard. Select Edit, then drag your favorite keyboard to the top of the list, then confirm by clicking Done.

Finally, after installing the program, go to the Gboard app and click Keyboard Settings to begin customizing your keyboard. To change the color of the keyboard, go to Themes and select your preferred keyboard color for your iPhone or iPad.

How to Change Keyboard Color on Android?

Use Light Mode

If you have an iPhone, you only have the choice of changing the keyboard from white to black or black to white, as described above. However, the method differs somewhat for Android users. This is how it goes.

  • Select Settings.

  • Select Additional Options.

  • Select Keyboard & Input Method from the drop-down menu.

  • Tap Gboard. (Its name may differ depending on your Android system.)

  • Tap Theme.

  • To make your keyboard background white, tap Default or a white color.

Use Google’s Gboard 

You can easily change the color of your keyboard on an Android phone. On a regular Android phone, here's how to accomplish it.

Because several Android phones have slightly different layouts, the selections may vary.

  • Select Settings.

  • Select Additional Options.

  • Select Keyboard & Input Method from the drop-down menu.

  • Tap Gboard. (This could be referred to by a different name. If this is the case, tap the name of the keyboard you're presently using.)

  • Tap Theme.

  • Choose a color or a background image to work with.

  • Choose Apply.


1. On a Samsung Galaxy phone, how can I change the default keyboard?

Go to Settings > General Management > Keyboard list and select your preferred keyboard. To activate it, first enable the toggle next to the keyboard you want to use. Then, under "Default keyboard," select the keyboard you want to use as your default.

2. If I don't like the changes I've made, can I return the keyboard to its original settings?

Yes. You can reset the keyboard settings if you are unhappy with the adjustments you have made to your phone keyboard. This will return the keyboard to its default size, mode, theme, and other characteristics.

3. How can I change the color of the text on my iPhone?

Go to Accessibility > Display & Text Size > Color Filters in the Settings app. You'll see three different color spaces to help you choose the best one for you.


Changing the color of your phone keyboard is a simple way to personalize your phone and make messaging even more pleasant.

Have you tried changing the color of your phone's keyboard? If you know of a good program to download or a faster way to accomplish it, please let us know in the comments. Thank you!


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