Scrivener for iOS Spellchecker Language

I recently posted about my first impressions for Scrivener on iOS and how much I love it. I’ve continued my love affair with the software, but have been hitting one issue for which I now have a resolution; the spell-checker language kept using American English.

I searched the Scrivener for iOS app settings for a language or dictionary option, but couldn’t find one. I checked the official knowledge base, but there is very little there on the iOS version. Finally, I found a response in the discussion forums that answered my questions.

It turns out, the Scrivener spell-checker uses the language dictionary associated with the iOS keyboard selected. You can find keyboard settings in the settings app under General > Keyboards.

Within the keyboards section, there are two places to set the keyboards available: “Keyboards” controls the software keyboards available; “Hardware Keyboard” (as the name suggests) controls the settings for physical keyboards you attach.

By default, I had three software keyboards configured; Australian, emoji, and American. I use the Apple keyboard cover, and am constantly pressing the little globe button that changes the language — it seems that act key changing the spellchecker language to American English. I have since deleted the American version and since then the spellchecker appears to be correctly checking against the Australian English dictionary.


Using Scrivener for iOS

I’ve been using Scrivener for iOS on my iPad Pro for over a week now. I’m sure I haven’t tested out everything it can do, but I’m now confident that the iPad Pro (Using Scrivener) will be my primary tool for writing.

I’ll try to summarise what I like (and what I don’t) below.

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