Grammarly is an iOS keyboard app that proofreads your typing and checks it for grammar mistakes. It’s smart enough to understand the context of what you’re saying. It will also spot spelling and punctuation mistakes and suggest synonyms.

Grammarly also gives you details when it spots your mistakes and explains the reasons for the corrections it makes. Best of all, it works no matter whether you’re writing an email, a social media post, or a novel. Here’s how to get started.

1. Get Grammarly

Grammarly Keyboard is a free app – download it from the App Store to get started. 

set up grammarly

2. Enable it in Settings

Go the Settings app and scroll down until you see Grammarly. Tap it and tap Keyboards. Slide the switch next to Grammarly to the on position and then do the same with Allow Full Access. Tap Allow on the window that opens.

3. Launch the app and create your account

You’ll need to create an account to use Grammarly. It does much of its heavy lifting on remote servers and you need to login to access them. Tap the email option in the account creation screen, then type in your name, email address, and a password.

4. Start using Grammarly

Open an app that you type text into – Notes, say, or Mail – and tap the globe icon at the bottom left of the keyboard. Keep tapping it until you see the Grammarly icon at the top of the keyboard. You can now type as normal and Grammarly will auto-correct mistakes and explain what it’s done. To manually check the text you’ve typed, tap the ‘G’ icon. Tap the keyboard icon to go back to the keyboard or tap the cog to go to Grammarly’s settings.

start typing with grammarly

5. Adjust keyboard settings

In Grammarly’s settings, tap Keyboard Settings. Make sure Language Preferences is set to the correct language and the options are all set the way you want them.

You can now use Grammarly to check your spelling, grammar, and punctuation whenever you type!